Connect Sverige · Stockholm

Stockholm / East Region

Connect is Sweden’s largest network of private investors. Stockholm / East Region is the epicenter of Nordic innovation and impact.

Connect East is a high-trust network of Entrepreneurs, Investors, Advisors, and Partners working actively and collectively to build strong and resilient businesses.

Whether you are raising capital as a startup, looking for access to strong deal flow as an investor or startup advisor, or strengthening your footprint in the Nordic startup & tech ecosystem as a corporate / brand – Connect East is your go-to ecosystem. Join us!

Join Connect East


Are you raising 1-5 MSEK or more in funding as a startup? Apply to our Språngbrädan Impact or Connect Fast Track program.

Startup Tracks


Would you like to share your expertise, experience, and network with startups in Connect? Join our growing Competence Network.

Competence Network


Looking for strong deal flow and a trusted investor network? Join as an Investor, VC, CVC, Family Office, Accelerator, or Network.

Investor Network


Want to tap into the vibrant Stockholm / East Region startup & tech community with us? Let’s team up and strengthen the ecosystem.

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Why Connect East

A Message from Connect East CEO

Connect East is operating at an unprecedented momentum.

Here are some of our initiatives for Entrepreneurs, Investors, Advisors, and Partners in our East region’s community:

  • Språngbrädan Impact – our flagship investment readiness program is now co-funded by EU and plans to support 48 startups over 3 years
  • Connect Fast Track – our accelerated track for pre-validated startups to reach out to investors with plans of over 75-100 startups / year
  • Connect Hyperdrive – our monthly startups x investors rounds with twice a month pitching sessions, followed by meetups, and investment portal onboarding
  • Monthly AWs – Connect East arranges – in collaboration with our partners – monthly meetups with startup pitches, mingle, and sharing updates about Connect’s upcoming plans
  • Connect Next Angel – is our flagship initiative to accelerate angel investment in the Nordics / Stockholm with inspiration, education, and networking
  • Connect Talks – we invite industry leaders, entrepreneurs and investors to join us on fireside chats to share learnings with the community
  • Summits – earlier this year we held Nordic Funding Day 2024 – a strategic funding summit for Nordics – and in August we are holding Sweden Demo Day 2024.

Connect is a purpose-driven organization – let’s collaborate to accelerate the Nordic & Stockholm innovation ecosystem.

– Naimul Abd, CEO Connect East

Connect AWs

Pitch AW (April 2024)

Pitch AW (Feb 2024)

Connect Pitch AW

Nordic Funding Day 2024

Connect East arranged Connect’s first Nordic summit gathering top VCs, Nordic regional angel organizations including FiBAN, NorBAN, DanBAN, EstBAN, and Nordic Ignite, and leading names in the Nordic startup and investment community for an all-day live transmission attended by more than 500 people from across 20+ countries. The summit kicked off with keynotes from Andreas Grape (Founder & CEO Nordic Angels), Evelina Anttila (Managing Partner Wellstreet), Lars Lindgren (Angel Investor & Founder SVCA – Swedish Private Equity & Venture Capital Association), and Nora Bavey (General Partner, Unconventional Ventures). Among key highlights were panel discussion on How to Raise Funding in the Nordics, Masterclasses on Pitching and Go to Market, and live pitching to investors for pre-seed and seed-stage startups.

Connect Talks

Magnus Grimeland (Founder & CEO of Antler)

Pär Hedberg (Founder of Sting)

Johan Attby & Alex Bekir (GPs Norrsken Accelerator)


Join our upcoming events here

27 augusti


Region ost

Enbart för medlemmar


Exclusive Pitch AW – Stockholm Demo Day 2024

Sista anmälningsdag: 2024-08-27

Join the Invite-Only Exclusive Pitch AW. Access latest Connect startups – meet our investors and community.

3 september


Region norr/ost/sverige/syd/uppsala/vast


Connect Next Angel | Investor Accelerator

Sista anmälningsdag: 2024-09-01

Join Connect’s investor training program to build and grow your startup portfolio as an angel investor.

Our Partners

Connect has more than 100 partners across Sweden – here are some of our partners in the East region.