VentureLab is Lund University's startup hub with the aim to stimulate entrepreneurship, and to support students and graduates who want to start their own businesses.
Since its inception in 2001 by Allan Malm, a professor at the School of Economics, VentureLab has expanded and been embraced by LU Innovation, the university´s link between academia and business.
With headquarters at the Innovation hub Ideon Agora, in Lund, our work also reaches students in Helsinborg.
Today, we meet more than 5000 students each year on our inspirational activities, receive more than 200 student ideas through idea & business meetings and provide a "home" for 40 to 50 companies each year in our incubator.
VentureLab by Lund University is one of LU Innovation initiatives available to students. The other, LEAPFROGS is a summer grant to help you test your idea.
VentureLab actively works to get more students who identify themselves as women to believe in their ideas. Therefore, VentureLab is part of The Yes Way - a project financed by Vinnova with the aim of increasing the inflow of female entrepreneurs within the incubator system. The goal is to increase the proportion of successful female entrepreneurs by finding reasons and suggesting methods for a more equal incubator system.
VentureLab is a part of the Vinnova financed project The Joit Way. The aim of the project is to strengthen the ability of Swedens innovation support system. to identify, attract and support social innovations and innovators. In the long term, this contributes to an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable future and are in line with the UN's global sustainability goals. The overall goal of the project is to implement knowledge-enhancing efforts, as well as develop, test, implement and disseminate practical tools to support social innovations and social enterprises among Swedens innovation support system.