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Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting entrepreneurs globally in partnership with Google for Startups.

The cornerstone of our global community are monthly events featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Founded in Silicon Valley, Startup Grind has helped millions of entrepreneurs build their businesses, connect with strategic partners, and secure funding.

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Anna König Jerlmyr, Mayor of Stockholm on How to Stay Ahead of the Curve as a Le

THIS IS A FREE EVENT - PLEASE FINISH YOUR RSVP IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-stockholm-presents-anna-konig-jerlmyr-mayor-of-stockholm-on-how-to-stay-ahead-of-the-curve-as-a-leading-innovation-hub/ Stockholm is widely recognized as one of the most innovative regions in the world. As a global tech and startup hub, Stockholm has the most unicorns per capita in the world after Silicon Valley. Welcome to a lunch talk with Anna König Jerlmyr, Mayor of Stockholm where we discuss: - What makes Stockholm a leading business center? - How has 2020 been in terms of crisis and how have the city and its businesses coped with this? - What current and upcoming initiatives are planned by the city to further strengthen its position in innovation, startup activity, and investments? - What is your personal advice as a business leader and influencer to the entrepreneurs. Anna will be interviewed by Naimul Abd, Business Advisor at Coompanion Stockholm, impact entrepreneur, and Director for Startup Grind Stockholm. Agenda --- Speaker Anna König Jerlmyr Anna König Jerlmyr was elected as Mayor of Stockholm in the fall of 2018. Anna leads a green-blue political coalition where one of the top priorities is innovation and sustainable development. She does this with a zeal to at the same time create opportunities for growth and quality of life for all citizens in the city. Moderators Naimul Abd - Coompanion Stockholm (Business Advisor) Naimul is a business advisor at Coompanion Stockholm. He coaches more than 500 startup founders every year, is responsible for events and partnerships, mentors and speaks at startup events / workshops / hackathons, and is also an impact entrepreneur and early-stage investor in startups. Olle Pridiuksson - Devrel.Events (Co-Founder) Olle has been building developer relations for 11+ years for companies like Unity (recently went public at $20B+ valuation) and King (acquired by Activision for $6B). Now he is exploring exploring attention economy with his new startup Devrel.Events. Hosts Naimul Abd - Coompanion Stockholm (Business Advisor) Naimul is a business advisor at Coompanion Stockholm. He coaches more than 500 startup founders every year, is responsible for events and partnerships, mentors and speaks at startup events / workshops / hackathons, and is also an impact entrepreneur and early-stage investor in startups. Olle Pridiuksson - Devrel.Events (Co-Founder) Olle has been building developer relations for 11+ years for companies like Unity (recently went public at $20B+ valuation) and King (acquired by Activision for $6B). Now he is exploring exploring attention economy with his new startup Devrel.Events. --- Global Partner Partner Offers (https://sgtr.cc/30ISrF1) When starting or growing a business, there’s no shortage of important decisions you need to make. We’re here to help with that. Our Preferred Partner Matrix is a highly-curated set of resources and offers provided by organizations we know and love, designed to help you navigate the startup journey. Whether you’re just getting started, hiring your first few employees, or scaling globally – there’s something here for you (and we’ll be adding something new each month!). Partners Coompanion Stockholm (https://coompanion.se/stockholm/) Coompanion Stockholm provides startup coaching to entrepreneurs, social innovators, and cooperative teams in setting up their businesses, developing their business model, preparing them for pitching and funding, perfecting their marketing and sales strategies, and advising them in their early growth journey through an experienced and entrepreneur-driven team and a strong network of financing- and skills solutions. Devrel Events (https://devrel.events) We take advantage of the attention economy by producing live content that makes sense for game developers. While YOUR company still has 54 subscribers on YouTube, and 23 of those already have left your company. Shall we fix it together? --- Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 600 cities and 125+ 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. --- THIS IS A FREE EVENT - PLEASE FINISH YOUR RSVP IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-stockholm-presents-anna-konig-jerlmyr-mayor-of-stockholm-on-how-to-stay-ahead-of-the-curve-as-a-leading-innovation-hub/

Magnus Grimeland, CEO of Antler on Investing in Exceptional People to Build Comp

THIS IS A FREE EVENT - PLEASE FINISH YOUR RSVP IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-stockholm-presents-magnus-grimeland-ceo-of-antler-on-investing-in-exceptional-people-to-build-companies-of-tomorrow/ The opportunities to positively impact the world are greater than ever. As the world's largest early-stage investment platform, Antler believes it is important to have exceptional people, regardless of their background and nationality, work on addressing large global opportunities and challenges by building ground breaking technology companies. Welcome to a fireside chat with Magnus Grimeland, Founder and CEO of Antler where we discuss: 1 - The Antler story - yesterday, today, and tomorrow 2 - Key ingredients of zero to seed in 6 months startup creation formula 3 - What Antler means by exceptional people and how to create strong co-founder teams 4 - Restart the Future initiative to boost Sweden’s economy by creating 1000 startups by 2022 end 5 - Magnus's own professional journey and his insights for entrepreneurs and changemakers Magnus will be interviewed by Naimul Abd, Business Advisor & Partnerships Lead at Coompanion Stockholm, Impact Entrepreneur, and Director Startup Grind Stockholm. Join us for the lunch-talk on 11th Feb 2021 at 12:00 Stockholm time. And join Antler's next cohort in Stockholm starting February 1st, 2021! Agenda --- Speaker Magnus Grimeland - Antler (Founder & CEO) Magnus Grimeland is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Antler, a global early-stage VC enabling and investing in the world's most exceptional people. He leads a global team across 6 continents and 14 locations with the mission to fundamentally improve the world by supporting founders, who are building the defining companies of tomorrow. Moderators Naimul Abd - Coompanion Stockholm (Business Advisor) Naimul is a business advisor at Coompanion Stockholm. He coaches more than 500 startup founders every year, is responsible for events and partnerships, mentors and speaks at startup events / workshops / hackathons, and is also an impact entrepreneur and early-stage investor in startups. Olle Pridiuksson - Devrel.Events (Co-Founder) Olle has been building developer relations for 11+ years for companies like Unity (recently went public at $20B+ valuation) and King (acquired by Activision for $6B). Now he is exploring exploring attention economy with his new startup Devrel.Events. Hosts Naimul Abd - Coompanion Stockholm (Business Advisor) Naimul is a business advisor at Coompanion Stockholm. He coaches more than 500 startup founders every year, is responsible for events and partnerships, mentors and speaks at startup events / workshops / hackathons, and is also an impact entrepreneur and early-stage investor in startups. Olle Pridiuksson - Devrel.Events (Co-Founder) Olle has been building developer relations for 11+ years for companies like Unity (recently went public at $20B+ valuation) and King (acquired by Activision for $6B). Now he is exploring exploring attention economy with his new startup Devrel.Events. --- Partners Coompanion Stockholm (https://coompanion.se/stockholm/) Coompanion Stockholm provides startup coaching to entrepreneurs, social innovators, and cooperative teams in setting up their businesses, developing their business model, preparing them for pitching and funding, perfecting their marketing and sales strategies, and advising them in their early growth journey through an experienced and entrepreneur-driven team and a strong network of financing- and skills solutions. Devrel Events (https://devrel.events) We take advantage of the attention economy by producing live content that makes sense for game developers. While YOUR company still has 54 subscribers on YouTube, and 23 of those already have left your company. Shall we fix it together? Sweden on the Go (https://swedenonthego.se/) Sweden on the Go! We help your company find qualified international expertise. Through Sweden on the Go, your company has access to over 95+ qualified international consultants, ready to help you expand internationally. Our service is trustworthy and easy to use, as well as being tailor-made to your company needs. We are in the business of Making Trade Happen! Make Trade (https://maketrade.se/) Make Trade is a non-profit organisation promoting international trade and sustainable development, with Sweden on the Go as one of its services. --- Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 600 cities and 125+ 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. --- THIS IS A FREE EVENT - PLEASE FINISH YOUR RSVP IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-stockholm-presents-magnus-grimeland-ceo-of-antler-on-investing-in-exceptional-people-to-build-companies-of-tomorrow/

Global Conference 2021

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THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-stockholm-presents-global-conference-2021/ A home for startups everywhere. Now more accessible than ever before. Nothing can replace human interaction, but the power of online allows us to bring the education, access, opportunities and inspiration of Startup Grind’s Global Conference to startups around the world. Our new virtual and choose-what-you-pay model makes this year’s event more accessible for startups globally than ever before. Join us and 15,000 others for conversation and collaboration around tech, startups, and the future of innovation. Before purchasing a Full Access ticket, we want to know if you are a: Student, startup, part of the media, or looking to secure a free scholarship ticket.  Check out the application process and find out the various perks for each group. Agenda --- Speakers Jeff Lawson - Twilio (Founder + CEO) Jeff Lawson is the founder and CEO of Twilio. A serial entrepreneur and a software developer, Jeff co-founded Twilio in 2008 to bring communications into the world of software. He is also the author of Ask Your Developer, a new playbook for unleashing the full potential of software developers in any organization, showing management how to unleash this workforce to enable growth, solve a wide range of business problems and drive digital transformation. Michelle Zatlyn - Cloudflare (Co-founder + COO) Michelle Zatlyn is co-founder and COO of Cloudflare, the Internet security, performance, and reliability company on a mission to help build a better Internet. Cloudflare is a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: NET). Prior to co-founding Cloudflare, Michelle held positions at Google and Toshiba and launched two successful startups. Noah Kerner - Acorns (CEO) Born in New York City’s east village, Noah Kerner is the CEO of the micro-investing app Acorns and co-founder of the shareholder rights startup Say. His background is colorful: 4X entrepreneur, Co-author of "Chasing Cool” with the former CEO of Barneys, and former DJ for Jennifer Lopez. In his 20s, Noah built the leading creative agency for the young adult market, Noise. Tamar Yehoshua - Slack (Chief Product Officer) Tamar Yehoshua oversees product strategy and development, design, and research at Slack. Previously, Tamar was a Vice President at Google holding product and engineering leadership roles on Google’s most important products, including Search, Identity and Privacy. Prior to that, she was the Vice President of Advertising Technologies at Amazon’s A9. Benoit Dageville - Snowflake (Co-founder + President of Product) Benoit co-founded Snowflake and currently serves as President of the Product division. Benoit is a leading expert in parallel execution and self-tuning database systems. Prior to founding Snowflake, Benoit was with Oracle for over 10 years as a lead architect for parallel execution in Oracle RAC and a key architect in the SQL Manageability group. Lucy Liu - Airwallex (Co-founder + President) Lucy Liu is President and Co-founder at Airwallex. She is responsible for the company’s branding and operations. Before establishing Airwallex in 2015 with her co-founders, Lucy was an investment consultant in CICC (China International Capital Corporation) and served as a board director of Hong Stone Investment Development Limited, a Hong Kong based investment company. Parker Conrad - Rippling (Co-founder + CEO) Parker Conrad believes that sometimes you’re the fire hydrant, sometimes you’re the dog. He speaks from experience -- he graduated from Harvard after flunking out, beat testicular cancer at 24, founded three companies, and left two of them. Today he leads Rippling, the only platform that unifies every employee system across departments to truly automate administrative work. Markus Villig - Bolt (Founder + CEO) Markus Villig is the founder and CEO of Bolt (formerly Taxify). Bolt is the leading European mobility platform that’s focused on making urban travel more affordable, convenient and responsible. The company’s services range from ride-hailing to micromobility with e-scooters and electric bikes to food and package delivery. Hosted By Naimul Abd, Director Startup Grind Stockholm Startup and ecosystems specialist, impact entrepreneur and venture-builder, and a career marketing director and consultant - Naimul Abd has worked across several business verticals, advised dozens of multinational companies, built high-growth businesses and consulting organizations, and is actively involved in startup and impact ecosystem in Stockholm. Currently a business advisor at Coompanion Stockholm (a Startup Grind Stockholm partner) - he coaches more than 500 startup founders annually, is responsible for partner relations, and organizes dozens of startup events every year. He is also building an early-stage startup portfolio through his venture-builder Globalities. Naimul believes in the power of imagination and sees startup founders as problem solvers for the world. He loves to make music in his free time and some of his work is available on Spotify and other online stores. Oleg Pridiuk, Co-Director Startup Grind Stockholm Jens Wernborg, Mentor Stockholm Chapter Over 21 years of experience doing business with companies in Hong Kong, China and India across a wide range of industries. Have worked with companies to successfully increase sales, save costs through purchasing and outsourcing, establish local presences, recruit and train staff and use digitalization to improve their productivity. Always looking for ways to streamline and make businesses more efficient using digital tools and services. Knows how to get things done. Amanda Berglund, Startup Grind Ambassador & Social Media Lead I’m a communicator and entrepreneur who thrives on circular economy and sustainable development. My career is shaped around my love for the written word and the strong will to participate in a force for good. These characteristics are mirrored in my own two startups and the three I’s – Initiative, Information and Impact. I am always up for connecting with creative and strong minds within the innovative world. Feel free to contact me regarding events and areas around marketing, storytelling and how to make your brand purposeful. Marina Nart, Startup Grind Ambassador & Community Lead I am a sustainability and SDGs expert with a background on the science of Sustainability and a passion for entrepreneurship. #systemchange #sciencebased #kindness are my core values. I have founded the Go Beyond 2030 Project to help entrepreneurs, freelancers and start-ups to align their business with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).and #gobeyond them. I am also a guest lecturer at the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology at the Faculties of Architecture and Sustainable Urban Planning and Design. I have the pleasure to be the Community Ambassador for Start-UP Grind Stockholm where I contribute making Sustainable Impact the core of our local community's "why". --- Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 600 cities and 125+ 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. --- THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-stockholm-presents-global-conference-2021/

Camilla Björkman, CEO BREAKIT on The Power of Story in a Startup

THIS IS A FREE EVENT - PLEASE FINISH YOUR RSVP IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-stockholm-presents-camilla-bjorkman-ceo-breakit-on-the-power-of-story-in-a-startup/ Story is the core of a startup - it is the magic that binds the idea, team, product, partners, and customers. For our 60th Startup Grind Stockholm meetup we have invited Camilla Björkman, CEO of Sweden's leading startup and tech website BREAKIT. In this fireside chat we focus on: - Camilla's 100 day challenge when she took over as the CEO of BREAKIT - What are the core components of the BREAKIT success story - How to build a successful startup story in a hyper-competitive space - What should startup founders focus on when building their personal brand - What does the media look for when breaking a startup story - Emerging trends in startup space and how BREAKIT plans to build the future of startup and tech storytelling Camilla will be interviewed by Naimul Abd, Business Advisor & Partnerships Lead at Coompanion Stockholm, serial impact entrepreneur, and Director Startup Grind Stockholm. Join us on 4th March 12:00 CET for this virtual fireside chat! Agenda --- Speaker Camilla Björkman - BREAKIT (CEO) Camilla Björkman is the CEO of Breakit. She loves creating new businesses and leading in chaos and thinks that the business and startup world needs to become more transparent, human, climate-friendly and fun! Moderators Naimul Abd - Coompanion Stockholm (Business Advisor & Partnerships Lead) Naimul is a business advisor at Coompanion Stockholm. He coaches more than 500 startup founders every year, is responsible for events and partnerships, mentors and speaks at startup events / workshops / hackathons, and is also an impact entrepreneur and early-stage investor in startups. Olle Pridiuksson - Devrel.Events (Co-Founder) Olle has been building developer relations for 11+ years for companies like Unity (recently went public at $20B+ valuation) and King (acquired by Activision for $6B). Now he is exploring exploring attention economy with his new startup Devrel.Events. Hosts Naimul Abd - Coompanion Stockholm (Business Advisor & Partnerships Lead) Naimul is a business advisor at Coompanion Stockholm. He coaches more than 500 startup founders every year, is responsible for events and partnerships, mentors and speaks at startup events / workshops / hackathons, and is also an impact entrepreneur and early-stage investor in startups. Olle Pridiuksson - Devrel.Events (Co-Founder) Olle has been building developer relations for 11+ years for companies like Unity (recently went public at $20B+ valuation) and King (acquired by Activision for $6B). Now he is exploring exploring attention economy with his new startup Devrel.Events. --- Partners Coompanion Stockholm (https://coompanion.se/stockholm/) Coompanion Stockholm provides startup coaching to entrepreneurs, social innovators, and cooperative teams in setting up their businesses, developing their business model, preparing them for pitching and funding, perfecting their marketing and sales strategies, and advising them in their early growth journey through an experienced and entrepreneur-driven team and a strong network of financing- and skills solutions. Devrel Events (https://devrel.events) We take advantage of the attention economy by producing live content that makes sense for game developers. While YOUR company still has 54 subscribers on YouTube, and 23 of those already have left your company. Shall we fix it together? Sweden on the Go (https://swedenonthego.se/) Sweden on the Go! We help your company find qualified international expertise. Through Sweden on the Go, your company has access to over 95+ qualified international consultants, ready to help you expand internationally. Our service is trustworthy and easy to use, as well as being tailor-made to your company needs. We are in the business of Making Trade Happen! Make Trade (https://maketrade.se/) Make Trade is a non-profit organisation promoting international trade and sustainable development, with Sweden on the Go as one of its services. --- Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 600 cities and 125+ 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. --- THIS IS A FREE EVENT - PLEASE FINISH YOUR RSVP IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-stockholm-presents-camilla-bjorkman-ceo-breakit-on-the-power-of-story-in-a-startup/

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