I am Stina, a driven relationship builder with experience from both Venture Capital and Startups, based in Stockholm, Sweden. I am also a traveler, yoga lover, burner, hobby chef and cancer ass kicker that love Yoghurt Ice cream, Tacos and Malbec!
Now I am interested in learning more about you. Meeting new people with inspiring ideas and stories is something I really enjoy. Tweet me @stinaliland for a chat online over Skype or offline over a cup of coffee in one of Stockholms many cafes.
In my role as program director at 500 Startups I focused on sourcing companies, partnerships with corporates, investors and startup communities, developing program content, mentoring startups and building the profile of the 500 Startups brand in the region. During the time 500 startups was present in the nordics we invested in 27 companies and ran two successful accelerator programs in Oslo and Stockholm.
Prior to joining 500 startups I co-founded Startup Norway – a privately held company working to develop the Norwegian startup ecosystem. In this role I ran pre-accelerator programs and innovation workshops for both startups and corporates, as well as building international conferences and events. My main focus during my time at Startup Norway was building connections between international investors and Norwegian founders. As part of this work I founded the Startup Extreme conference and by leveraging my international network I executed a successful inaugural event that lead to several investments in Norwegian companies.
I have a strong and well respected personal brand in the Nordic startup community. In 2016 I was listed by the Nordic Web as one of the 100 most impactful and influential people in the Nordic tech scene.
My previous experience also include organising and facilitating 20+ Startup Weekends in various cities across Europe, and a 3 month project for a tech startup in Boston (MA).
Talk to me about opportunities for Nordic Founders. I like #Adventures and always up for travel! 🙂
Tweet me @stinaliland