Entrepreneurs in Residence

Do you want to develop your leadership skills, be part of building successful startups and work with ideas that could change the world? Take the opportunity and apply to the trainee program where you work in real cases, are coached by experienced business coaches, and gather tools to become a sharp entrepreneur.

About the trainee program

LEAD Entrepreneurs in Residence is a trainee program with a focus on entrepreneurship. The program is developed by LEAD and offers you a unique opportunity to grow as a leader and entrepreneur. Through the program, you create the foundation of future companies.

For six months, you work closely together with a team of other trainees where you have a clear mission – to transform new ideas or new technology into startup companies with the potential to succeed. Our experienced business coaches will support you throughout the entire process and give you the tools you need to push your projects forward. The scope of the program is full time, and you will receive a trainee salary.

The application for the 2022 year’s program is closed. The application for next year’s program opens in December 2022. 

As an Entrepreneur in Residence, you will get to

  • Develop a broad competence with tools and methods in the field of business development, which you then use in your work with the projects.
  • Evaluate the business potential of the projects while receiving coaching from experienced business coaches and support of modern business development methods.
  • Individual coaching, both in the business mindset and in your personal development, with a designated business coach at one of Sweden’s leading business incubators.
  • Opportunity to work hands-on with real business cases that have the potential to become successful companies.
  • Work in a business context together with other entrepreneurs and be part of a startup community.
  • Trainee salary for your work and the opportunity to position yourself as a key member / co-founder of a tech startup.

Your tasks

Initially, the team will be assigned a number of ideas and technologies derived from research and / or companies in the region. Your task will be to identify potential markets, test hypotheses, verify business ideas and develop possible business models.

Some of your tasks will include:

  • Market research
  • Networking
  • Conversations with stakeholders
  • Development of work processes and much more

Your profile

You are a perceptive and curious team player with high social skills who is driven by taking on challenges. You have a strong analytical mindset and are committed to deliver high quality work.  You are fluent in English, both in speech and writing.

We believe that you have a strong interest in business development and are motivated by creating benefit / value both for the customer and for society as a whole.

Much of your time in the trainee program is carried out in groups, which means that we want to put together a group of people with different strengths and skills. Therefore, you can apply to the program even if you do not identify yourself with all the skills described above.

Program start

The program starts in early September each year and the application period is open from December until February.

Questions about the recruitment

Questions about the program

What is it like to be an Entrepreneur in Residence?

What exactly do you as an Entrepreneur in Residence at LEAD? We asked Maja Lindberg and Victor Borén who have worked as trainees at LEAD in 2019 (video in Swedish).

Examples of cases at LEAD

Here you will find some of the exciting cases that the entrepreneurs at LEAD have worked with during the trainee program.

Inviwo

Is a software platform that is developed to quickly create customized visualizations. The software is based on open-source code and the researchers behind Inviwo wanted help finding commercialization strategies that made it possible to distribute the platform or find new customer needs that could be solved with Inviwo.

My First Smiles

A technology that makes it possible for expectant parents to see their future child in 3D images in conjunction with a traditional ultrasound examination. A memory that they can then share with their loved ones. What does a business model look like that makes it possible to launch My First Smiles and what does the offer to the user look like?

Spin-off project from Saab Ventures

Saab Ventures has a spin-off project within image analysis algorithms for automatic identification of cancer tumors together with Karolinska Hospital. They needed business development efforts to find their business model and go-to-market strategy

Take the chance to become the driving force behind an innovative tech startup!

Apply to the program

The application for the 2022 year’s program is closed. The application for next year’s program opens in December 2022.