Application to Techarenan Challenge 2022 is now open

Techarenan Challenge is back. Apply with your company before May 18, 2022. Photos: Tommy Fondelius.

Are you one of the most prominent startup or scale-ups in the Nordics? Apply to Techarenan Challenge 2022 to become one of the 30 finalists. The application period closes on May 18.

Techarenan Challenge is an annual entrepreneurial competition open to all startups and growth companies with a unique innovation or business model with global potential. The finals of the ninth edition of the Techarenan Challenge will be held during the first two days of the four-day event, Techarenan Bright at Almedalsveckan, in Gotland, July 4-7.

“I’m very exited to be back at Almedalsveckan after two years. It is one of the most important public events in Sweden which gathers both the private and public sector. This is an excellent opportunity for the finalists in Techarenan Challenge to showcase their products, expand their network, find potential partners and customers as well as connecting with their peers amongst the other finalists”, says Omid Ekhlasi, Founder and CEO of Techarenan and the Techarenan Challenge.

The evaluation process

30 companies will be chosen for the finals by an experienced jury evaluating the companies based on scalability, market potential and the strength of the team, among other criteria (see all criteria below).

The 30 chosen companies each get a final package that includes: accommodation and exhibition space at the event Techarenan Bright July 4-7 in Almedalen, Gotland, a spot in the Techarenan Entrepreneur’s Network with a number of meetings throughout the year, visibility on Techarenan’s platforms including on Techarenan.News, and much more.

The winners of the Techarenan Challenge win a spot in the Winners Delegation that in previous years has visited New York and Silicon Valley, Tokyo and Seoul, as well as Sao Paolo. The purpose of the delegation is to explore business opportunities and gain a deeper understanding of the chosen market.

Last year, the winners were: PlasticFri – Startup Company of the Year, Platform24 – Growth Company of the Year, Skyqraft – Business Award. Ferroamp – Industry Prize, Quizrr – Social Impact Award, ClimateView – AI & Technical Edge Award and Adverty – Audience Prize.


The competition is open to all companies, regardless of company form, area of ​​activity or phase. The company shall:

  • Be entrepreneur-led
  • Have a unique technology / concept / business idea


The jury judges the company and the business concept based on:

  • Scalability
  • Uniqueness
  • Market potential
  • Global applicability
  • Competence within the team


  • Startup Company of the Year
  • Growth Company of the Year
  • Audience Prize
  • Social Impact Award
  • Industry Prize
  • Business Award
Johannes Lundberg

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