At SmiLe you build a successful business in a community of professionals committed to innovation. Exchange ideas and get inspiration from professional on-site sponsors ready to help solve your challenges.
Members of the SmiLe community share their expertise, services and knowledge with each other. All supported by SmiLe’s sponsors and partners.
We are growing a valuable portfolio of companies in various life science sectors and development stages to stimulate a rewarding exchange of experiences and knowledge between companies.
Alumni community members
Building innovation together
We facilitate matchmaking between industry and startups, and welcome industry players to join our broad network. Meet us at SmiLe or at one of the international partnering conferences we attend.
SmiLe is a hub for innovative companies that benefit from our processes designed to turn them into successful businesses. The magic ingredient is often an industrial partner who can add the skills and sales channels while benefiting from the leading-edge products and services created by our member companies.
Lina Olsen Boreson
SmiLe helps Life Science startups in every aspect of development, including financing, helping you achieve growth and success through strong investors and valuable partnerships.
Securing your financial future
We give you access to financial, licensing and transactional opportunities including:
- Access to our network of life science investors, angel investors, and national & international VC funds
- Regular matchmaking events between start-ups & investors
- Guidance in building your company & investment case/preparing for receipt of investment funds
- Helping entrepreneurs build a long-term investment/funding plan
- Help in getting listed on the stock market
- Regularly participating in national & international investment events
- Access to our network of specialized life science investors from the region
Join our network of investors
If you are looking to invest in dynamic companies at the forefront of life science, then join our network of investors.
Companies at SmiLe are at different levels of maturity, attracting both early stage investors and large Venture Capital funds. Each company at SmiLe has been thoroughly screened and undergone a rigorous evaluation process before they are accepted. They work together with our experts to devise a complete business strategy and business plan. They constantly get help and advice to ensure their market entry strategy is sound, and work to plug any gaps along the way. This enables you to invest in companies that present a lower risk and high return on investment.
Business Coach & Investor Relations
SmiLe sponsors support our companies with services, mentorship, expertise, guidance, network and knowledge. They are our community’s partners in innovation – supporting entrepreneurs in building successful companies.
Become a sponsor
The minute you become a sponsor, you join a two-way process where our innovative member companies benefit from your services, while you not only get introduced to tomorrow’s leaders in the fields of health & care, and related sciences.
Choose the sponsorship package of your preference and we’ll make sure to maximize your exposure throughout our network.
Lina Olsen Boreson
We build sustainable companies that become a cornerstone of business in our region on behalf of our founding partners. This makes SmiLe an important part of the business community and contributes both locally and globally.
SmiLe Incubator is financed by Lund University, Lund Municipality, Region Skåne and Medicon Village – our founding partners.