Stockholm’s Startup Day is coming into full force this Saturday, April 25th, and with it they’re bringing in more than 1,000 entrepreneurs, investors, and exhibitors under one roof. The event is on Saturday, so you’ve got no work excuses to miss out on some good networking and a casual afterparty.
This will be our third or fourth Startup Day and we’ve always discovered an interesting mix of startups in the crowd and from their pitching competition – this isn’t an event with tons of demostands to talk to, but good and surprising dealflow can be found up on stage. The one pitch that will always stand out in my head is Natural Cycles, an app that prevents pregnancy, which left plenty of questions for the judges.
Up on stage there’ll be a good mix of Stockholm talent and foreign speakers. As outsiders you’ve got David Rowan from Wired, Christina Reisen from Evernote, and Supriya Hobbs from Miss Possible. And as for locals look no farther than Martina Elm of Confetti – the event website startup we wrote about recently, and Caroline Walerud from Volumental. If my memory serves me correctly we first met Walerud at Startup Day, so it’s great to see her go from a startup in the mix to leading the stage.
To make event as “Stockholm” as possible, they’ve also got speakers from the two firms with probably the most “Stockholm” sounding startup names: Jesper Kouthoofd from Teenage Engineering and Martin Willers from People People.
Tickets can still be found on their website, so grab em while you can.