Start-up Cultural Incubator

The Cultural Incubator is a project run by Nätverkstan that aims to support people with ideas. The selected eighteen people come in with their ideas and over a six month period they get a chance to develop these to be more sustainable and feasible. Coaching and knowledge building seminars is part of the process, and finally they leave with action plans that can be used as a base to form business plans or project plans and applications.

The incubator is part of a large EU-project based in the immigrant dense Northeastern parts of Göteborg, the project is also named Utveckling Nordost (Development Northeast), and has the ambition to strengthen these areas’ attraction and create jobs. One way to do this is through strengthening culture and entrepreneurship.

The Cultural Incubator started in end of February and a great way to start is to use some time at the first meeting to get to know each other beyond the classical presentation round. It’s both valuable and sets the crossbar for the rest of the project time.

Our first start-up meeting followed by a cocking-session making dinner together and the second meeting was a bustour to visit the artistic group Not Quite in Fengersfors, in the woods of Dalsland. Inspiration, learning how Not Quite started and run their organization, and not the least: time to get to know each other and build networks.

Photo: Elin Tollbom


2 Responses to “Start-up Cultural Incubator”

  1. Dear Lotta Lekvall,

    I read your article on Start-up Cultural Incubator.
    We are launching a similar initiative in Greece and please give me an email address to send documentation.
    There is an urgency because we prepare a proposal to the Youth in Action programme (deadline 1 May 2013).

    SHould you b einterested please send me an email to

    Best regards

    Dr Vasileios Laopodis
    Founder & President
    CulturePolis- Europe of Cultures Forum: Adriatic-Ionian Chapter (
    Alepohori Kamaras, 49084 Corfu , Greece
    Tel./Fax :Corfu : +30 26610 54592 /Athens: +30 210 65111885
    Mob.: +30 6944 726602; Skype: vlvlvl2007;e-mail:
    Personal website:

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