I have worked with advertising and communication since 1989 and for years, the word Copywriter was on my business cards. Over time, I have moved sideways and now focus more with brand development and marketing issues in a broader sense. In the mid-1990s, some colleagues and I founded GOSS, one of Sweden’s most internationally award-winning advertising agencies. Our clients included everything from small local bicycle shops and wallpaper companies, to global ski manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies. Since I started in the industry, its conditions and ways of reaching the audience have undergone a complete metamorphosis. But even if we now use…
Gunnar Hjalt is senior counsel at Bird & Bird law firm in Stockholm. He specializes in intellectual property and has more than 25 years’ experience of working as an advisor and attorney in this field, which encompasses trademarks, product designs, patents and copyright. He represents small and large clients in various business sectors, both in Sweden and internationally.
Victoria Kopylov is a trained lawyer and entrepreneur who focuses on changing traditional mindsets in industries such as music, healthcare and legal services. She is an experienced M&A lawyer, general counsel and commercial officer, with a background in work with major international transactions and tech startups. Victoria is an expert in global regulatory aspects for multi-jurisdiction companies and global incentive schemes for growth companies. Her experience covers the expansion of software-based products and services through both B2B and B2C sales channels and in phases, from startup to scaleup to mature companies preparing for exit.
Mia Forsgren is an entrepreneur with extensive international experience. She was a part of the digitalization of the music industry, as one of the real agents of change in a senior role at Universal Music. Mia has more than 25 years of experience in marketing, communication, media, branding and sales. She is currently head of communication at Diös, one of the largest real estate companies in Sweden. Mia is based in Åre and an avid skier and outdoor enthusiast.
Kerstin Cooley is managing partner of Brightly Ventures, an early-stage Nordic venture firm based in Stockholm. With an extensive background in the financial/IT industry, Kerstin brings a broad range of experience to the table. This ranges from working for Silicon Valley-based startups and co-founding a global communications agency, to managing M&A transactions and hedge fund investments.
Hans Victor is a co-founder and partner in Victor & Victor. He is currently CEO of Marsblade, a successful sports tech company that specializes in ice/roller hockey. His background is in investment and entrepreneurship, with many successful e-commerce ventures such as IEC Sports, First Vet and Vetzoo.
Ulrika Viklund’s background is in digital services and international marketing, including as Director for International Growth at Spotify. Ulrika is also a co-founder of House Be, a network of coworking spaces in the north of Sweden and a co-founder of E14 Invest. She was formerly CEO of the Plejmo pay-per-view movie service and is now on the board of E14 Invest, Stillfront Group, GodEl and Wide Ideas.
Maria Horelli-Rosenlew is an entrepreneurial leader with robust international experience of fast-moving tech companies, both ventures and enterprises, such as Microsoft, Projectplace, Sitoo, Twigeo and Abicart. She combines solid business development skills with her ability to define and focus on the core business. Her specializations include scalable sales and marketing tactics, growth opportunity priorities and customer success.
Born and raised in Beirut, Mounir Zok is a world citizen with over 15 years of experience in the sports industry and an expert in the field of sports technology. He has founded and advised several startups, advised investors and investment funds. Mounir also mentors at some of the leading incubators and accelerators. Recently, he was the Director of Technology & Innovation at the US Olympic Committee. In 2018, he moved from the Silicon Valley to Spain in his new capacity as co-founder and CEO of N3XT Sports. Mounir is originally from Lebanon, is fluent in four languages, holds a PhD in Bioengineering, and…
Elisabeth Thand Ringqvist
Elisabeth Thand Ringqvist is an investor with a focus on start ups and entrepreneurs that challenge the status quo. She is general partner and co-founder of Edge Venture Capital as well as co-founder and chairman of E14 Invest. Her background is in management consulting, political organization and government. From 2011 to 2015 she was the CEO of the Swedish Federation of Business Owners. Her passion lies in aligning new business ventures to the UN development goals, experiencing weird art and in alpine skiing.