Grattis till Bokio som tog hem segern i Göteborg och är klara för final i Startup Tour i december

Tack till alla som deltog i Göteborg den 11 november för den fjärde delfinalen i Startup Tour 2017 

Under eventet fick vi följa dramatiken när dessa sju vassa startupbolag pitchade på scen, där publiken tillsammans med en eminent jury korade kvällens vinnare - Bokio. Boko går vidare till finalomgången som hålls i Stockholm den 7 december där vinnaren i Di Digital Startup tour 2017 ska koras.

Här kan du läsa om priserna som de pitchande bolagen gör upp om. 

Vi fick även lyssna till Patrik Arnesson grundare av Football Addicts, fotbollfansens digitala favoritDessutom intervjuades Susanne Birgersdotter, serieentreprenören med flera succéappar bakom sig. 

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Program

15.30 Välkommen 

16.00 Intro av Di Digital

16.05 Intervju - Patrik Arnesson, Football Addicts

16.20 Tävling del 1 – Pitch

17.30  Paus med mingel

18.00 Intervju - Susanne Birgersdotter 

18.25 "I huvudet på"

18.30 Tävling del 2 - Mot väggen 

18.50 Publiken röstar - vinnaren utses

19.00 AW med mingel och chans till att träffa våra partners

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OSA till Göteborg 8/11

På scen

Patrik Arnesson
Founder and CEO, Football Addicts

Patrik Arnesson is the co-founder and CEO of Football Addicts, the company behind one of the world's biggest football app, Forza Football. The mission is to democratize football and put football in the hands of the fans. Forza Football has over 2M weekly users and aims to reach 300M users by covering every single football match in the world. 

Forza Football is different from most other tech companies. We are bootstrapped and profitable, which means no interference from investors - we have full control over our company and products. We have no middle managers and we avoid lengthy company policies and bureaucracy. Also, all the employees become shareholders after 12 months.

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Susanne Birgersdotter
Founder of iGotchastudios, SthlmAppLab, SBDM and a partner in the VC company, Milky Way Cap

Susanne Birgersdotter is the founder of iGotchastudios, SthlmAppLab, SBDM and a partner in the VC company, Milky Way Cap. Susanne’s entrepreneurial journey began when she designed an app to assist her daughter with her math homework. Within four years, Susanne went on to develop a #1 ranked app, a disruptive location based app game, and established multiple companies. Susanne is dedicated in growing her business in a sustainable way and works actively to support other women entrepreneurs, encouraging more women to start companies and helping them get access to funding opportunities. 

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Peter Ekwall
IP-manager, Zacco (Jury)

Peter has a long experience in advising both small and large companies to find and secure strategically relevant Intellectual Property (IP). Peter is a European patent attorney  and a senior partner at Zacco with a 360° view on IP, including traditional registerable IP such as Patent, Trade Mark and Design together with their  complements within the realm of trade secrets and thereto attached solutions within Software, Cyber Security, Digital Brands and relevant agreements. He has a strong ambition  to help innovative companies to structure and manage intangible assets in the digitalized world of today and in the future.


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Yvonne Karolin
Manager Accenture Interactive (Jury)

Long background within Swedish retail, both in fashion and in groceries. Main roles as ecommerce manager and development manager ecommerce and in these roles supporting in the move from traditional retailing to digital retail. She has contributed to digital business changes. She has  worked with the  optimization of the new businessprocesses needed for the change and she has great knowledge in all supporting technologies that come along with this shift. She has enabled and worked with digital marketing, digital (and physical) sales, logistics, organisation change and the overall IT architectural choices connected to  support  this.
Today Yvonne works alongside retailers advising in digital transformation and business development to move towards the seamless customerjourneys that is needed to prevail in the competetion of today.

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Indra Sharma
Venture Lead, EQT (Jury)

Indra is a Venture Lead at EQT Ventures, based in Stockholm and focusing primarily on the Nordics. In her role, she manages the process from sourcing to an investment. Prior to joining the Ventures team, Indra worked at Bambora Group within Product and add-on acquisitions in the payments space. Before that, she worked as a management consultant and was also part of H&M’s global roll-out team where she developed go-to-market strategies for new markets. Indra started her career as a Quantitative Analyst at Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken.Indra graduated from Uppsala University with a Master of Engineering in Bioinformatics. She speaks five languages fluently and her motto is: “If you’re strong, you need to be kind”.

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Christoffer Norman
Investment Manager, Northzone (Jury)

Christoffer joined Northzone in 2017 and is based in the Stockholm office. His primary areas of interest are businesses with network effects, especially marketplaces. Prior to joining Northzone, Christoffer was COO and Head of Verticals at Avito, one of the largest marketplaces in the world. Before this, Christoffer was at McKinsey and the Swedish Embassy in Moscow. He has a BSc in Business and Economics from SSE.


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Jane Walerud
Serial tech entrepreneur, Walerud Ventures (Jury)

Jane Walerud is a serial tech entrepreneur who enjoys operative roles and has repeatedly built successful businesses from ideas. 

Since 1998, Jane has worked with 14 startups, including the successes Bluetail, Klarna, Tobii and Lensway.  Three others have gone badly. The overall results have been good: over 60% annual returns. During 2016, after a successful exit from Teclo Networks, she’s engaged with two new firms: Satcube and WeMeMove.
Jane holds an honorary doctorate from the Royal Institute of Technology,  a gold medal from The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, and a place in the SUP46 Startup Hall of Fame. She is a member of the Swedish Government Innovation Council and a director of Creades, a listed investment firm. Ms. Walerud graduated from Stanford University. She is also proud to lead a startup course.

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Andy Johnston
Partner, MOOR (Jury)

Andy Johnston is a Partner at Moor. He has over 20 years experience in staffing, building and running international development teams on different continents and in different business segments. Prior to joining MOOR, Andy worked at Ericsson, where he helped establish and run engineering teams in Germany, Hong Kong, Mainland China, Spain, Australia, and the UK. While At Ericsson, he served in Engineering & Technology Director, Chief Architect, and Chief Engineer roles at both Business Unit & Market/Country Levels. Andy has a degree in Applied Computer Science from Dublin City University. He  speaks English, German & Swedish, in addition to actively dabbling in French & Mandarin Chinese. He loves being part of energetic teams that hook the latest in technology, to exciting business ideas, and bring things to market that surprise & delight.

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Anders Wedahl
​ Technology Evangelist Manager Northern Europe, Microsoft (Jury)

With a long background as an architect in the financial services industry, Anders started at Microsoft 10 years ago. He has contributed with solutions and expertise to all business segments from early startups to ISVs and larger corporations. Anders is a trusted advisor not only in technology but also in business management and has been involved with many successful startups choosing Microsoft as their business enabler.

Today Anders is leading a technical team of 16 people in northern Europe that are focusing on technical innovations that enable organizations and developer communities to achieve more.

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Rikard Salmén
Startupansvarig Göteborg, Nordea

Bankmannen som inte gillar techno men älskar nya techbolag. Är ständigt nyfiken på nya intressanta idéer och ikväll efter den perfekta pitchen!

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Patrik Anderbro
Audit Partner, Head of Small & Medium Enterprise, KPMG (Jury)

Patrik is an audit partner and Head of SME at KPMG Sweden. He is one of Sweden’s leading auditors for small and medium enterprises. Patrik works with businesses of many different sizes and across a wide range of sectors. He has advised startups and owner managed businesses on accounting, tax, mergers and acquisitions and international growth for more than 15 years. He also has extensive experience in the management, coordination and reporting of audits of public and large private companies. Patrik is an Authorized Public Accountant and holds an MBA in Auditing & Accounting. 

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Joakim Winggren
Fund Manager, Almi (Jury)

Joakim is Fund Manager at Almi Invest West Sweden. Joakim has more than 20 years experience from senior management positions primarily in areas as business development and corporate management within industries like eBusiness, software development and manufacturing. During eight years he was CEO for one of the leading global B2B eBusiness platforms, Endorsia International. Joakim also has many years of experience from the venture capital industry and has several board positions in growth companies. Joakim holds an Executive MBA from University of Gothenburg.

 

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Mimi Billing
Reporter, Di Digital

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Jonas Leijonhufvud
Reporter, Di Digital

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