Speakers and Panelists

Match2One

Multichannel advertising platform for SMEs, globally. Offering automated advertising across Programmatic advertising, Google Shopping, Google Search, and social media channels.

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Oskar Höglund
CEO and Co-founder, Epidemic Sound

Oscar Höglund is the CEO and Co-Founder of Epidemic, the global technology company disrupting the music industry. As the second-fastest growing technology company in Sweden according to the Financial Times, Epidemic is on a mission to Soundtrack the World.

Oscar has a background in television production and management consultancy. He was a part of the management team for Zodiak Television, which has produced popular shows such as The Inbetweeners and Wife Swap. Oscar also worked at The Boston Consulting Group.

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Elsa Bernadotte
Co-founder, Karma

Elsa is the Co-Founder and COO of Karma. Elsa is passionate about creating a motivated high-growth organisation to galvanise the first zero food waste generation. Karma now has 60 employees globally, who have the collective goal to lead the way to a truly circular economy and ultimately solve global food waste.

Prior to founding Karma, Elsa, a serial entrepreneur, founded Pop Fruits a healthy ice-cream alternative where she spearheaded operations in four markets. Elsa sold the company and soon thereafter founded Karma. Elsa has featured on the Forbes ’30 under 30’ list, Business Weekly’s “Most Powerful Business Woman in Sweden 2019”, Ledarna’s ‘Top 75 Female Leaders in Sweden 2018’ and Dagens Industri’s ’40 hottest serial entrepreneurs under 40’.

A Swedish native, Elsa moved to London in 2019 in order to launch Karma in the UK. Karma’s London office has grown to 13 employees in three short months.

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Marie-Helene Ametsreiter
Partner, SpeedInvest

In the course of her numerious commercial and general management positions in Western and South-Eastern Europe, industry expert Marie-Helene has gained sound experience in the Telecom Industry as well as in the Oil and Gas Business. 


During the last 20 years Marie-Helene has gained hands-on experience as Markeing-Sales Director, CEO, Director Sustainability and several supervisory board roles in the corporate world. After some years of running her own consulting business Marie-Helene joined Speedinvest in 2014 as a Partner. Marie-Helene is today heading Speedinvest´s office in Munich and focusing on Industry 4.0 investments.


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Magnus Nilsson
Co-Founder/Executive Chairman, iZettle

Magnus Nilsson is a serial entrepreneur and co-founder of iZettle, a fintech company headquartered in Sweden and named by The Financial Times as one of Europe’s most innovative and fastest growing companies.

Magnus currently serves as the Executive Chairman of the board at iZettle. Under his and his co-founder Jacob de Geer’s joint leadership, iZettle expanded into 12 markets to become the leading small business commerce platform in Europe and Latin America. In May 2018, iZettle was acquired by PayPal for $2,2 bn, giving it access to millions of merchant relationships around the world.

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Kina Zeidler
Business Journalist, Author

Kina Zeidler is a Swedish business journalist and author.

In her first book, "Det svenska techundret"/"The Swedish tech tycoons", she tries to find out why Sweden – a country with a population of 10 million – has become such a unicorn factory. What are the underlying factors of the unique digital progress seen in Sweden in the last 20 years? Who are the people behind the greatest Swedish tech company successes, what drives them, and what are their recipes for success?

Through unique interviews with the Swedish unicorn founders, investors and family members, Kina Zeidler investigates what turned tiny Sweden into a digital super power. She also tries to find out the common denominators and drivers of the unicorn entrepreneurs.

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Seth Pierrepont
Partner, Accel

Seth Pierrepont joined Accel in 2013 and focuses on enterprise software, cybersecurity, and fintech.Seth helped lead Accel’s investments and ongoing work in Kry, PillPack (acquired by Amazon), WorldRemit, Soldo, Anyfin, Snyk, Shift Technology, CallSign, Carwow, and FRVR.Prior to Accel, Seth invested in European companies with Vision Capital. He previously advised technology and media companies on strategy with Oliver Wyman in San Francisco.Seth is from Chicago, IL and attended Dartmouth.

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Jessica Schultz
Partner, Northzone

Jessica is a Partner at Northzone, the VC fund backing the entrepreneurs building Europe's game-changing companies, including Spotify, iZettle, Klarna and Trustpilot. Jessica has a strong interest in e-commerce and consumer internet, and has invested in companies like Matsmart, Red Points, Na-Kd and Klarna. Prior to Northzone, Jessica co-founded and was CMO of global recipe-kit delivery service HelloFresh.

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Staffan Helgesson
Partner, Creandum

Few have had a closer inside look to the rise of the Nordic startup ecosystem than Staffan Helgesson. Staffan has been in the venture industry for 15 years and brings significant company building experience from the many ventures he has been associated with.

He also has extensive international management experience from McKinsey & Company, Procter & Gamble and IKEA, in Europe, the US and Asia. Staffan was previously founder and Managing Partner of Startupfactory (first investor focused on mobile internet) and started Creandum in 2003. At Creandum Staffan has worked with investments in all of Creandum’s focus areas but have a particular interest in enterprise products and services, applications built on the blockchain and other innovations capable of disrupting existing industries. He has specific domain expertise in marketing and sales management. Staffan has spent significant time in the US and is also a Kauffman Fellow. He was also invited and participated in the first ever international Kauffman Fellows class in 2005.

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Sara Bjelkstam
Team Development Expert, Grassy Growth

Sara Bjelkstam has since her studies at the Stockholm School of Economics worked in a number of entrepreneurial technology companies. Most recently, Sara was the COO at Fishbrain and before that, she was CMO for the digital mailbox Kivra. Nowadays, Sara runs her own company where she supports start-ups on issues such as how to build a successful team, ways to maintain and attract talent, and how to proactively work to build a corporate culture that enables innovation and rapid growth to achieve business goals. 

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Karin Ruiz
Business Coach, Sting

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Pär Hedberg
CEO, Sting

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Frienditivity

Friendtivity provides leisure activities for school kids in a new way – at home, in small groups around an interest such as music, programming or painting and led by an employed friendtivity leader. Via the platform friendtivity.se, parents can seamlessly find leaders, book and pay for the activity at a very competitive price.  Friendtivity’s goal is that the activities will provide opportunities for more school children to have a fun and meaningful leisure time, together with old or new friends.

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TorTalk

TorTalk creates text to speech applications for schools, Universities and workplaces.        Our end users are people with dyslexia, ADHD and those who prefer to listen to their second language. TorTalks software removes barriers, help increase efficiency and reduce stress for users. For example, today we reach 75 % of the students in Sweden and feedback tells us about completed classes and an honest chance to graduate using TorTalk.

Now we are moving towards B2C with SaaS and Apps. TorTalk for iPhone is available in App store.

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Treeno

Treeno creates a new digital communication channel between consumers and companies by building an innovative service for digital receipts. With Treeno’s service, consumers easily get their digital receipts collected in one place and a unique insight into how they spend their money. 

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imagilabs

imagiLabs makes coding fun for teenage girls. A community where girls between 12-16 get creative with mobile-first tools and gadgets customisable through programming. Powered by gamification, we aim to train and prepare tomorrow's leaders who will shape the future of innovation.

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Mindmore

Mindmore is a digital testing app for detection and follow-up of cognitive functions. It consists of self-administered tests that provide clinicians with immediate results. This makes cognitive testing more efficient, more reliable and decreases clinicians' administration. With Mindmore's tests, diseases can be detected earlier allowing for cheaper and easier intervention. 

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FLOAT

At FLOAT, we are pioneers of Capital-as-a-Service (CaaS) - providing small SaaS businesses with fast, easy access to founder-friendly, non-dilutive growth capital.

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MIND Music Labs

MIND Music Labs develops technologies enabling a new generation of connected audio devices. Our ambition is to create new ways to bridge the gap between musicians, consumers and technology, changing how to create, record, listen and share music.

ELK MusicOS is MIND Music Labs patent pending core technology. ELK is a Music and Audio Operating System developed specifically to be embedded in hardware audio applications like headphones, smart speakers and musical instruments. ELK is the fastest way to bring smart IoT audio devices to market, ready to become part of the new ecosystem of connected audio applications.

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Airmee

Airmee is a logistics startup focused on last-mile deliveries for online retailers. We have been growing 150% CQGR the past 12 months. So far we've raised 4.5m euro and are looking to do a Series A round.

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Gimme Shelter

Gimme Shelter aims to make architecture accessible to the masses. With unique, environmentally friendly and affordable housing solutions in modules like ”lego” that can be combined, Gimme Shelter wants to help people to live and build according to their need and their wallet. Together with Sweden’s most acclaimed pioneers in environment and sustainability, Gimme Shelter is building Northern Europe’s first turnkey house that is run on fossil-free fuels.

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Relox Robotics

At Relox Robotics, we develop mobile, self-driving robots to automate time-consuming and risky tasks performed by human workers. The first robot developed by the company is for automatic ball collecting on golf ranges. The robot collects golf balls autonomously on the range, a task that today is done manually with a tractor and a driver. Using our robot, the golf clubs gets a cheaper, safer and more environmentally friendly solution.

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Casablnca

Casablnca is a CRM-System for companies and agencies working with Influencer Marketing (IM) in-house. It's a SAAS Solution that collects, stores, evaluates and presents all IM data in one place. Today the system consists of four core-functions: databank, collaboration history, calendar and user profile. Companies are able to build their own databank with relevant Influencers and follow up on their ongoing IM strategy and history. Streamlining the work processes, Casablnca makes time to focus on communication and growth, built on data driven decisions.

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Impactpool

Impactpool is the world's fastest-growing  career platform for people and companies who want to contribute to a positive impact. We currently have over 420 000 registered talents from all over the world who we are supporting and matching to opportunities where they can contribute to making the world better.

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Pliance

Pliance helps companies automate their anti-money laundering processes with the help of a powerful and flexible API that saves both time and money for businesses by incorporating customer controls into their existing tools and workflows. By using the Pliance API, these companies can focus on their basic business, and grow faster.

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Renbloc

We will disrupt the energy market through transparency and trust, by offering the conscious consumer, the ability to truly control what type of energy they consume.

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Woshapp

Woshapp is the car wash that comes to you. For every car we wash with our proven formula, we save around 200 liters of water. Our formula is also gentle on the paint and reduces the risk of scratches and swirl marks. With Woshapp you just press a button while we take care of the rest. Easy, convenient and safe.

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Mendi

Mendi is the world’s first brain enhancement device for home use. Mendi’s technology is successfully being used by NASA and in research to enhance the brain’s functions and capacity by over 50 percent. The company is now making it accessible for everyone to use. Mendi is for those who want to improve their mental well-being, performance and overall health.

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