The Local's Autumn Mingle takes place at the Hard Rock Cafe in Stockholm on November 11th. Photo: Hard Rock Cafe
1. The Local's Autumn Mingle, Stockholm
We're hosting our very own networking event this week at Stockholm's Hard Rock Cafe and due to high demand we've just released an extra 100 tickets. Come for a drink and meet the team behind Sweden's biggest English-language news site as well our eight other editions across Europe. Did you know we reach a global audience of 4.5 million people a month? You'll also have the chance to mix with our international community of readers as well as some of the inspiring expats and immigrants and Swedes who've made headlines on our site over the past year. A beer or a wine will cost you just 39 SEK.
When: 6pm-8pm, November 11th
Where: Sveavägen 75, Odenplan, Stockholm
Free tickets via the Billetto
Where the mingle will be taking place. Photo: Hard Rock Cafe Stockholm
2. The Lunchbox, Gothenburg
Starting your own business is empowering, but can feel a little lonely at times - especially when you've literally got nobody to sit next to at lunch. That's why startup community Entrepreneurial Hive is hosting a midday mingle aimed at entrepreneurs amd small company owners. The idea is that you pick up food on the way from one of the many cheap and tasty eats in the city, or bring along your own sandwich box. You'll get 45 seconds to pitch yourself to your new connections and the chance to watch several short lectures while you munch away.
When: 12pm-1.30pm, November 9th
Where: Entrepreneurial Hive, Östra Larmgatan 16, Gothenburg
: Entrance is free but registation via Meetup
We'd definitely sit next to someone if they brought this lunch along. Photo: Leif R Jansson/TT
3. Excitera presents Stockholm pub, Stockholm
Thinking of launching your own company and want to meet like-minded people? Excitera - the student organization for entrepreneurship at KTH (The Royal Institute of Technology) is organizing a mingle that's perfect for you. It's part of the global TEDx programme which encourages local groups to organize events that bring people together in the inspiring spirit of TED talks. There'll be no complex powerpoint presentations or annoying ice breaker games here. Instead you'll find a simple pub night where you can get a taste for the city's startup culture.
When: 5pm-9pm, November 5th
Where: Openlab, Valhallavägen 79, Stockholm
Entrance is free. First 120 people get a drink ticket. More details on Facebook
KTH in Stockholm. Photo: Claudio Bresciani/TT
4. Mingle with App developers, Gothenburg
Mobile tech is one of the fastest-growing business fields in Sweden, so while this is more of a niche event, it's one that deserves to be included in our list. Taking place at Lindholmen Science Park, this mingle is the launch point of a competition designed to find new global talent. The details of the contest will be revealed during the event, where free snacks and coffee are being promised. But be sure to have a background in mobile app development before turning up to this one.
When: 3pm - 5pm, November 10th
Where: Lindholmen Science Park, Visual Arena, Gothenburg
Entrance is free to pre-approved attendees. More information on Facebook
Do you have an idea for the next big app? Photo: Kiichiro Sato/AP/TT
5. SUP46 Happy Hours #13 with Nasdaq, Stockholm
Swedish startup hub SUP46 believes that making new connections doesn't always need to happen in a formal setting. That's why their latest after work mingle is taking place on a Friday night, with DJ Stoffe spinning the soundtrack. Organizers promise attendees the chance to hang out with "the most exciting crowd of the Swedish startup world" including entrepreneurs, investors and developers.
When: 5.30pm - late, November 13th
Where: SUP46, Start-Up People of Sweden, 29 Regeringsgatan, Stockholm
Entrance is free. Register via Eventbrite
SUP46's office in Stockholm. Photo: Lars Pehrson/SvD/TT
Want a break from working and networking? There are plenty of other things happening across Sweden this week. Check out our interactive list below.