17:00 - World’s Largest (1000+) Women’s Hackathon at City Hall
12:00 - 15:00 - STHLM TECH Job Fair at Epicenter
19:00 - 22:30 - VIP Dinner at Stadshuset
09:00 - 17:00 - STHLM TECH Safari (40+ events around Stockholm)
17:00 - 22:00 - 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 passes only
18:00 - 21:00 - Reception Cocktails by Accel + GP Bullhound - Invite only
SEPT 11 STOCKHOLM WATERFRONT CONGRESS
08:30 - Opening Presentation
09:00 - Future of VR/AR by HTC Vive
10:00 - Future of Impact / Energy
11:00 - Success and Failure in the Age of Digital Disruption (H&M, Facebook, Atomico, McKinsey Digital)
11:30 - 5G Changes Everything by Hutchison Whampoa (Europe) Ltd
12:00 - Future of Living / Working
13:00 - Keynotes - John McAfee + Dr. David Sinclair
13:30 - LUNCH - Food Trucks + Holy Greens delivery - get a perk here
14:30 - Keynotes - Hong Kong Protest Organizer + Nik Storonsky (Revolut)
15:00 - Future of Finance by Nordea
16:00 - Future of Design
17:00 - Future of AI with keynote by Julien Simon of AWS
17:45 - Keynote - Matt Mullenweg (Wordpress)
18:00 - Keynote - Sean Rad (Tinder)
10:30 - Future of Games
11:30 - Future of Product / Growth
12:30 - Future of Health
14:30 - Future of Food
15:30 - Future of Security
16:30 - Planning for a Future Where Humans and Robots Work Together
10:00 - Hardware
10:30 - SAAS
11:00 - B2B
11:30 - B2C
12:00 - What makes investors say 'Yes'
12:30 - Finding Startup / Investor fit
14:30 - The Right Amount To Raise
15:00 - What International Investors Want
15:30 - Diversity
18:30 - Official Closing Event at WeWork
19:30 - EQT Ventures Crayfish Party Boat - Invite only
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.
Speakers (Updated Often)
Anna König JerlmyrMayor 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.
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.
Sean RadFounder, Tinder
Appearing via Whereby
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.
Matt MullenwegCEO & Founder, Wordpress
Appearing via Whereby
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 WordPress.com 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.
Susan StandifordCTO, 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.
Nik StoronskyFounder & 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.
Peter CarlssonCEO, 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.
Daniel AkenineCTO, Microsoft
Aina Karlsen RøedNordic Advisory Cybersecurity Leader, EY
Aina is the Nordic Cyber Security Leader at EY. She has more than 20 years’ experience of management consulting for many of the largest companies and organizations, both in the private and public sector. Alongside the work at EY Aina has also been the president for ISACA Norway Chapter, a nonprofit association that engages in the development, adoption and use of globally accepted, industry-leading knowledge and practices for information systems.
Daniel SvärdHead of Live Games, King
Rikard SteiberPresident 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).
Mariette SwartChief Legal and Compliance Officer, Adyen
Mariette Swart is the Chief Legal and Compliance Officer (CLCO) at Adyen. Adyen delivers frictionless payment solutions across online, mobile, and in-store channels. With offices across the world, Adyen serves customers including Facebook, Uber, Spotify, Casper, Bonobos and L’Oreal. Prior to Adyen, Mariette worked at an international law firm where she gained a vast experience in global financial services, helping companies with products in payments, debt and equity solutions, M&A and financial markets.
Hong Kong Protest Organizer Name withheld for obvious reasons
Appearing via Whereby
Brock PierceChairman, 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, Block.one, Blockchain Capital, Tether, and Mastercoin (first ICO).Block.one 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.
Daniel ClaessonHead of Business Development, H&M Group
Lydia WintersChief Brand Officer, Mojang (Minecraft)
Emma SilverGovernment Partnerships (Public Policy) EMEA & APAC, Bird
Sofia BendzPartner, Atomico
Sophia is a Partner at Atomico focusing on Nordic sourcing activities. She also runs Atomico’s Angel Programme, being an active angel herself. Based in Stockholm, she advises founders on communications and marketing strategy and scaling their brand. As an active player in Stockholm’s startup scene, Sophia also helps with sourcing and the evaluation of new investment opportunities.
Sophia was the Global Marketing Director at Spotify from 2007-2014, where she built out a strong consumer brand from scratch, while launching and marketing the service globally. Her angel investments include as AidenAI, Tictail, Joints Academy, Omnius, LifeX, Eastnine, Manual, Headvig, Simple Feast, and Sana Labs. She is particularly interested in the femtech space, and her angel investments in that space include Clue, Grace Health, Daye, O School, and Boost Thyroid. She also serves as a Board Director at the non-profit organization Race For The Baltic and is co-founder of non-profit foundation AllBright.se.
With hands on experience from building a brand, launching a product in 56+ markets and growing a team across different continents Sophia can relate to the joy and stress of life as an entrepreneur. The insights and experiences from her years at Spotify is something she’s happy to share as well as insights from the VC world on how to go about raising funds.
Sophia believes in working with people who share the same set of values and want to improve the world through innovation.
Magnus LarssonCEO Rebtel & MAJORITY
Magnus Larsson is both the visionary and strategic builder behind Majority’s mission to bring fair financial services to migrants worldwide. For the last two decades, he has worked to build globally relevant companies in the fields of telecommunications and finance. Magnus started his career within the Tele2 Group in various entrepreneurial roles, and later served as a Chief Executive at Comviq where he successfully led the company’s pivot to become the fastest growing mobile operator in Sweden. He is also the CEO of Rebtel, a tech company with roots in international calling services for migrant communities across the world—a group of people that he views as the most ambitious people on earth. As a former migrant himself, he is acutely aware of the challenges anyone wishing to live and work in a new country must face, and he is particularly passionate about creating a more inclusive financial ecosystem for all. In his free time, Magnus is active in the gender equality and inclusion space and has served five years on the board of the foundation Make Equal, a Swedish foundation focused on accelerating equality in the workplace and society.
Daniel KjellénCEO & Founder, Tink
Charlotta TönsgårdFounder & CEO, Kind
Jan Erik SolemCEO & Co-founder, Mapillary
Carl TaylorDirector of Global Technology and Market Intelligence, CK Hutchison IOD
As the Director of Global Technology and Market Intelligence, Carl Taylor is leading all 5G activities for CK Hutchison and is considered one of the foremost in the world on the subject. In addition to his daily work, he travels the world and lectures on 5G and its possibilities.
Julien SimonGlobal 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 https://medium.com/@julsimon.P... 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.
David SinclairHarvard 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.
Ewan MacLeodChief Digital Officer, Nordea
Tommy PalmCEO and Co-founder, Resolution Games
Tommy Palm is the co-founder and CEO at Resolution Games, where he leads the company’s creation of original IP for VR and AR gameplay that will forever change the way mainstream consumers engage in the platforms. He is a legend in his own right as one of the most seasoned CEOs in the visual computing space. Most recently, Palm was the spokesperson and Games Guru of Candy Crush Saga maker King Digital Entertainment, where he helped lead the company to its IPO at a $6B valuation. Prior to that, his company Fabrication Games was acquired by King Digital Entertainment in 2012 to provide the platform ultimately used to help the wildly successful company transition to mobile. Palm also founded Stugan, Jadestone, The Game Trail and consulted on games development since he first started programming for Commodore 64 in 1986. Palm has worked as concept creator and game designer on more than 15 game titles including the entire Bait! franchise,Narrows, Wonderglade, Championship Manager Online, World in War, Karlsson på Taket (mobile), Dirk Dagger and Kodo.
Louise SametPartner, Blossom Capital
Martin ErikssonExecutive in Residence, EQT Ventures
Martin Eriksson is a 20+ year product management veteran across Europe and the US, building products and product teams in startups such as Allt om Stockholm, Huddle, and Covestor, as well as global brands such as Monster and the Financial Times. He is the founder of ProductTank and co-founder of Mind the Product—together the world’s largest product management community with meetups in 185+ cities around the world and the world's largest conferences for product people, held annually in London, San Francisco, Singapore, Hamburg, and Manchester. Martin is also the co-author of a best-selling book on product leadership, collecting insights from 100+ interviews with product leaders from around the world—”Product Leadership: How Top Product Managers Launch Great Products and Build Successful Teams” (O’Reilly, 2017). He currently serves as a CPO at Large, helping startups across Europe scale their product teams and build products people love.
Magda LukaszewiczVC, Balderton Capital
Konrad BergströmCEO & Founder, X Shore, 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.
Oskar BurmanCEO, 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
Giovanni FiliCEO, Exeger
Ria ThomasPartner & Global Co-Lead for Cybersecurity / Brunswick
Ria Thomas is the Global Co-Lead for Brunswick’s Cybersecurity offer. She has deep expertise in private and public sector cybersecurity strategies and policies, including advising senior government leaders, Board members and C-Suite executives on enterprise-wide crisis preparedness, incident response and corporate resilience strategies in the face of significant cyber-attacks.
Eugene BorukhovichGlobal 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.
Johannes SchildtCEO & 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.
Ari MirCEO & 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 LowerMyBills.com from August 2007 to April 2008 Ari Mir served as Product Manager of ShopZilla.com 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 ShoZu.com, 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.
Caroline (Carro) HjelmCo-Founder & CMO, Voi
Jessica RameauPartner and Chief Investment Officer, Wellstreet Ventures
Urho KonttoriCEO, Varjo
Erik FjellborgFounder & CEO, Quinyx
Erik Fjellborg is founder and CEO of Quinyx – named to be one of the top 50 super-scaleups in Europe and aspiring to be the next Unicorn in the SaaS-space. Erik came up with the idea to create a Workforce Management System at the age of 17 when he was working at McDonald's. Since then Erik has taken the company through a spectacular growth in Enterprise customers fueled by a series of fundings – from initial seed to series C. Today, Quinyx helps some of the world’s biggest businesses to save time and money, boost productivity and make people enjoy work.
Marcus GnersCOO & Co-Founder, Lifesum
Edward HöglundCGO, Epidemic Sound
Edward Höglund has consistently worked at the intersection of media and tech; first working with expansion at MTG, then helping content creators at United Screens, and most recently leading all marketing and growth initiatives at Epidemic Sound, the global technology company disrupting the music industry in their journey to soundtrack the world. Edward has spearheaded the company’s engagement with online video creators and played a key part in Epidemic’s transition from a disruptive music production library to the second-fastest growing Swedish technology company, according to the Financial Times.
Tuva PalmBoard Director - Angel Investor - Executive Tech Advisor
Joakim DalPartner, GP Bullhound
Daniel AlsenLeader in McKinsey Digital and Partner, McKinsey & Company
Daniel leads McKinsey Digital in Northern Europe and works with business leaders on large scale transformations at the intersection of Technology, Analytics and Design. With a passion for customer centric product development, he led agile transformations at scale with organizations across retail, automotive, financial services, telecom and tech industries. Before McKinsey, he was the CTO & Head of Business Development at Unibet, Manager at Accenture and Technology Lead at Razorfish. On his free time, he is a passionate off-piste skier and loves outdoor adventure.
Kajsa GatenbeckInvestment Manager, Schibsted Growth
Anna NorrevikCEO, Antler Interactive
Anna is CEO of Antler Interactive, previously called SVRVIVE Studios, a leading AR&VR game studio in Stockholm with a team of 11 people. At Antler Interactive, Anna has led the recent transition of the organization to a new company branding, name and strategy as well as the game release of Krystal Kart, which has been featured by Google in Google Play Store as one of their "Top AR Picks". She has previously worked 5 years at the leading game developer and publisher Paradox Interactive where she was a Producer for 7 expansions and a bigger new (unannounced) project. She holds a BSc in Business from the Stockholm School of Economics and has studied Computer Science at KTH.
Henrik HjelteCEO, 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
Stefan MoritzSenior Design Director, McKinsey Design
As a hands-on visionary and globally recognized thought leader, Stefan leads the McKinsey’s service design work within McKinsey Design, with a strong focus on employee experience. He helps clients develop the capabilities required to embed new ways of thinking into their organizations and facilitate the change that enables them to exceed customer expectations. A recipient of the world’s first master’s degree in service design with contagious energy and 18 years of international experience, Stefan is sought after as a senior advisor, executive coach, and keynote speaker. He sets out to empower organizations, enabling corporate change with people-driven innovation that helps them exceed the customer expectations of the future. Stefan has worked with governments, public-sector organizations, and global brands.
Mårten SkogöChief 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.
Juliet BailinInvestor, Mosaic Ventures
Leon GeInvestor, Partech Partners
Christian JantzenVenture Investor & Founder, Futuristic
Andreas CleveCEO & Co-founder, Corti
Andreas Cleve is a Danish entrepreneur who co-founded Corti in 2016. By using advanced voice- and pattern recognition technology, Corti is able to assist and augment medical professionals to help predict medical cases in real time and provide them with intelligent decision support. It allows them to arrive at a conclusion faster and to provide better- informed treatment. Andreas is passionate about the possibilities AI can provide modern society by helping human-decision making. He was listed on MIT’s 2018 Innovators under 35 list, as well as being described as “a multi-entrepreneur” in the field of AI.
Anna Nordell-WestlingCo-Founder & CMO, Sana Labs
Anna is the co-founder and CMO of Sana Labs, an artificial intelligence company that applies machine learning to personalize education at scale. Sana’s algorithms find every single students’ unique and optimal path through a course by recommending the right question, piece of content or explanation at the right time - constantly optimizing each students engagement and learning outcomes. Working with some of the world’s largest education companies, Sana Lab’s technology is transforming how millions of people learn. Anna is a passionate entrepreneurial multi-disciplinary strategic brand builder with 15+ years of experience in developing and implementing marketing strategies for a wide variety of brands. Anna has also angel invested in tech startups, sat on the board of Stockholm.AI, advises the AI Sustainability Center and sits in the steering committee of Nordic.AI.
Eric LagierManaging Partner, byFounders
Linus DahgPartner, Inventure
Hadar CarsInvestment Director, 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.
Lisa LindströmCEO, 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.
Shahan LiljaCEO and Co-founder, Mavenoid
Shahan Lilja is the CEO and Cofounder of Mavenoid, a venture-backed AI platform for automating technical support. Prior to Mavenoid he was the first Deployment Strategist in the Nordics for Palantir and a Research Intern at Microsoft Live Labs. Shahan has dual degrees in Engineering Physics from the Royal Institute of Technology and Business and Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics.
Seth PierrepontPartner, Accel
Benjamin RatzOperating Partner, Nordic Makers
Ilkka KivimäkiPartner @Maki.vc
Funda SezgiCOO, 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.
Andreas BernstromRunning investments for Kinnevik in Nordics
Sebastian WossagkManaging Partner, Acton Capital Partners
Sarah NöckelVC Investor, Dawn Capital
Kerstin CooleyManaging Partner, Brightly Ventures
Teemu MattilaInvestment Manager, DN Capital
Pär HedbergCEO & Founder, Sting
Anders Forslund Founder & CEO, Heart Aerospace
Tanya Marvin-HorowitzPartner, Butterfly Ventures
Erik Engellau-NilssonCEO, 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.
Ted PerssonVC, EQT Ventures
Per SpångbergFounder & CEO, Levels Group
Peter FossoFounder, PRAIRI & Stockholm Entrepreneurs
Peter Fosso is a serial entrepreneur and community builder (Stockholm Entrepreneurs, Seattle Entrepreneurs, etc.) and is now launching PRAIRI, a private matchmaking platform for startups and investors.
Tomer ShalitFounder & CEO, ClimateView
Daniel LundhFounder & 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.
John ManoochehriCEO & 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.
Elsa BernadotteCOO & Co-Founder, Karma
Rakhi RajaniAssociate Partner, Quantum Black
Rakhi is a Chartered Psychologist who explores the connection between human intelligence and machine intelligence. Working at the intersection of psychology, emerging technology and design, she creates interdisciplinary R&D, Innovation and Skunkworks labs for organisations that want to experiment, think forward and invent the future. Rakhi has extensive experience observing how people behave, monitoring the world for weak signals, patterns and drivers of change, subsequently creating normative or exploratory futures that lead to innovation in new products, services, business models and experiences. Areas of expertise include: Interplanetary civilisation, innovation for humanity, and behavioural change by design.
Sam RihaniCountry Director Sweden, Facebook
Johan BrennerGeneral Partner at Creandum
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