Creatives

Creatives is eXpression Umeå's incubator program. In the programme, you as a creator with a business are offered help to develop this further into a sustainable business. The goal of the programme is that you develop into a sustainable creator with strong self-leadership and resilience and your company into a sustainable business with recurring revenue.

The programme is aimed at those who have a company and have developed a prototype or finished product, proven that there is a market, are working at least half-time and are ready to take the next step.

What do others say about the programme?

Portrait of Karin Björk

Karin Björk

Design by Björk

"It's so important to have a coach who gives new perspectives and pushes you forward."
Erik Modin

Erik Modin

MoMotion

"eXpressions support gave me the courage to aim higher and achieve my goals."

What you get in the programme

eXpression Umeå offers Sweden-leading business support for entrepreneurs in the creative and cultural industries, including individually tailored business coaching, office space, training and a community of like-minded people.

We help entrepreneurs in the creative and cultural industries from idea to business with repeat paying customers. We're with you every step of the way.

Here's what you get:

coaching

Business coaching

As support through the programme there is eXpression Umeå experienced coach. By structured coaching sessions challenge from you to reach your target. The Coaches guidat you i innovation support system and from surrounding networken. 

friends

Community

Every year takes over one hundred entrepreneurs part by incubators various offers. As part of the community we create together, you will have the opportunity to exchange valuable experiences, ideas and networks with others participants. 

office

OFFICE LOCATION

I Curiosums inspiring environments on the artistic campus we offer three variants of the office deskr: cleandesk, private desk or studio. You choose what is best suited to your needs 

prototyping

PROTOTYPE WORKSHOPS

In our premises there are two makerspaces and a sound studio that you can use free of charge after a short education. The workshops include 3Dprinter, laser cutter, advanced sewing machines and tufting machines. 

workshop

WORKSHOPS

The business coaches organise workshops and training courses in a range of knowledge areas that are important for running and developing a business. These include sales, pricing, business modelling, communication and design methodology. 

tools

TEMPLATES AND TOOLS

Du get access to smart document templates to help you structure work. The archive includes a business plan, budget, business model canvas, shareholder agreement, cooperation agreement, to name a few.

finance

Financial support

Based on the action plan you and your coach draw up, we may be able to support your business financially. For example, by paying for training, external services, travel costs or a mentor's fee.

mentor

Mentoring

Sometimes it's good to have some extra support from an external industry expert or an experienced entrepreneur. If the need arises, we can help you appoint a so-called SPARK mentor or shadow board.

Meet your business coaches

We have a fantastic team of business coaches who are driven to give you maximum support to develop your entrepreneurship and your business. We have experience of developing and running our own businesses and coaching businesses in that process.

Below are the business coaches you'll spend the most time with, but you can expect a strong commitment from our entire team.

Fanny

Lindén

Business Coach | Responsible for Summer eXpression

Anna

Wikholm Kjellberg

Business Developer | Future Retail Lab

Annakarin

Nyberg

Business Developer | Program Manager Future Retail Lab

Emil

Hägglund

Business Coach | Strategic Communicator

Oskar

Riby

Business Coach

About the programme

Admission: Continuous admission. 

Length: Time is adjusted according to the company's needs. Usually 2-3 years. Every 6 months review is conducted with decision on extension.

Cost: Based on the company's need for office space.
Cleandesk 1000 kr/month
Own desk 1450 SEK/month
Own studio 3400 SEK/month

Admission criteria: You/we have started a business and work at least 20h/week with the company. When applying, we also want you to have done the following: 

Not quite there yet?

Developing a sustainable business can be complex and take time. That's why we're here for you. Want help developing your business and meeting the criteria above? Then we recommend our pre-incubator programme, eXpress.