Sweden has long been synonymous with companies such as Ericsson, Volvo, SAAB, Abba, H&M, Electrolux and IKEA. However, in recent years a new type of company has enjoyed success in the global market. If you play a game on your mobile, listen to streaming music or have a video call with a friend, you are likely using a Swedish innovation.
Skype was the first Swedish tech company to be valued over 1 billion USD and then Spotify, King, Mojang and Klarna achieved the same success. Last year, Stockholm was reported as the world's second fastest growing market for venture capital investments in technology, and now the city has the most start-ups valued at over 1 billion USD in Europe. Is Stockholm, the new the Silicon Valley, the most successful technology hub in the world? Why is this and what does the future hold?
Buy tickets here.
(80 kr for Alumni Association Members and 120 kr for Non-Alumni Association Members.)
The panel discussion will include:
Stina Honkamaa - CEO of United Screens
Pär Hedberg - CEO STING Stockholm Innovation and Growth
Jimmy Jakobsson - President Ingager: Facebook Office
Robin Teigland - Researchers Stockholm School of Economics
The Moderator will be: Therese Lundstedt - CEO of online broker Aktieinvest, who has a background in finance, between traditional and digital businesses.
We look forward to seeing you then!
Organized by Kamratföreningen, the Stockholm School of Economics's Alumni Association