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After almost dying from a blood parasite, Marcus Gners realized that good health is key for a happy life. Lifesum is a Stockholm-based digital health startup that offers its users a flexible platform to support and encourage a healthy, balanced lifestyle. With recent investment of $6.7m from SparkLabs Global Ventures and Bauer Media, Lifesum has achieved over 6.5 million downloads across Europe and offers users personal guidance based on their personal data. Prior to joining Lifesum, Marcus served as VP of Business Development for gaming giant Stardoll in both Stockholm and LA, heading up business development and user acquisition teams that were responsible for generating more than 100 million registrations globally. Before going into the world of startups Marcus has held various other positions in media, management consulting and advertising.
Mouna Esmaeilzadeh is the co-founder and CEO of SciLife Clinic. She is a Medical Doctor and holds a PhD in Neuroscience from Stockholm Brain Institute from the prestigious Karolinska Institutet, and holds in addition a Masters Degree in Philosophy. Dr. Esmaeilzadeh and her team at SciLife Clinic have gained a unique clinical experience in preventive medicine, screening and supervising hundreds of individuals in their programs. Working actively with implementing a paradigm shift in todays healthcare, advocating prevention and early detection instead of todays symptomatic focus, Dr. Esmaeilzadeh and her team are involved in various interdisciplinary research studies, looking at the medical, as well as socioeconomic benefits of this preventive approach.
Tyler Crowley is the organizer and host of the very popular monthly STHLM TECH MEETUP and executive producer of the LAUNCH Festival. Tyler is also CEO of Skweal and consultant to many governments including Stockholm on growing startup communities.
Energetic entrepreneur who wants to create better health and quality of life for persons with disabilities.
Entrepreneur with background as dance teacher and engineer with a PhD in Human-Computer Interaction. Extensive startup experience including product development (hw+sw), building teams and raising money. Head of Business Area Internet of Sports and Wellbeing at Interactive Institute Swedish ICT.
Olof coaches companies in life science. He has over 20 years of experience from the pharmaceutical and medtech industry, some of which from Abbott Laboratories and Glaxo Wellcome. He has worked in various roles in both small and newly started companies and large multinational companies. Olof has built up a number of new innovative companies from start and carried out many launches both nationally and internationally. Board member of Chundsell Medicals AB, Antrad AB, Encare AB, Bioservo Technologies AB
Glenn has held leadership roles within healthtech, private and public healthcare, commercial fitness, elite sport and consulting. He is passionate about the commercialisation of innovation in life science, and has over 25 years of international experience in sports medicine, rehabilitation, life and health insurance, functional assessment and occupational health. He is an active investor in start-ups in Stockholm.
Sune has a long history of building & launching digital experiences, and before moving to Stockholm he spent 3 years working with R/GA in NYC building Nike's digital products incl FuelBand, Sportwatch and the Running app. Sune also worked with the premiere US fitness club, Equinox, and often blogs about his hands-on experience with quantified-self fitness hardware & software. Sune has a BSc in computer science from UCL in London and was on the jury for the innovation award at the 2014 Cannes Lions festival. Sune shares on http://sunekaae.tumblr.com
PhD in particle physics and finder of the Higgs Boson at CERN. During Elina's six years working as a physicist at CERN she was dealing with applying advanced statistical methods to analyze Big Data on a daily basis.
Entrepreneur and lover of all things awesome! Has experience from working with small companies to large multinational corporations and good to have around during a crisis. Proud founder of Guerilla Office.
In 2007 Bhavik Gandhi set a historic world record, when he rowed single handed across the Atlantic, from Spain to the Caribbean island of Antigua, spending an106 days alone at sea in a 23 ft rowing boat. Not just a man with an interesting story, Bhavik Gandhi walks the talk in the business world. With has background as a serial technology entrepreneur. Bhavik is ideally qualified to take the life lessons learned on the Atlantic and other endurance achievements and relate them to the corporate world.
* Co-founder of Meloq, a medical device start-up. * Experience with working in successful start-up software company in the Visual Effects industry. Our tools were used in Avatar and Harry Potter, amongst other famous films. * Holds a PhD in computer science, specializing in geometry and visualization. PhD project focused in generating urban models from large-scale laser scans. * Experienced graphics/C++ programmer. * Currently developing geometric algorithms for a large MedTech company in Stockholm.
3D printing consultant working with 3D modelling and 3D printing for both industrial and personal use.
Engineer that developed an affordable gadget using smartphones to create Virtual Reality.
Part of the MD panel. With expertise in dentistry and sociology.
Marwan is an editor and English language specialist in corporate language services. His broad experience ranges from working at financial institutions to volunteering at the SwedishStartupSpace. His fanatical passion for the English language and love for Swedish tech startups means he's the perfect person to tell you how to debug your English code.
Co-founder and CTO at Vint, co-founder of Wrapp, coder at Spotify
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