TechCrunch Europe is putting on an event for the tech community in Stockholm and you’re invited! TechCrunchTalk Nordic on May 27 will include an afternoon of panel discussions and presentations followed by a networking reception. We’ll be bringing together the startup, Angel and VC communities to debate the next phase of the startup world in Scandinavia, Finland and the Baltic countries. It will feature a couple of quick-fire panel discussions with entrepreneurs in the space and we’ll be covering such topics as:
• “Minipreneurship” in web development
• Inter-change between Swedish/Nordic startups and the Baltic startups
• The focus for Nordic VC’s
• Skype, Tradedoubler, you name it – So no Nordic and Baltic startups think global immediately?
• With the Nordics a leading mobile region, what innovations will come from it next?
Where: Elite Palace Hotel, St Eriksgatan 115, Stockholm
When: May 27, 3pm to 8pm.
Who: Panelists so far below and there are more to be announced.
What: Speakers, panels and pitches.
Pitches: To pitch your startup at TechCrunchTalk Nordic you need to email TechCrunch Europe Editor Mike Butcher with a one side of A4 text-only pitch, and also include the URL of you company/project/startup etc on CrunchBase (you can add your company onto it if it is not already there). Include: The market “problem” you are solving with your startup, your solution, name your potential competitors, your team, and what you’re looking for (Series A round, etc).
If you are a student startup you have the possibility to enter the TechCrunch Pitch competition hosted by official partner Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship. Go to www.sses.se/techcrunchpitch for more information. Winning teams get to pitch at the event!
And who have we got to discuss these issues? Here are our panellists so far:
Angel Gambino: London-based Gambino is an entrepreneur and investor who has a wide range of experience working with innovative businesses that are developing and initiating high quality digital entertainment and those that aim to create social good. She currently holds a number of directorships and is on the boards of several companies including Mubito, a Scandinavian D2C music platform; Pulse Films, a music and factual entertainment production company and youmeo, a B2B2C social media aggregator among others.
Stina Ehrensvärd: CEO and founder of Yubico, she is an ward winning IT-innovator and product designer with a high creative drive. Former Founder and VP Marketing of “paper computer” company Cypak, Ehrensvärd has in the past been awarded Sweden’s most prestigious IT-prize – The Golden Mouse – in the category “IT-person of the year”. The prize honors those Swedish entrepreneurs, developers, users and others who have made greatest contributions to advance and promote IT.
Ted Valentin: Founder of Sushikartan.se and numerous others. Valentin works to develop “simple and useful” web sites.
Måns Adler: “Chaos-Pilot” and Founder of Bambuser, which is revolutionizing mobile media and leading the way in the frontiers of mobile video streaming.
Mattias Swenson: Bloglovin co-founder and one of the driving forces behind Swedish Startups.
Anders Fredriksson: Co-founder of Tablefinder and Rmindr. Winner of Seedcamp London and uber-networker.
Northzone Ventures: Pär-Jörgen Pärsson from the VC firm Northzone Ventures will give an overview of the startup eco-system in the Nordic region.
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ArcticStartup held its 6th pan-regional event taking place in Stockholm on 2nd April. The evening’s theme was startups and the future of mobile. Event’s high level panelists included Morris Packer of the Bonnier Group, Teemu Kurppa of Huikea (Formerly Jaiku/Google) and Gustav Söderström of Spotify. ArcticEvenings bring entrepreneurs together across the arctic region to discuss new ideas, experiences, challenges and developments and above all share knowledge and make those important connections in the Nordic and Baltic startup community. You can find out all about the event here http://www.arcticstartup.com/arcticevening-2nd-of-april-stockholm-sweden/
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SSES – The Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship
The Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship (SSES) is a joint initiative between the Royal Institute of Technology, the Stockholm School of Economics, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm University and the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design.
Uniting five of the region’s top academic institutions in a unique partnership, SSES acts as a catalyst for creativity, co-operation and knowledge-sharing. We offer students at all five universities accredited academic courses, training and activities in applied entrepreneurship.