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Hjalmar Winbladh, Wrapp
Join us on Wednesday April 24th, as we pull off our second Startup Grind Stockholm and get the opportunity to listen to the story behind serial entrepreneur Hjalmar Winbladh - today CEO at Wrapp - previously Sendit, Rebtel and Microsoft.
Hjalmar is an acclaimed serial entrepreneur based in Stockholm. In 1994 he founded his first mobile Internet company, Sendit, which he took public in Sweden, and was later acquired by Microsoft. Following the acquisition Hjalmar assumed the position as general manager of Microsoft’s Mobile Internet Business Unit. In 2006 he founded the mobile VoIP provider Rebtel where he still serves as chairman.
Today, Hjalmar is president and CEO of Wrapp, the social gifting company he co-founded in 2011 that’s built on a friend-to-friend marketing platform which major retailers use for customer acquisition and retention. Hjalmar is also a board member and senior advisor for several international businesses including EQT Partners and Creandum, and Springer Science+Business Media, is an angel investor in EpidemicSound, a music library service for broadcasters, as well as iZettle, the social payments company whose mini chip-card reader and app turns smartphones and tablets into a mobile credit card payment terminal.
18:00 Networking and Appetizers
19:00 Fireside Chat
20:00 Q&A, Drinks and More Networking
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.
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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 35 cities and 15 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 (http://startupgrind.com) or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind (http://twitter.com/StartupGrind).