4-day intensive training
First-hand learning about internal business processes inside global companies & successful startups
Networking with large numbers of like-minded professionals
Opportunity to deeply assess the market that you want to work in/with
Getting new ideas and energy boost
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Group arrival to Stockholm
Transfer to the hotel
Rest time upon arrival
Tour of Stockholm
Tour Stockholm's waterways and bridges on this sightseeing cruise. Pass under all 15 of the bridges that connect the central islands of Stockholm's archipelago as you relax on board. Glide around leafy, tranquil Djurgården, snap photos of the colorful townhouses in Gamla Stan (Stockholm's Old Town), and pass through the locks that connect the city's canals to the Baltic Sea and Lake Mälaren.
Sightseeing cruise around Stockholm’s central bridges and islands
Explore the city’s charming waterways and glide under 15 picturesque bridges
Sail by the postcard-pretty Gamla Stan (Old Town) and islands of Södermalm, Lilla and Stora Essingen
Admire the woodlands and parks of Djurgården from the water
Pass through two locks connecting Lake Mälaren and the Baltic Sea
Enjoy drinks and snacks from the on-board café (own expense)
Meeting with Techstars
Line of business: accelerator
Techstars is an American seed accelerator founded in 2006 in Boulder, Colorado. Each year, they choose over 500 early-stage companies to join one of our 3-month, mentorship-driven accelerators, investing $120K and providing hands-on mentorship and access to the Techstars network for life.
Techstars operates four divisions: Techstars Mentorship-Driven Accelerator Program supercharges success and Techstars Startup Programs inspire, educate, and connect entrepreneurs. Techstars Venture Capital Fund invests in innovative and disruptive companies.
● they have invested in more than 2,200 companies and today has a market cap of $27 Billion
● $16.5B of total funding
● $1.0M avg. first raise post-program
Meeting with H&M
Line of business: clothing production and retail
H&M is Europe's largest retail-clothing company, known for its fast-fashion clothing for men, women, teenagers, and children. H&M’s design team creates sustainable fashion for all, always at the best price.
It is the second-largest global clothing retailer, behind Spain-based Inditex (parent company of Zara). H&M became the first big fashion brand in the world to provide detailed information on product levels materials and the supply chain.
● it operates in 74 countries
● over 5,000 stores under the various company brands
● 126,000 full-time equivalent positions
Meeting with Google
Line of business: IT corporation
Google LLC is an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products, which include a search engine, online advertising technologies, cloud computing, software, and hardware. Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc. is considered one of the Big Five American information technology companies, alongside Amazon, Apple, Meta and Microsoft.
Google's main site, google.com, is the most visited site on the Internet. In addition to the search engine, Google provides many other services, such as Gmail and Hangouts. Google Maps has become the most popular service among third-party app creators. It is this service that leads as the basis of integrated applications.
● more than 2 million custom servers around the globe
● more than 1 billion search queries are processed daily
● the company controls 86.6% of the search engine market
Meeting with Klarna
Line of business: eCommerce payment solutions platform
Klarna is an eCommerce payment solutions platform for merchants and shoppers. The platform gives customers the freedom to choose how and when to pay. They also offer direct payments, pay after delivery options, and installment plans.
Klarna is a regulated bank known for its “buy now, pay later” model that offers shoppers interest-free financing on retail purchases over a period of installments. Parts of Klarna's code base are written in Erlang, a programming language designed by Ericsson for highly parallel, scalable applications.
● it was founded in 2005 in Stockholm
● more than 4,000 employees
● in 2021, the company claimed to have a $45.6 billion valuation
Meeting with LEGO
Line of business: toy production and retail
The Lego Group is a Danish toy production company. It manufactures Lego-brand toys, consisting mostly of interlocking plastic bricks. LEGO is one of the most popular, and best-selling, toys of all time and is a household name all over the world.
The Lego Group has also built several amusement parks around the world, each known as Legoland, and operates numerous retail stores. The Lego Group became the world's largest toy company by revenue, with sales amounting to US$2.1 billion, surpassing Mattel, which had US$1.9 billion in sales. In 2014, the LEGO Group became the world’s largest toy company.
● it was founded on 10 August 1932 by Ole Kirk Christiansen
● the world's second-largest manufacturer of play materials
● approximately 10,000 employees
Meeting with IKEA
Line of business:
IKEA is a Swedish-founded Dutch-based multinational group that offers a wide range of well-designed, functional home furnishing products.
The group is known for its modernist designs for various types of appliances and furniture, and its interior design work is often associated with an eco-friendly simplicity. In addition, the firm is known for its attention to cost control, operational details, and continuous product development that has allowed IKEA to lower its prices by an average of two to three percent.
● it was founded in 1943
● the world's largest furniture retailer since 2008
● 330 stores in 28 countries
Meeting with Salesforce
Line of business: software development
Salesforce is a global cloud computing company that develops CRM solutions and provides business software on a subscription basis.
It is best known for its on-demand customer relationship management (CRM) solutions. It offers users a customer community, partner community, developer community, and an app exchange marketplace. Salesforce provides its products and services to various industries, including healthcare, finance, life sciences, automotive, media, retail, manufacturing, and communications.
● Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work for 10 years straight
● regional offices in 25 countries
● the world market leader in CRM systems
Meeting with Spotify
Line of business: music streaming service
Spotify is a commercial music streaming service that provides restricted digital content from a range of record labels and artists. A key part of Spotify's success is driven by the company’s unique approach to organizing around work to enhance team agility.
Spotify offers more than 82 million songs, from record labels and media companies. As a freemium service, basic features are free with advertisements and limited control, while additional features, such as offline listening and commercial-free listening, are offered via paid subscriptions.
● one of the largest music streaming service providers
● over 422 million monthly active users, including 182 million paying subscribers
● it is currently available in 184 countries
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