Startup scene is exploding as entrepreneurship & impact take the center-stage as the forces for positive change in the world.
As this happens, naturally we are seeing an increasing complexity in the startup ecosystems across the world. Today, more than ever before, there is a need for entrepreneurs to navigate and connect with different startup scenes across the world so that they can build truly global solutions.
In this fireside chat we discuss:
⭐️ Is there a limit to "dreaming big" as an entrepreneur?
⭐️ As an entrepreneur, how can you harness global resources around your startup idea?
⭐️ What ecosystem information is critical to have as a founder to build a startup?
⭐️ What are some sticky problems that are common across startup ecosystems in the world - how are Nordics similar to or different from the rest of the world?
⭐️ Can you just move and start a business anywhere - is the digital nomad model something that works for startup founders?
⭐️ Is the experience of building an "ecosystem startup" like Startup Guide different from that of building a "traditional tech" startup?
⭐️ What are plans for Startup Guide going forward?
⭐️ Audience Q&A and open-mic!
The discussion will be moderated by Naimul Abd, Business Advisor & Partnerships Lead at Coompanion Stockholm, serial impact entrepreneur, Regional Director Nordics at the Founder Institute, and Director Startup Grind Stockholm.
Founder & CEO
Sissel founded Startup Guide in 2014 with an aim to help entrepreneurs navigate and connect with different startup scenes across the world. Often described as the ‘Lonely Planet for entrepreneurs, the company produces guidebooks and online content to guide, empower and inspire people to start their own business. Based in Denmark, the firm has books in over 50 cities across Europe, the Middle E…
Sissel founded Startup Guide in 2014 with an aim to help entrepreneurs navigate and connect with different startup scenes across the world. Often described as the ‘Lonely Planet for entrepreneurs, the company produces guidebooks and online content to guide, empower and inspire people to start their own business. Based in Denmark, the firm has books in over 50 cities across Europe, the Middle East, the USA, and Asia!
As well as CEO and founder of internationally successful Startup Guide, Sissel is also the co-founder of the new sustainability conference Impact the Future, taking place in Sønderborg, Denmark 1st and 2rd November 2022. Besides that, she is also a board member of the Association of Tech Startups in Denmark, TechBBQ, and The Danish Competitiveness Council. In 2015, she was listed as one of the 100 most aspiring talents and young leaders in Denmark by Berlingske Tidende. Sissel also made another appearance on our list of the most influential women in the European startup space this year.
Business Advisor & Partnerships LeadSee Bio
Naimul is a business advisor at Coompanion Stockholm
- Coaches more than 500 startup founders every year
- Responsible for partnerships, events, and ecosystem development
- Speaks at startup events and mentors at workshops and hackathons
- Also an early-stage impact entrepreneur and investor in startups
Before coming to Sweden he has been a marketing director for a fast-paced retail chain and has also consulted more than 20 multinational companies on consumer insights and strategic brand building.
In his spare time he makes music, you can follow him on Spotify.
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