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Can your most junior employee completely revolutionise your business?
How do you identify the ideas that will become the next startup unicorns?
These are just some of the questions that will be answered during this year's Entrepreneurship Forum. We will dive into the theme Tech Outside the Box, looking into how innovative thinking within the tech sector has led to a flourishing Swedish startup scene in London.
Moderated by Cathy White, Founder & Director of CEW Communications and Director at GeekGirl Meetup UK, three fantastic speakers will share their stories and give some inspiration and advise on how to succeed in the ever-growing tech and startup scenes. These talks will be followed by a tech exhibition showcasing the latest work of some of the Chamber's most innovative Member companies and how they have carved out a unique niche for themselves in their respective industry by thinking outside the box.
CEO and Founder, Quinyx
While working part-time at McDonald’s, Erik Fjellborg saw great potential for improving the scheduling of their part-time workforce. Said and done, Fjellborg developed a new scheduling software and ended up selling the finished product to all McDonald's restaurants in Sweden. This is the origin of his company Quinyx, a workforce management company now present in 6 international markets. Fjellborg’s talk will focus on his extraordinary entrepreneurial journey and how innovation can come from the least expected places within an organisation.
Northzone is the venture capital firm behind successful startups such as Spotify, Klarna and iZettle. Among the over 100 technology companies in Northzone's portfolio, Jessica focuses on the digital and consumer sectors, with a special passion for e-commerce and marketing. Prior to joining Northzone, Jessica co-founded global meal kit delivery service HelloFresh, where she spearheaded the global marketing operation and grew the business from zero to $50 million in 24 months. With experience from both running startups and investing in them, Nilsson's talk will bridge the gap between the Dragon's Den and the pitching deck and pinpoint what it means to think outside the box - both to be discovered as a startup but also to find those rare needles in the startup haystack that have the potential of becoming the next unicorns.
UK Managing Director, ESL UK
In 2012, James Dean founded ESL UK (Electronic Sports League), a subsidiary of Turtle Entertainment owned ESL, the world’s largest e-sports company and part of the international digital entertainment group MTG. ESL’s online leagues and mega-events beat records in attendance and online viewership with each new event and feature top international teams and star players. James will take us through the UK journey of e-sports, how it has grown in popularity to engaging people of all ages and creating a new generation of superstars, and he will also touch upon how MTG’s support has helped the growth of e-sports and how intrapreneurship can fuel the growth of new industries.
E-commerce platform provider working with clients such as Gant, Jack Daniels and Fjällräven, helping them to adapt to the digital era.
Being experts in Influencer Marketing, Tailify connects brands and content creators for tailored marketing campaigns using social media influencers.
Creating custom-made career sites for companies like Lifesum, Filippa K and Spendrups, Teamtailor is a one-stop-shop for making recruitment a lot easier.
Combining psychology with artificial intelligence, Crobox specialises in converting website visits to purchase decisions.
Focusing on corporate health and wellness, Digital Wellness expert Kin provides a solution that empowers companies to create a lasting culture of well-being in the workplace.
Loyalty made simple! Fidel is a service that links all your loyalty card to your payment card. Get those loyalty points with zero effort - good for the buyer AND for the retailer.
By collecting, aggregating and visualising public and proprietary real estate data into a web-service, Datscha aims to simplify decision making and provide knowledge to the commercial real estate sector.
DETAILS FOR THE EVENING
Date: 2 May 2017
Venue: Grange St Paul's
Event time: 6 - 9pm
Price: £15 for YP Members
£20 for SCC Members
£40 for non-Members
The Entrepreneurship Forum is an annual event hosted by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the UK and the Young Professionals of the Swedish Chamber. The Forum is THE event for entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, SMEs and anyone with an interest in the power of Swedish innovation in the UK.