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Ideon Sharp Minds Session – Scaleup Leadership – Insights from large corporations

March 11 @ 15:00 - 17:30

In the Ideon Sharp Minds Sessions we interview successful Scaleup entrepreneurs and leaders to learn from their experience.

Welcome to the 6th Sharp Minds session, where we interview successful Scaleup Entrepreneurs and leaders and learn from their experience.

This Sharp Minds Session, Powered by SEB Greenhouse*, will focus on leadership through people, culture and behaviour.

How to attract the right talents and how to work with the personal leadership in growth periods or missions. What can Scaleup leaders learn from large corporations? How to manage and lead transformational organisations, that need to grow or adapt fast? Are there ways to set up structure and processes without killing the passion? How important is the leadership and leadership communication during fast growing periods, with many new talents boarding on?

Our Sharp Minds 2020 are also mentors in the Sharp Minds Mentors program, where we match them with up and coming Scaleup leaders in the park. The Ideon Mentorship program is open for application from March 2020, more information about it and the Sharp Minds mentors of the year, here.


Maria Rang, Managing Director Sweden, Consafe Logistics

Maria has 16 years of experience from Ericsson and Sony in Lund, where she had different management positions within development, and global responsibilities. During her time at Sony she led a team through a growth period from 20 to 200 persons within a year. 2019, when she was appointed Managing Director Sweden, she is leading Consafe Logistics towards a market leadership and the most popular employer in the industry. Maria has an EMBA education from Lund and believes in leading with a guiding star, strong strategic leadership and an agile mindset.

“As a Scaleup leader you need to be clear about the target and at the same time give room for creativity in how to get there”

Staffan Jeppsson, Leadership Development, IKEA based

Staffan has 30 years of experience from IKEA where he established IKEA in Canada, was store manager in France, Managing director IKEA Belgium and worked six years as a personal assistant to Ingvar Kamprad, IKEA. Growth leadership based on value and culture development has been the centre of Staffans interest and is now his full time mission.

“People who like what they do work better. The leadership determines the wellbeing”


15.00 Registration + coffee and mingle

15.20 Ideon Stipend Awards and Intro

15.30 Interview on stage + Q&A

16.30-17.30 After Work

The Ideon Mentorship program

Ideon Science Park has been mentioned as one of 13 brain belts where the smartest people in the world live and work. With the Ideon Mentorship Program we want to connect the experienced leaders in the park with entrepreneurs who want to learn how to grow their business. The mentors, the experienced leaders, have serious scale-up skills to share and important connections to offer to the right mentee. Learn more


*SEB Greenhouse

SEB Greenhouse solution is for scaling companies in a growth phase with turnover of SEK 10 millions and upwards. With support throughout your growth journey; tailored solutions, private banking options for entrepreneurs, advisors, carefully selected partnerships and much more. Learn more about SEB Greenhouse.

Please note!

1. By attending the event you are giving your consent for Ideon Science Park and co-hosts to take photos/video material to publish on their marketing channels.

2. A no show-fee of SEK 150 will be charged if cancellations are not made 24 hours before the start of the event.


Edison Square
Emdalavägen 4
Lund, Skåne län 22645 Sweden
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