Past events

NOVEMBER 11 | 18.00-20.00

 

Yesterday, on November 11, the Young Professionals of the Swedish Chamber hosted an Afterwork at De Tulp – the tropical paradise in de Pijp! We want to thank all the members and guests that joined us for some networking and drinks. It was great to meet you all and to spread some light in the November darkness!

We are now looking forward to an inspiring fall with lots of interesting and engaging events for the Young Professionals of the Swedish Chamber – and hope to see you all soon again!

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Swedish Chamber of Commerce Young Professional Mentorship Program 2021 – 2022

21st-Century Leadership

Navigating in a world of change

 

On November 2, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands launched the Mentorship Program 2021-2022. With the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Mentorship Program, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce is supporting the next generation’s leaders by connecting young and ambitious talents with experienced international business professionals from across all fields and sectors within the Swedish Chamber of Commerce. The program offers a unique opportunity for young professionals to benefit from an exclusive eight-month program of group workshops and individual mentoring and sharing experience of successful senior industry professionals and guests’ speakers.

 

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce Mentorship Program was launched in October 2012. Since then, more than 100 Young Professionals of the Swedish Chamber have followed the program and benefited from their future personal and professional growth. The many Mentors have benefited to meet the new generation leaders of the future and learning more about their insights and values. This year we are very happy to connect nine Mentors and Mentees to follow the program under the excellent leadership of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Mentorship Program Coach Henrik Jan Guitink, Managing Partner of AIMS International Netherlands B.V.

 

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Mentorship Program is an 8-month program consisting of 5 mandatory Seminars and workshops covering topics as navigating in a world of change, past pandemic business culture, personal development, and mindfulness and recovery, inspired and supported by senior business professionals from across all fields and sectors within the Swedish-Dutch business community. It strives to provide participants with the opportunity to grow in their careers and to enrich their personal developments by exchanging experiences, views, and knowledge. By utilizing the Chamber’s extensive network of international business leaders, the program offers Young Professionals a unique Mentor experience.

 

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

 

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OCTOBER 6  | 18.00 – 20.00

Mooie Boules, Amsterdam

Yesterday, on October 6, the Young Professionals of the Swedish Chamber hosted its first event of the season – After Work at Mooie Boules, Amsterdam! We want to thank all the members and guests that joined us for some drinks & bites, networking, and Jeu de Boules. It was great to finally meet after a year of working from home with virtual meetings, and we are happy that so many showed up and made this event a great success!

We are now looking forward to an inspiring fall with lots of interesting and engaging events for the Young Professionals of the Swedish Chamber – and hope to see you all soon again!

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Date: September 16, 2021

Time: 10.00 – 11.15

Webinar

 

What are the possibilities and challenges for women tech entrepreneurs in this time of pandemic and a booming demand for tech solutions and a growing tech industry? What impact does it have on women tech entrepreneurs? How do we create diverse workplaces where women are free to fulfill their professional potential and have the equal access to resources, knowledge and networks as men?

Today, women are still challenged in their pursuit and progression within the tech sector. We understand the importance of gender equality and diversity, but how could you implement policies promoting it at your company? What is it about a company that makes it uninviting for women to apply? Why are tech women still under-represented at most companies? It doesn’t make any sense because obviously there is no difference in skills or competence. They’re out there, but how can you get them into your organization?

In this webinar we bring together experts and women leaders in the tech community for an inspiring session about diversity, inclusion, inspiration and disruption.  Welcome to join!


Introduction remarks:

The Ambassador of Sweden H.E. Mr. Johannes Oljelund

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quotes from speakers:

 

Dr Cara Antoine, Managing Director Digital Transformation, IG&H | Global Women in Tech, The Netherlands

“Never underestimate the competence and ability of another. I think that the simple things and taking small action is important.”

 

 

 

 

Ariane Bucquet-Pousette, Project Manager Start-Ups Invest Stockholm
“We have a saying in Sweden called ¨we have a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other¨. I would say there is a special place in hell for men that doesn’t help women.”

 

 

 

 

Ruth de Jager, Country Manager Netherlands Storytel
“Never tell a girl she’s bossy but that she has management skills.”

 

 

 

 

Indra Sharma, Author, Investor 

“If we don’t change we will continue to have a world build by men for men. I don’t want that. I think this should be the top priority for politicians as well and to make sure that entrepreneurship and diversity is the main target for the future development of Sweden and Europe.”

 

 

 

 


Moderator:

Rens Goudsmit, Moderator, Head of TK Tech & Attorney at law, TeekensKarstens advocaten notarissen

“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”.

 

 

 

Program

10.00
Welcome by Kerstin Gerlagh, Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands
Introduction by Moderator Rens Goudsmit
Introduction remarks by Johannes Oljelund, Ambassador of Sweden
Presentation Cara Antoine
Presentation Ruth de Jager
Presentation Indra Sharma
Presentation Ariane Bucquet-Pousette
Q&A and Discussions
11.15
End Event Thank you by Moderator Rens Goudsmit and by Kerstin Gerlagh

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Women in Tech is organized by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands in partnership with:

 

   

   

 

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce’s for the Netherlands Tech Talent webinar is part of the series Tech Tables and invites Swedish Chamber Members and leading experts, exciting entrepreneurs and challengers alongside passionate change makers to participate in the exciting discussions. How will technologies shape the future and what can we learn from each other? The Tech Tables 2021 will focus on four Themes: Tech Talent – Tech Finance/VC investment – Women in Tech – Tech for Good

 

Upcoming Tech Table webinar by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands:
October 19, 2021 Tech for Good
https://swedishchamber.nl/events/october-19-2021-tech-for-good/

 

 

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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 a positive flow.

 

A Finding Flow session
It’s an interactive, straightforward, 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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