When participating in our processes you also get access to a great network of people in Sweden and abroad. They will be available to you through your coach, and may participate as a one-time feedback giver, a long-time mentor or someone to give you that one chance you need to impress the industry. We will help you find the best people.
Martin Lorentzon Chairman of the Board, Spotify
Martin first struck up his partnership with Daniel Ek when Tradedoubler, Europe’s largest affiliate sales network (founded by Martin), acquired Daniel’s company Advertigo in 2006.
As chairman, Martin has been on the company’s board of directors since July 2006. His responsibilities include creating and implementing strategy, budgets and goals. Previously, Martin held senior roles at Telia, Altavista, Cell Ventures and NetStrategy. He is currently on the TeliaSonera board.
Martin was educated at Gothenburg’s Chalmers University of Technology and Handels University. In his spare time Martin enjoys all kind of sports and cultural pursuits. With such a hectic schedule, it’s fortunate that he’s energetic by nature, involving himself in numerous work and leisure activities to try to find the right balance between his career and his personal life.
Linda Elfving Co-founder and CEO of Case5
Linda has a master of science in mechanical engineering from Chalmers and more than 10 years’ experience from the consultant industry working with structural simulations, sales and leadership. Her experience of team sports and being captain of the volleyball team has given her the insight that each individual player is important for the team’s success. Linda has a strong belief that the right team will succeed in the most challenging assignments, regardless of industry.
Case5 is a specialist company working with structural simulations. The focus is constantly on improvements leading to cost savings, better utilization of natural resources and less environmental impact. Since the start in 2010 Case5 has managed to gather experienced and new thinking team players to build one of the leading companies within its niche.
Niklas Berg Co-Founder and CEO of Avinode
Niklas started Avinode in 2001 at Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship. Over the past 14 years, Avinode revolutionized the private jet industry, with its global marketplace for air charter. Niklas recently moved back to Sweden after spending 6 years building Avinode’s business in the Americas. Niklas has a passion for sales and holds a MSc in Chemical Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology.
Christian Berg CEO & co-founder Safer Society Group
Mr. Christian Berg founded NetClean Technologies 10 years ago with the purpose to develop technical solutions to stop the spread of child sexual abuse content. He has grown the company to its current global market position, partnering with law enforcement all over the world and IT-companies such as Microsoft and Intel. In 2015 NetClean became Safer Society Group with the subsidiaries NetClean and Griffey, both global leading companies in their fields.
With a strong technology background in software development, security and cloud services, Christian has an extensive global network of technical experts. Mr. Christian Berg has a Master’s Degree in Automation Engineering from Chalmers University of Technologies and a Master’s Degree in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship.
Alexander Hars CEO and co-founder of Let’s Deal
Serial entrepreneur and angel investor with a passion for tech startups. Founded System OK in 2002 at Chalmers Innovation, that was sold to Roxio in 2006. Founded Let’s Deal in 2010 that was sold to Schibsted Media Group in 2015. A coder with M.Sc. in computer science from Chalmers.
Nina Bake Founder at Episurf Medical
Nina has a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management from Chalmers University of Technology, with a Masters degree in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship – Gothenburg International Bioscience Business School.
Nina is one of the founders and innovators to Episurf Medical. Nina’s and Episurfs journey started in 2008 with a vision to redefine the orthopedic industry, through developing a platform enabling design and production of patient-specific orthopedic implants and surgical tools in a mass scale setting. Episurfs current product portfolio is expected to meet a market potential in the west in excess of SEK 30 bn.
Patrik Arnesson CEO and co-founder of Football Addicts
3 years ago Football addicts released the app Forza Football. Today it’s the worlds second largest football app. The company has 20 employees and is self-financing.
Christopher Ahlberg CEO of Recorded Future Inc
Dr. Christopher Ahlberg is the CEO of Recorded Future, Inc. and Chairman of Hult International Business School. He advises a series of start up companies. Earlier Ahlberg was the president of the Spotfire Division of TIBCO, which he founded in 1996 and in 2007 sold to TIBCO (Nasdaq: TIBX) for $195M. Spotfire was founded based on his ground-breaking research on information visualization. Dr. Ahlberg earned his doctorate from Chalmers University of Technology, worked as a visiting researcher at the University of Maryland, and has lectured and consulted extensively for industry, academia, military, and intelligence communities – as well as published & lectured in computer science, cyber security, psychology, linguistics, biology, and chemistry. He has five granted software patents, and multiple pending.
Dr. Ahlberg was named among the World’s Top 100 Young Innovators by Technology Review, MIT’s Magazine of Innovation in 2002. He is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.