The last few months has changed the way we do business in many ways.
If you feel that your startup could and should be global, now is the time when the playing field suddenly turned completely flat.
As long as we can not meet in person, it does not matter if you are based in London, New York or Stockholm. Legally you can register your company almost anywhere, and the leadership team can call in from "everywhere".
We, Startup Grind, have seen that the investment decision processes have become faster and faster as startups from "anywhere" in the world can call-in and compete for funding.
So when physical location has become arbitrarily, you are all online, and legal incorporation a matter of "choice". Then what matters is the idea and the team, and when comparing "idea" and "team", "team" wins hands down.
A good read is "Do Funders Care More About Your Team, Your Idea, or Your Passion?" (Stanford Graduate School of Business)
How to build the best team for your startup?
To answer this question, we are proud to have Tove Dahlgren from Allbright on the stage for the 48th Startup Grind in Stockholm on the 29th of June at 14:00 CET on Zoom, part of #SGWomen Month 2020 sponsored by Google for Startups and SVB.
Tove will help us understand how we build the strongest startup teams that are internationally competitive by avoiding some of the common traps. Some of the traps are outlined by Allbright in their latest report "Tech Dudes Caught In Their Own Myth."
In the report, the team at Allbright outlines six key areas to focus on:
These six key areas compiled into a checklist that Allbright will share with all participants after the event.
Tove will help us understand, supported by brand new data from the Swedish tech scene:
- What is the correlation between gender equality and profitability?
- In what way is meritocracy, selecting a team based on talent, good for business?
- What are the most common obstacles for creating diversity, and how do we counter them?
Tove Dahlgren, is "Head of Education" at Allbright, and is an experienced facilitator on organizational change processes related to gender equality and diversity. Tove holds a bachelor degree in Political Science and Gender Studies. She is trained in gender mainstreaming and equal pay survey techniques. Tove has, on several occasions, participated as a gender equality expert in Swedish media.
Tove will be interviewed by Amrit Sethi, Startup Grind Guest Moderator. Amrit is a co-founder of a data privacy startup as well as a startup mentor.
"Allbright is a non-profit foundation that works to create a more gender-equal and diverse Swedish business sector. By forming public opinion, we influence the decision-makers of the business sector to work actively and goal-oriented to increase the number of women holding senior positions. We map out the gender equality in the management teams and board of directors of listed companies to highlight the issue of representation. We educate business leaders on how to create inclusive and non-discriminatory company cultures. Allbright aims to shift the discussion from being problem-oriented to focusing on solutions."