The STHLM Tech Fest Safari deserves its own entertaining party and you just can't miss it! The Factory will open its doors to host the Official Afterparty of STHLM Tech Safari. Join us for an unforgettable evening of drinking, eating, dancing and connecting - this is the place to be after a day filled with Safari events and also where you recharge for the next day.
We'll kick off the evening with The Bee Hive, a Shark Tank-like pitch competition with experienced fierce female investors from top Nordic VCs, The Bees, on the panel (read more below). Then it's party time!
So, what are you waiting for? Register, come grab your drink and let's have some fun!
We look forward to seeing you there!
The Factory is an innovation and technology house. Opened earlier this year in a 14,200 square meter glass building in Sollentuna, it is strategically situated between Arlanda airport and Stockholm city. The building is run by Wellstreet Group and it is the home of Wellstreet's operations.
The night will start with a pitch competition designed for six scaleups raising a Series A round. They will pitch to fierce female investors (The Bees) from the finest Venture Capital Funds in the Nordics, who will assess the presentations and choose a winner. The winning scaleup will get as their prize:
- 6 months of up to 10 free seats at The Factory
- Credits and resources from our global technology partners
- A two-hour workshop with the Wellstreet Partner of their choice
The audience will also get to select their favorite pitch and their choice will be counted as 1 vote alongside our Bees' votes. The public’s choice will be awarded a diploma in recognition of their achievement.
After that, we party and celebrate!
Applications for the competition will be open until August 26th for scaleups raising a series A round of €2-10M investment. Submit your pitch deck to firstname.lastname@example.org and seize the chance to pitch to Sweden's top VCs!
Sanna WestmanInvestment Manager, Creandum
Sanna is an investment manager at Creandum, with an extra eye on Digital Health.
Sanna has deep experience in Health and consumer related products. Before joining Creandum she worked for the Kinnevik company Qliro Group, where she was head of business development with responsibility for the Groups new strategy, M&A and later developing consumer financial products. Later she led the health subsidiaries Bodystore.com and FitnessMarket. Prior to this, Sanna spent several years at McKinsey working with improvements in the Public/Healthcare Sector and growth strategy for consumer companies. On top of searching for interesting companies in Europe, she has a weak spot for sports in general and swimrun in particular.
Sophia BendzPartner, Atomico
Sophia is a Partner at Atomico focusing on Nordic sourcing activities. She also runs Atomico’s Angel Programme, being an active angel herself. Based in Stockholm, she advises founders on communications and marketing strategy and scaling their brand. As an active player in Stockholm’s startup scene, Sophia also helps with sourcing and the evaluation of new investment opportunities.
Sophia was the Global Marketing Director at Spotify from 2007-2014, where she built out a strong consumer brand from scratch, while launching and marketing the service globally. Her angel investments include as AidenAI, Tictail, Joints Academy, Omnius and LifeX. She is particularly interested in the femtech space, and her angel investments in that space include Clue, Grace Health, O School and Boost Thyroid.
Ashley LundströmPartner, EQT Ventures
Ashley is a Deal Partner at EQT Ventures, a leading European VC backing the next generation of tech entrepreneurs. She has worked with investments such as Peakon, Anydesk, Siilo, and Nectarine Health, among others and is passionate about entrepreneurs solving big problems. Born and raised in the US, today Ashley lives in Sweden with her family.
Louise SametPartner, Blossom Capital
Louise is a partner at Blossom Capital, a new European VC fund built to move as fast and the businesses it funds, leading series A rounds in startups all across Europe. Portfolio companies include Duffel, Frontify, Fat Llama, Sqreen and Checkout.com.
Before Blossom, Louise worked at Klarna, a leading European fintech startup, where she led technical sales and product development, as well as Norrsken Foundation, a not-profit investment vehicle and startup hub, where she started the investment practice. Louise is also an active angel investor investing in companies such as Pleo, Anyfin, Stravito etc.
Lena HackelöerCo-founder and CEO, Brite
Lena Hackelöer is a Fintech entrepreneur with an extensive background as top executive from giants like Klarna and Qliro. Currently she is co-founder & CEO at Brite.
Transport to the venue
The venue is between Stockholm city center and Arlanda, the city's main airport. You have access to it via public transport by commuter train to the Häggvik train station.
Wellstreet will offer shuttle buses leaving from the city center, Cityterminalen (Klarabergsviadukten 72) at exactly 16:30 for those who register up until 1 week prior to the event. A special contact person will be responsible for coordinating it on the day. More details to come.
My Hive, your Hive
Welcome to The Factory! Make yourself comfortable and mingle with investors, startups and scaleups, tech experts and Wellstreet’s network of partners
• Introduction by Jessica Rameau, Chief Investment Officer at Wellstreet
• Presentation and Chat with the “Queen Bees” on our panel
The Bee Hive
Scaleup Pitches and Queen Bees comments
Queen Bees and you (yes, you!) cast their votes to the best scaleup of the night
Worker bees just wanna have fun: Afterparty!
You got it! No need to explain it! ;)