Designed for collaboration
IKEA Bootcamp is designed to facilitate collaboration between your startup and IKEA. We will make sure to provide you with all the support, access to our facilities, and expert knowledge you need in order to make your business succeed. Furthermore, you will get tailored mentorship and advice from Rainmaking’s global network of entrepreneurs, experts & investors.
You will get
Each startup will get several connection points with IKEA and will get access to:
- A senior global business leader as your mentor
- Domain expertise such as innovation engineers, product category owners & value chain experts
- Functional expertise within areas such as marketing, finance & legal
- IKEA’s prototype shop, test labs and advanced materials equipment
How we run the program
The program will be a mix of 1:1 mentor sessions, workshops, startup classes and lightning talks – as well as time to build your startup. We will also have different social events such as weekly community breakfasts, ‘after work’ and fun surprises. After the program, IKEA is open to several ways of collaborating, for instance through setting up license agreements, development agreements or establishing joint ventures. IKEA will also consider collaborating through investing or signing supplier agreements with you.
What do you get?
Welcome to Älmhult
The program is situated in Älmhult, Sweden, about 2 hour by train from Malmö/Copenhagen airports. Here you will sit at the heart of IKEA Range & Supply Democratic Design Center in a newly designed co-working space. The space is created specifically for the IKEA Bootcamp program, and is just beside the global New Business & Innovation team.
IKEA Range & Supply Democratic Design center is where the IKEA range is developed and made available to stores and customers all over the world. It is also here that IKEA explores the future and create ideas & innovations for a better everyday life at home for the many people.
After the application deadline, 20 startups will be invited to the selection days in Sweden. The selection days will take place at IKEA’s headquarter in Älmhult, on 21-22 August, 2017.
After the selection days, IKEA and Rainmaking will make the final selection of the 10 startups who will attend the program.