ideon mentorship program

learn from the best

Ideon Science Park has been mentioned as one of 13 brain belts where the smartest people in the world live and work. Let´s make even better use of that! 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. By helping each other they can both grow and who knows – it could be the start of something fantastic! Compete for a sharp minds mentor below!

Sharp Minds mentors 2019

2019 Mentor winners:

Jonas Birgersson

Jonas Birgersson

Founder of Framtidsfabriken/Framfab, Bredbandsbolaget, Bredband2, Relakks, Labs2 and ViaEuropa

It’s a brave new world, let’s explore the new Network era together and create a better tomorrow!

Mats Lindoff

Mats Lindoff

CTO Sony Ericsson 2002-2009, Ericsson 1985-2000, launched Bluetooth, co-founder of Combain

I hope to share my knowledge and experience with new innovative entrepreneurs working with state of the art technology.

Maria Morin

Maria Morin

Scaleup leader within HR & IR at CellaVision

I can´t wait to get started. Past experience and new thinking is the perfect combo for successful development!

Christer Fåhreus

Christer Fåhreus

Founder of CellaVision, Anoto Group, Flatfrog, EQL Pharma, Longboat Amniotics och Respiratorius

Seeing trends before the market and creating companies that are visionary really triggers me, and I am happy to share experience

1. Babak Mohammadi, Founder of Xenergic, will be the mentee of Mats Lindoff, CEO of the fast growing indoor/outdoor positioning Ideon company Combain. He led a part of Ericsson through the scaleup journey in the 90s, launching Bluetooth in 1998.

2. Magnus Alfredsson, Founder of Proethos, will be the mentee of Jonas Birgersson, The “Broadband Jesus of Sweden”, Framtidsfabriken/Framfab, Bredbandsbolaget, Bredband2, Relakks, and Labs2. Today Jonas is the CEO and founder of the fast growing company Via Europa.

3. Helena Linge, Founder of Cicada Health, will be mentee to Christer Fåhreus, Founder of CellaVision, Anoto Group, Flatfrog, EQL Pharma, Longboat Amniotics and Respiratorius.

4. Erik Andersson, founder of SenseNode, will be the mentee of Maria Morin, VP HR & IR at Cellavision. Maria is a scaleup leader, having helped Cellavision from 100 to 300 MSEK in turnover and is now in the top management team, passionate about communicating the benefits of a technology change to both customers, employees and investors.

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sharp minds mentors 2018

Martin Gren

Martin Gren

Co-founder of Axis Communications

Ideon has meant a lot for me on my entrepreneurial journey and now I look forward to sharing my learnings to hungry Ideon entrepreneurs asking me wise questions.

Charlotta Falvin

Charlotta Falvin

Experienced Board Member and CEO

I’ve worked with so many great entrepreneurs and seen fantastic companies grow. Being a mentor at Ideon gives me the opportunity to meet and inspire a new bunch of great people.

Pierre Elzouki

Pierre Elzouki

Co-founder of Scalado

I’m happy to help out, and to assist in creating new sustainable growth companies starting at Ideon.

Jon Hauksson

Jon Hauksson

Co-founder of Storytel

I am in the program to share, meet interesting entrepreneurs, learn new things and hopefully find companies to invest in!

Staffan Gestrelius

Staffan Gestrelius

Co-founder of QlikTech International

I am very interested in visionary technologies that are so far ahead of the competition that it is possible to build a company that can create a high-tech culture and create jobs in the Region.

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About the Ideon Mentorship Program

With the Ideon Mentorship Program we want to connect the experienced leaders in the park with entrepreneurs who want to learn how to scale up their business. The mentors, the experienced leaders, have serious scale-up skills to teach and important connections to offer to the right mentee.

Each mentor sponsors 10 hours with one of the winning entrepreneurs/scaleup leaders, over a year. The matching between mentor and winning mentee is made by the Ideon Science Park team. Only Ideon based persons may apply. The competition opens at the first Sharp minds session, and the deadline to apply is April 27. The winning mentees are announced during Innovation week, end of May. We try to match all competing mentees with sharp minds from the park.

who can apply?

The mentorship program is open for applications for entrepreneurs who are currently located at Ideon Science Park.

The criteria:

  • You are an entrepreneur at Ideon Science Park, preferably the founder or in the management team
  • Your company has clear growth targets
  • You are a good listener, you want to learn by finding out more about to best practice in the business
  • You are interested in discussing business models, organisation, incentives, partnerships or other ways to scale up the company

Both mentors and mentees will be offered a kick-off introduction on what is important in a mentor/mentee relation to make the most of this time.

want to be a mentor?

do you want to be a mentor?

 

Do you want to be a mentor in 2019? Great, send us an email to info@ideon.se and we will get back to you with more details.

questions?

Do you have questions about the program? Send us an email at info@ideon.se and we’ll get back to you!

Sharp Minds Sessions – where our mentors share their best ideas!

A few times a year, we host the Sharp Minds Sessions where our mentors share their stories, thoughts and learnings from their journeys of building a company, from and idea to a global company!

Check out our events calendar for upcoming sessions »

Jon Hauksson, co-founder of Storytel and investor Anders Bengtsson talk about the importance of taking one market at a time as a scaleup.

Our Mentors, Staffan Gestrelius, co-founder of Qlik and Charlotta Falvin, former CEO of TAT discuss the importance of and the challenges with sales.

Our Mentors, Staffan Gestrelius, co-founder of Qlik and Charlotta Falvin, former CEO of TAT discuss the importance of and the challenges with sales.

Sharp Minds Session – From idea to startup and beyond! Part 1

Martin Gren and Pierre Elzouki talk about how to hold on to your innovative idea when the surrounding calls you crazy. 

Sharp Minds Session – From idea to startup and beyond! Part 2

Martin Gren and Pierre Elzouki talk about the importance of a great team and how a great culture is essential.

Sharp Minds Session – From idea to startup and beyond! Part 3

Martin Gren and Pierre Elzouki are talking about their shortfalls, mistakes and best lessons from building a scaleup company. Moderated by our CEO Mia Rolf.

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