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The Swedish Chamber of Commerce and  Young Professionals of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce invites the Participants of the Swedish Chamber Mentorship Program to the last Meet Up for this season.

 

When: June 10, 2021
Time:
18.30 – 21.00

 

Venue: tba

Recruitment strategies
Hendrik Jan Guitink

Guest Speaker: Tba

 

At this final meeting we will also  evaluate on personal lessons learned and you  will receive a certificate for accomplishing the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Mentorship Program 2020-2021.

 

For further information regarding the Mentorship Program please contact the Swedish Chamber of Commerce by sending an email to info@swedishchamber.nl

 

The Mentorship Program is made possible by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and AIMS sponsored by
Inter IKEA Systems.

 

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About Hendrik Jan Guitink, Managing Partner of AIMS International Netherlands B.V. , member of AIMS International, a global leader in Executive Search and Leadership Consulting

“My name is Hendrik Jan Guitink, I am the Managing Partner of AIMS International Netherlands B.V., member of AIMS International, a global leader in Executive Search and Leadership Consulting with offices in over 50 countries. We Find&Grow Your Leaders. Within our Talent Management Practice, coaching and mentoring are two aspects that we specialize in as part of Leadership Development Programs or for individual cases. Having been a Mentor within this program for the past 2 years and being a professional business coach and trainer, I am very excited to take on the challenge. As Mentor, I have had the privilege to partner with 2 very bright and ambitious young professionals. I think I can say that both the mentees and I learned a lot from each other.

I am married to a Swedish beauty and also have a very strong business relationship with our AIMS partner in Sweden, delivering our services to our mutual clients.  Hence the membership of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce.

The ambition for the Mentorship Program is to give young professionals the opportunity to connect with a senior business executive outside of his or her direct environment. Giving the participants access to guidance in issues concerning their future career.

As a group we will work on specific topics such as culture and building trusted relationships and we will invite subject matter experts to come and talk to us. The Mentees and Mentors will also spend time together on subjects of their own choice.”

Hendrik Jan Guitink

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Date: June 8, 2021

Time: 10.00 – 11.30

 

Tech Finance and Venture Capital

Funding is essential for the growth of startups and scaleups. It is what makes them able to compete on a global stage. What are the bottlenecks and challenges when finding (the right) investors and trying to accelerate growth as a start-up or scale-up?

Making the right investments and introducing the right technology is of the essence for any companies trying to stay innovative. With the ever-increasing ways of investing in technology and innovations, there is a larger need for companies to strategize their use of capital. How can this be done to boost growth and competitiveness?

A new report by Danske Bank shows that venture funds are considerably more impact-focused in the Nordics than in other regions. Simultaneously, in an article by Bloomberg is to read that Stockholm has bred more tech unicorns per capita than any other region in the world outside Silicon Valley. What’s the secret?

In this webinar we bring together experts and stakeholders to explore the dynamic evolvements in Venture Capital, Technology and the various ways companies can become investment ready or boost their innovation through tech investments. An important aspect for discussion purposes is to boost equality in VC and the diversity of funding by achieving better access to Venture Capital for female founders.

 

Recording of the webinar

 

Speakers:

 

Isabella De Feudis,
CEO at SVCA Swedish Private Equity & Venture Capital Association

 

Jens Ingelstedt

WeWork Labs | +impact accelerator | Investor & advisor

 

Maria Grabowska
Manager at +impact accelerator I Growth & Impact, Danske Bank

 

Elin Fälted
Expert Capital, Techleap.nl

 

Moderator:

“New technologies and developments are leading to innovative, interesting and complex (legal) issues. So especially in this sector it is crucial to share best practices, insights, experiences and know how. I believe making connections is key in the Tech sector. This is exactly where the Tech Tables are meant for”.

-Rens Goudsmit, Moderator, Head of TK Tech & Attorney at law, TeekensKarstens advocaten notarissenRens Goudsmit, Head of TK Tech & Attorney at law.

 

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce Tech Talent webinar is supported by TK

 

 

 

 

State of Nordic Impact Startups

The most detailed analysis of the Nordic impact startup scene published to date, based on data from 1.230 start-ups and 1.365 funding rounds, and a deep dive on the Green Growth startups of the future. By Danske Bank

The Nordics have a strong reputation for creating innovative startups working to create a sustainable impact in the world. But what’s the real state of play? Do Nordic countries really over-index for impact innovation? What is an impact startup anyway? And can they offer investment returns as well as real world change? Every year Danske Bank supports the creation of a report examining in detail development of the Nordic impact startup scene, to assess and nuance the common perception of the ecosystem. Predictably, not all myths hold true.With this report we wish to bring data and facts about the Nordic Impact startups to the table, with an added focus on ‘Green Growth’ startups. By doing so we hope to shed light on the challenges and opportunities in the Nordic and broader Impact ecosystems.In the following, you will see the most detailed analysis of the Nordic impact ecosystem to date, based on data from 1,230 startups, 1,365 funding rounds, supplemented by qualitative insights from experts and industry players.
Download the Report here: https://hello.plus-impact.io/impactreport2021/

In our Webinar on June 8 you will meet Maria Grabowska who will be presenting the report.

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Date: June 1, 2021

Time: 12:00 – 13:00 CET

Finding Flow; Connect with yourself, others and the planet by Kristina Zumpolle

In this webinar Kristina Zumpolle, co-author of the book Finding Flow, will highlight some of the most effective activities and routines that can be used to connect with yourself and others. In addition she will share a collection of ideas, tools, and tips that will have a positive and lasting impact on individuals and teams, across industries. You will be nudged to rethink, reset, and reorganize some of the building blocks of life and to create personal (climate) goals. Kristina will encourage you to evaluate your impact on people and on the world and inspire you to improve yourself and your habits in daily life and work to make a difference and create positive flow.

 

A Finding Flow session
It’s an interactive, straight forward and motivating session to further understand what helps you stay in Flow and what doesn’t.

The workshop will also help you get to know other members of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in a more personal way.
The session is based on the book Finding Flow – connect with yourself, others and the planet.

 

Some words from others partaking in this workshop:
“Good energy, dynamic and format”.
“Just what I needed now. Making connections. Sharing our feelings and having fun”.

 

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Date: May 19, 2021

Time: 18.30 — 19.30

 

The Eurovision Song Contest is finally taking place in Rotterdam, and what better way to get into the mood than with other fellow Nordic Young Professionals! The Nordic Chambers of Commerce in the Netherlands are organising “Nordic YP Afterwork: Eurovision Challenge” on Wednesday 19th of May at 18:30 CET, just between the two semifinals. Join us to demonstrate your Eurovision knowledge and compete against others for a chance of winning a prize!

 

What is the challenge all about?

Our challenge will consist of two activities which will put your Eurovision knowledge on test. First, you and your team have to demonstrate both speed and information seeking skills as you compete in our virtual scavenger hunt and try to find answers to our tricky and fun Eurovision-related questions. In our second activity, you and your team have an opportunity to get points from our game “On the rails” where you have to figure out based on our clues to which Eurovision destination the train is heading to!

This will be an evening you don’t want to miss!

Register here: https://forms.gle/hAaqfscDQi6znuSe8

 

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Date: April 22, 2021

Time: 12.00 – 13.00

Where: Webinar 

Interactive Lunch Talk with Charlotta Björk Danielsen

Engagement Strategy – How to use customer stories and storytelling to engage with customers in a new way

 

In this interactive webinar with Charlotta Björk Danielsen — Engagement Strategy Manager at Oracle I Storyselling and Member of the Young Professional Committee of the Swedish Chamber — we will discuss the importance of Customer engagement in times of change, including clear examples of storytelling and how it can enhance customer relations at your business.

 

Do you want to build confidence and skills to use storytelling as a part of your sales conversation?

Join our workshop to get inspired and discover how storytelling can help you have more interesting and engaging meetings with your customers and colleagues in this zoom era.

Several hundred sales professionals from all over the world have attended this workshop with Charlotta Björk Danielsen, Engagement Strategy Manager at Oracle, and when asked “How likely are you to recommended this training to a colleague gave it a Net Promoter Score of 9.3

“As an Engagement Strategy Manager, I combine my background in core technology sales at Oracle, with my years in narrative research, to help sales representatives have more interesting conversations with their customers.”

Charlotta Björk Danielsen

 

Workshop Flow: 

30 min “Storytelling theory”

– How and why should we use storytelling

– Tips and tricks for using storytelling in a sales conversation

20 min “Hands on practice”

– Introduction and practice with the “focus” technique

10 min Summary and Wrap up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         

 

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The Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Young Professionals of the Swedish Chamber welcomes the participants of the Mentorship Program 2020-2021 to Meet Up IV.

 

When: April 22, 2021
Time: 18.30 – 20.15


Venue:
Webinar Zoom


Theme: Personal development and growth

Hendrik Jan Guitink

 

Guest Speaker: Niels Thijssen
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Program

In this session we will be joined by Niels Thijssen, one of Hendrik Jans associated partners. Nils is young talented Leadership consultant with a background as an international hockey coach.  Niels was the national coach of the Belgium ladies team who have climbed up the world ranking during his leadership. Since early this year his is part of Hendrik Jan Guitink s team at AIMS.

 

At our Meetup on April 22 Niels will present what personal development/growth can be, using the elite sport as an analogy. He has witnessed from his own experience what it means to try and reach the top of your passion, what it takes to grow and develop.

We will extrapolate that in our Meetup and work on this together in breakout sessions.

 

 

Next Meet up:

June 10, 2021
18.30 – 21.00
Venue Swedish Chamber of Commerce Amsterdam
Recruitment strategies
Hendrik Jan Guitink
Guest Speaker: Tba

At this final meeting we will also  evaluate on personal lessons learned and you  will receive a certificate for accomplishing the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Mentorship Program 2020-2021.

 

 

This webinar is a part of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Young Professionals Mentorship Program 2020-2021 and open for Mentors and Mentees of this program only. Next Mentorship Program will start fall 2021. Welcome to send an emai to events@swedishchamber.nl for more information.

 

 

 

 

About Hendrik Jan Guitink, Managing Partner of AIMS International Netherlands B.V. , member of AIMS International, a global leader in Executive Search and Leadership Consulting

“My name is Hendrik Jan Guitink, I am the Managing Partner of AIMS International Netherlands B.V., member of AIMS International, a global leader in Executive Search and Leadership Consulting with offices in over 50 countries. We Find&Grow Your Leaders. Within our Talent Management Practice, coaching and mentoring are two aspects that we specialize in as part of Leadership Development Programs or for individual cases. Having been a Mentor within this program for the past 2 years and being a professional business coach and trainer, I am very excited to take on the challenge. As Mentor, I have had the privilege to partner with 2 very bright and ambitious young professionals. I think I can say that both the mentees and I learned a lot from each other.

I am married to a Swedish beauty and also have a very strong business relationship with our AIMS partner in Sweden, delivering our services to our mutual clients.  Hence the membership of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce.

The ambition for the Mentorship Program is to give young professionals the opportunity to connect with a senior business executive outside of his or her direct environment. Giving the participants access to guidance in issues concerning their future career.

As a group we will work on specific topics such as culture and building trusted relationships and we will invite subject matter experts to come and talk to us. The Mentees and Mentors will also spend time together on subjects of their own choice.”

Hendrik Jan Guitink

 

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce Mentorship Program 2020-2021 is supported by:

 

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When: April 7, 2021

Time: 12.00 – 12.45 CET

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When: March 8, 2021

Time: 12.00 – 13.00 CET

How to be a changemaker – Are you curious to know how to impact people and planet in a positive way?

In this Lunch Talk Lisen Wirén, Programme Manager at the IKEA Social Entrepreneurship at Inter IKEA Group will share her thoughts and drive to work with social  entrepreneurship and to contribute to positive change.

 

IKEA has been collaborating with social businesses since 2012, and currently, the initiative is generating work for more than 30,000 people. Handcrafted collections and products produced in collaborations with social businesses are sold in IKEA stores worldwide. Today, IKEA announces scaling up social entrepreneurship business with the ambition to reach 95,000 jobs by 2025.

For several years, IKEA has been working with social entrepreneurs to create a better everyday life through long-term job opportunities and livelihood for people who need it the most. The social businesses produce unique handcrafted products in order to create financial independence and life-changing opportunities for marginalized groups and women in vulnerable communities. The ability to earn an income also has a direct and positive effect on nearly 150,000 family members of these artisans today.

 

Opening by Ambassador of Sweden for the Nehterlands, Annika Markovic
PROGRAM
Welcome by Kerstin Gerlagh
Opening words by Ambassador of Sweden for the Netherlands, Annika Markovic
Keynote speaker: Lisen Wirén
Iinteractive Discussion and Q&A
End of Webinar

 

 

About International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

 

 

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