On Wednesday, Startup Grind Stockholm ends the year by welcoming the Swedish tech-entrepreneur Anna Omstedt Lindgren on stage. Anna co-founded and headed Sweden’s largest food and drink website, Tasteline, while still studying at Stockholm School of Economics in 1999. She later sold the company to Schibsted.
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Coworks are pivoting away from referral based freelance to curation. I caught up with CEO Henrik Dillman for a chat about online staffing and how they aim to solve it.
We first talked to Safello back in August, when they were quite anonymous and just launched. Anders caught up with Frank Schuil, CEO of Safello – a Swedish exchange market for the crypto-currency Bitcoin.
Revibe – a niched streaming service for electronic music, are today announcing that they are exiting private beta and launching their niched-streaming service in all the Nordic countries.
Åre-based Idea2Innovation with their market leading product WIDE gives us some insight in how they came to be and what makes their product such a success.
Instabridge announced that they are offering over 300 wi-fi hotspots in the surrounding areas of Amsterdam – which means that residents and tourists alike can have constant access to free and stable wi-fi.
Curator was founded in London by Swedish architect Daniel Nordh and describes itself as a ‘moodboard for ideas’ or the ‘Pinterest for Productivity’. In more concrete terms, Curator is a tablet-first tool for creatives to visually map ideas and concepts.
Mikael Pawlo is certainly one of Sweden’s most well-known entrepreneurs and is primarily known for being the co-founder of Mr Green. In addition to Mr Green, he has co founded Happy Pancake (one of Sweden’s fast growing online dating sites), and has invested in various early stage startups here in Sweden.
Anders talked with Fredrik Ohlsson, CEO of Refunder. Refunder is a so-called cashback site, a business model that gives money back on everything the members shop online.
Epidemic Sound has to be one of Sweden’s most underrated startups – they’ve been around for 5 years, have an extremely sound and steady business model – and one of Sweden’s most well respected entrepreneurs Hjalmar Winbladh as a co-founder to boot. Despite all of this, they’ve managed (read: tried) to stay out of the tech press and build an extremely solid business, that many people haven’t even heard of.
Tom Söderlund has a fairly ambitious goal for Weld – to radically simplify the process of creating software. They’ve created “a programming tool for non-programmers”.
James chatted with Stephen Martin, one of the cofounders of Hub Planner – a project planning tool that are focusing on some interesting segments.
We spoke to Promobucket a back in April and I decided it was time to see how things were going for them. Promobucket’s core focus is managing visual files better than anyone else and lately they’ve pivoted a lot
The 30under30 initiative hopes to find Sweden’s most talented startup executors, and shine some light on the non-founders. There is one more week left to nominate, so get involved and support your peers.
A group of companies will be selected for the first two batches of STING Fast Forward. For 20 weeks they will set clear weekly goals and activity plans, test their products and services on customers, and fine tune their business models.
The Thursday Code Pub is a meet-up for Stockholm-based women who want to learn more about IT and open for beginners as well as professionals. Our goal is to create a platform where one can be inspired, inspire others, all while becoming a better developer.
Tyler Crowley has posted details for his next #sthlmtech meetup – this time hosting MTGx’s Rikard Steiber and his gang.
We talked to DigiExam in the beginning of the summer, Anders decided to follow-up on their talk about growth and platform issues as well as what DigiExam needs to grow further
Stockholm Entrepreneurs – a meetup group for, you guessed it, Stockholm-based entrepreneurs is holding a workshop on the 23rd on ‘How to design MVP’s’.
Get down to SUP46 to watch Vint and Uber pitch at the next Innovators event, organised by thoughtbot and ShapeUp Club.