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Thursday 15 March 17:00 – Sharing Spaces

Co-create, co-work and collaborate with our co-hosts THINK Open Space and Hyperdrive!

Join us for a fun and inspiring event as we check out three great spaces in Helsingborg, starting at THINK Open Space and Mindpark, then moving across to Pixlapiren.

Rebecka Nilsson, Community Manager at THINK Open Space, will kick off the evening by introducing us to all the facilities on offer and letting us know about the many projects and events taking place. Did you know that THINK Open Space is a kommun-owned space, available to anyone to work, hang out and enjoy the friendly, international vibe? Or that the auditoriet can be used for free by any organisation wanting to put on a free knowledge-sharing event? This is your chance to find out more!

We’ll then have a guided tour of Mindpark, the cool and calm co-working space upstairs, where you can rent different sized offices or desk space, or even buy a card where you can use the facilities 12 times in 12 months. There’s a communal feel to Mindpark, where you can be involved in joint weekly lunches and other events or just chat by the coffee-maker with your co-workers!

At 17:45 we’ll walk across to Pixlapiren, where David Hare of Hyperdrive will talk to us about the many creative opportunities and activities available there. From 3D printers to an eco-friendly car, arts & crafts to DJ workshops, skateboarding to graffiti, there’s a place for all kinds of creative expression at Pixlapiren – come and find out how you can make the most of this child-friendly makerspace to engage with your hands, build what you planned, create it and paint it. Bring the projects that are too big to work on at home and let loose your creative energy, or set up a study circle or coffee morning at Pixlapiren. Did you know that you can even apply for funding from the kommun to help create your vision?!

We hope to have some of the artists and creators on hand to show you their projects, too 🙂

We can’t wait to show you these supportive, collaborative locations, so please join us to find out what’s happening in this part of town!

Event details:

17:00 Meet at the stairs in THINK Open Space, Bredgatan 11, 25225 Helsingborg for intro & tour

17:45 Walk to Pixlapiren, Oceangatan 2, 252 25 Helsingborg

18:00 Pixlapiren intro & opportunity discovery


Sign up for this event here by 18:00 on Wednesday 14 March

Tuesday 16 January 15:00 – SoPact Impact Day

Join us for SoPact Impact Day! You’ll get to hear from the social entrepreneurs who have participated in this autumn’s SoPact Accelerator Program and other key players working with digitalisation in social work, and social entrepreneurship. Here’s SoPact’s invitation:

Come, celebrate and get inspired! 

On January 16, SoPact​ invites you to an afternoon for you to meet the phenomenal social entrepreneurs who participated in the autumn accelerator program in Helsingborg!

In addition to the entrepreneurs pitching the afternoon contains an overview of digitalisation in social work with Kalle Pettersson, Development Manager at Social Management, Helsingborg City. Hannah Petterson, a social entrepreneur with experience from starting up and spreading social entrepreneurship in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and France, will share insights from working sustainable income models and social investment.

Free drinks and light snacks will be available as well as the opportunity to talk about social innovations with new and old acquaintances.

Hope to see you!
The team at SoPact

Participating entrepreneurs

EOS Cares – Susanne Roosen-Runge & Adam Sarten 
Ett hem att trivas i – en stad att trivas i – Emir Mujezinovic & Nicole 
Helsingborg International Connections – Sally Russell
I am coaching – Alexandra Skoglund
Social Business Lab – Calle Norling 
VeloHouse – David Hare

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Sign up for this event here: https://sopactimpactday.confetti.events/

Monday 28 August 13:00 – What is there for the International Community in Helsingborg?

Norra Hamnen, Helsingborg

We join forces with International Citizen Hub Lund at this event, to introduce you to some of the interesting things Helsingborg has to offer for internationals. The aim is to show Helsingborg’s creative and open side, one that few know about.

We start off the tour with a visit to Helsingborg municipality’s Business and Enterprise office, where we will have “fika” and listen to a presentation by Eva-Lotta Bergström, who will talk about some of the exciting developments in Helsingborg. As a growing city and municipality, Helsingborg is attracting more and more expats and is therefore developing new and exciting ways to create natural meeting places for locals and internationals.

You’ll then get to hear from Sally and Jenny, who will introduce Helsingborg International Connections (HIC) and explain what motivated them to begin this expat network! Like International Citizen Hub Lund, HIC organizes free events for internationals, making it a natural meeting place for people who are new to Sweden and Helsingborg.

After that we will walk approximately 15-20 minutes to a place called Pixlapiren for a guided tour. Please note that this is an outdoors tour, so make sure to check the weather and dress accordingly! Pixlapiren is a place where any private person wishing to let their creativity bloom is delegated a small plot of land where they can test their ideas. Anything from sculptures to skate parks can be found in this area.

Our last stop will be at Mindpark, a two minute walk away from Pixlapiren. Mindpark is a co-working and event space where small and large businesses co-exist with entrepreneurs, creators and students. Helene Tigerström will talk more about this diverse place and how it is a natural environment to network for Swedes, internationals, entrepreneurs as well as job-seekers, etc. We will also meet one of many small organizations at Mindpark called Integratörerna Helsingborg. Calle Norling, a representative from Integratörerna, will talk more about the different projects they run to combine integration, networking and entrepreneurship.

After this you are free to explore the town on your own. A personal tip is to try out a typical thing to do in Helsingborg, namely “tura”; jump on the ferry between Helsingborg and Helsingör and go back and forth a couple of times without getting off in Denmark.

We look forward to seeing you!

Address: Drottninggatan 7A, 252 21 Helsingborg

Public transport: Nearest bus stop is Helsingborg Rådhuset and Helsingborg C train station is a 5 minute walk away


Sign up here by 10:00 on Monday 28 August 

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!

EVENT DETAILS:

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.

Thursday 30 March 18:00 – How to Network in Helsingborg

Photocredit: Bildbanken KärnanThere’s no doubt that expanding your own personal and professional networks enable you to make the most of your time in Sweden. We’re lucky to have some very active English-speaking groups and associations in this area, and this event is designed to give you an opportunity to meet some of their representatives and find out which networks would suit you. We’ll be joined at this event by representatives from different networks including:

  • The Invitation Department
  • International Women in Helsingborg
  • Meet Up 
  • Mindpark/Integratörerna
  • FemVision

Feel free to contact us at info@hiconnections.eu if you’d like to speak at this event, too! Admission is free.

  • 17:30: Doors open for tea, coffee and sandwiches
  • 18:00: Guest Speakers 
  • 18:45: Break
  • 19:00: Guest Speakers
  • 19:30: Mingle

Address: Drottninggatan 7A, 252 21 Helsingborg

Public transport: Nearest bus stop is Helsingborg Rådhuset and Helsingborg C train station is a 5 minute walk away

Please sign up for this event here by 18:00 on 29 March

 

Tuesday 21 June 10:00 – Getting to Know You Coffee

Via 95

Join us for coffee at Via 95 as we welcome new and “old” international friends to the area! Drop in for a chat, meet some new people, pick our brains about local services and mingle in this beautiful restaurant by the sea!

Time: 10:00 to 11:30

Venue: Via 95, Drottninggatan 95, 254 33 Helsingborg

Please sign up here so that we know how many people to expect!

Looking forward to seeing you then,

Sally, Jenny and Iwona!

Tuesday 17 May 17:30 – #HIC4Business – Supporting our International Community

Looking outwards from Sweden

  • Why does our region need international talent?
  • What networks and initiatives are available to support it?
  • How can HIC help your company attract and retain your international recruitment investment?
  • How can our network facilitate your internationalisation and export processes?
  • Helsingborg International Connections (HIC) is an on-and-offline meeting place for English-speaking expats in Helsingborg and the wider Öresund Region. We have been working to support international residents in this region since the beginning of 2014. Our events help build bridges among the HIC network, Helsingborg Stad and the business community. Our members and contacts include CEOs, management consultants, entrepreneurs, “love immigrants”, students, pensioners, refugees, seekers of work/life balance and many more
  • We aim to create opportunities for social and professional networking in a variety of settings. HIC events are held in English to ensure that as many internationals as possible can communicate in a common language. Our topics are varied but all have one theme – a desire to inform, enrich, connect and empower
  • We know that our network makes a difference. Let us show you how we can help your local or international business, your international employees and build a strong future for this region: HIC, the “one-stop shop” for expat relocation, networking and soft landing services! We look forward to meeting you!
Programme:
17:30 – 18:00 Arrival & refreshments
18:00 Guest Speakers
  • HIC introduction
  • Claes Malmberg (Helsingborgs Stad)
  • Jeremie Poirier (THINK Accelerate, #GrowHbg)
  • Tim Washington (Walk Consulting & THINK mentor)
  • Mårten Bernstad (anyhap)
Break
  • Fairooz Al-Tamimi (Innovation Skåne)
  • WiTEC representative
Q & A
19:30 – 20:00 Mingle
 Introduction to HIC – Jenny Wieslander Chandler, Sally Russell and Iwona Tattersall

Guest Speakers – We are delighted to introduce Claes Malmberg, manager of Näringslivs Utveckling (Business Enterprise Development) at Helsingborgs Stad and Jeremie Poirier, director of International Strategy & Start-up Development at THINK Accelerate and co-founder of #GrowHbg to talk about the local business climate and the importance of international entrepreneurs in Helsingborg and the wider region. They will be followed by Tim Washington of Walk Consulting, a THINK mentor, and Mårten Bernstad of anyhap, a THINK Accelerate start-up and mentee.

After the break we will listen to the very inspiring Fairooz Al-Tamimi, today talking on behalf of Innovation Skåne, and a representative from WiTEC who will tell us about an exciting project called Mind The Gap, designed to introduce more young women to STEM careers (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths).

This event will be ideal for members of the region’s business community, individual and budding entrepreneurs, HIC members and friends, and everyone interested in what our local international community has to offer.

 

Address: Drottninggatan 7A, 252 21 Helsingborg

Public transport: Nearest bus stop is Helsingborg Rådhuset and Helsingborg C train station is a 5 minute walk away

Please register for this event here by 21:00 on Sunday 15 May

Monday 18 May 17:30 – Knowledge Exchange and Networking at Mindpark

Mindpark Horse Photo: Jesper Berg
Helsingborg International Connections invites the local small business community, Mindpark entrepreneurs and HIC members & friends to an evening of knowledge-sharing and networking at the co-working, drop-in-office and meeting space Mindpark, in Helsingborg. You don’t have to be a business owner – join us if you are just curious and would like to know more about our local community and its facilities! Thanks to Mindpark for hosting this event!
We will listen to local entrepreneurs who will share their successes and their mistakes, and discuss how to successfully reach our goals by learning from the experiences of others. We’ll find out how to broaden our professional contact base and reach out to other small business-owners in the region with whom we can have mutually beneficial relationships!
There will be a “Speed Dating for Entrepreneurs” session for anyone who wants to share their business and actively promote their message. You’ll have two minutes to share your pitch and then listen to your “Date” before moving on to the next!  Please notify us as soon as possible at info@hiconnections.eu if you would like to take part in the speed-dating session!
This will be a unique opportunity for the area’s international community to learn more about Mindpark’s facilities and the many small businesses which are based there. Karsten Deppert, Mindpark’s start-up and e-commerce guru will introduce the evening and explain how this dynamic space operates.
For the Mindpark co-workers, incubator start-ups and others, it will be a chance to develop their global perspective and build bridges with a fast-growing sector of the Öresund Region’s rapidly expanding community, whilst promoting their own business or start-up.
Event programme:
17.30-18.00: Food, drink & mingle (mingle platter/wrap/sandwich). Soft drinks/wine/beer available
18.00-18.45: “Start-Up-Dojo” session, with Mindpark companies talking about their business and discussing the factors to consider when launching a business in Sweden
18.45- 19.30: “Speed Dating for Entrepreneurs” session, with small businesses
19.30-20.00: Conclusion, mingle & networking

Venue details:

Mindpark, Bredgatan 11, 25225 Helsingborg (see on map)

Parking available opposite the front entrance and at Lund Universitet Campus Helsingborg

10 minutes’ walk from Knutpunkten

Please sign up here by 12:00 on Friday 15 May