A voice for newcomers in Sweden

'A wrong turn took me deep into Sweden's startup world'

American Allisa Lindo in Malmö. Photo: Dražen Lovrić

Published: 19.Mar.2019 10:19 hrs

MY SWEDISH CAREER: For most people, a wrong turn is an unremarkable moment in a day. For marketing manager Allisa Lindo, it landed her at the heart of Malmö's startup community.

When the New Yorker first came to Sweden in August 2015, she had one clear objective: to earn a master's degree, before returning home to the US.

But a literal wrong turn on her lunch break had unexpected results for the American, rendering her an accidental entrepreneur in Malmö's startup community.

Read full article on The Local

More Stories

Anas Awad with his "Swedish family" told his story to The Local Voices

Sharing the best of The Local Voices

We told a lot of great stories in 2016. Did you get to read and share them all? READ
Tech-savvy Sweden is leading the world in terms of cashless payments. But how does this affect the country's international residents? READ
These five points will give you great insights into the Pride celebrations and how to properly navigate them. READ
But you can still have a barbecue in certain spots. READ
Photo: Erik Gerhardsson

'History will record how everyone reacted to the Syrian tragedy'

Erik, a 21-year-old Swedish volunteer, reflects on his experience helping refugees in Sweden and abroad. READ
The number of attacks with explosives has increased significantly so far this year in Sweden, according to the latest official figures, with 93 attacks up until the end of May. READ
Lightning struck the pylons holding up the Öresund Bridge between Malmö and Copenhagen on Saturday, doing no damage but yielding some spectacular images. READ

This Iranian teaches Swedish online to 10,000 followers

"I’m exporting Swedish to my homeland." READ