SUP46 sweeps into Stockholm

Stockholm’s startup community were treated to the opening of the eagerly anticipated SUP46 co-working space last week.

Over 300 entrepreneurs, investors, government organisations and more attended the event which was officially opened by Spotify’s Daniel Ek.

The name SUP46 comes from ‘Start-up People of Sweden’ – with a notable number of famous Swedish company having a base in London including Spotify and Candy Crush creator King.

SUP46 CEO Jessica Stark has said she hopes the new space will tackle the lack of centralisation in the startup community and ‘become an important part of the ecosystem to contribute to more Swedish success stories’.

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It offers meeting rooms, conference space and promises to hold hackathons, workshops and matchmaking competitions for the community.

Tech City News were treated to a sneak peak prior to opening back in August when we visited the Swedish capital.

Attendees also witnessed the unveiling of the Swedish Startup Hall of Fame, which recognises those that have made an exceptional contribution to the Swedish startup scene.

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Spotify founder Daniel Ek was the first to be presented with the award for his “exceptional foresight and courage to launch and execute one of the most successful startups to ever come out of Sweden”.

His combination of skill, courage, execution and grit make him a role model for current and future founders!”

The working space has been given strong backing from a number of high profile companies including MTGx, Schibsted Growth, Northzone and more.