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The Stockholm talks at House of Scandinavia


Photo: Tove Freij,
Austin, Texas, USA

Meet us at the world’s largest gathering of creative professionals at the 2019 SXSW Conference & Festivals in Austin, Texas from March 8-17. This year we will be hosting two events - our Stockholm talks. Come meet us at SAS House of Scandinavia!

March 8, The Stockholm talks: Building gender-balanced unicorns

Lessons learned from Swedish companies and Stockholm startups: successes and challenges with improving gender equality. On the benefits of a gender-equal working place for employees, companies, and society as a whole.

Stockholm has the world’s best environment for working women, according to The Economist’s Glass Ceiling Index. Still, more can be done. Hear from leading Swedish tech companies and the Mayor of Stockholm how they have joined forces with the city and declared themselves ’A Woman’s Place', committing to continue making the city a place of equal opportunities for all.

Speakers: Anna König Jerlmyr, Mayor of Stockholm, Linda Crea, Senior Commercial Manager of Global Partnerships, Klarna, Samer Al Moubayed, Co-Founder & CEO, Furhat Robotics, Michela Magas, Founder & Creative Director, Music Tech Fest, Abel Buko, Insights Director, Katie McVeay, Head of Production, Bannerboy, Anja Melander, Head of Culture, Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship

Time and place: March 8, SAS House of Scandinavia

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March 12, The Stockholm talks: Sweden’s secret sauce to music tech leadership

Sweden has established itself as a leading music and music tech country on the international music scene and industry, with Stockholm-based world-leading companies including streaming unicorn Spotify, leading musical artists such as Robyn, Swedish House Mafia and Abba, and rising music tech stars such as Kobalt, Happy Plugs, Auddly and Epidemic Sound.

Listen to and meet some of Sweden’s leading music tech companies while tasting some Swedish food on the green. Mingle with Sweden’s Minister for Foreign Trade, Ann Linde and Ambassador of Sweden to the United States, Karin Olofsdotter, and discover music you never knew was Swedish!

Speakers: Niclas Molinder, Founder and CEO, Auddly, Tom Höglund, Chief Revenue Officer, Epidemic Sound, Martina Elm, CEO & Co-founder, Confetti, Victor Sundén, Chief Revenue Officer, Dreamhack, Jabob Hvid, CEO and founder, Abundo Live, Linda Portnoff, CEO and founder, Riteband

Time and place: March 12, SAS House of Scandinavia

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About The Stockholm talks
The Stockholm talks at SAS House of Scandinavia at SXSW, Austin are organized by Invest Stockholm and Visit Stockholm, in partnership with Embassy of Sweden, Washington, D.C, and with the support of Swedish Institute. 

About Invest Stockholm
Invest Stockholm is the official investment promotion agency of Stockholm. We work with the marketing and development of the Stockholm region as a business destination under the brand Stockholm – The Capital of Scandinavia. Invest Stockholm is a subsidiary of Stockholm Business Region, owned by the city of Stockholm. Our services include matching investors with opportunities, and providing advice and practical assistance, free of charge, to set up and expand a business in Stockholm.