Today I will write about my second start up event, namely the STHLM Tech meetup event held in Hilton hotel in Slussen. I have to begin with saying that it was incredibly packed, there was barely room to stand. The upside however was that the event holders were really entertaining and great at their job.
In the beginning, they talked a lot about how the event has grown and how it today establishes relations between start up and investors that are beyond expectations. I was actually quite shocked when one of the slides showed the incredible potential of the stockholm start up environment. There are some absolutely huge investment being made in Swedish and Nordic companies. For example, Starbreeze received an investment of 385 million kronor a few days ago.
As I’m generally very interested in sports and especially football, it was interesting to listen about how Zlatan Ibrahimovic is doing tech investments and how other Swedish athletes are moving in the same direction. One of them is Alexander Gustafsson, the Swedish MMA-star. His manager, Mr Ghassemi, was at the event and was asked up on stage to talk about some of these investments.
To summarise, I definitely recommend you to go to these kind of events. I’ve had positive experiences from both the events I’ve been to, the start up bar and this one.
So long (and thanks for all the fish…)!