From idea to product launch with Flemingsberg Science

When the founders of Joyship were looking for a place to develop their meeting app, they found exactly what they were looking for at Flemingsberg Science. Office space at the heart of Campus Flemingsberg not only offered a quiet workplace – it also provided access to an extensive contact network.

Sonny Andersson and Johan Fröb are the founders of Joyship. Together they developed a mobile application to make it easier for people to meet new people. Initially, work was conducted in and around Stockholm Library, but they soon realised that they needed a proper office.

“We looked at several co-working places around town but we didn’t find anything that felt right. When we got into contact with Flemingsberg Science via Drivhuset, we were offered a place there,” says Sonny Andersson.

“We got a nice office at a reasonable price, and we were able to benefit from each other’s broad, personal networks. Their advice gave us access to grants and development support that we never knew existed.”

Joyship had a place at Flemingsberg Science for almost a year and underwent an intense development journey in terms of the company and the app. Even though the idea was sound, they failed to achieve the penetration they needed to succeed.

“We should have launched earlier, with fewer functions, to achieve greater penetration and develop new functions in line with users’ needs. But we learnt so much during our time at Flemingsberg Science,” he says.

Both of them are young and at the beginning of their careers, and it is not unlikely that they will come up with new ideas in the years ahead.

“Now I can definitely recommend a place at Flemingsberg Science to other startups that want to grow and develop quickly,” says Andersson.

From Science Week: Innovative arenas create collaboration for the city of the future

See the panel discussion on how innovative neutral arenas are central to the development of the smart and knowledge-intensive city. Flemingsberg Science CEO Johnny Högberg participates together with a panel consisting of Sophia Sundberg, CEO, Barkaby Science, Peter Dobers, Professor of Business Administration with a focus on sustainable development and collaboration, Södertörn University, Johan Zachrisson, Business Development Manager, Fabege and Anton Västberg, Development Director, Region Stockholm.

Test your business idea: Flemingsberg Science Award Startup open for applications

STARTUP is a competition for startups with a clear connection to Flemingsberg, either as students, residents or otherwise active in the area. All ideas are welcome to participate in STARTUP as long as you compete with your own idea and the turnover and external equity is below SEK 1,000,000 at the time you submit to the competition. After that, we of course welcome you to continue working with the business idea, sales and any investments.

SMI invites you to a Christmas lunch concert

Stockholm Music Education Institute, SMI invites you to a Christmas percussion concert on December 12. Percussion students and teachers perform a varied program and a porridge lunch with Christmas porridge, ham sandwich, lussebulle, gingerbread and coffee is served for only SEK 60. Lunch is served from 11.30 and the concert starts at 12.

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