Startup Grind Gothenburg Hosts Startup Grind founder with Per Jonsson (YEoS etc)

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Startup Grind founder with Per Jonsson, YEoS etc

To stimulate the rapid growth of our startup-community we are proud to invite you to the first Startup Grind event this season focused on this theme - What does it take to build at strong sustainable community?
We've invited the the founder of Startup Grind all the way from Silicon Valley to interview one of the minds behind Sandbox, Jumpstarter and YEoS, Per Jonsson around this theme.
Take the opportunity to meet the founder of Startup Grind, Derek Andersen, interviewing one of the minds behind Sandbox, Jumpstarter & YEoS, Per Jonsson. This will be an awesome meeting between two great global community builders.
We're arranging this event to stimulate even further the rapid growth of the startup-community here in Gothenburg.

Purchase your ticket here:

And start the discussion about "How can we build a strong sustainable startup-community in Gothenburg?" right now at:

Who is Per?
When Per was ten years old he was told he was great with computers.
From that day on they became his life and they got used in everything from play to work.
“I used them to write code, I used them to design things and I built entire companies based on them.”
Later on he found his mission in life: to create and nurture meaningful conversations. “The conversations that challenge us emotionally and intellectually and make us grow as individuals.”
Today all Pers work starts with a single question: how can we make people thrive and not just survive? He is engaged in businesses that turn this very question into concrete action.

Who is Derek?
Derek Andersen is the founder and CEO of Startup Grind, a global community that is powered by Google for Entrepreneurs designed to educate, mentor, and connect entrepreneurs. Founded in 2010 from humble beginnings with only 9 people attending his first event, 4 years later Startup Grind has grown to more than 100 cities, in 42 countries around the world.
He is also Ex-Electronic Arts where he worked on games like Burnout, Mirror's Edge, The Sims, and Need For Speed. Having spent 8-years living outside the United States, he currently lives in Palo Alto California with his wife and three children.
Derek has been featured on Forbes, Tech Crunch, and The Wall St Journal.


18:00 Networking and Food
19:00 Fireside Chat
20:00 Networking
Hosted By Jonas Almeling, Stockholm Chapter Manager
As a teenager, Jonas started working in his mother's accounting firm and quickly got an understanding of how businesses work. Today Jonas works with business development that combines social and business value. Jonas has founded and managed several companies, among them an IT-consultant firm, a TV-channel and an event company. He is passionate about helping people grow and develop. He was the regional manager for Venture Cup, a business plan competition started by McKinsey and the leading universities in Sweden. Being a passionate social entrepreneur Jonas has funded a non-profit organization called Why5 for Life which is a platform for entrepreneurs to test new social innovations. He is also a board member of Young Entrepreneurs of Sweden.
Email: [masked] | Twitter: @almeling (
Hosted By Per Bergstrom, Stockholm Chapter Director
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 (
Global Partners
Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products.
Local Partners
Square One is a freshly started accelerator in Gothenburg. We will provide you and your team with an awesome office, opportunity to collaborate with other teams, help from business coaches and a lot of drive! - Helping ecommerce reach a targeted audience and bloggers to make money inspiring their peers.
Näringslivsgruppen at Göteborg & Co is a collaboration platform between the academia, the private industry and the city & region of Gothenburg. We initiate and support different projects that boost entrepreneurship and create great conditions for innovative and creative people to live and work in Gothenburg.
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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 100 cities and 42 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 ( or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind (