Diverse teams create more value. Here's how we'll get there.

As the Nordic tech scene continues to grow, gender diversity in the field is at a standstill. We need more female investors, and we need more women to realise that they, indeed, have the power and potential to become investors and entrepreneurs themselves. That’s why we’re bringing together some of the most prominent voices on how we can encourage more women into the startup world.  

We welcome you to a day of workshops, networking, discussions, and inspiring talks, with female entrepreneurship and investing in focus. As diversity is the target we want to see both men and women in the audience.

Get involved in the discussion. Get your ticket today.

A day divided in two

Part 1 (08.30 - 12.00): Investor Kickoff 

The first part of the day's events is aimed at actual and potential investors, men and women, and takes place in Startup Labs at Minc. There will be breakfast, a crash course in investing, a pitching event for female founded startups, and a lunch to fill up the energy for an afternoon of talks and discussions.

Participation in the morning sessions are free-of-charge but registration is required. Number of seats are limited.

Part 2 (13.00 - 18.30): Nordic Female Investor Meetup

After lunch, the day continues just across the street at STUDIO.  Get inspired by some of the most prominent voices in the startup world, take part in discussions, and mingle with like-minds over a cup of coffee. The day ends with causal mingle with drinks and hors d'oeuvres.

Both Minc and STUDIO are located within a five-minute walk from the central station, with Copenhagen Airport just 20 minutes away.



Minc 30min

Crash Course “How to invest in startups”

Hosted in Minc Startup Labs, a breakfast will be served followed by a crash course in investing.

Participation in the morning sessions are free-of-charge but registration is required. Number of seats are limited.

Minc 60min

Pink Capital

Next up is the pitching event for female founded startups, facilitated by Pink Capital.

Participation in the morning sessions are free-of-charge but registration is required. Number of seats are limited.

Minc 120min

Lunch Break @ Minc

Lunch time! Take the opportunity to talk to the entrepreneurs, or get some fresh air before we continue the event over at STUDIO. 

Lunch is included for those with an "All In" ticket or a "Pink Capital" ticket.

Minc 60min

Nordic Female Investor Meetup @ STUDIO

After lunch, the day continues just across the street at STUDIO.  Get inspired by some of the most prominent voices in the startup world, take part in discussions, and mingle with like-minds over a cup of coffee. The day ends with causal mingle with drinks and hors d'oeuvres.

STUDIO Malmö 330min

Mingle with drinks and hors d'oeuvres @ Minc

Minc 60min

Confirmed speakers

Anna Felländer

Anna Felländer has extensive experience in analyzing how digitalization is affecting organisations, society and the economy. She has published a number of reports on the subject, for example on e-commerce, Fin Tech and the sharing economy. She currently holds positions in academia, government, the digital start-up scene and large organisations focusing on digitalisation (special focus on Artificial Intelligence and Ethics). She is affiliated to the Royal Institute of Technology. Also, she is a Senior Advisor to the Boston Consulting Group and an advisor to the Minister of Digitalisation. She is also a board member and expert advisor to digital startups focusing on Artificial Intelligence and has recently joined the board for Transportstyrelsen.

Felländer has been working with the Swedish government for ten years and has held the positions as Chief Economist and Digital Economist at Swedbank. Felländer has a Master of Science in International Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics.

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Elisabeth Brevenson
Founder of Beepsend

Elisabeth has almost 20 years of experience creating and launching Internet applications of all shapes and sizes. With a passion for starting and growing new endeavours, she has the vision to see what works and why people will be drawn to certain services and products. Her tenacity and innovation have been recognized by the industry with various accolades, including: Business Woman of the Year (Dagens Industri); Technology Fast 500 EMEA winner Telecommunications/Networking (Deloitte), Entrepreneur of the Year (City of Malmö); Shooting Star, Entrepreneur of the Year (EY Ernst & Young); and Pioneer of the Year in Skåne (ALMI).

In 2006 Elisabeth founded Beepsend, a multi-million global SMS messaging provider company once named one of the fastest growing tech companies in EMEA. Known as a savvy negotiator with strong business development and relationship building skills, she served as CEO for 11 years. Her professional motto: If the elevator doesn’t work, we will take the stairs, but we’re going to the top. Beepsend was acquired by the San Francisco cloud based communications platform Twilio in 2017.

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Heather Henyon
Founding General Partner, Mindshift Capital

Heather Henyon is Founding General Partner of Mindshift Capital, a venture fund investing in women-led technology companies globally, and Founder of the Women’s Angel Investor Network (WAIN), the first and largest women’s angel group in the Middle East.  An activist venture investor with a passion for fintech and women-led start-ups, Heather has over 80 direct and fund investments in the US, Europe and Middle East. She started her career on Wall Street and has almost 20 years of experience in venture finance, entrepreneurship, emerging markets, angel investing, fintech, crowdfunding, credit, microfinance and impact investment.  Heather is on the Investment Committee of Dubai Angel Investors and US-based NextWave Impact Fund. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Sekem Holding Group in Egypt and several Advisory Boards. Heather has been nominated as “Investor of the Year” by Arabian Business in 2016 and 2017.  She holds an MBA from the Johnson School at Cornell University and a BA from Oberlin College.  Heather lives in Dubai, UAE.  

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Kristina Söderberg
SEB Venture Capital

Kristina is Investment Manager at SEB Venture Capital since 2010, with focus on Fintech’s. She has been with the SEB Group since 2004, starting as a trainee in Merchant Banking, thereafter working with business development and sales of financial services. Kristina holds an M.S. in Business Administration from Uppsala University (2002), with studies at Freiburg Universität and Copenhagen Business School.

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Boel Swartling
Angel Investor/Working chairman

Boel Swartling has a business background as marketing manager and general manager in the IT/media/consumer goods sectors. She has a passion for business development and entrepreneurship and has served on a number of boards and committees related to startup activities and the Stockholm startup scene. For the past 10 years her main focus has been investment management and direct investments in social- and environmental impact startups.

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Jeanette Andersson
Minc Business Adviser, Investments

Jeanette Andersson is angel investor and Investment Manager at Minc and involved in different projects to develop the early stage venture capital market in Sweden with a special focus on enabling more female investors. She is responsible for Minc’s new co-investment scheme where public venture capital firm Saminvest co-invest with business angels in Minc companies.

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Dr. Vedrana Högqvist Tabor
Founder of BOOST Thyroid

Vedrana is a cancer scientist turned entrepreneur, the CEO and co-founder of BOOST Thyroid, a health tech startup focused on improving lives of people with autoimmune diseases through information, data science and machine learning. Vedrana believes that the right and access to health information should be one of our basic human rights.

Born in Zagreb, Croatia, Vedrana obtained her PhD at Humboldt University Berlin, and has worked on cancer research in some of the world's most renowned institutions, such as Karolinska Institutet. Before founding BOOST Thyroid Vedrana was Director of Scientific Research at the period tracking app Clue.

Vedrana is a digital health advocate and a frequent speaker on the power of digital tools at TEDx, WIRED Health and universities such as Oxford, Stanford and Columbia. She has published several peer-reviewed research articles on intersection of digital health and patient empowerment.

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Catherine Bentzel & Sarah Weibull
Founders of Djunked

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Linda Portnoff
Founder of Riteband

Linda Portnoff is the founder and CEO of the music exchange Riteband. She holds a Ph.D. in accounting and finance and has done research on the changes in the music industry landscape since the beginning of the 21st century. She is the author of the yearly statistics report “The Swedish Music Industry in Numbers” and has worked closely with the Swedish Government on Sweden’s export strategy for the cultural and creative industries. She is an international keynote speaker on the music industry, the development of the intangible economy and the creative industries’ challenges and possibilities. The last few years she has been invited to share her expertise all over the world ranging from the Nordic region to the United States, China, Kenya and Colombia. 

About Riteband:
The music industry is growing on a yearly basis, but for the vast majority of artists, financing is a struggle. This is because it’s a superstar economy and it can take a long time to reach commercial success.
Riteband is an early stage Swedish company in the intersection of fintech, music and online entertainment. We develop the world’s first stock exchange for music to empower artists and provide them with faster funding from fans and investors.

Music is a long-lived asset protected by copyright that guarantees that artists will get paid when their songs are streamed, broadcasted or otherwise performed in public. We create a market in the form of a trading app, where anyone can become an owner of these future music copyright revenues. Artists who make their music available for trade on Riteband thus sell off shares of their future copyright revenues to fans or investors who seek pay-offs uncorrelated with systematic risks in other markets.

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