Friday 2 June 10:00 – Meet Your Match @ StartupVillage

As part of Skåne Innovation Week, we would like to invite you to a full-day crammed with amazing activities focusing on storytelling, entrepreneurship and networking! HIC is proud to be a co-host of this free event, along with THINK Accelerate, Helsingborgs Stad, Mindpark, SoPact, Lund University, Venture Lab, Medvetna Val, Innovation Skåne, THINK Open Space and XamaycaTreatz.

Entrepreneurs…maybe you need the right connection to sell. Or maybe you’re looking for the next intern or student helper?

Professionals…you may have the right knowledge or network needed for an upcoming startup. Or maybe you’re seeking new career paths?

Students…this could be your gateway to connecting with the right startup or connection to your dream job? Welcome, all!


10:00 – 12:00 Story Designing with Kate Hammer – a visual workshop for articulating your identity 

London-based American Kate Hammer will hold a visual workshop and introduce storyFORMing – a unique visual thinking toolkit she invented to help people organise thoughts into cogent stories. storyFORMing is effective in helping entrepreneurs and individuals formulate a compelling way of introducing themselves. To help you sharpen your networking capabilities, Kate’s interactive talk will briefly introduce storyFORMing and guide you in applying it later in the day, as this is a prelude to the event “Meet Your Match”

Kate Hammer has a long history of working with innovative corporations and startups. For her contributions to collaborative innovation processes, Kate was appointed a Senior Research Fellow of the Basadur Applied Creativity Centre in Canada in 2015. For four years running, peers have named her a Top 40 Innovation Blogger in a global community of over 30,000 readers. In addition to client work, Kate presents on creativity, mindset and innovation at conferences across North America and Europe.

Please note: the interactive session with Kate has a limited number of 50 seats. Please sign up using the link at the end of this post.

13:00 – 14:30 Meet Your Match – a speed dating event for entrepreneurs, professionals and students

  • 13:00 – 14:00 Introduction of co-hosts
    All the co-hosts will start by presenting themselves so that you get a glimpse of who they are and what they are doing
  • 14:00  – 14:30 Meet Your Match
    An intensive speed-dating session where all participants of the event will meet individually – one-on-one. The idea is that when we kick-start the following mingle event right afterwards, everyone in the crowd should have an idea of who is in the room – whom can I help and who can help me?

14:30 – 18:00 Mingle – a time to chat with your new speed-date friends!
Right after the speed-dating event it is time for some mingling with your newly made friends. Maybe you have encountered the new and exciting people that you can help in their path to accomplish their goals – or people that can help you to reach the destiny you’re pursuing.

14.30 – 18.00 StartupVillage – a micro-community showcasing cultural and creative entrepreneurs in Skåne
The mingle event will be held at the same time as StartupVillage. StartupVillage is hosted by XamaycaTreatz, who will be offering delicious Jamaican vegetarian snacks. Besides eating lovely Jamaican food, you can also mingle and chat with various startups who will be there to present themselves. More details about the StartupVillage will follow soon. Stay tuned!


Story Designing with Kate Hammer
(Please note: The event is held 2nd of June, not 29th of May – the booking details currently show 29th of May, but this will be updated)…

Meet Your Match

Mingle @ StartupVillage…

Would you like to join and present your own startup?
Please e-mail Jason at:

Venue: Mindpark, Bredgatan 11, 252 25 Helsingborg