Edon Ramadani from Everyday Baby named Young Entrepreneur in Skåne 2018!

October 19, 2018News

This Wednesday, Edon Ramadani was appointed Young Entrepreneur of the Year by Forza of Sweden during HBG Talks at Helsingborg Arena.

Motivation by the jury:

“With his ambitious entrepreneurship, Edon Ramadani has contributed with important aspects of sustainability on an international scale. With Edon’s entrepreneurial drive, the company demonstrates how to introduce innovative products into a traditional market and make a difference for large and small customers. The jury are in agreement that Everyday Baby and winner Edon Ramadani are an important corporate force in our time!”

The purpose of the award is to recognize entrepreneurs who have shown success on a personal and business-related level and have the ability to inspire other young entrepreneurs. All candidates have been observed by a jury group consisting of business executives who selected the finalists who truly distinguished themselves.

Edon-Ramadani_Everyday Baby
Edon Ramadani

It’s an indescribable, magical feeling! The award is a receipt showing that you are doing the right things and that you are on the right track! I am very grateful and happy to receive the title of the Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2018! Edon says.

Everyday Baby was founded in 2013 with the aim of making parenting easier and a bit smarter, by developing innovative and safe products in good materials such as glass, metal and silicone. Two examples of their products are a temperature-indicating glass bottle and a sunblock indicator that tells you when it’s time to reapply sunscreen. In 2017, sales were tripled and the forecast shows that sales will double in 2018. Today, the company has partners in 22 countries, such as South Korea, Spain, Germany, Brazil, Taiwan, England, France, Italy, the Balkans, Scandinavia and many others.

Congratulations Edon, well done!!

Finding effective solutions to meet future challenges facing the water industry – meet Sweden Water Research

October 18, 2018News, WeAreIdeon

Next week, Sweden Water Research will be taking over our Instagram account, so we took this opportunity to have a chat with Malin Nydesjö to find out more about who they are and what they do.

Hi Malin, what can you tell me about Sweden Water Research?

We’re a research company working with one of the most important things on earth: water. We started in 2014, when the municipal organisations NSVA, Sydvatten and VA SYD decided to merge their research and development activities into one research organisation. Our research focus is new, effective solutions to meet the future challenges facing the water services industry.

Can you give me an example of a typical project of yours?

Our projects are connected to the challenges and goals of our mother organizations. Some examples are securing the drinking water in a changing climate, reducing micropollutants in wastewater, and blue-green storm water solutions in the cities. Collaboration is a very important part of our work – we work with industry, municipalities, academia, cities and others.

Who are the people working at Sweden Water Research?

Today we have 15 PhD students, as well as senior researchers, project managers and administration staff.

What will you be showing us next week on Instagram?

We’ll give you a glimpse of our work, who we are and what we do. Hopefully you’ll learn a little bit more about water, what it is like being a PhD Student and all the nerdy (exciting and super interesting!) details within this field! 🙂

Find out more about Sweden Water Research

Follow along on Instagram here

How to create an engaging mobile guest experience – behind the scenes with Zaplox

October 5, 2018News, WeAreIdeon

We love showing off our amazing companies, and next week, Zaplox will take over our Instagram account to showcase who they are and what they do. We took the opportunity to talk with Pernilla Brodd, CMO at Zaplox to find out more!

Who are you in the team at Zaplox? Are you all located here at Ideon?

Pernilla Brodd, CMO, Zaplox
Pernilla Brodd, CMO, Zaplox

My name is Pernilla Brodd and I´m the CMO at Zaplox. The amazing Zaplox team is located at Beta 5 at Ideon. We also have an sales office in New York, US.

Can you tell me a bit about your Zaplox solutions?

Zaplox offer a mobile guest journey to the hospitality industry in Europe and North America, that includes mobile check in, mobile keys, mobile check out with payment and promotions.

How did you come up with your idea? Have you worked in the hotel industry before?

Zaplox was established in 2010 and offered mobile keys to many types of facilities from the start, over time the offering has evolved into a complete mobile guest journey for hotels. Several of our employees have experience from the hospitality industry.

What will you be showing us next week on Instagram?

A lot is happening at Zaplox every week, and we will feature some of our great team members daily happenings.

Find out more about Zaplox

Follow along on Instagram

Ideon rewards innovative growth companies with stipend and mentorship – here are the winners!

October 3, 2018Ideon35, News

During Ideon’s 35th anniversary celebration on 28 September, prizes were awarded to promising growth companies in two categories, the Ideon Stipend and Ideon’s Mentorship Program. The winner of the Ideon Stipend, Bjorkstrom Robotics, received 25,000 SEK with the motivation “The company is awarded for having developed an exciting solution, with the help of VR and AR, that may revolutionize a complete industry. Although being in its early phase the company already has strategic customers/partners and great potential. The Ideon Stipend is given to support an increased market contact.”

In addition to the prize money, Bjorkstrom Robotics also won a Changeware workshop at Rouk AB to find processes to speed up time to market.

Bjorkstrom Robotics mottar sitt pris från Ideons styrelseordförande Stephan Müchler. Från vänster Lars-Olof, Kristofer Björkström, Elmir och Stephan Müchler, Sydsvenska Handelskammaren.
Bjorkstrom Robotics recieves the check for SEK 25 ooo from the chairman of the Ideon Board, Stephan Müchler. From left; Lars-Olof Ohlsson, Kristofer Björkström, Elmir Jagudin and Stephan Müchler.

Five winners of the Ideon Mentorship Program

The five winners of the Mentorship Program are:

  • Magnus Lindström, founder and CEO, Tempiro
  • Ofelia Madsen, CEO, BrainLit
  • Johan Ranefors, CEO/CTO, Glimworks
  • Lennart Bergström, co-founder, Sib Solutions
  • Anders Arkenstedt, founder and CEO, Dimon systems
Lennart Bergström, Sib Solutions, Ofelia Madsen, BrainLit, Pierre Elzouki, Jon Hauksson, Staffan Gestrelius, Martin Gren, Anders Arkenstedt, Dimon systems, Magnus Lindström, Tempiro och Johan Ranefors, Glimworks. Mentorn Charlotta Falvin saknas på bilden.
Lennart Bergström, Sib Solutions, Ofelia Madsen, BrainLit, Pierre Elzouki, Jon Hauksson, Staffan Gestrelius, Martin Gren, Anders Arkenstedt, Dimon systems, Magnus Lindström, Tempiro and Johan Ranefors, Glimworks. Mentor Charlotta Falvin is missing in this image.

The five mentors to help the growth companies scale up are Martin Gren, co-founder of Axis, Jon Hauksson, co-founder of Storytel, Charlotta Falvin, senior vice president and chairman, Pierre Elzouki, co-founder of Scalado and Staffan Gestrelius, co-founder of QlikTech. Together, they have chosen five adepts among the applicants who have stated in their application information about their growth goals, their backgrounds and arguments as to why they should win a place in the program. Each mentor will offer a total of 10 hours of mentorship in 2018 and the five adepts will receive two hours with each mentor.

“Ideon has meant a lot during my entrepreneurial journey and now I look forward to sharing my learnings through smart questions from hungry Ideon entrepreneurs,” says Martin Gren, co-founder of Axis.

“This will be an ongoing process where we match mentors with adepts and after the first five we will not have a limit on the number of adepts and mentors, but rather the interest will control the supply, “says Mia Rolf, CEO of Ideon Science Park.

Sharp Minds Sessions with the mentors gives everyone a chance to learn from the best

During the year, Ideon have hosted the “Sharp Minds Sessions” where mentors talk about their journey, important lessons they have taken and what they would like to share with new entrepreneurs. The next meeting will be held on November 20th where Martin Gren and Pierre Elzouki will take center stage to talk about the journey from an idea to a growing startup.

About the Ideon Stipend and Mentorship Program

The Ideon Society has stipulated the following criteria for a nomination and awards from the Ideon Stipend. The company should:

  • be an Ideon company (be located at Ideon Science Park)
  • have great growth potential
  • have an innovation that has a foundation in research
  • are in the Startup category, ie few employees, at a startup stage, no older than 5 years
  • show good entrepreneurship

The Mentorship Program with the five mentors starts in October and the program will continue after the turn of the year.

Get to know the companies

Bjorkstrom Robotics

Tempiro

BrainLit

Dimon Systems

SIB Solutions

Glimworks

Follow Memlin behind the scenes on Instagram takeover

October 1, 2018News, WeAreIdeon

This week, Memlin will be taking over our Instagram account. We took the opportunity to ask co-founder Christian Ramel some questions about the company and the team.

Can you tell me a bit about Memlin, who are you, who’s working in the team?

Memlin is a platform for corporate event planning that turns anyone in the company into a professional event planner and puts event administration on autopilot. You can manage trainings, courses, events and seminars without excel and personal email addresses as senders.

We are 9 people working with the service; Christian Ramel, CEO, Gustav Olsson, COO, Eric Andersson, CFO, Jens Agerberg, CTO, Alexandra Wingstrand, Marketing manager, Damien Jaillot, Design and frontend, Anas KM, web development, Mickey Ngo, web development and Saurabh Naik, web development. Damien is located in France, Mickey in Vietnam and Anas and Saurabh in India.

How did you come up with the idea of Memlin? Had any of you run a company before?

It started out as a simple service for sending invitations, accepting signups and an app for fast check in of the participants with QR-codes. The name was Digiviter at first. Two years ago we decided to use the knowledge from that system and the feedback we got from early customers and build a new service from scratch, that better targets the need and newer technologies.

You are a part of Ideon Takeoff, for companies leaving the incubator. What does it mean for you to sit with other scaleup companies?

It’s a super dynamic environment and we have close collaborations with the other companies in the office. As we run very similar services and are basically in the same phase, we can use each others knowledge and get inspiration from each other.

What will you be showing us next week on Instagram?

We will show you a week in the early days of a growing SaaS company. We are still developing a lot, but are in the process of shifting focus to a more sales and market driven company.

Follow along on Instagram

Find out more about Memlin here