Five fab ways to network in Sweden this week
The Local · 1 Oct 2015, 08:00
Published: 01 Oct 2015 08:00 GMT+02:00
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Could you become the creator of the next Candy Crush? A vast number of computer gaming ventures have gone global after being launched by Swedes or in Sweden. One of them, King, is now giving new startup hopefuls a chance to show off their skills and meet likeminded people.
The creative coding event will take place in King's central Stockholm studio from October 2nd-4th. Participants will split up in teams, meet talented people from around the industry and get their creative juices flowing. Together they have one weekend to create a new game. The winner will be picked by public vote at the end.
SheSays is a global organization running events and mentorships in creative and marketing industries in order to help more women climb to the top of the career ladder. On Wednesday, October 7th, it is launching its first networking event in Sweden.
"The aim is simple, to create a space where female role models can tell their stories, lend some pearls of advice and where female thought leadership can get a natural voice," organizers describe the evening of mingling with key business professionals. Sign up via the link above.
3. Trainee Day
Here's a chance to kickstart your career in Sweden by getting to know representatives from some of the top graduate trainee programmes in the Nordics. International companies will be present throughout the Trainee Day ('Traineedagen') at the Waterfront Congress Centre in Stockholm on October 2nd.
While most of the seminars and formal networking events will be in Swedish, non-Swedish speaking participants are also encouraged to attend – and after all, as most Swedes are near-fluent in English, we are sure you will be able to connect with some invaluable contacts for your future career anyway. Don't forget that you have to pre-register in advance.
A previous Trainee Day. Photo: Traineeguiden.se/Tomas Rapp
If you're in northern Sweden in the coming week, you should pay a visit to Luleå on October 7th for an informal gathering of entrepreneurs.
Organized by Startup Luleå and Arctic Business Incubator, it is the perfect opportunity to meet other professionals wanting to break into the startup scene away from the hustle and bustle of the capital.
The beauty of networking in Sweden is that it is not just all work and no play. TEDx in Stockholm is organizing a traditional Swedish 'after-work' style event on October 6th in the TED spirit (Technology, Entertainment, Design) with talks, games and innovation.
Entrance is free to this event at the gorgeous Södra Teatern venue in the Södermalm area of the capital and promises "a night of fun, mingling and inspiration".
As much as The Local loves startup events, we know that there's more to life than networking. Check out our interactive calendar below for everything else happening across Sweden this week.