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Why Stockholm is a magnet for foreign talent
Thousands of startup founders, investors, journalists, and tech-lovers gather in Helsinki for Slush - a massive startup conference putting Nordic innovations in the spotlight.
How Stockholm's cold climate boosts creativity
Picture the scene: Dusk begins to settle on Stockholm, magnifying the glow from the candle-lit windows that warm the city. Frost invades the Swedish capital as quickly as the sun fades, the vicious bite of the ice ushering people indoors. It’s dark, it’s cold and (this is the best part) it’s only 3pm!
A clever strategy for making new friends in Stockholm
You might think it’s hard to make friends in a new city. But if at first you don’t succeed – try something else! Meet Natasa, an expat with a strategy for breaking down social barriers.
25 ways Stockholm has become more international in the past year
Everyone knows Stockholm is an international city. Swedes are some of the best non-native English speakers in the world, and 23 percent of the capital’s population was born abroad. People of more than 190 nationalities call Stockholm home.
Grab a chair on the booming Stockholm tech scene
Five weeks of paid vacation. Boat rides to work. More than a year of paid parental leave per child. Outstanding diversity. Too good to be true, right? Nope. It’s just life in Stockholm.
Stockholm: finding solutions to global challenges
Stockholm has a long history of innovation and global engagement – a tradition that’s finding new expression through the city’s dynamic tech startup scene and elsewhere.
Why collective living is growing in Stockholm
Home is where the heart is – and just because you pack your bags and hop on a plane doesn’t mean the emotional move is easy. Stockholm’s Tech Farm is a unique project showing how collective living can help expats and Swedes alike feel “at home” in Sweden’s capital – or anywhere else around the globe.
Join the global leader in music tech
For anyone who listens to music on a laptop or smartphone, there’s a good chance a Swedish firm has been behind the technology. It’s well known that Spotify and Soundcloud are firms that started life in Stockholm. Less well known is that other services, such as Apple Music, also have their roots in the capital.
What does it cost to live in Stockholm?
The Nordics have a reputation for their high standard of living – but how much does it actually cost to live in Stockholm compared to other cities? The price tag may not be as steep as you think, stats reveal.
Your new home: How Stockholm startups help you settle in
Moving abroad is a big deal. As Stockholm startups recruit more international employees than ever before, what are they doing to make sure expats feel at home?