Cleantech Inn


Niklas Zennström to mentor Swedish clean tech entrepreneur – apply by 30th September

The Zennström Green Mentorship Award is pleased to announce a call for applications for this year’s competition. For the 2014/2015 programme new partners Cleantech Inn Sweden, Serendipity Innovations, Venture Cup and VINNOVA will provide additional business development support and business mentorship to 4 winners. The overall winner will receive personal mentorship from Niklas Zennström as well as prize money from VINNOVA.

In the face of mounting evidence of climate and environmental challenges, the world needs green innovative entrepreneurs more than ever. The Zennström Green Mentorship Award was created by Zennström Philanthropies to find, support and raise the profile of Sweden’s innovative green businesses though supporting developing companies and the ecosystem that supports them.

The Zennström Green Mentorship Award is seeking clean tech Swedish entrepreneurs who are looking for tailored business development advice and mentorship, seeking networking and meeting opportunities with potential customers and are willing to be part of a leading network of clean tech startups.


“The mentorship is very useful for discussing the company’s strategy and vision with Niklas as he has vast experience both as an entrepreneur and investor. I have also received great help from both Niklas and the rest of the Zennström Philanthropies team in setting up interesting meetings with their vast network ranging from NGO’s to potential investors.Göran Folkesson, GMA Awardee 2014, CEO and founder of Clean Motion

“Increasing speed and expanding in a sharper, more international way are just few of the benefits of having Niklas as a mentor.” Mehrdad Mahdjoubi, GMA Awardee 2013, CEO & Founder of ORBITAL SYSTEMS

“I’ve had very interesting discussions with Niklas regarding how to finance and build REHACT. Niklas has pushed us to market ourselves more aggressively in order to secure vital reference customers” Svante Bengtsson, GMA Awardee 2012, CEO founder of Rehact AB.

Zennström Philanthropies supports and engages with organizations that work with identifying and solving obstacles in climate change, the marine environment and green entrepreneurship as well creating ecosystems to support new green businesses.

For more information contact:

Catriona Power
Environment Programme Officer