Aptic crowns a strong year with the announcement that the fintech company has been selected as a finalist in the Serendipity Challenge, which will be decided during the annual Almedalen Week in Visby. The competition is geared towards entrepreneurial companies that draw on a unique innovation or business concept that gives it potential to commercialize globally.

Aptic, who develop innovative credit management solutions, continued its growth journey during the year and is in the finals when 50 of the most innovative and promising companies in the Nordics compete for the titles “Startup Company of the Year” and “Growth Company of the Year”.

– We are of course thrilled that Aptic is one of the finalists. We’ve had a strong year in which we’ve also geared up for continued expansion toward new geographical markets. Our platform is already being used by some of the leading financial services and e-commerce companies in Northern Europe. We combine solid industry knowledge in terms of credit management and financial flows with cutting-edge IT expertise. That has given Aptic a strong niche position, says Knut Eirik Storsul, CEO of Aptic.

This is the sixth year that Serendipity Challenge is held, and the competition is open to all Swedish and Nordic entrepreneur-led companies in startup and growth phase regardless of industry. The competition highlights Sweden and the Nordic region as hotbeds for innovative, emerging enterprises that change, improve, and develop their industries on a global level.  The companies selected as finalists have been evaluated by an expert jury, where the great emphasis has been placed on scalability and demonstrable growth potential.

The competition

Finals will be held during the Almedalen Week in Visby, Sweden on 1-3 July at the Tech Arena in central Visby. Of the 50 companies which have been selected as finalists, 24 – including Aptic – will be pitching to the jury in Visby. The 7 foremost will get the opportunity to pitch publicly from the stage at the Tech Arena as contenders for the titles of “Startup Company of the Year” and “Growth Company of the Year”.

Tech Arena with company exhibits

All 50 companies selected as finalists will be represented at the event as part of the Tech Arena, where visitors to Almedalen can get a glimpse of the technologies of the future and cast their vote for “The Prize of the Audience”. During the finals, winners will also be selected for the “Industry Award” and the “Social Impact Award”. The award ceremony will be held on Tuesday July 2 at 17.00 at the Tech Arena.