If you are prepared to hop into a train, it only takes 38 minutes (to be exact!) to get from Stockhom to Uppsala. For the fourth time (and the first of 2015), Uppstart took place, this time at a castle. This was Uppsalas fourth event by Jason Dainter, the UK entrepreneur who has fallen in love with the city of Uppsala.
There were lots of people, a staggering 780 individuals had signed up for the event, making the event one of the largest tech startup meetups of its kind in the country. Attendees came from all over Sweden and even a few from overseas to attend and enjoy the free food and free beer.
Although being a grass root initiative, we have heard that the event had great support from by the city (Uppsala Kommun) from day one which is very encouraging for the future. Other partners include Nordcloud, Google Cloud Platform, Länsstyrelsen, .SE, Entrepreneurs Academy & Interactive Solutions.
Students, Startups, Entrepreneurs, Investors and members of the Press flocked to Uppsala Castle for a whole days worth of events. 25 startups came together for an elevator pitch in front of investors including Creandum, Lingfield AB, Priming Ventures, DP Lauren Invest, The Springfield Project, MOOR, STING and many more.