Do you have the passion and fearless determination that it takes to create a safer, healthier and brighter future? Does your idea drive collaboration, sustainability, responsibility and transparency? Does your idea encompass the Swedish values of collaboration and inclusiveness, and use technology for good? If so the Brilliant Innovators competition is the perfect chance to make your dream a reality, for yourself and for the world.

Brilliant Minds is partnering with the Norrsken Impact Accelerator in creating a competition to bring new ideas and new voices to center stage during Brilliant Minds 2022. The top 10 selected finalists will be given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to present their ideas live on stage in a 5-minute pitch to some of the world’s most inspiring and influential leaders in Stockholm in June.

The winner of Brilliant Innovators will be invited to return to the main stage to present their idea to the entire Brilliant Minds audience and will receive a mentorship from within the Brilliant Minds network as well as a cash prize. Additional prizes include a 12-month lease of a BMW, a ticket to Brilliant Minds 2023 and an invitation to one of Brilliant Minds’ international activities.

We’re looking for early/seed-stage startups based in Sweden, launched within the past 3 years. We will source our finalists from among applications to the Norrsken Impact Accelerator.

Motiviational Speaker

Speaker Michelle Kennedy – Founder and CEO of Peanut.

Our Jury

Agate Freimane – GP at Norrsken VC

Anu Duggal – Founding Partner of Female Founders Fund

Bob Thomas – Principal at Oxx

Cristian Giacomini – Chairman and Co-Founder at A for Value, CEO at modeFinance International, and Deputy CEO at Toyo Europe

Eva Kaili – Vice President of the European Parliament

Johan Andersson – CEO of Mellby Gård and Board Member of Brilliant Minds Foundation

Martin Lorentzon – Co-Founder and Director of Spotify

Nora Bavey – Founder & GP at Unconventional Ventures