TiE is a global, not-for-profit network of entrepreneurs and professionals dedicated to the advancement of entrepreneurship. The Nordic chapter of TiE provides a platform to showcase and spread Nordic Entrepreneurial Success stories to its global network. TiE Nordic is Stockholm based, Non-Profit organization that was formed on May 29th, 2007.
We provide Nordic Entrepreneurs a platform to both share ideas and connect their interests with like-minded entrepreneurs in other regions of Europe, Asia, North America, & Australia. Our events have focused on various themes ranging from Cleantech, IT/Telecom, Mobile Services, Emerging Markets, Healthcare, Venture Capital, and Private Equity.
TiE dedicated to equality and diversity in the Start-Up ecosystem of the Nordics. It has initiated Investing In Women MEETUP that brings together successful Entrepreneurs, Investors and upcoming high-growth Women-led startups in Stockholm once a month. Our focus is to create a platform to showcase female role models and an inclusive meeting place for individuals and businesses to connect, collaborate, inspire and invest.
Busy week? No time to check Swedish Startup Space? No worries – we’ve wrapped up the week’s most popular articles and latest jobs from #swedentech here for you!
Olle Aronsson, reporter at Dagens Industri gives us his viewpoint on startup-pr, how entrepreneurs should approach trade papers and whether or not tradtional media “do enough” to cover our booming startup scene.
NewsHubby is one of the... Read More
FunRock is an up and coming cross-platform massively multiplayer online (MMO) strategic games company that makes games free to play. They focus primarily on adding social aspects and mechanisms into the gameplay and making gamers want to keep on playing more of their mobile games.
The use of simultaneous electronic devices such as computer, laptop, iPad and smart phones has become a common scenario nowadays. Hence, the demand of apps and games for these devices has naturally increased tremendously. To be able to play the latest MMO strategy... Read More
Imagine you, as an individual, purchase a car for €5000 from a private person. Money changes owner, so does the car, but before you know it, the car breaks down and turns out it’s nothing the vendor has promised it to be. Worst yet, the vendor refuses to pay you your money back.
Another example. Imagine your company signs a contract worth €5000 with another company (sound more familiar?). Contract agreements are not met and boom, a full blown dispute is at your hands, along with a million other things you need to worry... Read More
Kittat, a consignment service for second hand children’s clothing has announced that they have received a 300,000 SEK grant from Vinnova to grow their start-up based in Stockholm. The concept behind consignment is essentially a two-sided marketplace (for example like eBay) but rather than letting users sell items directly, the company takes those items in batches, does all the work photographing and merchandising them, and then sells them on the users behalf.
The childrens clothing consignment space is certainly not unchartered territory outside of Sweden, many players in the US dominate... Read More
Editor's note: At the end of June while everyone was preparing for summer holidays, the FIN-FSA regulatory body published its new guidelines for equity crowdfunding in Finland, which were near opposite what they presented only a month before that. This sudden change in new guidelines have a huge impact on Finland's crowdfunding industry, which in many ways has been at the forefront of the world's equity crowdfunding scene. Below is a guest post by Antti Hemmilä of Attorneys at law Borenius, who has previously written for us on crowdfunding here.
During the last few... Read More
Startup – [stAHrt-uhp] (noun): “a new organization or business venture.” Short, simple, and utterly ambiguous. Courtesy of Wiktionary.
Fortunately, the Urban Dictionary expounds on this unsatisfactory brevity with: “A recently formed company. In modern terminology, it has come to describe a company formed with a business model relying on the internet.” Better, but it’s just not definitive enough.
Paul Graham‘s definition is much more elucidative: “a startup is a company designed to grow fast. Being newly founded does not in itself make a company a startup. Nor is it necessary for a startup to... Read More
Editor note: This post was written by Olle Aronsson, a reporter at Dagens industri. Olle also co-hosts Digitalpodden, a bi-monthly podcast about the Swedish Internet industry.
There’s been a bit of a buzz this week around startups that promise to help other businesses to get in contact with journalists and convince news organizations to write about their product.
For me, as a tech journalist, this debate is interesting because it gives me an idea about what some people in the industry believe is the key to... Read More
Denmark's wine app, Vivino, has just hit the nice round milestone of 5 million users who are snapping pictures of their wine bottles to rank what they've drank. We've covered the company a few times in the past, but if you're just now hearing about them, the app uses computer vision to figure out what bottle and vintage of wine you're drinking, where you can rank it yourself and find more information and rankings about the wine.
Moving 5 million app downloads isn't bad, especially since users seem to be busy within the... Read More
With about 2 days left on their kickstarter campaign, AirDog, the Latvian auto-follow videography drone that allows extreme sports enthusiasts to film their moves, has reached its 3rd stretch goal on Kickstarter, surpassing the mark of $1 million. This exceeds team’s initial estimates more than five times and makes AirDog the most funded Latvian startup on Kickstarter.
AirDog’s team of 10 engineers has announced that the additional funds will be used for research and development. The first feature introduced is the currently patent-pending Obstacle Avoidance Solution desired by many users.
Big acquisition news from Denmark: healthcare information technology supplier Cetrea has been acquired by Swedish medical tech giant Getinge and as a result, the Danish startup will be integrated into Getinge under the Maquet brand. The acquisition price amounted to SEK 110 million, which translates to approximately €12 million.
The deal stands out in significance, especially from a homefront point of view: Cetrea’s technology is used by doctors and nurses at more than 70 departments at 21 hospitals in 4 out of the 5 Danish healthcare regions, making it one of... Read More
STOCKHOLM Investing In Women MEETUP brings together successful Entrepreneurs, Investors and upcoming Women-led high growth startups in Stockholm.
Our focus is to create a platform to showcase Female Role Models and an inclusive meeting place for individuals, businesses to connect, collaborate, inspire and invest.