Hidden Dreams started as a business development experiment. Today, its a unique venture builder specializing in creating SaaS-companies whose digital innovations solve time consuming and manual work process problems within large industries.
World-unique platform increasing recycling by rewarding recycling. By combining existing bins with smartphones, we create a modern deposit system that is easy to scale-up and works for all packages worldwide.
We fuse satellite images with AI to prevent power outages, ecological damage, and fires. Our solution saves lives and reduces CO2 emissions while also radically reducing time and cost for infrastructure inspection.
The Ground is a co-working space with a unique culture, tailor made for tech scale ups in Malmo. Everything done at The Ground is human, animal and nature friendly. Our hard-working entrepreneurs are passionate about sharing expert knowledge within and outside our community.
Sweden’s first coworking space for social innovation, Impact Hub Stockholm supports impact entrepreneurs to change the world through Trust, Courage and Collaboration. We enable businesses to make our world a better place for the future generations of tomorrow.
Acorai has developed a groundbreaking non-invasive technology for remote heart failure monitoring. The patented solution can help substantially reduce re-hospitalizations and mortality rates for the 60 million heart failure patients living in the world today
We fuse satellite images with AI to prevent power outages and fires sparked by falling trees and storms. Our solution saves lives and reduces CO2 emissions while also radically reducing time and cost for infrastructure inspection.
Naimul Abd is Business Advisor & Partnerships Lead at Coompanion Stockholm. He coaches more than 500 startup founders every year, manages and / or speaks at more than 100 startup events and meetups, has been instrumental in developing the partnership ecosystem for Coompanion Stockholm, and has recently been involved in projects related to social impact & creative sector. He is also involved in transforming several startup and impact ecosystem initiatives including being a Director for Startup Grind Stockholm and a Mentor for Founder Institute Nordics. In 2018, Naimul was awarded the Diversity Prize in Växjö, Sweden for his work in entrepreneurship. Naimul also has an early-stage impact-tech startup portfolio.
I’m a 45 year old mom of three small children and married to an entrepreneur. I was born in Romania and fled with my family to Gothenburg. I have a master’s degree in business with a focus on the management of growth companies. For the last 20 years, the GU Ventures team and I have supported hundreds of entrepreneurs in building their new businesses. Prior to GU Ventures, I worked for Venture Cup, Daimler-Benz, Volvo Cars and Geveko Industrier. In February of 2020, I was appointed the Finance Profile of the Year award with the motivation that we are an important factor for the business community in our region. Before that I was also appointed Leader of the Year of Gothia Academy in 2016.
I have always done things that interests me and make me grow on different levels. Im a tech community builder and love to watch companies and people develop to become their best version. Therefore I enjoy working with companies in early stages where the journey begins. Im a solid combo of introvert and extrovert, I always long for my morning cup of coffee and I wish I was better at ice skating.
Melanie is the founder and CEO of Panion. Melanie received a bachelors in anthropology from Columbia University and a masters of fine arts in social documentary filmmaking from the School of Visual Arts in NYC. She worked in sales for Apple for almost 3 years and for more than 10 years as a freelance filmmaker, photographer and designer. In 2014 she received a Fulbright grant to conduct research on integration at Lund University in Sweden, and through her research the concept of Panion was born. Melanie brings to Panion her background in social anthropology, project management and design thinking, combined with a passion for promoting more positive social experiences that tackle loneliness and create a deeper sense of inclusion.
As co-founder and CEO, my primary role is to define the strategy and direction for the company. Over the last 19+ years I have led IT and Solution sales within MNCs such as HCL, GlobalLogic and have built several new business initiatives creating a new service line, expanding to new geography, industries and building new solutions. I am an Intrapreneur who has grown businesses from zero or a very low base to about a few multi-million dollars per year. As CEO at TrusTrace, I have used my past experience to identify and forge partnerships with Investors, Brand Leadership and Ecosystem partners to help them develop their business strategy around traceable, transparent and sustainable supply chains.
Lena Hackelöer is the founder and CEO of Brite Payments, a second generation instant payments provider based in Stockholm. Brite leverages Open Banking technology to process A2A payments in real-time between consumers and online merchants across 21 markets in Europe. Lena has been in the European Fintech space for more than 12 years. Having joined Klarna in its early days, Lena spent 7 years at a number of leading roles in Klarna, including overseeing marketing and global communications as well as local market strategy. Before founding Brite, she also served as the CPO, CMO and finally CEO of Qliro Financial Services (STO:QLIRO).
EQT Ventures is a VC fund with 1.2 billion+ in total capital raised. The fund doesn’t focus on specific markets / industries, but bold & ambitious founders who have the grit to build global winners. The team is based in London, Stockholm, Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam & San Francisco.
Chalmers Ventures is one of Sweden’s most active tech investors in early stage and a globally top-10 ranked university incubator. We are supported by world leading competence and knowledge from Chalmers University. Powered by true passion, curiosity and courage.
PocketLaw was founded in 2018 by Kira Unger and Olga Beck-Friis. PocketLaw provides businesses with an all-in-one digital solution for legal. Their headquarter is in Stockholm and they have a London office. Team of 30 people with backgrounds from Spotify, Google and Klarna.
Depict.ai is an e-commerce startup company that helps the e-merchants to have a faster and more relevant recommendation system without having a large amount of transaction data to feed the algorithms with.
Insurello is an InsurTech startup that provides help to individuals who need or want help by a representative for the customer towards insurance companies.Insurello ensures that its customer receives all the compensation they are entitled to from any insurance they are covered by