Stockholm, 27 March 2018

Thank you all participants and partners for a great event!


Listen to the live podcast’s from Techarenan Summit



Jonas Vig


Johan Rittner


Alexander Wallin


Markus Gustafsson


Sara Wimmercranz


Ahmed Abdirahman


Saeid Esmaeilzadeh


Anna-Karin Jatko


Anna Storåkers


Anna Felländer




Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Startup Tech Arena  |   Disruptive Technologies  |   Keynotes  |   Panel Discussions  |   Networking

Meet Sweden’s and the Nordics’ most prominent startup & growth companies and join entrepreneurs, business leaders, politicians and investors in discussing entrepreneurship, innovation and future technologies.

Session one

09:20 – 10:00 Registration and coffee
10:00 – 10:15 Opening Ceremony

10:15 – 10:45 Has the Startup Become the Master
Ann Carlsson, CEO, Apoteket
Johan Rittner, CEO, IBM Sweden
Saeid Esmaeilzadeh, Co-founder, Serendipity Group
Jacob de Geer, Founder and CEO, iZettle

10:45 – 11:25 Politics for Growth
Åsa Eriksson, Socialdemokraterna
Elisabeth Svantesson, Moderaterna
Emil Källström, Centern
Per Bolund, Miljöpartiet
Mats Persson, Liberalerna
Håkan Svenneling, Vänsterpartiet
Jakob Forssmed, Kristdemokraterna

Pitch: Coala Life

11:30 – 12:00 New Investors, Traditional Investors, You and Me Investors
Sophia Bendz, Angel Investor and Advisor, Atomico
Sara Wimmercranz, Co-founder, BackingMinds
Markus Hökfelt, Head of Almi Invest GreenTech
Marta Sjögren, Partner, Northzone

Pitch: 1928 Diagnostics

12:05 -12:35 Tech for Integration – Integration for Tech
Ahmed Abdirahman, Founder, Järva Politicians’ week and The Global Village
Anders Weihe, General counsel and Chief Negotiator, Teknikföretagen
Ashkan Pouya, Co-founder, Serendipity Group


Session two

13:15 – 13:45 Design to Conquer the World
Stina Nilimaa Wickström, Vice President Product Design, Volvo Group
Konrad Bergström, Co-founder and President, Zound Industries

Pitch: Charge Amps

13:50 – 14:20 Leveraging New Technology for Sustainability
Babak Sadighi, Director of Blockchain Innovation Centre, Rise
Tanmoy Bari, Co-founder and CEO, Greenely
Teemu Salmi, CIO and Head of Digitalization, Stora Enso
Lewis Horne, Founder and CEO, Uniti

Pitch: Climeon

14:25 – 14:50 How to Make it in China
Andreas Scheibenpflug, Investment Advisor China, Business Sweden
Jacob Lovén, China expert and podcast host, Digitala Draken
Tom Xiong, Founder, Move Shanghai and podcast host, Digitala Draken

Pitch: Cellink

15:00 – 15:30 How Fintech will Change the World for Entrepreneurs, Industry and our Society
Anna Storåkers, Country Head in Sweden, Nordea
Lena Apler, Founder, Collector Bank
Alexander Wallin, Founder and CEO, Sprinklebit

Pitch: Lexplore

Pitch: Doctrin

15:40 – 16:10 Monetizing Data – Digitalization and AI for Increased Profitability
Susanne Najafi,Founder, BackingMinds and Eleven
Anna Felländer, Digital Economist
Mikko Honkanen, Co-founder and CEO, Vainu

Pitch: SaltX Technology

16:15 – 16:35 Sweden Valley
Nami Zarringhalam, Co-founder, Truecaller

On Stage & at the Tech Arena

Panels and discussions on stage are to take new perspectives on innovation and tech. Through diversity in people and topics fueled by an international approach, the outcome from the stage will inspire and motivate everyone in the audience to take new steps in making the future. Full program to be announced.


Susanne Najafi

Founder, BackingMinds and Eleven


Nami Zarringhalam

Co-founder, Truecaller


Anna Felländer

Digital Economist

Sophia Bendz

Sophia Bendz

Angel investor, Advisor Atomico


Marta Sjögren

Partner, Northzone


Jacob de Geer

Founder, iZettle


Ann Carlsson

CEO, Apoteket


Johan Rittner

CEO, IBM Sweden


Carl Svernlöv

Professor, Author, Lawyer and Partner, Baker McKenzie


Alexander Wallin

Founder, Sprinkelbit


Lena Apler

Founder, Collector Bank


Ashkan Pouya

Co-founder, Serendipity


Anna Storåkers

Country Head in Sweden, Nordea


Ahmed Abdirahman

Founder, Järva Politicians’ Week and The Global Village


Konrad Bergström

Co-founder and President,
Zound Industries


Sara Wimmercranz

<b>Co-Founder, BackingMinds and Footway</b>


Anders Weihe

General counsel and Chief Negotiator, Teknikföretagen


Magnus Liungman

Founder and CEO, Doctrin


Karl Bohman

CEO, SaltX Technology


Teemu Salmi

Senior Vice President, CIO and Head of Digitalization, Stora Enso


Isabella Palmgren

Co-founder and CEO, Mimbly


Philip Siberg

Co-founder and CEO, Coala Life

Anna-Karin Jatko

Director General, EKN


Mathias Loquist

Managing Partner and Head of Patent Dept., Groth & Co


Björn Elfgren

Founder and CEO, Wint


Pontus Frohde

CEO, Charge-amps


Tom Xiong

Founder, Move Shanghai. The podcast, Digitala Draken


Markus Hökfelt

Head of Almi Invest GreenTech

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Markus Gustafsson

Founder and CEO, Omni


Björn Garplind

Founder, InviSense


Jonas Vig

Managing Director Nordics,
Min doktor


Gusten Danielsson

Co-founder, Cellink


Tanmoy Bari

CEO, Greenely


Babak Sadighi

Director of Blockchain Innovation Centre, RISE


Mikko Honkanen

Co-founder, Vainu


Jacob Lovén

China expert and Podcast, Digitala Draken

At the Tech Arena



1928 Diagnostics – Erasing the gap between technology and clinical practice.
1928D provides a cloud-based platform for antibiotic resistance detection and surveillance/monitoring of bacterial infections. The 1928D platform gives fully automated and powerful bioinformatic analysis of whole genome sequencing data enabling decision support for infectious diseases.


ManoMotion is a deep tech company founded in 2015 and based in Stockholm, Sweden and Palo Alto, US. Our specialty is hand tracking and gesture analysis with computer vision and AI. ManoMotion originates from KTH Innovation and employs 14 people.


Min Doktor – non simultaneous digital consultations.

  • Our patients get fast, convenient, high-quality healthcare at the time and place of their choice.
  • Our society gets a more efficient healthcare system and shorter waiting lines.
  • Our doctors get professional development opportunities and the freedom to take on a more varied caseload, with the support of structured data collection and less administrative duties.

A Swedish digital health venture company focused on cardiac diagnostics and mobile health. The company has developed a portfolio of patented medical products and services for digital remote monitoring and screening of the heart. Coala’s solutions enable analysis, remote monitoring, more effective cardiac assessments and integrated care services, all in real time. Follow your heart.


SaltX Technology is a Swedish innovation company that has developed and patented a groundbreaking technology with which energy can be stored in salt, and subsequently recovered in the form of heat or cold. The technique itself is environmentally friendly and does not require any toxic substances.


Doctrin’s purpose is to radically improve healthcare by intelligently digitalising the patient journey. We help healthcare providers improve medical quality while giving the patient a better experience and making sure healthcare resources are used more efficiently.


Our services optimize energy use in real estate with the indoor climate as a starting point. The unique AI-algorithms control the buildings in real time, attain a fantastic indoor climate and reduces energy usage. All of our customers save money from day one.


CELLINK focuses on the development and commercialization of bioprinting technologies that allow researchers to 3D print human organs and tissues for the development of pharmaceutical and cosmetic products, and in the future, for clinical applications. Today, the company’s disruptive technology platform is being utilized to print tissues such as liver, cartilage, skin, and even fully functional cancer tumours that can then be used to develop new cancer treatments.


Lexplore provides a tool that gives an overview insight of the reading ability in large groups of school children between the ages of six and nine. This way schools can, besides saving time and resources, intervene at an early stage and affected children need no longer fall behind in school. Our method is based on scientific research and AI technology.


Wint solves the time consuming part of running a company – accounting and finance management. Instead of having a finance department, you can have Wint. An app that gives you real-time control over your company’s finances without all the paperwork.


Furhat Robotics revolutionizes how people interact with information around them. Our vision is to build machines with social intelligence. Our forerunner innovation is the Furhat robot. No one who’s seen Furhat is left untouched.


SprinkleBit is a leading social network for investing. We believe that investing is easier if done together with others. Let your friends, industry experts and crowdsourced analysis help you navigate the market, and trade risk-free using our virtual currency and stock market simulator.


Detect moisture problems inside the wall without destructive actions. InviSense’s ultrathin passive Moisture Sensor is easy to install, easy to monitor and has very long sustainability.

Collect the data with the Moisture Scanner wirelessly and upload it to InviSense Cloud.


ChargeAmps provide easy, intelligent and user friendly charging technology.
Design is a core element in all of our products. Our goal is to be the leading provider of charging solutions for the home and office market.


Speak UP! is an app and a management system that gives students, employees, school administrations and corporations a tool to report, identify and manage harassment and other misdemeanours that happens daily in schools and workplaces.
Speak UP! has been tested for more than a year on four markets, with very good results.

vainu is a data-driven prospecting and lead generation sales intelligence platform used by close to 2000 organizations to identify actionable insights and sales leads. Vainu is on a mission to collect, read and understand all the information ever written about every company in the world, and with more than 100 million companies in its platform already, Vainu has helped its clients to streamline sales and close more deals. Vainu’s European headquarter is in Helsinki. It also has offices in Stockholm, Amsterdam, Oslo and New York City.


Through our AI-based service, we make all employees into sensors and take leadership to a new level. Our applications continuously create the right insights for you and your team.
Through the founders’ research, we know what to measure, how to analyse and act to create productive and innovative teams.


Mimbly is a Gothenburg-based startup that makes water recycling accessible. The Mimbox is an add-on solution for laundry machines that recycles water, saves energy and captures microplastics. The system works with all laundry machines, you only connect it to the water in- and outlet. This smart solution enables big water savings and the possibility to do laundry when there is water scarcity.


We develop software to enable natural interaction between humans and the virtual world. Our solutions are based on extensive robotics research and is the first to make free and natural hand interaction in VR possible. We now apply this technology to enable the next generation of learning.


Inkonova is a startup that develops innovative drone solutions and drone systems for primarily underground mines, but is also navigating towards new application areas. Inkonova became in 2016 the world’s first developer of drones that 3D laser scan inaccessible and dangerous zones in underground mining and tunnels with an innovative arm tilting system and autonomous system for these areas.

Meet us at the Tech Arena

Talk to us about your business goals and visions. Nordea engages with entrepreneurs in many different ways, from mentoring and networking to start-up programmes and financial skills training.
Talk to us about scaling your business through digital platforms using Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Internet of Things and Blockchain.
Talk to us about issues that are important when growing your business; for example raising capital, incentive programs, IPOs and corporate governance.
Talk to us about how you can take on more international business. Let EKN, The Swedish Export Credit Agency, share the risk with your bank to help you get the financing you need.
Talk to us about how to use patents, trademarks and other IP to create competitive advantages, increase corporate value and attract capital.
Meet our porfolio och investment managers and talk about funding of sustainable services and products.
Talk to us about international expansion, market and growth potential as well as hands on execution strategies.
Meet our Investment Managers and talk about early stage investments in startups.


Meet Sweden’s most prominent startup & Growth companies and join entrepreneurs, business leaders, politicians and investors in discussing entrepreneurship, innovation and future technologies.

Techarenan is an annual entrepreneurship competition and tech arena open to all Nordic startup and growth companies. The platform and community are fueling innovation and aims at acknowledge leading startup and growth companies as a significant and decisive force in how our future will look like.

The paradigm shift we are facing right now is unprecedented. Who acts on it will determine the key players of the next century’s technological transformation. Join the discussion that gathers both impressive entrepreneurial minds and global business leaders. Listen to inspirational speakers and gain new perspectives while building relationships with some of the most disruptive startups and growth companies. All in all, the most important tech insights will be manifested at Techarenan Summit, Stockholm.


Who's coming?

You will meet around 2000 visitors attending the conference; foremost industry representatives, entrepreneurs, tech evangelists, international investors, partners, and media.

On stage & Tech Arena

Panels, keynotes and discussions on stage are to take new perspectives on innovation and tech. Through diversity in people and topics fueled by an international approach, the outcome from the stage will inspire and motivate everyone in the audience to take new steps in making the future. Full program to be announced.

March 27, 2018

At Six, Conference & Hotel

Brunkebergstorg, Stockholm