Building Inclusive Transatlantic Relationships for Success

17 March 14.30 – 17.30 CET

Canadian and Swedish tech

Building Inclusive Transatlantic Relationships for Success



14.30 – 14.40 CET (9.30-9.40am EDT)
Welcome and Objectives: Chargé d’affaires – Eric Petersson, Embassy of Canada to Sweden and Jeanette Carlsson, Founder and CEO, Tech Nordic Advocates

14.40 – 15.10 (9.40-10.10am EDT) 
Panel 1 – Fireside Chat: “Canadians in Sweden: The Swedish tech scene from a Canadian perspective” 

Moderator: Pratima Rao, Senior Trade Commissioner, Embassy of Canada to Sweden

Panel: Lesley Pennington, CEO and Founder, Bemz & The Kinship Collective; Jocelyn Chan, Content Manager, Detectify; Erica Rose, Collaboration Leader, Inter IKEA; Dr Franziska Broell, Founder & CEO, Motryx

15.10 – 15.45 (10.10-10.45am EDT) 
3 min Pitch/Showcase session #1: Canadian Startups to Swedish Investors

Moderator: Magnus Almén, Senior Investment Officer, Nordic Region at The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service

Startups: Hedvig Alexander, Founder at Powered by People (PBP); Francisca Broell, Founder & CEO of Mostryn; Andrew Heneghan, European Sales Lead at Andgo Systems; Julie Angus, CEO, Open Ocean Robotics

Swedish Investors & Ecosystem Experts : Anette Nordvall, Founding of MP Cross Nordic Capital & CP Keiretsu Forum Nordics; Jeremie Poirier, StartUps, Tech & VC Strategist at Region Skåne; Anette Tånneryd, Investor – Chairwoman & Founder; Melinda Elmborg, Accelerator Co-Lead at Fast Track Malmo


16.00 – 16.30 (11.00-11.30am EDT) 
Panel 2 – Fireside Chat: “Approaches to diversity and inclusion in tech in Sweden and Canada”

Moderator: Helena Rönqvist, Partner, Magnusson

Panel: Wendy Anderson, Partner & CoFounder, The Case for Her; Elina Åkerlind – Board Member & Business Developer, Gothenburg Tech Week & Connect Väst; Stephanie Mazzotta, Co-Founder, FemTech Sweden

16.30 – 17.00 (11.30-12.00am EDT) 
3 min Pitch/Showcase session #2: Swedish startups to Canadian Investors

Moderator: Magnus Almén, Senior Investment Officer, Nordic Region at The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service

Startups: Beatrice Ionascu, Co-Founder – Imagilabs; Johanna Nissen Karlsson, Co-Founder & CEO, Vividye; Emelie Klasson, Co-Founder and CEO –; Helen Petrashchuk, CEO – 4ireLabs; Charlotta Tönsgård, CEO and Co-Founder at Kind App; Christina Lundbäck, CMO & Founder SurfCleaner AB

Investors: Yuri Navarro, Managing Partner, Kanata Ventures; Nicole le Blanc, Partner, 2150 VC; Shelley Kuipers, Co-CEO/General Partner, The 51; Danielle Brewin Graham, Venture Partner at ArchAngel Network of Funds

17.00 – 17.10 (12.00-12.10am EDT) – Participant & Audience Discussion/QnA – Hosted by Jeanette Carlsson, Founder and CEO, Tech Nordic Advocates

17.10 (12.10am EDT) – Closing remarks from The Embassy of Canada to Sweden & Tech Nordic Advocates

17.15 (12.15am EDT) – Onwards: Informal networking