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Niklas Adalberth, Co-Founder & Deputy CEO, Klarna
Welcome back to an exciting fall with the stories of successful Swedish entrepreneurs! Join us as we pay the Klarna office an exclusive evening visit to listen to the inspirational story behind Niklas Adalberth, co-founder and Deputy CEO at Klarna.
In 2005 three fellow students teamed up to compete in the Stockholm School of Economics' annual business idea competition. The idea, on how to make e-commerce more easy and secure, was in the finals turned down by Sweden's greatest investors and businessmen but the team kept their dream and started the company anyway. 8 years later the company has more than 800 employees and a yearly turnover of SEK 1.2 billion.
Niklas Adalberth is co-founder and deputy CEO of Klarna. Born the same year as CEO Sebastian Siemiatkowski, Niklas has a master’s degree in international business from the Stockholm School of Economics. He also has entrepreneurial experience within the IT sector.
Niklas being a childhood friend of Sebastian, Klarna is not the first adventure they have embarked on together. Before founding Klarna they traveled around the world without flying and after 143 days on the road under harsh conditions they were confident that their companionship could survive everything...
18:00 Networking and Food
19:00 Fireside Chat
Hosted By Per Bergstrom, Director of Startup Grind Stockholm
Per is a young, driven mind with passion for entrepreneurship, business design and urban development. At the age of 22 he entered as CEO of the IT-consultancy startup We Know IT alongside his engineering studies and has ever since been loving to inspire and connect people.
Email: [masked] | Twitter: @mynameisper
Hosted By Jonas Almeling, Director of Startup Grind Stockholm
As a teenager, Jonas started working in his mother's accounting firm and quickly got an understanding of how businesses work. It's really the creativity, the creation and the delivery of something that solves problems for others that is the essence of his entrepreneurship.He studied Global development & Human ecology, he is the founder of Why5 for life. Jonas is also the Regional Manager and CEO of Venture Cup Väst and manages a team of project leaders with the mission to develop and run one of the largest competitions for business ideas and business plans. The western region is the largest region in Sweden with between around 400 business ideas and 6-700 people competing every year.
Email: [masked] | Twitter: @almeling
What is Startup Grind?
Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 40 cities and 20 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.