Latest Scandinavian Entrepreneurship News

Scandinavian entrepreneur shares start-up insights

Successes and failures the norm in the world of start-ups This is the story about building a start-up and how things can go wrong, depending on how one goes about things, and with some valuable lessons learned, admirably shared by the Dane. All successful entrepreneurs say that before and in-between successes they have always failed…

Aron Pettersson: Swedish AI specialist co-founder Singapore-based start-up

The birth of Musiio is the story of how an AI (articifial intelligence)-based start-up came about thanks to a ‘talent investor’ facilitator, and where a Swedish tech-talent individual found his match. Technical lead and CTO Aron Pettersson and CEO Hazel Savage found each other over a cup of coffee via Entrepreneur First, an unconventional company…

Chulalongkorn University Offers New Program for Passionate Entrepreneurs: Accepting International Applicants Through 30 March 2020

Chulalongkorn University, Thailand’s most prestigious university, now offers an innovative new international program called BAScii: Bachelor of Arts and Science in Integrated Innovation (BAScii) under the Chulalongkorn School of Integrated Innovation (ScII) that empowers the next generation of passionate entrepreneurs across Asia. ScII helps students acquire exclusive business and technological skills required to shine in…

Nordic Innovation House, Antler partner up

During Singapore FinTech Festival x SWITCH (Singapore Week of Innovation & Technology), Nordic Innovation House – Singapore (NIH-SG) and Antler also officially cemented their partnership. A partnership signing ceremony took place on 13 November in the Nordic pavilion with Sami Jääskeläinen and Jussi Salovaara (Co-Founder & Managing Partner Asia), representing NIH-SG and Antler respectively. Siv Jensen,…

SFF x SWITCH: Nordic start-up pitches, Singapore Fintech Association partnership

As Singapore FinTech Festival (SFF) x Singapore Week of Innovation and TeCHnology (SWITCH) came together for the first time in 2019 the Nordic countries were present in full force, including this year also five start-ups from Iceland. Ambassador of Iceland to Singapore, Ms. Sigríður Á. Snævarr, were in attendance and also hosted a welcome reception…

Folke Engholm at Nordic Innovation House Singapore

Team Nordic Innovation House Singapore attended on 15 October 2019 the ’Viral Access on Micro-Influencers’ breakfast talk hosted by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Singapore. A rare opportunity to meet Folke Engholm, CEO/Founder of Viral Access, who shared key insights on using social media as a platform to strategise, scale in new markets and…

Shoes from coffee grounds to be launched in November

Tran and Son Chu are friends and entrepreneurs that are about to launch something unique in November 2019. They met at a coffee shop in Helsinki, Finland during their study 2 years ago. As their friendship developed they also sharing common passions. “I can never have enough of Vietnamese coffee,” says Tran. But the duo…

Swedish protective gloves business in Kuala Lumpur

Soft Touch AB is a leading brand and producer particularly of work gloves for the international market. STIL Services Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. (STIL) is the group’s Kuala Lumpur-based entity, where also the Swedish CEO Michael Cederkvist is based. From Malaysia STIL conducts product and business development, quality assurance and logistics for the production in Asia…

Sigríður Ásdís Snævarr: Iceland’s new ambassador to Singapore

In May Iceland’s fourth ambassador to Singapore, H.E. Sigríður Ásdís Snævarr, handed over her credentials. This was also the fourth trip ever to the Southeast Asian hub by this very experienced diplomat. “We are now celebrating our twentieth anniversary of diplomatic relations,” the ambassador tells ScandAsia, while in Singapore. Her return, versus the first visit…

IWG: The shift towards flexible workspaces for all generations

Working smart not hard is the new trend in business as generations strive for coherency and work life balance With the shift of consumer preference towards personalization and everything customizable, people around the world, in all generations are starting to adapt to the use of flexible working spaces as the new ideal. At the forefront…