Nov 10, 2017 Jessica Blechingberg
Slush Small Talks in Stockholm brought 300 attendees from the local startup community together to discuss the current state of tech in an old bomb shelter. Slush Small Talks in Stockholm aimed to further deepen the local collaboration among Nordic growth companies and connect them with Nordic corporations. The event also aimed to discuss best practices for collaboration and how to manage cultural clashes and different expectation. We also had the pleasure to have Prince Daniel join us for an evening of good discussion between the smaller and bigger players of the ecosystem.
“We needed partners that really wanted to do something fantastic for the customers with our technology,” stated Daniel Kjellen, CEO & Co-Founder at Tink. For SEB, the collaboration with fintech startup Tink was a great match as well: “For us it was to bring the best technology to our customers, and this was the fast way to do it – together with an edge cutting team,” explains Christoffer Malmer, Co-Head Corporate and Private Customer Division at SEB.
A wide variety of speakers took the stage at Small Talks, amongst them such names as Marcus Wallenberg, Chairman at SEB, Hjalmar Winbladh, Partner at EQT Ventures and Mats Agervi, CEO at Combient sharing their personal success stories in navigating in the startup scene. Jacob De Geer, Founder, and CEO of iZettle talked about his entrepreneurial path and Jessica Schultz, Partner at Northzone together with the event’s moderator Ulf Skarin from Veckans Affärer, wrapped up the Small Talk session with a fireside chat about today’s hottest tech trends.
This month, we bring all the continents together at Slush 2017 by offering our guests a unique opportunity to reach the global audience, engage with the global tech community. Let’s turn the small talk into big at Slush 2017.
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