Drop-In: Business Idea

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

We offer the following assistance:

  • Our business coaches have drop-in on Tuesdays at Go Business in Piteå and on Thursdays at the Career Center in Luleå - always from 9:00 to 15:00. In Skellefteå and Kiruna, you are welcome to make an appointment.

  • Keep an eye out for our inspiring lectures in the calendar .

You can also make an appointment with any of the business coaches:


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?


Other Partners

In addition to our business coaches, we have other partners - Coompanion, Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs and Venture Cup - who can help you along with your business idea.  More info about the different organizations is found below. Please book a time with the person you want to meet!


Coompanion are regularly on site on Thursdays during drop-in and hold seminars and lunch lectures about starting your own business, self employment, simplified entrepreneurship, etc.

Are you curious about starting a business? Have you just decided or are you halfway through the process and need advice?

You can contact Elena Peverada via email elena.peverada@coompanion.se , and make an appointment for a consultation with her. As with all of our partners, Coompanion counseling is free!

Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs

Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs is an exchange where new entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to travel to an EU country and work with an experienced entrepreneur in 1-6 months.

New Entrepreneur count those planning to start a business or those who have a talk that run in a maximum of three years. The new contractor is financially supported through the project and matched together with a contractor based on preference. Norrbotten Chamber of Commerce runs the project Erasmus for young entrepreneurs.

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

Venture Cup

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

We want to help develop and inspire entrepreneurs and therefore we offer regional as well as digital (online) training, supervision and professional feedback on business ideas submitted to the contest.

We also arrange trainings, workshops, podcast series and other inspirational events, all tailored to the competition process to guide you in business development in order to give you the best possible chance to succeed with your business idea.

Please contact Therese Wikberg 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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