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Sharp Minds Sessions – From an idea to a startup and beyond!

November 20, 2018 @ 08:30 - 10:00

This Sharp Minds Session will focus on how to take an idea for a product or service and build a company that can grow. To our help, we have invited our mentors Martin Gren, co-founder of Axis Communications and Pierre Elzouki, co-founder of Scalado to share their knowledge, thoughts and best advice.

When Axis and Martin Gren published a whitepaper 22 years ago about connecting devices to the internet called Thinserver Technology, he did not have many people who believed in him. Today we call it IoT and it was the foundation of the network camera amongst other things. Scalado had a product called Caps that could scale images for cellphones, but how can you sell it just after the dot com crash?

How do you keep going when people around you call your idea crazy? How do you test out your innovative ideas and how do you avoid the most common pitfalls? Find out from our Sharp Minds!

Breakfast is served from 08:30 and the program starts at 09:00.

About our speakers

Martin Gren co-founded Axis Communications in 1984 together with Mikael Karlsson and Keith Bloodworth. In 1996 Gren co-invented the first network camera, the AXIS 200, NetEye. Since then he has had both executive and operational roles within Axis Communcations, which include being Chief Technology Officer of Axis Camera Division and the Director of New Projects.

Pierre Elzouki co-founded Scalado AB in 2000 and he had many roles in the company during the years, including CEO, Vice President of Investor Relations and Business Development. Pierre founded and has been the CEO of AdRapid since 2015. He is also the CEO of RAVITEQ, Chairman of the board of OptimalBits and Member of the Board of Directors of The Swedish-Lebanese Chamber of Commerce and Scalando AB.


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

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