If you want to connect with the vibrant startup scene in Stockholm there are a number of networks, organisations and coworking spaces to know about.
Events and networks
Nordic JS is a two day Java Script conference. Their aim is to inspire and to get inspired, to meet and learn from others and to to bring the community closer together.
Stockholm Entrepreneurs is a network for entrepreneurs, startups, developers, investors, marketers, and others to meet, learn and connect. Their events aim to help launch new businesses, introduce new business partners, gain access to funding, and grow to the next stage and beyond.
STHLM Tech Fest is the biggest annual startup event that brings together the top investor groups, Stockholm's most exciting startups and thousands of attendees.
Sthlm Tech Meetup is for every geek, hacker, entrepreneur, event organizer and designer to come together for the common purpose of building a better startup community. Each meetup brings a special guest, company pitches and discussions about initiatives that further promote the Stockholm Tech Community.
Sthlm Startups is a grass-root initiative founded in 2012 by eight Stockholm startups to support the growth of the Stockholm startup scene. The leadership team organizes events and meetups for entrepreneurs and other people involved in the startup scene.
Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting 215,000 founders in over 185 cities. They nurture startup ecosystems in 70 countries through events, media, and partnerships with organizations like Google for Entrepreneurs.
Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship is a joint collaboration between the five universities in Stockholm. They have grown a large community of entrepreneurs, investors and supporters of the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Start-up Day is one of the annual keynote events for startups in Stockholm. More than a thousand local and international founders, student entrepreneurs, investors, media reps and others attend each year.
STING Day is an annual event that connects tech startups with more than 100 investors from around the world. The most promising entrepreneurs, brightest investors and most interesting industry profiles are brought together to network and help build the global companies of tomorrow.
Coworking spaces and hubs
Epicenter - Stockholm house of innovation offers flexible workspace based on your needs at the heart of the city and Sweden's digital landscape. Besides exciting office environments, they have an excellent café, comfortable lounges and state of the art conference facilities.
Startup hub SUP46, located in the heart of Stockholm and home to more than 50 cherry-picked startups, offers a member based community and ecosystem of investors, mentors and partners. They also provide an open meeting place and host events on a regular basis.
Other coworking spaces and hubs are Stockholm Music House, Amplify, Stockholm fintech hub, Norrsken Foundation, Impact Hub, Knackeriet, Things, The Castle, H2 Health hub, This is Alma, Goto 10, Embassy, Coffice and Café&Co.
Meetups and expat communities
Many expats choose to join networks based on their interests or profession. This is a good way to make friends from Sweden and meet people that already live in Stockholm. Meetup.com allows you to find networks and events based on your location and interest, and there are numerous groups to join for almost any hobby or area of interest. Below are some other opportunities where you can meet new friends and grow your network.
United Invitations is a non-governmental and not-for-profit network that is all about food, language and social interaction. It's about making memorable meals and new dinner constellations happen. The meals take place with no strings attached between native Swedes and people who has moved here from a different country. You can either choose to be a guest or host a dinner yourself.
InterNations is the first international community for all people living and working abroad. Their website unites more than 1 million expats and global minds in all countries around the world. In addition to networking online, members meet up at local get-togethers around the globe, specifically geared towards the foreign community in town.
Grow Internationals offers post - relocation support and services to companies and organizations with international talents in Sweden.
The Newbie Guide is a community of people who feel devoted towards the idea of creating a guide for all those brave ones who come to Sweden every year to start a life here. They offer guidance and give you the opportunity to connect with other Newbies and Oldbies.
The Stockholm Expat Meetup Group is an inclusive expat group where all are welcome, even Swedes. The group organizes regular meetups and is all about the following key words “Social”, “Meeting New People”, “Expat” and “Language & Culture”.
Fryday is an international network of cosmopolitan professionals active in over 20 countries around the world. Fryday offers networking opportunities in a truly international environment. To get updates about upcoming events in Stockholm, please visit their page on Facebook.
The aim of The Stockholm International Parents Meetup Group is to create a supportive community for parents and children and offer opportunities to get together. It’s a group where expat moms and dads can share experiences of living in Stockholm with small children. Events include coffee mornings, picnics, play sessions and kids activities.
Expat.com is an exchange network dedicated to life abroad. Their tagline is “The living abroad website, by expats, for expats”, a website where expats can organize their move, share experiences and meet people.
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