In 2019, Stockholm's tech ecosystem continues to grow with more VC funds, more incubators and accelerators, more and much bigger co-working spaces, more startups fundraising, many more new angel investors,  and more excitement about the future.

So it's only natural that STHLM TECH FEST 2019 have more of everything that makes this ecosystem awesome...

  • Last year we added a much loved Job Fair, so this year we're going bigger and better with many more categories... Design, Security, Product, A.I., Backend, etc.
  • Two years ago we added the Safari, with sold out information-filled networking events all over the city. This year we double the Safari events and host them in better and more central locations like ALMA, WeWork, Hobo Hotel and many more.
  • This year we add a hackathon, but not just any hackathon - The World's Largest Hackathon for Women at City Hall. 
  • And perhaps best of all, this year SLUSH is bringing their much loved networking and matchmaking system (for the first time anywhere) to STHLM TECH FEST.


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17:00 - World’s Largest (1000+) Women’s Hackathon at City Hall

12:00 - 15:00 - STHLM TECH Job Fair at Epicenter 
18:00 - 22:30 - VIP Dinner at Stadshuset

09:00 - 17:00 - STHLM TECH Safari
17:00 - 21:00 - STHLM TECH Safari Afterparty @ The Factory by Wellstreet


09:00 - 17:00 - STHLM TECH Safari - Day 2
14:00 - 18:00 - Investor's Party + Demo Day at ALMA - Investor / Startup table passes only
18:00 21:00 - Reception Cocktails by Accel + GP Bullhound - Invite only 

08:30 - Opening Presentation 
09:00 - Future of Augmented and Virtual Reality by HTC Vive
10:00 - Future of Impact / Energy 
10:30 - Future of Games
11:00 - Future of Health
12:00 - Future of Prodcut / Growth
12:00 - Future of Living / Working
13:00 - Keynote 
13:30 - LUNCH - STHLM's 15 Best Food Trucks
14:30 - Keynote 
14:30 - Future of Food
15:00 - Future of Finance by Nordea 
15:30 - Future of Security
16:00 - Future of Design
17:00 - Future of AI 
18:00 - Announcements

09:30 - Impact Investing 
10:00 - Hardware
10:30 - SAAS
11:00 - B2B
11:30 - B2C
12:00 - What makes investors say 'Yes' / 'No'
12:30 - Finding Startup / Investor fit
14:30 - The Right Amount To Raise 
15:00 - What International Investors Want to See
15:30 - Balancing ethics + economics 
16:00 - Diversity 

18:30 - Official Closing Event at WeWork 
19:30 - EQT Ventures Crayfish Party Boat - Invite only

Speakers (Updated Often)

Oscar Burman
CEO at Fast Travel Games

Making his mark more than 20 years ago by co-founding one of the very first game developers in Sweden (UDS), Oskar most recently moved on from leading the team behind the wildly successful Angry Birds 2 to form his dream job in the role of CEO of VR games studio, Fast Travel Games. In 2012, Oskar launched the Stockholm office of Rovio as General Manager, where he grew the team from the ground up to more than 40 employees who created one of the company's most successful franchise games, Angry Birds 2. But, Oskar is no stranger to gaming successes. He has also served as a Studio Manager at Avalanche Studios (The Just Cause series) and former head of Easy Studios (creators of F2P Battlefield games), an EA-owned online studio focusing on shooters. 

Fast Travel Games is a VR games studio creating high quality games with worlds you never want to leave. The Stockholm, Sweden-based company was founded in 2016 by industry leading veterans with a proven history of creating the world’s most immensely popular games like Angry Birds 2, Mirror’s Edge and the Battlefield series. The studios first game Apex Construct launched in 2018 has been critically acclaimed, and UploadVR one of the worlds largest VR media sites, is touting 'Apex Construct is the standard by which future VR titles will be judged, and an indicator that VR has stepped up its game

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Anna König Jerlmyr
Mayor of Stockholm

She was a member of the Riksdag from 2006 to 2010. Between 2010 and 2014 she was responsible for social affairs in Stockholm Municipality and from 2014 to 2018 as the leader of the opposition in Stockholm. She was elected Mayor of Stockholm following the 2018 election.

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Sean Rad
Founder of Tinder

Sean Rad is the Founder of Tinder, and was the company's CEO & Chairman until late 2016.Prior to Tinder, Sean was the Founder & President of both Adly and Orgoo. He attended the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business, where he received an honorary degree and gave a commencement speech in 2016.

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Matt Mullenweg
CEO & Founder, Wordpress

Matt Mullenweg is a co-founder of WordPress, an open-source blogging platform on the web. He is also the founder of Automattic, the company behind and Jetpack, and Audrey Capital, an investment and research company.Matt got his start in technology working at CNET Networks as a senior product manager. He went on to found Global Multimedia Protocols Group, an experimental metamemetics company, to develop open data formats. He has been recognized for his leadership and success by Forbes, BusinessWeek, INC., PC World, and Vanity Fair.Matt is originally from Houston, Texas, where he attended the high school for the performing and visual arts and studied jazz saxophone. In his spare time, Matt is an avid photographer.

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Susan Standiford
CTO, IKEA (Ingka Group)

Susan Standiford is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Ingka Group. Ingka Group,

formerly known as IKEA Group, is the world’s largest home furnishing retailer and owns

and operates 367+ IKEA stores in 30 markets (FY18) under franchise agreements with

Inter IKEA Systems B.V.

Susan started working for IKEA in 2019 and has the overall responsibility for the

technological vision, implementing the company’s technology strategy, and ensuring that

technological resources are aligned with the company's business needs.

Prior to IKEA, Susan held leading positions in several global companies such as Oracle,

Disney, Zeal and Travelocity, among others. Susan has over 25 years of experience

working as an engineer in the technological field and brings a strong customer focus in

combination with digital & tech capabilities. She has a successful track-record in growing

and transforming retail businesses as well as building and managing strong tech teams.

She is also engaged in many advisory and supervisory boards for start-ups, scale-ups

and incubators working with founders for building innovative products.

Susan is married to Chris and has a beloved dog called Molly. Her passion is playing

tennis and travelling.

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Nik Storonsky
Founder & CEO, Revolut

In a former life, Nikolay was a trader with Credit Suisse where he experienced first-hand the astronomical fees applied to foreign exchange transactions. Then there was a lightbulb moment. Fast forward to today, and Nikolay has reinvented the way in which we spend and transfer money abroad.

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Peter Carlsson
CEO, Northvolt

As the Chief Product Officer and Head of Supply Chain at Tesla until recently you certainly know the cars he's directly responsible for. The Tesla Model 3 pre-orders were a massive success. A few days later Peter left Tesla. HUH?!!  Peter knew that the overwhelming orders for the Tesla Model 3 would force German car manufacturers to go electric and that the Germans were not setup to make the necessary batteries as Tesla had pioneered at the GIgaFactory. So Peter created Northvolt to supply the insane demand for batteries to enable the Germans and others to build the electric cars of the future. Northvolt recently announced $1 Billion in fundraising to build their first factory in northern Sweden.

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Rikard Steiber
President Viveport, HTC Vive

Rikard Steiber is President of Viveport, the world’s first and only “Netflix of XR” subscription service live in +60 markets for HTC VIVE, Oculus, Windows and Wave virtual reality devices. Before joining HTC as President of Viveport and SVP of Virtual Reality, Steiber successfully built up several international businesses in Video on Demand, YouTube MCNs and eSports, as the CEO for MTGx and Chief Digital Officer at Modern Times Group. At Google, he was Global Marketing Director of Mobile and Social Advertising and prior to this ran marketing for all Google’s products in Europe. He co-founded Scandinavia Online (AOL of Nordics) and build Xlent Strategy Consulting. Steiber is the Founder of Women in Tech and Women in VR in Europe. He is a future Astronaut with Virgin Galactic. Steiber has MSc from SDA Bocconi (Italy) and BSc from Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden).

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John McAfee

John McAfee is a world reknown computer scientist, activist, business leader and cryptocurrency evangelist. McAfee’s career spans nearly the entire history of computing, with McAfee working for industry giants like Xerox, NASA, Univac and Lockheed Martin. In 1987 he founded McAfee Antivirus, and under his leadership the company executed a meteoric rise to the top of the computer security industry.

Always at the cutting edge, McAfee now applies his passion, energy and vision to evangelizing blockchain and cryptocurrency adoption. Speaking to a massive audience, McAfee’s tweets have earned the reputation of moving entire markets. McAfee uses this reach to encourage individuals to look beyond investing at all of the positive social change made possible by the blockchain.

A lifelong advocate of personal freedom, McAfee has been a vocal critic of privacy invasion and encryption backdoors.

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Hong Kong Protest Organizer (name withheld for obvious reasons)

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Brock Pierce
Chairman of the Board, The Bitcoin Foundation

Brock Pierce is an entrepreneur and venture capitalist with an extensive track record of founding, advising and investing in disruptive businesses. He's been credited with pioneering the market for digital currency and has raised more than $5B for companies he has founded.Pierce is the Chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation and co-founder of EOS Alliance,, Blockchain Capital, Tether, and Mastercoin (first ICO) was created in 2017 and has sold over $4B tokens in the EOS crowdsale making it the largest ever. Blockchain Capital was founded in 2013 and is the first sector-focused venture fund that invests solely in Blockchain technology companies. Pierce led the firm through the first ICO of a venture fund, which created the first security token. Blockchain Capital has made more than 100 investments in the sector across its four funds. The firm was named the most active FinTech Venture Fund by Pitchbook. Tether is the first stable coin and asset-backed token.Pierce is an early investor in Bitcoin and one of the largest investors in the Ethereum crowdsale.He is the founder of IMI Exchange, the world’s leading digital currency marketplace for games, with annual sales exceeding $1B and investors such as Goldman Sachs, which was sold in 2016 for more than $100M. Pierce founded ZAM, one of the world’s largest media properties for gamers, which was acquired by Tencent in 2012.He founded IGE, the pioneer of digital currency in online games, achieving revenues exceeding $100 million in 2006 and sold in 2007. Pierce is also a co-founder of D10e, GoCoin, Blade Payments, Five Delta (sold NASDAQ: SRAX), Xfire 2.0, Playsino, Evertune, GamesTV, and D.E.N. He also advises for companies like Airswap, Bancor, BitGo, BitGuild, BlockV, Bloq, DNA, Element Group, Metronome, Shyft, tZERO, and ODX.Personal experience has led Pierce to become an advocate for due process and rule of law, with a focus on an efficient, fair, and coherent judicial system as the cornerstone to liberal democracy. His philanthropy in this area focuses on the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, the Center for Individual Rights, and the Brennan Center for Human Rights.Pierce is a frequent lecturer at Singularity University and has spoken at the Milken Global Conference, Mobile World Congress, Wired, INK, Stanford University, USC, and UCLA.He has been featured in numerous publications including The New York Times, Forbes, Fortune, Wired, and Rolling Stone.

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Julien Simon
Global AI & Machine Learning, AWS

As the Global AI & Machine Learning Evangelist, Julien focuses on helping developers and enterprises bring their ideas to life. He frequently speaks at conferences and he's also actively blogging at to joining AWS, Julien served for 10 years as CTO/VP Engineering in top-tier web startups where he led large Software and Ops teams in charge of thousands of servers worldwide. In the process, he fought his way through a wide range of technical, business and procurement issues, which helped him gain a deep understanding of physical infrastructure, its limitations and how cloud computing can help.Last but not least, Julien holds ten AWS certifications.

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David Sinclair
Harvard Professor, working on aging. Author of Lifespan

As one of the world's leading researchers in ending the aging process, David Sinclair was recently a guest on the Joe Rogan Experience. His soon to be released debut book Lifespan, will exclusively launch in the EU at STHLM TECH FEST.

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Ewan MacLeod
Chief Digital Officer at Nordea

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Oskar Burman
CEO at Fast Travel Games

Ex #DemoScene, @Rovio, @EA_Dice,@AvalancheSweden, @Coffee_Stain. Cofounder @Stugan_

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Giovanni Fili
CEO at Exeger

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Eugene Borukhovich
Global Head, G4A Digital Health, Bayer

Results driven & passionate entrepreneur and executive with a proven record in envisioning, leading & executing multi-million dollar revenue and growth initiatives domestically and abroad. Valued member of executive management teams with key contributions beyond the technology expertise. Strong interpersonal and communication skills, coupled with vision, business insight, and excellent negotiation and decision-making abilities. Poised to deliver powerful strategies, laying foundations for creative solutions in revenue growth and market product acceptance. Thrive with creativity during uncertainty. Love startups, game changers and the sharing economy.

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Johannes Schildt
CEO + Co-founder, KRY

Everyone in Sweden, and soon the rest of Europe, knows what KRY is. In just a few short years since launching, today Kryrepresents close to 6% of all primary care visits in Sweden and with their roll out in the UK, Norway and France they are on track to becoming Europe’s leading digital healthcare company .

To date, KRY has completed almost 1 million patient appointments with over 90% of patients helped. KRY pioneered digital healthcare services by allowing people in need to see a medical doctor or a psychologist via on-demand video consultations. By putting the power of access to healthcare in the hands of patients KRY is challenging the way society provides primary care at its core.

Just like Uber before it, it's now becoming quite common to hear startups pitch themselves as "Kry for home repairs" or "Kry for pets" 

Johannes has been named one of the 2018 “30 under 30” in Europe by Forbes Magazine.

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Konrad Bergström
CEO, X Shore & Founder, ZoundIndustries (Marshall)

Experienced President with a demonstrated history of working in the consumer electronics industry.Skilled in Marketing Management, Digital Strategy, Sales, Retail, and International Business. Strongentrepreneurship professional with a Streetsmart focused in Economics & Business.

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Ari Mir
CEO & Cofounder, Clutter

Ari Mir is a Co-Founder and serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Pocket Change Inc. He is Co-founder of Clutter Inc. and serves as its Chairman of the Board and Chief Marketing Officer. Ari Mir was a Co-Founder of GumGum, Inc. and served as its CPO. He served as Director of Product Management of from August 2007 to April 2008 Ari Mir served as Product Manager of from November 2005 to August 2007, responsible for driving the product vision of 8 major e-commerce sites (across 4 countries) to achieve both short and long term business objectives. He was responsible for Managing the BizRate product by redefining the vision and creating/executing upon a respective roadmap; multivariable tests for Shopzilla and BizRate, resulting in $32 million in projected annualized revenue; assessing key performance metrics, usability analyses and industry trends in brainstorming and presenting business cases for product changes; authoring business requirement, product requirement, navigation flow, and use case documents; and managing products cross-functionally from inception to post launch analysis, collaborating with R&D, Sales, Usability, SEO, Engineering and QA. Ari Mir co-founded Mojungle, LLC from March 2006 to March 2007. He founded, built and sold a mobile social network. Ari Mir sold Mojungle to PeakPSI, a software solutions company, and, a mobile media sharing company. He developed a fixed licensing strategy and managed press communications (GigaOM, Mashable!, etc). Ari Mir built and executed the product roadmap; performed an industry analysis on the mobile space, identifying mobile media sharing as an unfulfilled consumer need; conducted a technical analysis on mobile development environments, identifying the strengths and weakness of BREW, Symbian, J2ME, and SMS/MMS; outlined product specifications for Mojungle's Flash widget, back-end SMS/MMS parser and front-end web interface ; managed third party firm in creating a logo and a design schema and established usability labs to gather feedback on product development decisions. He served as Publisher of EATING Magazine from June 2003 to October 2005. Ari Mir founded and published an epicurean lifestyle magazine for Los Angeles. He was responsible for all aspects of starting a business and running the day-to-day operations; managed a 9-person team comprised of editors, photographers, designers, writers and account managers; recruited an editorial executive from Condé Nast and a serves as les director from Los Angeles Magazine; developed a product for an unmet consumer segment of the magazine industry; identified the strengths and weaknesses of indirect competitors (Zagat, Gourmet, etc); produced the editorial view, visual layouts and production specification; handled the publication's business development and marketing need; increased circulation to 20k by establishing a distribution network consisting of over 500 newsstands, supermarkets and bookstore chains; and reduced printing costs 40% by traveling to China to find alternative printing solutions. Ari Mir was Paid Intern of Twentieth Century FOX Television from May 2002 to May 2003. He developed profitability forecasting software for the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Twentieth Century FOX Television. Ari Mir helped gather, document and interpret the business unit requirements for major participant backend deals and structures at Twentieth Century FOX. He holds BS in Business Management Consulting from University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business in 2003. Ari Mir is Business Scholar.

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Joakim Dal
Partner at GP Bullhound

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Kajsa Gatenbeck
Investment Manager, Schibsted Growth

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Henrik Hjelte
CEO, ChromaWay

Henrik Hjelte is the CEO of ChromaWay, one of the earliest blockchain companies in the world. In 2012 their CTO created the very first way to issue tokens on a blockchain. ChromaWay first collaborated with a bank on blockchain in 2014 and is now working with customers globally to implement solutions based on ChromaWay's unique private blockchain. ChromaWay launched in 2018 

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Mårten Skogö
Chief Technologist, Industrifonden

Mårten is Chief Technologist and investor at Industrifonden, the Stockholm-based evergreen VC investor focusing on Life Science and Technology. He is a board member and one of the co-founders of Tobii AB, the world leader in eye tracking, and was most recently also Chief Science Officer at the company. Prior to Tobii, Mårten co-founded Jenser Technology, a research spin-off from the Royal Institute of Technology. Mårten was awarded the Polhem Prize in 2015 and is inventor of more than 100 patents and pending applications. 

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Juliet Bailin
Investor at Mosaic Ventures

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Leon Ge
Investor at Partech Partners

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Christian Jantzen
Venture Investor, Founder of Futuristic

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Louise Samet
Partner at Blossom Capital

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Eric Lagier
Managing Partner at byFounders

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Linus Dahg
Partner at Inventure

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Hadar Cars
Investment Director at Industrifonden

Hadar Cars is Investment Director at Industrifonden, the Stockholm-based evergreen VC investor focusing on Life Science and Technology. Hadar has a background as both entrepreneur and venture capitalist. His area of expertise is SaaS and digital businesses, and is on the board of Funnel, inRiver, Now Interact and Formulate just to name a few.

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Lisa Lindström
CEO, Doberman

CEO and Founder Doberman  and Chairman of the Board Urofficiell (Swedish Educational Broadcaster) I'm here to co-create the change we want to see in the world.

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Magda Lukaszewicz
VC at Balderton Capital

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Seth Pierrepont
Partner at Accel

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Benjamin Ratz
Operating Partner at Nordic Makers

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Ilkka Kivimäki

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Andreas Bernstrom
Running investments for Kinnevik in Nordics

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Sebastian Wossagk
Managing Partner at Acton Capital Partners GmbH

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Caroline (Carro) Hjelm
Co-Founder & CMO, Voi

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Sarah Nöckel
VC Investor at Dawn Capital

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Kerstin Cooley
Managing Partner at Brightly Ventures

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Teemu Mattila
Investment Manager at DN Capital

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Pär Hedberg
CEO and Founder of Sting

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Anders Forslund
Founder & CEO, Heart Aerospace

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Tanya Marvin-Horowitz
Partner at Butterfly Ventures Co-Founder & Managing Partner at CapA

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Erik Engellau-Nilsson
CEO, Norrsken

Erik Engellau-Nilsson is the CEO of Norrsken Foundation, a non-profit foundation combining entrepreneurship, technology and venture capital to maximize social good. In January, the foundation launched Norrsken House which has quickly grown to become the largest ecosystem for social entrepreneurship in Europe. Just before summer, the foundation closed the first Norrsken Founders Fund supported by unicorn founders investing 300 million SEK in entrepreneurs creating transformative companies solving the biggest challenges facing humanity. In addition, the foundation has launched two initiatives seeking to reduce global corruption and democratizing and spreading personal growth tools leveraging technology.

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Ted Persson
VC at EQT Ventures

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Per Spångberg
Founder & CEO, Levels Group

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Tomer Shalit
Founder & CEO at ClimateView

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Daniel Lundh
Founder & COO, Lifvs

Daniel Lundh is the Co-Founder & COO of Lifvs, Sweden’s first fully digital, unmanned grocery store chain, open 24/7. Lifvs is set to open 300 stores the next couple of years. Bringing back a service to the rural areas of Sweden and becoming the last mile hub. 

Daniel is a seasoned business leader who founded his first company in 1999. He has international experience across several industries and markets in building businesses from infancy to profitability.  

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John Manoochehri
CEO & Founder, Base2

John Manoochehri is an architect and environmental scientist based in Stockholm and San Francisco. He found BASE2 Data + Design in 2016, after working as an architect and urban design specializing in sustainability and service-integrated design on some of the largest projects in the Nordic region. His architecture company, Resource Vision, worked on the design team with Danish architects BIG on both Kiruna city move project, and Nya Tekniska Nämndhuset, and has collaborated with other leading Swedish architects including White, Strategisk Arkitetkur and Kjellander + Sjöberg. In these projects, and other digital collaborations and research, he has pioneered the practice and theory of 'service integration' - optimizing buildings through service inclusion, and optimizing services through building and city design.  Previously, he taught studio and technical course at Masters Level at the KTH School of Architecture and School of Planning. He has lectured and written internationally on architecture, urbanism and sustainability. Prior to this he worked at the UN Environment Program in Geneva, where he was the Industry Officer in the European Office. His first book was the the policy framework of the UN Environment Program on sustainable consumption and production ("Consumption Opportunities"), and most recently he wrote and designed the global Handbook of Sustainable City Solutions for WWF and updated their global webplatform.

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Funda Sezgi
COO, Norrsken foundation

Funda about herself: What drove me to the social innovation field is the uncomfortable feeling I got when I noticed how privileged I am for being able to make my own decisions about my own life. I have lived and worked in many different places including Barcelona, San Francisco, Melbourne and Stockholm. I have had the chance to pursue the career paths I chose and acquire a diverse set of skills along the way. While learning is one of the most important drivers for me and I sought to expose myself to new things at every step as I progressed in life, I did not feel that I was pursuing my own path until I started channeling my skills, knowledge and energy towards what really excites me: making the world a better, more inclusive and sustainable place. Please feel free to approach me if you think we have something in common.

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Anna Nordell-Westling
Co-Founder & CMO, Sana Labs

nna has 15 years of experience developing and implementing marketing strategies for a wide variety of brands, with a pronounced focus on fast growing tech companies. Previously, Anna worked as a Senior Marketing Strategist at Saatchi & Saatchi and King. She currently sits on the board of Stockholm AI.

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Elsa Bernadotte
COO & Co-Founder, Karma

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Urho Konttori
CEO at Varjo

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Jessica Rameau
Partner and Chief Investment Officer at Wellstreet Ventures

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Tyler Crowley

The Boss - Partners + Ideas + Sponsors

Mikael Lenart

Speakers + Press + Website

Tetiana Siianko

Volunteers + Hackathon

Gbenga Ajayi

Registration + Matchmaking

Marwan Ayache

Investors + Startups

Fredrik Lundqvist

Audio + Video + Stages

Jakob Broman

Job Fair + Hackathon + DemoDay + Parties