Stockholm’s startup scene is a pretty amazing to be right now. I don’t need to bend your ear’s on what’s been happening lately – you’ve surely read about it in the New York Times, The Guardian, Reuters and of course – here at Swedish Startup Space.
What’s even cooler though – is the amount of new people flocking to the awesomeness every week. Take Tyler’s #sthlmtech events for example. According to Tyler, the event grows in registrations by roughly 100 people per month.
So, if you’re new to the #sthlmtech scene, here is a cheat-sheet of sorts, a “getting started” guide if you will.
Places to hang out
- SUP46. An obvious one. SUP46 has within months become a hub of activity for #sthlmtech. Some great companies are sitting here, and you can always drop by for a chat or cup of coffee. New to the community? Don’t miss this one.
- Knackeriet. Ted Valentin’s latest creation. Very hip, very cosy. Much smaller than SUP46, and it does seem like a lot of the members are friends, which makes for a very cool vibe inside.
- KTH’s Student Inc. If you happen to be a student at KTH (or just a student in general), the KTH Student Inc labs are a great place to be. Plenty of energy and of course – a lot of great engineering talent. Perfect place to find a co-founder if you’re studying.
Events to attend
- #sthlmtech Meetup. Tyler’s monthly meetup, currently being hosted at the Hilton Slussen – but will be forced to move due to growing demand. Since starting a little over a year ago, the event regularly pulls over 500 people and has featured Accel Partners, Creandum and Jemima Kiss (The Guardian) as guests. If you only do one thing each month – do this.
- Stockholm Innovators. Very casual, but impressive event hosted monthly by some of the guys behind Lifesum and thoughtbot. This event has a very casual, and networking-focused format.
- The Code Pub. Fantastic initiative started by a couple of Netlight crew. Focused on women who want to become more involved in IT and programming specifically. More initiatives focused on/including women is exactly what #sthlmtech needs right now, so kudos to all involved here.
People to talk to
- Tyler “Mr #sthlmtech” Crowley
- Marta Sjögren, VC at Northzone
- Staffan Helgesson, VC at Creandum
- Jenny Jansson, VC at Almi Invest
- Josefin Jakobsson, Reporter at Svenska Dagbladet
- Henrik Torstensson, CEO at Lifesum
- Anton Johansson, CEO at Alltid.se