I’m extremely proud (and excited) to tell everyone, that Swedish Startup Space, a small blog we started over a year ago is expanding out of Stockholm and into Göteborg. What does that mean? Well, we’ve bought on some great people onto our team, who will work from Göteborg and help cover the growing tech scene there. We’ve seen epic growth in the #sthlmtech community this past year, so we’d love for the energy and passion to spread into #gbgtech also. It also means that we need a little help from local startups and businesses – to help take the tech community to the next level. The first of our Göteborg-based partners is Humblebee – a digital studio focused on helping entrepreneurs take their MVP’s and turn them into ideas.
Let us show you the articles from the month of February, 2014
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There’s been a lot of heated discussion on social media recently within the #sthlmtech community – regarding whether key profiles are trying hard enough to make the tech community a welcome environment for women. Well, regardless of what you think – there are initiatives out there, pushing for a more female-friendly tech community here in Stockholm. One of those is Women In Tech 2014, an event hosted by MTGx, Spotify and Google.
Some say there are more heavy metal bands in Sweden than there are electric guitars. Marwan claims that there are more start-ups in Sweden than there are heavy metal bands.
What many people don’t know about Bokavård.se – is that they are one of many startups that have built their technical team by using remote and outsourced developers, using sites like Elance to find and manage talent.
The last few weeks have certainly been exciting when it comes to tech start-up funding news. Jason from #uppsalatech just got told that the Uppsala-based gaming start-up Night Node announced a 300,000 SEK seed investment from an undisclosed private backer.
Strawbees is a product that claims to enable people to build huge mechanical objects from standard straws and cardboard. They launched their Kickstarter a few weeks back and it closed last Thursday, pulling in $91 660 from 1 743 different people. Anders caught up with one of the founders, Gustaf Josefsson.
This is exciting times to be a part of Swedish Startup Space, we are happy to announce that we have brought Einar Persson on to the core team. We also have Marwan Ayache as a regular contributor and we would like to take the opportunity to present some other people working with us!
Last Thursday, web entrepreneur Anton Johansson launched Alltid. It’s a new kind of electricity retailing service, with a simple concept: you pay a fixed amount every month with no extra fuss. The team behind Swedish Startup Space got together and wrote a column on this topic and how the consumers will use this.
Innovators is a monthly tech-meetup organised by the guys from Lifesum and thoughtbot – and is a great networking opportunity for designers, developers and entrepreneurs in general.
The Seedcamp team are hosting Mini Seedcamp Stockholm on the 8th of May in association with STING Day. Mini Seedcamp is a half day event aimed at accelerating local startups through presentations, masterclasses and networking.
Sure, Berlin may have better discos, and cheaper rent. But let’s be honest here, Berlin doesn’t have 3 possible IPOs this year, or any for that matter. In fact the next IPO to from Berlin when it does happen will likely be the company there started by Swedes from Stockholm. Go figure.
Each Sunday, we bring you Swedish technology companies who’ve been written about, or mentioned by larger international press. This week, rumours surrounding a Spotify IPO were strengthened by a mysterious job listing, Bitcoin marketplace Safello raised $600k from some of Bitcoin’s most prominent advocates and Tictail raises their Series A and are heading to the US.
Busy week? No time to check Swedish Startup Space? No worries – we’ve wrapped up the week’s most popular articles and latest jobs from #swedentech here for you!
With revenue and employees almost doubling last year, Fredric Lindström, CEO of Limes Audio is confident his R&D-heavy approach to innovation will attract international investment, and has already caught the attention of Silicon Valley
The Bitcoin boom is going strong as swedish developer Mathias Amnell just launched his latest project, Mynt
Just a year or so after launching Osom, a mobile app that was supposed to be “Instagram meets Craiglist”, Anton Johansson is starting over in a completely different industry. Completely different. Today, Anton launched Alltid – a electricity contract with a fixed rate and monthly cost. Sort of like Spotify, but for your electricity bills.
Are you over 21 years old, have a track record of setting up or running a business or an organisation, and a passion for making the world a better place? Check out the Urban Resilience Challenge 2014, presented by Singularity University.
VisualDreams from Norrköping, who have seen success with their previous games just released a new title – Slam Dunk Basketball 2. The new game was downloaded over once per second during the weekend, racking up a total of 250,000 downloads in the first three days.
Lukas Ohlsson had a chat with Kambio, a Gothenburg based startup that aims to give people the opportunity to feel better and to prevent mental ill-health before it arises.
What makes an investor go with an idea? What makes an entrepreneur trust that investor? Many young entrepreneurs have no experience from previous companies and they are most probably broke too. The investors, whom early take on the big risk and give startups a hope about the opportunity to raise money for new ideas, will […]