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Stockholm launches podcast to help businesses fight gender discrimination

Stockholm launches podcast to help businesses fight gender discrimination

Press Releases   •   Jan 10, 2019 06:50 GMT

Europe has a discrimination problem, according to a recent report by investment firm Atomico. Of all funds raised by European VC-backed companies in 2018, 93 percent went to all-male founding teams. And almost half of the women in Europe’s tech sector said they had experienced discrimination. To fight the problem, Stockholm launches a podcast to help companies improve their diversity strategy.

​Two municipalities in the Stockholm region sell land to Microsoft

​Two municipalities in the Stockholm region sell land to Microsoft

Press Releases   •   Dec 11, 2018 13:27 GMT

The two municipalities Gävle and Sandviken in the Stockholm region have decided to sell a total of 130 hectares of land to Microsoft for SEK 269 million, thereby creating conditions for a major international investment.

​Stockholm set out to be a leading foodtech hub

​Stockholm set out to be a leading foodtech hub

Press Releases   •   Nov 20, 2018 11:44 GMT

Stockholm entrepreneurs, known for producing unicorns within music tech, fintech and gaming, have taken on a new challenge; to disrupt the world’s largest economic system, the food sector. Food loss and waste alone accounts for eight percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. A new food system, driven by tech and data, and geared towards sustainable solutions is being born in Stockholm.

Stockholm ranks the most popular destination for international retailers in the Nordic region

Stockholm ranks the most popular destination for international retailers in the Nordic region

Press Releases   •   Nov 14, 2018 08:56 GMT

Retail Guide Sweden 2018 is here, taking the temperature of the retail market in Stockholm. An analysis of international retail brand entrants shows that Stockholm has the highest presence of international retailers compared to its Nordic peers. Swelling retail sales, high population growth and a large increase in shopping tourism are some of the factors that explain Stockholm's popularity.

Stockholm Hotel Report: Demand for additional hotels in Stockholm

Stockholm Hotel Report: Demand for additional hotels in Stockholm

Press Releases   •   Oct 18, 2018 08:21 GMT

​Despite a substantial increase in the number of hotel rooms in Stockholm last year, the demand for more hotels in the Swedish capital continues to develop. Changed travel habits, a growing middle class in Asia and cheaper flights have contributed to the increase in the proportion of private hotel guests, which is now almost as big as the business segment.

The first fire extinguisher designed to fit on the kitchen counter

The first fire extinguisher designed to fit on the kitchen counter

Press Releases   •   Oct 16, 2018 07:15 GMT

The winner of this year’s Stockholm Acceleration Scholarship will be announced today. Andreas Westberg will receive SEK 250,000 for his ‘Firemill’ innovation – a totally new kind of fire extinguisher that is so small, it can fit on the kitchen counter.

Stockholm Economy: Report shows positive growth in Stockholm

Stockholm Economy: Report shows positive growth in Stockholm

Press Releases   •   Sep 26, 2018 05:00 GMT

The Stockholm economy is still in a boom the second quarter of 2018, but shows signs of cooling off in comparison to the same period in 2017. The economy and the population grow, but business is going downwards and construction of housing projects has decreased from last year’s strong figures.

Stockholm Tech Week: Welcome to a world leading tech ecosystem

Stockholm Tech Week: Welcome to a world leading tech ecosystem

Press Releases   •   Sep 03, 2018 06:15 GMT

During the first two weeks of September, Stockholm welcomes thousands of investors, entrepreneurs, talents and journalists, to discover one of the best tech ecosystems in the world. With 14 conferences and 50+ events, Stockholm Tech Week offers visitors to experience what's going to happen next in the world. Welcome to connect with the early starters of the Stockholm tech ecosystem!

WeWork opens first Nordic location in Stockholm

WeWork opens first Nordic location in Stockholm

Press Releases   •   Jul 09, 2018 07:54 GMT

The American community platform WeWork today announced its expansion into Stockholm. During the spring of 2019, the first location of the leading provider of shared office space around the globe will open its doors at the newly renovated property Urban Escape, offering office and community space for 1000 future members.

Anna Gissler to head Stockholm Business Region as acting CEO taking over after Olle Zetterberg

Anna Gissler to head Stockholm Business Region as acting CEO taking over after Olle Zetterberg

Press Releases   •   Jun 29, 2018 10:39 GMT

On July 1st, Olle Zetterberg, current CEO of Stockholm Business Region will go into retirement after 30 years in different executive positions within the city of Stockholm.

Stockholm economy: gross pay data showed positive growth figures

Stockholm economy: gross pay data showed positive growth figures

Press Releases   •   Jun 21, 2018 13:25 GMT

​The Stockholm economy is still in a boom, but shows signs of cooling off in the first quarter of 2018, compared to the same quarter in 2017. The economy and the population grows, but construction of housing projects has decreased from last year’s strong figures.

Sustainable brands choose Stockholm

Sustainable brands choose Stockholm

Press Releases   •   Jun 11, 2018 12:47 GMT

When sustainable eyewear brand Karün from Patagonia were looking for the best market in Europe to launch their new product; sunglasses made out of recycled fishing nets, they chose Stockholm. Why? You may ask. Stockholm has far from the amount of sunshine that many other European cities can boast with. The answer, however, is not to be found in the weather, but rather in the Swedish values.

Stockholm economy: ​Mostly positive figures

Stockholm economy: ​Mostly positive figures

Press Releases   •   Apr 03, 2018 09:06 GMT

The Stockholm economy continues to develop strongly which is shown by most indicators. Aggregated gross pay data showed positive growth figures both for Stockholm County and the City of Stockholm in the last quarter of 2017, compared to the same quarter in 2016. Information and communication, and construction where the driving forces behind this development.

Higher slope, longer skirun thanks to Amazon Web Services

Higher slope, longer skirun thanks to Amazon Web Services

Press Releases   •   Mar 26, 2018 07:15 GMT

The Vilsta ski slope in Eskilstuna in the Stockholm region, will become 10 meters higher just in time for the winter season next year. All thanks to shaft masses from the construction of Amazon Web Services (AWS)’s data center in Eskilstuna.

Klara City View – a property in the heart of Stockholm for sale

Klara City View – a property in the heart of Stockholm for sale

Press Releases   •   Mar 13, 2018 11:29 GMT

For the first time in many years, the City of Stockholm has land to sell in the city center. The gross floor area is about 20 000 square meters. The property has the Central station, the City Hall and the open waters of Riddarfjärden as neighbours.

The world's top songwriters have landed in Stockholm

The world's top songwriters have landed in Stockholm

Press Releases   •   Jan 15, 2018 08:23 GMT

Today, some of the world’s most talented songwriters gather in Stockholm to experience the creative atmosphere in the Swedish capital. During three days, 45 songwriters from all over the world will come together, experiment and create at the 2018 Stockholm Songwriting Camp.

Stockholm economy: Increased employment rate and more new companies started

Stockholm economy: Increased employment rate and more new companies started

Press Releases   •   Dec 20, 2017 16:12 GMT

The Stockholm economy continues to develop strongly, which is shown by most indicators. Aggregated gross pay data showed positive growth for both Stockholm County and the City of Stockholm compared to the same quarter in 2016. Information and communication, construction, financial and insurance and education were the driving sectors behind this development.

Here are the winners of the 2017 Stockholm Innovation Scholarship

Here are the winners of the 2017 Stockholm Innovation Scholarship

Press Releases   •   Nov 28, 2017 17:42 GMT

Mayor of Stockholm Karin Wanngård has presented the Stockholm Innovation Scholarship to five recipients at a ceremony at Stockholm City Hall. The jury, consisting of 27 renowned experts from Stockholm's business and innovation ecosystem, has identified the innovations with the best potential to become Stockholm's future growth companies, among 500 scholarship applications.

It's here! The guide every retail investor has been waiting for

It's here! The guide every retail investor has been waiting for

Press Releases   •   Nov 16, 2017 10:26 GMT

Packed with statistics, key facts and detailed descriptions of shopping districts in Stockholm, the Swedish retail guide has landed. For everyone considering entering the Stockholm retail market, this guide saves weeks of market research.

This year’s corporate holiday gift? How about perfect oversight of all customer relationships in social media?

This year’s corporate holiday gift? How about perfect oversight of all customer relationships in social media?

Press Releases   •   Nov 07, 2017 14:05 GMT

Today, a major and fast growing part of all communication and customer service takes place in social media. Keeping track of customer relationships in external channels poses a large problem for companies. Fortunately, a Stockholm-based company is offering a solution to this problem. That company is RelationDesk, and today it has been appointed the winner of the Stockholm Acceleration Scholarship.