Funding Your Startup or Idea

  • March 26, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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The funding landscape is always changing. Join our panel of investors to see how to best position yourself or your company to get investors involved, get funded, and get moving. Learn what you need to do to receive funding for your startup or your idea. Our panel is a group of successful investors/VCs, dedicated to the formation and growth of startup companies.

We'll also look at "equity crowdfunding" and will be joined by Arno Smit, co-founder of FundedByMe. 

Join us along with a panel of angel investors to discuss:

  • What do angels look for?  What’s the mindset behind selecting different businesses?

  • How should an entrepreneur get the attention of an angel investor?

  • What should a startup have in place in order to impress angel investors and make them want to commit?

  • And what about VC funding? 

  • And how about crowdfunding? Is it worth a shot?

And, as always, you can get your questions answered at the event. Learn what you should know as an entrepreneur about funding, growing your business, and anything else you have in mind. Plus enjoy some quality networking.


EVENT PANELISTS include:

Arno Smit - Co-founder, FundedByMe

Anette Nordvall - Angel investor, member of Stockholm Business Angels (Stockholms Affärsänglar)

Linus Dahg - Investment Manager at Almi Invest

Peter Nilsson - Angel investor, co-founder of Stockholm Business Angels AB, Partner.

Event to be moderated, in English, by Peter Fosso (from USA; Founder of Global Music Project, NetMusic Entertainment, Stockholm Entrepreneurs, and more)

 

RSVP Now. No fee charged when you RSVP but you'll be asked to pay 100 SEK cash (suggested donation) at the door.

 

SCHEDULE: Check-In/Mingling (6:45-7:15pm), Panel Discussion (7:15-8:45pm), Meet The Panelists/Mingling (8:45-9pm or so)

 

Sponsored by HUB Stockholm and Global Music Project.



ABOUT THE PANELISTS

Arno Smit, Django Engineer turned Entrepreneur - Co-Founder and CTO at FundedByMe.

 

 

 

 

Anette Nordvall is an angel investor and creative strategist/business innovator with an aptitude for reactive actions, with engaging and high energy "can do" attitude. Connecting efficient problem solving between idea, business innovation and result.

 

 

Peter Nilsson is co-founder of Stockholm Business Angels AB, Partner. Vast experience from early stage investments since 1999 in more than 20 startups in Sweden and USA. Active investor as board member or part of leadership team. Generalist, business development and control, legal and tax, exits, international experience.

Linus Dahg is an Investment Manager at Almi Invest, a venture capital company consisting of 7 regionally-based funds which manages a total of 1 Billion SEK. Linus focuses on investments in the Stockholm and Eastern-Central Sweden and has been part of the investment team in 8 different investments. He currently serves on the board of directors for 2 startups.

 

ABOUT THE MODERATOR

Peter Fosso is a serial entrepreneur from Seattle, Washington (USA) and founder of Global Music Project, NetMusic Entertainment, Seattle Entrepreneurs, Stockholm Entrepreneurs, +. He's a business developer and consultant, advising companies in their development, marketing, and social media strategies. Looking to help a promising Stockholm startup (for equity/salary).

 

 

Stockholm Entrepreneurs is a social enterprise so revenue generated goes toward Global Music Project, a non-profit organization whose mission is to unite people through music and cultural awareness. Support music and cultural awareness with your donation…http://globalmusicproject.org/donation/index.php

 


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  • A former member
    A former member

    If you are interested to refresh the meetup, please download my notes (in .xmind) here → https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B0-WQm9kCrn9Qm8yWnFPQV9IS0U/edit?usp=sharing

    I can also send you the same file in a plain text on request

    Thanks again to the Hub, Peter and panelists! The meetup was quite useful to attend

    1 · March 29, 2013

  • Glenn B.

    A sobering (and unfortunate) view on how 'unattractive' Sweden is for international investment and R&D operations. No money - no honey!
    http://www.svensktnaringsliv.se/english/swedish-researchers-cannot-live-on-their-past-successes_180944.html

    March 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was great to meet everyone at the meetup last night, and I appreciate everyone's kindness in letting me pitch to you all last night. The feedback was invaluable. If you'd like to read more about what we're doing for donors and charities, visit our site at www.deahla.com.

    4 · March 27, 2013

    • Peter F.

      Thank you, Lindsay! You showed us how it's done and also gave people a glimpse into what to expect at out next event! :-)

      1 · March 27, 2013

  • Peter F.

    Glad you all could be at the event! Can't wait for the next one! It will be announced soon. If you missed the chance to donate, just go to http://globalmusicproject.org/donation - you can use Google Wallet or PayPal. If you don't have those, click on the PayPal link and select that you don't have an account and you can simply pay with credit card. Whatever you donate is appreciated :-)

    March 27, 2013

  • Shirley

    Great event and fantastic panel last night. Also, I need to donate, since I didn't have any cash on me. How should I proceed.

    3 · March 27, 2013

    • Peter F.

      Glad you could be there, Shirley. And thanks for asking! :-) Just go to http://globalmusicpro...­ - you can use Google Wallet or PayPal. If you don't have those, click on the PayPal link and select that you don't have an account and you can simply pay with credit card. Whatever you donate is appreciated :-)

      1 · March 27, 2013

  • George A.

    Yes indeed, met new interesting people. I'm sorry I wasn't able to talk to more of you! I also need to donate, how?

    1 · March 27, 2013

    • Peter F.

      Great having you there, George. And thank you in advance for the donation. Just go to http://globalmusicpro...­ - you can use Google Wallet or PayPal. If you don't have those, click on the PayPal link and select that you don't have an account and you can simply pay with credit card. Whatever you donate is appreciated :-)

      March 27, 2013

  • JeanPierre C.

    nice that eveyone of you enjoy the meeting-up event. Is there anyone there that is willing to cooperate in a new venture and participate in some entrepreneues events that ll be held during the next weeks. im looking for: 1 IT and app developer and 1 online marketing and social media specialist. please contact me asap for have a meeting through skype. best regards. jean pierre[masked]

    2 · March 27, 2013

  • Leo Der S.

    It was nice meeting everyone yesterday.

    I just posted a few pictures of the event (I was the photo guy yesterday).

    3 · March 27, 2013

  • Katja M.

    Thanks for a great event, Peter! looking forward to connecting with you all next time.

    1 · March 27, 2013

  • Glenn B.

    Thanks Peter for pulling together some role model investors and give Founders the opportunity to mingle - very important. It was interesting to hear the 'attitude' to investment in Sweden. It was also good to state clearly that investment was not just about capital, but competence, networking and exposure. However, Arno had me thinking for the first time that maybe crowdfunding could attract some serious capital and more adventurous stakeholders from less conservative investment sources across Europe. After all, there is nothing 'lagom' about disruptive businesses or being a start-up - we all need someone and some capital behind us to occasionally say 'Just do it!' - nothing ventured, nothing gained.

    6 · March 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was great to meet all of you even though we hadn't the chance to talk. There's always a chance. :-) thanks Peter and all attendants. Good advise from the panelists.

    2 · March 27, 2013

  • Prashant D.

    It was great meetup and lot of learning. Thanks Peter!

    1 · March 27, 2013

  • Martin E.

    Thanks Peter for setting up the event, and thank you panelists for good advise!

    1 · March 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    thanks! it was quite informative

    1 · March 27, 2013

  • Arturo E.

    I have to say that it has been quite an interesting experience to meet both investors and entrepreneurs and wanna-be entrepreneurs. I has also been quite good for me to find that funding through VC and Angels Investors is far away from the image I use to have about high risk investors, instead it seems that the investor scene in Stockholm is actually realistic, reasonable and sustainable... kind of a "lean" funding if I may use the term here.
    By the way, learning more about Arno's company was also a good thing, I actually thought that FundedByMe was a crowdsourcing as KickStarter! ...

    Thanks Peter F, Peter, Anette, Linus, Arno and the Hub for the insightful round table!!!

    1 · March 27, 2013

  • Tobias S.

    A big thank you to Peter who initiated this group and events like this one. Also a big thanks to the Panel (Anette, Peter, Arno and Linus) for sharing the inside investor views to us entrepreneurs. Looking forward to more events like this.

    2 · March 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    the most professional event I ever assisted on Meet Up.com
    I´ll stay in touch with a bunch of good people I met :D

    2 · March 26, 2013

  • Molood

    It was a really good and informative meeting. Hope to see different themes in the coming meet up events :)

    2 · March 26, 2013

  • Anette N.

    Great meeting all of you this evening. I hope to be in contact with you in the future. Don't hesitate to contact me for advice and consulting towards investments in your project.

    3 · March 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Cannot make it, got in on the waiting list very late.

    March 26, 2013

  • Peter F.

    I got approval to fit more people so we can allow 70 people - but that's the max. Hey, anyone like to volunteer to help check people in or to take pictures? Contact me :-)

    1 · March 21, 2013

    • Molood

      What about reception? Should I arrive earlier to help out or is that covered too?

      March 26, 2013

    • Peter F.

      Thanks, Mo! Looks like we have that covered too this time :-)

      March 26, 2013

  • George A.

    Peter, I can take pictures if you still need that! I have the gear for it.

    March 26, 2013

    • Peter F.

      Thanks, George. We have someone now but would be great to have a few more photos if you don't mind bringing your camera.

      March 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry! can't now

    March 26, 2013

  • michael l.

    Har tyvärr blivit sjuk och kan inte närvara

    March 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    First timer!

    March 25, 2013

  • Nadya W.

    Will be great to get to know a new interesting people..

    March 25, 2013

  • Roger B.

    Just to let you know about crowdfunding as an alternative source of funds. Have a look at: http://blog.crowdcube.se/2013/03/18/crowdfunding-tva-ar-statistik-crowdcube/
    Have a great meeting!

    March 24, 2013

    • Peter F.

      Thanks, Roger. Yes, we have Arno from FundedByMe (crowdfunding) on our panel! :-)

      March 25, 2013

    • Roger B.

      Hi Peter - excellent. Just thought I would spread the word about a new arrival in Sweden, from the UK, Crowdcube.se

      March 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I signed up for this eetup on the mongodb meetup page. Do I have to follow waiting list rules from here?

    March 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Meetup*

      March 24, 2013

    • Peter F.

      Hi, Shahzada, Sorry, but we're over capacity. Maybe if someone cancels you can attend.

      March 25, 2013

  • JeanPierre C.

    Peter how to see the updates for participants? im in the waiting list nd wpuld like to particpate with an idea. travelling from jonkoping

    March 24, 2013

  • João C.

    Really liked to attend to get closer to Sweden entrepreneurs minds and ideas. Really loved the opportunity.

    March 24, 2013

  • JeanPierre C.

    Hello guys and girls! This is JPCandiotti, i will not be able to participate during the next meetings. However Im interested in get to know some app developer. Please contact me via email to [masked] or via phone[masked]

    March 23, 2013

  • Peter F.

    Just added Linus Dahg, investment manager at Almi Invest (venture capital) to the panel. With this variety of panelists, we should have a very interesting discussion and a great event!

    March 22, 2013

  • Daniel T.

    I love meeting and introducing with people with great ideas and potential courage of heart who have practical experience about business innovation and development. I love the creative world that helps to set up the mind and gives the lesson to adjust the way we view the world, since I believe that "If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at will change". The question I want to ask these driven entrepreneurs will be "how they changed the way they look at things and how their things they look was changing and continue changing.

    March 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Nice to meet!

    March 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Allright, why not

    March 15, 2013

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