With this much happening in Stockholm at the same time, we turned to Jonas Almeling to get a better understanding of where to go and why. Here's what he suggested:
First of all, what is Stockholm Tech Week? Stockholm is a world leading tech and innovation hub, attracting some of the best talents in the world and home to an outstanding number of global startups, scaleups and unicorns. For a few years the beginning of September and #SthlmTech Fest has been the annual global meeting place for the startup ecosystem. This year more than 10 conferences and 50 events & parties are expecting more than 30.000 guests and they are creating a melting pot where the world of Tech & Startups connects with arts & design, music & creativity, esport & gaming and hackathons & action. That is what Sthlm Tech Week is!
What are the highlights of Sthlm Tech Week? With this much happening at the same time it will be somewhat tricky to know where to be and why. Here is mine, and our, guide to the main events. However – I really recommend that you visit the event sites yourself. For a complete list check the following sites: Invest Stockholm and Sthlmtechweek
Me-Convention At the me Convention, Mercedes- Benz in collaboration with SXSW bring together global leaders and pioneers across art, music, technology, science, and more. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime chance to meet global leaders and pioneers and together #createthenew future-focused innovations.
Get 50 Euro discount on your ticket with the code: reg-me-businesssweden_pn7h77tfrs
Personal note: I had the privilege to speak at last year’s Me-Convention in Frankfurt and to collaborate with the organisers at SXSW. I was blown away by the quality of speakers and content at the event and for the first time in a long while I found it extremely inspiring and rewarding to attend the key-notes, workshops and sessions. It was also an event from which I left more energized than when I came there, which is also very unique. For anyone that is looking to get inspired on what change they need to start working on in their own professional setting I really recommend Me-Convention.
Startup Guide Stockholm – Book Launch Startup Guide Stockholm is back for the second edition to deliver a fresh dose of info, insights and inspiration for entrepreneurs to kick-start their ideas! Meet the greatest people in the city - both at the event and in the book. For anyone who wants to navigate the Stockholm Tech & Startup scene Startup Guide is an invaluable resource.
Sthlm Tech Fest With the main conference happening on 3 September for the fifth year this year Tyler Crowley is once again organising the biggest tech & startup meeting in town. This has become the yearly you-have-to-be-there event for talent, founder, investors, ecosystem and support organisations. You can get a 50% discount on the regular attendee ticket with the code: biztechswe
Gather Festival At the end of the Sthlm Tech Week you will once again get a unique opportunity to cross borders, meet brilliant minds and look into the future. Gather is not your average conference or music festival. It investigates society and its future, embraces complexity and bursts filter bubbles to offer inspiring and unexpected experiences for the curious minds. Gather hosts some of the most interesting speakers and artists active in the world today. 1000kr discount on full Gather 2018 conference tickets by using the following code: gather_jonas_almeling
Personal note: At Gather I am very much looking forward to interact and create new solutions with un-likely partners like Invest Stockholm, Zound Industries and SOS Alarm. The Gather Labs are amazing and you will both be involved in creating change and learn a lot of methods to inspire you in the way you lead your life 365 days a year. And of course, don’t miss the music! :)
Other events of special interest
Sthlm Music Tech Meetup 4 September 5-7 PM
Where Music and Tech Meet: Join fellow music creators, tech innovators, investors and music industry partners and friends at our major quarterly meetup
Stockholm Internation Esports Awards 3 September
Swedens first esport gala celebrating the greatest esport stars of the year.
Stockholm AI’s Job Fair 2 September
Showcase your AI company or find jobs and internships at the hottest deep tech companies in Sweden.
Techstars Startup Weekend Women Stockholm 7-9 September
The world needs more female founders - become one of them! Techstars Startup Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.
Jonas Almeling is head of innovation & ecosystem at Business Sweden and is taking the lead on Going Global. He is also a finalist in the Nordic Startup Awards' Swedish finale as "Ecosystem Hero of the Year". Three things in his life represent him both as a person and a professional; entrepreneurship, communication/human relationships & sustainability.