Bonnier Accelerator opens up adminssions

The *Bonnier Accelerator program opens up it’s second year of admissions. I would like to as an Alumni of the program to encourage everyone with a business idea or app idea to apply for the program.

Upon acceptance the program allows you to develop you idea with Bonniers corporate team as well as input from startup lecturers is a tailored program.

You can now book a spot at the Bonnier Accelerator kickoff breakfast March 4! First come, first served.

* Bonnier is Sweden’s and Scandinavia’s largest publishing house, and are also behind Toca Boca and many more interesting digital ventures.

Swedish API legends with Berghs Interactive

Screenshot 2014-01-19 18.42.56I am very happy to be holding a API week for the interactive students at Bergs School of Communication this week. (above, image of Ted Valentin, se text below).

As the communication landscape changes rapidly, API’s have become the bread and butter for expanding startups and organisations that wish to reach outside their own sites as a part of creative interactive strategy. The students will have theoretical lessons but I will aslo have them get their hands work together with some of the best profiles from Sweden and abroad. We will look over the monetiszation that API’s support, how to use them, and learn more about when to use, when to build them.  I am looking forward to working with case specific presentations from some of the most interesting startups in Sweden currently to help widen the perspective of the API landscape.

A legend within the field is Ted Valentin, a coder and entrepreneur who has launched more than 40 websites during his career. Currently he runs a network of review websites (Restaurangkartan.seHotellkartan.sePizzakartan.se etc) with more than one million visitors per month in Sweden. He is also the founder of SocialaNyheter.seBoutiquehotel.me, and PopularaBarer.se – just to mention a few of his latest projects.

ellenEllen Sundh who runs Coda Collective is another Swedish legend, also called the Queen of Code due to her internationally recognised interactive installations. With campaigns like “The sound of Football” Creative Technologist Ellen has won a Golden Egg award, as well as serving on their jury, and often expert quoted at Resume. Many speak of interactive events today, but Ellen definitely takes things to new levels like few before her. She is one of the sharpest minds in code and concept today.

The week will aslo include speakers from:
• Rebeca Meritz, Developer at FundedByMe
• Mike Burns, Director and Techie at ThoughtBot
• Ellen Sundh, Creative Technologist at Coda Collective
• Birk Nilsson, Developer at Tictail
• Erik Akterin, Engineer and founder at Qapital
• Ted Valentin, Cafekartan.se and co-workingspace Knackeriet.

 

 

MAKE IT! @ #GGM14 Save the date

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Time for the annual Meetup in Stockholm. This year’s theme is MAKE IT! Tapping into the trend of makers this year’s Geek Girl Meetup will cover all kinds of items in the makers hands. Watch out for all DIY from electronics, robotics, 3-D printing, CNC tools, metalworking, woodworking and traditional arts and crafts. With the uprising of Makers fairs and maker spaces we dig in deep into it.

Save the date for 24-25 of May. The meetup will take place at Tekniska Museet, Stockholm.

Are you keen on taking part in any way in this year’s unconference, be sure to submit your interest here.

Sponsring
Are you as a company interested in sponsoring this year’s event. Contribute to the biggest Geek Girl Meetup event this year and get your logo on the badge! Contact makeit@geekgirlmeetup.com

Tickets to the meetup will be released later on this spring!

 

Note: (this is a crosspost from www.geekgirlmeetup.com, written by Ellen Sundh)

High-five Spotify #StudentTechFest

Earlier this year I spoke about the ABC of API’s at Spotify’s event #StudentTechFest in Stockholm, Sweden. It was a brilliantly arranged event by Sofia von Celsing from Spotify who also curated the experience.
After more than five years of making GeekGirlMeetup events around the world, it was a pleasure to participate in something so aspiring and inspiring for students. Over 100 students were chosen from the several hundred applicants from the Swedish (tech and media) schools as Spotify is aiming to work with best developers and talent in the world as a growth and recruiting strategy strategy.

I high fived my wonderful moderator Navid Modiri on stage, right here and the presentations will be here shortly (Slideshare.)

Proud to call my self Feminist – always

The quest for gender equality continues. If you only have time for one thing, look at this take on why we should all be feminism by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie at TEDxEuston.

This video speaks many thoughts of ours, but the context she puts it together makes so much sense.

The video is also interpreted by Beyonce in her new video Flawless.

New moneysaving app

I’ve spent the passed 3 months at the Bonnier Accelerator working on a money saving app aiming to empower everyday saving.

We would still love to record your interest in our money saving app, while finding a new name for our app.
Sign up here and well send you an email when were up and running.

Location Day Hack Dec 6th

Location day Hackthon Malmo dec 6thPetter Pallander is fixing up a Location day hackthon in Malmö on the 6th of December. More info at the Facebook page.

DETAILS
A day and night everything location. Location has become one of the fundamental layer of the web. We’re using location for tracking where we move, to explore new cities, tagging our tweets, status updates, photos and videos. We can add location to every move we do on the web, and we’re already doing it.

It’s exciting times of location based services and it’s exciting times for anyone interested in it. We want to give you a day filled with inspiration and knowledge about location; where we are now and were we might be heading and how it affects us all.

We’ll have entrepreneurs talking about how they’re using location in their products and services and we’re bringing you some of the most knowledgeable people on the topics location + quantified self / exploration / service layer / city planning.

So basically, clear your calendar on the 6th and 7th of December and make sure to come to Malmö. The day will continue into a night of hacking, where the theme is… location of course. More details to be announced, but one thing is sure – you don’t want to miss this.

Confirmed speakers & panelists:

Joakim Jardenberg : Internaut and netizen. Senior advisor. Business angel.
Alexandra Bylund : founder of Foap
Anders Mildner : journalist, author
Måns Adler : founder of Bambuser
Maria Hägglöf : co-founder of checkain.se
Linus Olsson : founder Flattr & Heml.is
Gitta Wilén : digital storyteller
Jan Erik Solem : founder of Polar Rose
Sofia Eleonora Franzén : founder of Owegoo
Fredrik Davidsson : Teknograd!
Johan Brissmyr : co-founder Userbin
Sebastian Wallin : co-founder of Userbin
Michael Nilsson : co-creator of Everymote

 

Digitala Skolyftet #digiskol

As i wrote a post last week about the brilliant people in Sweden working to make Code a language subject in school. More brilliant people are making more brilliant stuff so have a look at what Per Falk (@perfal) thats working on Digitala Skollyftet, a collabrative initiative to educate teachers about the possibilities of social media as an enabler in education.

The Hashtag on twitter is #digiskol.

What if, what GeekGirlMeetup IF.

Tekniska museet

Five years ago Andie Nordgren and I both asked “What if” the IT industry sector surrounding us could be altered into being more diverse? By the rate of how we were meeting other women in the industry it would take for ever to have a representative group of ladies to go drink wine and talk web, code and startups with, not to mention role models for ourselves and our future kids.

We needed more female role models, stronger networks and active knowledge exchange to support our own growth all in a participatory driven manner.
Five years down the line we operate internationally in Sweden (Stockholm, Malmö, Göteborg, Umeå, Norrköping), Denmark, Mexico, London, Berlin, Oxford, Hong Kong, Tunisia and we have just ties know its with a sister organisation in Zambia. 4 continents down the line, we have a company in the UK, and an organisation in Sweden, GeekGirlMeetup IF (Ideel Förening similar Nonprofit org) is an organisation form were trying out with an appointed board.

Many of us have become co-founders, speakers, role models, connectors and supporters of each others work making startup life easier and more fun.

As I focus on my startup that goes under project name while in the BonnierAccelerator D2D I am confident that the ladies across the board have all that it takes to keep these this movement and organisation a new thinking and making organisation, promoting tech for young ladies and further the aims we have set up.

On the 19th of November GeekGirlMeetup is having it’s first open board member meeting. Become a member here and participate in making it a bright future for all geek ladies in Sweden, they need one international person keeping all international strings together and one social media manager.

You can also just show up without being a member to listen to their lineup of speakers if you choose not to participate in making future happen, then read more here or sign up here.

Thank you for the past 5 years of joyful co-creation of GeekGirlMeetup:  Andie Nordgren, Maria Söderberg, Miriam Ohlsson Jeffry, Annika Lidne, Therese Göterheim, Anna Oscarsson, Maria Söderberg, Angelica Ohlsson, Matilda Sjunnesson, Louise Wikholm, Mia Strömberg, Olga Stern, Oyuki Matsumoto, Pernilla Lindh, Pernilla Näslund, Henriette Weber, Paulina Modlitba Söderberg, Judit Wolst, Therese Mannheimer, Louise Hamilton, Malin Ströman, Linda “@copylinda” Sandberg, Sanna Wickman, Pernilla Rydmark, Natsha Ehlén, Ebba Kierkegaard, Hanna Metsis, Josefin Hedlund, Emily Green, Magdalena Kron, Robyn Exton, Josephine Goube, Linda Essen-Möller, Kate Sigrist, Javeira Rizvi Kabani, Johanna Nordström, Maria Gustavsson, Ellen Sundh, Jennifer Barba, Jess Eriksson, Michelle Sun, Maryem Nasri, Ella Ethel Mbewe, Karla Gradilla, Irina Delegado, Karina, Thöndevold, Maria Gustafsson, Evelina Johansson, Tilde Mattson, Helena Lindh and you (email me if I have missed to ad you to this list, im not perfect).

Thanks you to all sponsors and connectors that have been exceptionally brilliant to us: Johan Ronnestam, Roman Pixell, Erik Arnberg, Swedish Institute, .SE, Dan Rasumssen, Eze Vidra, Kam Star, Kit Ruparel, Henrik Berggren and many more.

Image, taken by Heidi Harman at Tekniska Museet (The Science museum of Stockholm, Sweden) that has kindly supported our meetups.