Welcome to join the Swedish Chamber of Commerce’s study trip to Stockholm – A 48-hour program to get to know more about the dynamic Startup echo system and how the city’s entrepreneurial culture has nourished numerous successful global companies.
We are very pleased to present a fully packed program including presentations, company visits, networking, participation at World Trade Day by Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, Meetup with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce in Stockholm and much more. More information regarding the program will be published within short on this site.
Start Study Visit to Stockholm:
10.00 o’clock in Stockholm August 30
16.00 o’clock in Stockholm August 31
Thursday August 30
10.00-11.30 Visit to the Royal Dutch Embassy in Stockholm
Welcome by H.E. Ambassador of the Netherlands Ines Coppoolse
Presentation by Wilco Schuttelaar, Officer of Innovation Technology & Science Holland Innovation Network and Startup
Presentation by Ariane Bucquet Pousette, Project Manager Start-ups, Invest Stockholm.
12.00 – 14.00 Lunch Gondolen
14.30-16.45 World Trade Day by Stockholm Chamber of Commerce “Boosting Sweden’s competitive edge on the global market”
This inspiring event is presenting international keynote speakes as Juvencio Maeztu, CFO and Deputy CEO of the IKEA Group, former CEO of Ikea India,
Maria Rankka, CEO Stockholm Chamber of Commerce and Dr. Andreas Hatzigeorgiuo Chief Economist Stockholm Chamber of Commerce and many more.
17.15-20.30 Company Presentation hosted by Magnus Myrenberg, partner Pinq Mango Capital Partners, the Behavioural Investment Bank followed by BTW drinks and mingle together with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce
17:15 Magnus Myrenberg, partner at Pinq Mango, will welcome everyone at their premises. 17:45 Presentation by Magnus Myrenberg, time for discussion afterwards. 18:30 The mingle will follow right after the seminar at Clarion Sign Hotel which is just around the corner. 20:30 End
Friday 31 August
Visit to Norrsken, an ecosystem consisting of Norrsken House, a coworking space for impact entrepreneurs, and seed fund Norrsken Founders Fund which invests in companies with potential to radically improve the world.
Company visit to Klarna, one of Sweden’s leading innovative and exciting companies in the Stockholm region.
12.00-13.30 Lunch Fotografiska
13.30 – 16.00 Presentation at Fotografiska museum, an international meeting place where everything evolves around photography.
We are very happy to collaborate with Hobo.se for this unique trip and that Hobo.se offers a special rate from August 29-31, 2018. The price is SEK 1295 including breakfast.
To book go to www.hobo.se and use the following code SWENL . The code is valid until 29 July and after that upon availability only. We therefore recommend to book your hotel room as soon as possible.
More than just another hotel, Hobo is our idea of community
Wilco Schuttelaar, Officer of Innovation Technology & Science Holland Innovation Network and Startup
Collaboration is key to innovation and it's my mission as the innovation advisor to foster innovation, technology and science collaboration between the Netherlands and Sweden. The Holland Innovation Network (Innovation Attaché Netwerk) supports the internationalization of Dutch R&D in the triple helix of government, companies and universities/research institutes. The Innovation Advisors are the liaison between science and technology ecosystems in the Netherlands and Sweden. This involves university-to-university collaboration, public-private collaboration, government-to-government collaboration, startups and entrepreneurship and technology transfer over a broad range of sectors like Life Sciences & Health, Energy & Cleantech, Biotechnology, Food & Agri and ICT.
Ariane Bucquet Pousette, Project Manager Start-ups, Invest Stockholm
Ariane Bucquet Pousette, Invest Stockholm, will give a presentation about the Startup Scene in Stockholm and the Story of the Unicorn Factory. Stockholm produces more billion-dollar companies per capita than any other region in the world after Silicon Valley. Skype, King, Mojang, Klarna, Spotify and iZettle are all unicorns founded in Stockholm. So why is it that Stockholm breeds so many billion-dollar companies?
Maria Rankka, CEO of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce
Stockholm Chamber of Commerce is one of Sweden's leading business organizations. Under Maria's leadership the Chamber has become one of the most vital business lobbies in Sweden. She has championed the concept of Global Cities in Sweden and worked to promote a better understanding of the new economic geography. The Chamber collaborates with Washington think tank Brookings and its Global Cities Initiative.
Andreas Hatzigeorgiou, Chief Economist Stockholm Chamber of Commerce
Andreas Hatzigeorgiou is Chief Economist at the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, Fellow at the Ratio Institute and member of the Carnegie New Leaders Program. He has been selected as Sweden’s ‘up and comer of the year’ and recently voted among the country’s ten best macroeconomic commentators. The leading business magazine in Sweden, Veckans Affaerer, named him a Super Talent as part of the review of the country’s top talents. Dr. Hatzigeorgiou is a member of the Business and Industry Tax Delegation. He is affiliated with the Örebro University School of Business and serves on the Advisory Board of the Institute for Analytical Sociology at Linköping University. Prior to joining the Chamber of Commerce, from 2009 to 2014, Dr. Hatzigeorgiou served as Advisor to Sweden’s Minister for Trade and Nordic Cooperation. He has worked for the World Bank in Washington, D.C. and for Sweden’s National Board of Trade.
Magnus Myrenberg, Head of Advisory / Partner Pinq Mango Capital Partners
Emotional experiences and social codes govern the majority of human decision-making and behaviour. That’s why understanding the link between behavioural insights and rational thinking is a prerequisite for successful business strategies. We are Pinq Mango Capital Partners, a Stockholm-based boutique investment bank that puts people first. By combining strategic advisory and financial transaction skills, with the latest insights in Behavioural Finance and -Economics, we offer unique advantages in realising your corporate growth ambitions. Pinq Mango Capital Partners focuses on delivering actionable strategies and tailored solutions, in order to optimise your company’s value. We help leadership teams and owners to successfully execute on a variety of financial activities. Whether you require funding for your international expansion journey, want to sell, buy, or merge with another company, or want to prepare for a listing on the stock exchange, we provide you with the insights and guidance that you need to guarantee success. Pinq Mango Capital Partners are also present in Denmark and the Netherlands.
Norrsken is an ecosystem consisting of Norrsken House, a coworking space for impact entrepreneurs, and seed fund Norrsken Founders Fund which invests in companies with potential to radically improve the world. Norrsken supports the most driven entrepreneurs out there solving some of the world’s biggest problems. With funding, expertise and networks, they help them and their big ideas reach full potential and maximum impact.
Besides being founder of GEOconnect I currently work as CTO for Fotografiska International. Fotografiska is the world leading photo museum ( and so much more - like one of the best museum restaurant in the world) in Stockholm and is currently expanding world wide. Together with a great team of developers I am building the Digital Backbone Platform to create first class communication with our customers.