I’m on my way home from what was a very exciting event in Stockholm. The Start Up Bar at Scandic Continental was filled with people ready to mingle about their ideas. The mood was very relaxing with people drinking and talking.
Some classmates and I got to talk with a Swedish guy working as an ‘Importer & Exporter’ in India and he talked about some of the services and networks he offer. It was definitely a good experience, especially as I’m involved in a team (Renewdo) trying to discover ideas worth working on. And I’m sure international contacts like Mr Öberg are capable of helping us in the future.
I also got the chance to share my venture project idea. It’s basically about offering entertainment in public transport, starting with Stockholm. There were several arguments that come up of why this might not work, the major one was that a collaboration with the state-owned SL might be costly and basically tough to get. I still think that since I’m adding value to their infrastructure, I should be in a reasonably good position to negotiate but I definitely recognise the difficulties involved. Hopefully I will be able to develop my idea further together with my classmates during the Venture Project Assignment.
For now, I’m already looking forward to the next event; STHLM Tech Meetup, 10th of October. See you there!