Sthlm Startup Weekend Makers: IoT

    Friday, October 16 - 18, 2015

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  3. Speakers
  4. Judges
  5. Coaches and Mentors
  6. Sponsors
  7. Organizing Team
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Sthlm Startup Weekend Makers: IoT

Friday, October 16 - 18, 2015

Friday, October 16 - 18, 2015
Event starts at 5:30 pm

Drottning Kristinas väg 53
Stockholm, Sweden 11111

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Calling entrepreneurs, hackers, dreamers, change makers and catalysts: change the world in 54 hours!

Stockholm Startup Weekend is bringing you Internet of Things / Makers edition October 16-18!!! 

Come, pitch an idea, join a team, iron out your business model, and build away! We will help you to learn how to build prototypes and launch startups that use hardware or software to interconnect us all and change the world. 

Don't know anything/not interested in IoT/HW? No problem  - ALL THE IDEAS ARE WELCOME! 

We will provide you with the IoT development kits, maker tools and materials plus guidance and training from our expert maker mentors. The possibilities of what can be created during the weekend are just about endless. So, what are you waiting for?
Grab a ticket and LET'S DO THIS!

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Friday October 16th

5:30 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

6:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

7:00 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

8:30 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

9:00 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 October 17th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
Coaches & teams presentation
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help and coaches presentation

1:30 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

6:30 pm

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

Sunday October 18th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:30 am
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS

12:00 pm

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!


Jimmy Zhao

Jimmy Zhao is the CEO and founder of Lunchback, winner of Startup Weekend of March last year. He is a passionate entrepreneur who is dedicated and committed to promoting a global revolution where people inspire one another and build 'guanxi' over lunch. His only mission is to help people to establish deep and meaningful connection so that they can achieve what they are truly passionate about in their life. He is also an inspirational public speaker who gave talks about entrepreneurship, lean startup and inception marketing based on his own experience who has been there and done that.

Per Brickstad

Co-founder and industrial designer at PeoplePeople, Per Brickstad is the mastermind behind the design of IOT innovations Narrative and Flic

Håkan Lidbo

Håkan Lidbo has released more than 250 records on labels all over the World. Musically stretching from obscure sonic experiments to straight up pop on labels like Shitkatapult, Pokerflat, SKAM, Tommy Boy, Mille Plateaux, Force Inc, Fragile, Paper, Loaded, Skint, Plastic City, Frogman, Tigerbass, Mitek, Data Error , MNW,  Moon Harbour, Kant, Moody, Ministry Of Sound and many others.
He has produced and remixed artists like Fatboy Slim,  Depeche Mode, Yello, Kool Keith, Trentemøller, Gravitonas, Fever Ray, Jonna Lee, Sophie Ellis Bexter, Andreas Tilliander, Ennio Morricone, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Karl-Heinz Stockhausen, Martha And The Muffins, Si Begg and many  others.
Håkan also hosts Ström, the electronica program on Swedish Radio, and arranges the new electronic music festival 

Event Judges

Magnus Melander
Co-founder THINGSTOCKHOLM, Board Member Mobile Institute, CEO and owner WBIRD AB

Andreas Vogler
CPO Media Markt Sweden

Marlène Sellebråten
Editor-in-chief Mobilbusiness & Chief analyst Mobile Institute

As chief analyst of Mobile Institute and editor-in-chief of Mobilbusiness, Marlène reports on and analyses the telecoms and mobile innovation space on a daily basis. Special areas of interest include enterprise mobility, the Internet of Things and fintech. She has 15 years experience within the telecoms and digital disruption space, working as analyst, editor and consultant in Sweden as well as internationally.

Coaches and Mentors

Konrad Bergström
President and co-founder Zound Industries

Zound Industries was founded at the end of 2008, and our first products hit the market in December 2009. Since then we have sold over 10 million products, established four brands to connect with different audiences, set up distribution in more than 100 markets, and are widely available at over 20,000 locations globally. 

Anette Nordvall
Partner at Stockholm Business Angels

Partner and Investment Committee board member with Stockholm Business Angels, Venture Advisor with Capital A Partners. CEO/ Founder of AQUIS Europe.

Petra Sundström
Sr Project Manager, Connectivity Hub Husqvarna

Former Researcher, skilled in Mobility and IoT. Holds a Computer Science background shaped by PhD studies in the User-Centred Design direction. Has worked with various larger companies such as IKEA, ABB, Microsoft Research, Ericsson, and Nokia.
Craftsmanship and leadership experience across the entire product design & development cycle. Now at Husqvarna Group responsible for Connectivity and IoT strategy, roadmap and planning.

Jakob Johansson

Jakob is the CEO of Gleechi, the company behind the award-winning software solution Virtual Grasp. Jakob has been awarded one of Sweden's smartest young entrepreneurs and has several years of experience from launching technology and entertainment products on the European markets. Jakob has a master degree in Industrial Engineering and Computer Science, and has professional experiences from London, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Helsinki and Stockholm. 

Tuomas Lonka
Marketing & Digital Strategy Consultant, Previously Marketing Director Rovio

Tuomas is an experienced brand marketer with core competence in marketing communications, ranging from leading large-scale integrated 360 campaigns to digital & mobile marketing and concept design. Tuomas has extensive experience from local and global marketing functions of industry-leading companies such as Rovio (Marketing Director) and Nokia (Head of Marketing, Finland & Baltics), and also hands-on experience in leading creative teams on the agency side. Most recently, he led the launch of Angry Birds 2 - the biggest mobile game launch in 2015 - that reached over 30M downloads worldwide in the first two weeks.

Sune Kaae
Head of Product Innovation & Prototyping @Great Works

Sune has a long history of building & launching digital experiences, and before moving to Stockholm he spent 3 years working with R/GA in NYC building Nike's digital products incl FuelBand, Sportwatch and the Running app. Sune also worked with the premiere US fitness club, Equinox, and often blogs about his hands-on experience with quantified-self fitness hardware & software. Sune has a BSc in computer science from UCL in London and was on the jury for the innovation award at the 2014 Cannes Lions festival. Sune shares on

Andy Cars

Andy Cars is the founder of Seedcap AB, a consultancy based in Stockholm that provides advice to tech start-ups on strategy, business development, fundraising and lean start-up. Since 2008 Andy has evaluated, advised and worked with hundreds of teams.Andy has a background as an entrepreneur, investment manager at the venture capital company PreVentura, strategic advisor to the asset management company Invesco, and as A&R at Bertelsmann Music Group (today SONY/BMG), a multi-national record company.Andy holds a magna cum laude MBA in International Finance and Marketing from the European University in Lisbon and an undergraduate in International Business and Change Management from the Open University Business School.For more information please visit and

Tony Friede
Programme Manager Services and ICT Division

I have over 15 years experience bringing new technologies to market and
leading telecommunications, CRM and organisational change assignments. These skills are currently being employed within VINNOVA's Information and Communications Technology division (Sweden's Innovation Agency) where my passions for entrepreneurs, technology and leadership are fully engaged most every day. 

Marwan Ayache
External Relations Manager and the Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship

Marwan is a theoretical entrepreneur and pitch language militant with a background in English language / linguistics. He's mentored over half a dozen Startup Weekends and over fifty startups in the process. In his free time he enjoys swimming in the deep end of the Stockholm startup scene. His fanaticism for the English language and love for startup culture means he's the perfect person to tell you how to debug your English code and pitch your way to galactic supremacy.

Hanna Markgren
Co-Founder / Design Strategist at Leeluu

Hanna Markgren is an industrial designer specializing in user-centred design and design strategy. She is a co-founder of LeeLuu Labs, a startup that makes the digital world more tangible through Smart Textiles. LeeLuu Labs first product is a soft interactive nightlight that helps kids feel safer at night. The LeeLuu Nightlight was designed in collaboration with families. It uses Smart Textile technology to create a tactile and intuitive user experience for children. 

Tahero Nori
Category Innovation Manager at MediaMarkt

Tahero Nori identifies the latest innovations in the market as well as defines new product segments and finds their fit in the retail. He will advice on go-to market plan and will give retail perspective.

Ahmed AlNomany
Partner and Deputy CEO at Inkonova AB

 Inkonova AB, the engineering design startup that develops TILT Drones, one of the fastest on earth. Working in over eight industries from oil & gas, steel structures to healthcare, and over nine countries from Seoul to San Francisco, passing through Lagos and many others, and launching over three startups, Ahmed brings to the table management consultancy, business development and entrepreneurial expertise, coupled with his engineering design background. His professional goal is to alleviate human suffering through innovative and profitable products and service. Ahmed holds a B.Sc in Mechanical Engineering with focus on Aerospace, Robotics and Design from Iowa State University in IA, U.S. 

Andrew Hennigan
Lecturer, Speaker Coach, Writer

A Startup Weekend Stockholm mentor since 2015, Andrew Hennigan is based in Stockholm and founded his first consulting company in 2007. He speaks mostly about communicating innovative ideas, influencing skills for entrepreneurs, high-impact speaking for busy people and professional networking for entrepreneurs. Recently he done lectures, seminars and workshops  at the Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship, Impact Invest, Hyper Island,  Karolinska Institutet, Chalmers University, Lund University and many corporate clients. He is a speaker coach at TEDxStockholm since 2015 and has been a pitch coach or mentor at Startup Weekend Stockholm and Create Squared. As a writer he does some freelance journalism and ghost-writes speeches, articles and books for other people. He has also written a book about professional networking and is currently working on two other book projects.

Marlène Sellebråten
Editor-in-chief Mobilbusiness & Chief analyst Mobile Institute

As chief analyst of Mobile Institute and editor-in-chief of Mobilbusiness, Marlène reports on and analyses the telecoms and mobile innovation space on a daily basis. Special areas of interest include enterprise mobility, the Internet of Things and fintech. She has 15 years experience within the telecoms and digital disruption space, working as analyst, editor and consultant in Sweden as well as internationally.

Alessandro Icardi
Co-founder @ The Big Hack and growth strategist for start-ups

Alessandro is one of the co-founders of “The Big Hack”, which specialises in delivering workshops that blend team development and creative technology. He also works as a consultant within growth strategy for star-ups

Caroline Thordenberg
Growth strategist and creative technologist

Caroline works as a growth strategist for startups and is a co-founder of the Big Hack, a company that organises creative technology workshops combined with team development. Caroline studied at Hyper Island and has an MSc Pharm from Uppsala University.

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Sthlm Startup Weekend Makers: IoT team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
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Organizing Team

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

  • Karle
  • Andrea
  • Sune
  • Anders
  • Laura
  • Julia
  • Anja
  • Natallia
  • Ayda
  • Maxim
  • Prasanth
  • Tobias
  • Ivan
  • Mei
  • Nitin
  • Tetiana
  • Carlo


Ali Sohail
Co-founder at deskOteque

Ali is an active startup community organizer, speaker and entrepreneur.

He is a co-founder in deskOteque, a platform that helps flex workers find the working space around them and pay-per-use for access. It has verified venues like coworking spaces, bars, cafés and restaurants available. 

Ali is also an experienced trainer, public relations professional and a certified peak performance coach. His passion lies in connecting people and helping them realize their (entrepreneurial) vision.

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