Startup Weekend FemTech

    Friday, September 8 - 10, 2017

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  4. Coaches and Mentors
  5. Sponsors
  6. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend FemTech

Friday, September 8 - 10, 2017

Friday, September 8 - 10, 2017
Event starts at 6:00 pm

Regeringsgatan 65
Stockholm, Sweden

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We are happy to present the first Startup Weekend FemTech, powered by Danske Bank and SUP46. We believe that women have great business ideas but still, only a fraction of startup founders are females. And that HAS to change.

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement helping entrepreneurs to the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is a 54 hours event for designers, marketers and technical people.

During September 8-10, we will have the EVENT for WOMEN ONLY to start acting on their ideas, a space with no judgments and no questions too stupid. From the organizers to the judges to the coaches to the food, female entrepreneurs will be highlighted throughout the weekend. We will make every effort to give the participants the best opportunities to start companies, form teams, and continue to be an essential part of Sweden’s & the world’s startup communities.

We want every woman who is passionate about entrepreneurship to help to create this event, by being a participant, a mentor, an organizer or simply encouraging someone to attend as well as driving awareness and change with the movement #IamtheChange


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Friday September 8th

6:00 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

7:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

7:20 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

7:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

9:00 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

9:15 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas

9:30 pm
Begin Work
Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday September 9th

8:30 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:00 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help

1:15 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

6:30 pm

7:30 pm
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

10:00 pm
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday September 10th

8:30 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Status report

12:00 pm

12:30 pm
Coach Meetings
Pitch training

3:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place

4:00 pm

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!

Event Judges

Berit Behring
Country Manager Danske Bank Sweden

Berit Behring assumed the position as Country Manager of Danske Bank in Sweden on the 1st of April 2017. Since assuming her new position, she is also Head of Business Banking in Sweden. Berit previously held the position of Head of Corporate & Institutional Banking in the Nordic Region; a position which she attained in 2014. Before this, she saw great success as the Head of Danske Markets in Sweden. Furthermore, Berit has extensive competence in the field of banking and finance and has also held specialist positions at both Nordea Markets and ABN Amro Bank.

Aurore Belfrage
Head of Together Stockholm, EQT Ventures’

Aurore Belfrage heads up EQT Ventures’ early stage matchmaking platform Together. EQT Ventures is hybrid between a VC and a startup and invests in technology-driven companies across all industries. Aurore is experienced and slightly obsessive about building tech businesses, either as a cofounder or investor. She’s a news junkie, ex-scrap dealer, speechwriter & aubergine lover. Aurore started her operational career as a scrap dealer in Stena Metall Group where she was managing director for the Czech and Italian scrap yards. 2011 she co-founded the hyped global gift card startup Wrapp with Skype founder Zennström and Linkedin founder Reid Hoffman as early investors. During 2014-2015 she hosted a successful, no-nonsense road show across the Middle East about the power of entrepreneurship - “Saluting the Crazy and Naïve”. Check out her blog

Marie Wall
Deputy Director Startups at Ministry of Enterprise, Startupansvarig Näringsdepartementet

Coaches and Mentors

Anna Erman
Head of Marketing & Corporate Communications Danske Bank Sweden

Anna Erman has more than 20 years’ experience in Marketing & Communication from IT, Telecom and Finance. Today, Head of Marketing & Communications for Danske Bank Sweden, with the task of gaining market share by challenging the four major Swedish banks and drive the digital transformation. A role in which willingness to change and interest in exploring new communication routes comes at hand.

Maral Kalajian
Head of Marketing and Communications at Watty

Maral, also known as, ‘Maral from Twitter’, ‘Energy pack’ or ‘Curly’ is one of the most familiar faces in the Stockholm tech scene. Maral is the head of marketing and communications at Watty, one of the hottest artificial intelligence startups in Sweden. She is also the co-founder of Peppy Pals and SUP46 FemTech Forum moderator. 
Maral was listed as among the 100 most influential names in the Scandinavian startup scene by tech site The Nordic Web in 2016.

Linda Krondahl
Co-founder & CEO of THINGS, The Innovation Growhouse Sthlm

With the experience from starting her own HW-startup, Linda has been through most ups & downs you will face as an early stage entrepreneur – experiences she brings into her current project; developing and running the HW-focused hub THINGS, currently hosting 40 HW & industry focused startups. Linda has received awards such as Supertalent, WWF Climate Solver and Female Innovator of the Year, is on the Board of Strategic Innovation Program for IOT, and elected into the Swedish Government Smart Industry Innovation Forum.

Gisela Sitbon
Business coach Health-STING

Gisela coaches companies within Health. She has 25 years of experience as CEO and from leadership roles at research-intensive and international life science companies. She has also started and built up a laboratory company which was later acquired by Capio. Gisela has worked for a long time with small and medium-sized development companies in biotech, diagnostics, medicines and medtech, most often with a focus on business development, quality assurance and financing. She has also worked with seed and venture capital investments in early-stages.

Susanne Birgersdotter
Founder of SthlmAppLab, Igotcha and SBDM

Susanne Birgersdotter manages a large growing and independent Start-Up company in Sweden that creates as well as develops, solutions to the mobile application industry. Susanne is the founder of App-company SthlmAppLab and Game studio Igotcha, she is also a keynote speaker and business coach.

Jenny Lindblad
CEO&Founder at Eliza Communication

Pitch coach extraordinaire, presentation skill trainer, professional speaker and moderator among other things. With a background from Ericsson Jenny combine digital media and deep technical knowledge with strong presentation and strategic communication skills along with an entrepreneurial drive and enthusiasm. 
"It is all about P2P, never forget that it is a person you are talking with".
"You usually only get one chance to make an impression - make sure it counts!"

Anjali Virmani Paul
Global Business Strategy and Innovation Advisor

Anjali believe that opportunity can come from anywhere! She advice leaders on starting or growing new business areas.
You can benefit from Anjali's experience of initiating and orchestrating new business areas by converting ideas into strategies that identify and capture hidden revenue streams. She achieve results with a wide range of projects by combining creative intellect, negotiation skills and leading international teams to deliver timely results.

Anna Ljungbergh
Private investor and Coach

Anna understands what drives people and business in a fast moving environment. The last ten years she has coached and advised 100+ entrepreneurs and business leaders how to build winning teams, leadership, organization and culture. Anna started her career in Tech holding leading roles in start-ups like Bredbandsbolaget, Framfab and Netscape. As an investor she brings her expertise in people and business development, supporting the teams with her knowledge in what energies business and people.

Anna Berntsson
Senior Chief Legal Advisor at Danske Bank Sweden

Anna Berntsson Weibull is a Senior Chief Legal Advisor at Danske Bank, Sweden branch in Stockholm since 1999. During her years at the bank, she have worked in many different areas such as taxes, insolvency, financing and credit, cards, insurance mediation, complaints, securities, procurement, family law and recently also with Data Protection and fintech. Anna started her career as a court clerk and after that as a lawyer in a life insurance company and she have an Master of Law from Uppsala University.

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend FemTech team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
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Signature Sponsors

Danske Bank is a Nordic universal bank with strong regional roots and bridges to the rest of the world. We serve more than 3.5 million personal, business and institutional customers.

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Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Stockholm is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Laura
  • Tetiana
  • Elena
  • Sarah
  • Erika
  • Klara


Maria-Christina Tsitsopoulos
Regional Manager of Techstars Startup Programs

A Greek who was born and raised in London, with a degree in Spanish & Italian and a passion for people, cultures, and entrepreneurship. Currently the Regional Manager in for the Western & Southern European communities of the Techstars Startup Programmes and wants to help as many people as possible to fulfil their entrepreneurial dreams. 

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