Drop-In: Business Idea

Do you already have a business idea or are curious about how to start a business? A business coach will help you to structure the idea, finding ways forward, seek funding and get inspired to become a successful entrepreneur.

We offer the following assistance:

  • The business coaches have drop-in at LTU Career on Tuesdays in Piteå, on Wednesdays in Skellefteå and on Thursdays in Luleå, always from 9:00 to 15:00.
  • Look out for our inspirational lectures in our calendar .

Make an appointment with a business coach by email:

lisa.braafnas@ltubusiness.se or


In preparation for your first meeting with a business coach, you should consider the following:

  • Describe your general idea.
  • What need/problem is the idea going to solve?
  • Who will use the product or service?
  • What qualitiesmakes your product/service unique?
  • How did the idea come about?
  • Who is involved in the idea?
  • Will there be any other companies involved in your idea, or any agreements related to the idea?
  • What skills are missing in order for you to move forward?
  • Describe the ambitions you have with this business idea!
  • What role do you see yourself having in the development of the business idea?
  • Can you imagine someone else evaluating or developing your idea?


External Organizations

In addition to our own business coaches, we have external coaches – Coompanion, Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs and Venture Cup – that will help you on your way with your business idea. More info about the different organizations are listed below. Please feel free to book a time with the person or organization you want to meet!


Coompanion is regularly on site at LTU Career and has drop-in, seminars and lunchtime lectures about starting your own business, self-employment, simplified entrepreneurship, etc.

Are you curious about working together?  Whether you have just started the process or are already jumped in with both feet, you can contact Coompanion for advice.

Send a mail to Elena Peverada at elena.peverada@coompanion.se to make an appointment for a consultation with her. Coompanion advice is free!

Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs

Run by the Norrbotten Chamber of Commerce, Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs is an exchange program giving new entrepreneurs the opportunity to travel to another EU country and work with an experienced entrepreneur for up to 6 months.

New entrepreneurs are considered to be those who are planning to start a business or those who have been in business for up to a maximum of three years. New entrepreneurs will be financially supported by the project and matched with an experienced entrepreneur on the basis of preferences. 

For more information contact Natalie Sidén, natalie@north.cci.se , 072-566 56 60.

Venture Cup

Venture Cup is Sweden's leading competition for those looking to develop their business idea into a successful business concept and start a business.

Our aim is to develop and inspire entrepreneurs and can offer face-to-face or digital education in the Norrbotten Region. We can guide you and give you professional feedback on business ideas submitted for the competition.

To give participants the best possible chance to succeed with their business ideas, we also organize courses, workshops, podcast series and other inspirational events, all tailored to the competition process to guide you in business development.

Please contact Therése Wikberg at therese.wikberg@venturecup.se for more information.

Page Editor and Contact: Mia Oldenburg

Published: 6 August 2014

Updated: 26 November 2014

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