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Tuesday 22 October – Helsingborg Business Forum #2: Meet incubators and accelerators in HBG

Welcome to the Helsingborg Business Forum – a space where we learn about entrepreneurship and business in Helsingborg.

The Helsingborg Business Forum is a joint venture by Peers Bridge, Helsingborg International Connections, Helsingborg Business Community and Open Space.

Through the events held under this forum, once every month, you will have the opportunity to meet different entrepreneurs, advisors and investors and hopefully create a strong network in the business world of Helsingborg.

We are back with our second event – Meet incubators and accelerators in Helsingborg . If you are interested in setting up your own business or already have one, it is always a good idea to go through a structured programme and learn more about how to navigate the business ecosystem.

At this event you will get to learn about some of the programmes available in Helsingborg such as Sopact, Venture Cup, Venture Lab, E-commerce park and Start up labs. After the presentations you will also get to mingle and meet them individually if you have questions.

The event will be held at the Auditorium, Open Space Mindpark.

Have any questions – Write to: info@peersbridge.se

About us:

Peers Bridge is a social enterprise which works with a mission to promote an inclusive and diverse society towards sustainability through cultural and creative integration workshops and courses. Find more information on www.peersbridge.se

Helsingborg International Connections is an English-speaking network for internationals living in North-West Skåne. Welcome to join us for social and professional events and visit us at our weekly drop-in sessions for questions about living, working and studying in Sweden. Find more information on http://www.hiconnections.eu

HBG Business Community is a platform for information on working in Sweden and about the Swedish business community. With integration as a primary focus, it wishes to create meaningful connections with the intention to establish a professional community that exchanges knowledge, experience and inspiration.

Open Space Mindpark is a creative meeting place in Helsingborg where everyone is welcome! Here, among a mix of people, everyone is able to test their ideas, innovations and knowledge! The place is constantly changing with the help of various actors’ creative initiatives, exciting lectures and innovative exhibitions. It’s when people meet that magic is created, so come and be a part of it! Find more information on https://www.thinkopenspace.com/

During our events we sometimes take photographs and short videos to share on the HIC website and social media. If you prefer not to be in any photos or videos, please let us know at the beginning of the event. Thank you! 


Sign up here by 16:00 on Tuesday 22 October

POSTPONED! Tuesday 9 April 16:00 – Helsingborg Business Community TALKS: Working in Logistics

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED! WE HOPE TO GET BACK TO YOU WITH ANOTHER DATE SOON.

We’re continuing our collaboration with Social Business Lab and HBG Business Community for another “HBG Business Community TALKS:” events. This time we’ll learn about working in the logistics sector, what challenges the industry is facing and what the future might look like.

The evening will be kicked off with an introduction by Calle Norling from Social Business Lab and Sally Russell from Helsingborg International Connections, followed up by our guest speaker. We’ll end the evening with some time for questions and a mingle!

Venue: THINK Open Space, Bredgatan 11, 25225 Helsingborg


Please register for this event here

Thursday 21 March 17:30 – Ways into Work

Save the date! Join us for some great hints and tips on ways into work in Sweden and Denmark with Pia and Malin from Jobb på tvärs, an Interreg project where Helsingborgs stad, Helsingør municipality and the Swedish Public Employment Service co-operate for a common labour market in the Öresund region. Pia and Malin have great experience in this area and are very knowledgeable about other related services in the municipality, so you can expect some good information from them!

 

We’re also delighted to welcome Syrian journalist Ali Alabdullah, who has written a well-received book on finding a new job in a new country (Nytt jobb i nytt land). Ali was ranked 43rd most powerful person in North-West Skåne by Helsingborgs Dagblad in December 2018 and has been featured widely in the press and on social media. He will talk about the findings from his research and give hints and tips about finding work in Sweden.

HIC is partnering with Social Business Lab again to bring you this event – we’re looking forward to an informative, inspiring evening!

 

Venue: Drottninggatan 7A, 25221 Helsingborg (in the auditoriet on the 2nd floor of the kommun offices)

17:30-18:00 Arrival & refreshments

18:00-19:30 Speakers

19:30-20:00 Mingle

 

During our events we sometimes take photographs and short videos to share on the HIC website and social media. If you prefer not to be in any photos or videos, please let us know at the beginning of the event.Thank you! 


Please register here by 12:00 on Thursday 21 March

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Tuesday 5 February 16:00 – HBG Business Community TALKS: Entrepreneurship

We’re continuing our collaboration with Social Business Lab and HBG Business Community, who have organised one of their “TALKS:” events at THINK Open Space. This will be a perfect opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship from self-confessed serial entrepreneur Karsten Deppert, who is also one of Helsingborg’s main movers and shakers! 

HBG Business Community TALKS: are an opportunity to listen to interesting talks on a particular theme.

The evening will be kicked off with an introduction by Calle Norling from Social Business Lab and Sally Russell from Helsingborg International Connections, followed up by our guest speaker Karsten Deppert. We’ll end the evening with some time for questions and a mingle!

Venue: THINK Open Space, Bredgatan 11, 25225 Helsingborg


Please sign up for this event here

Tuesday 27 November 16:00 – HBG Business Community MEET: IKEA

HIC is pleased to co-host this event with HBG Business Community Meetup!

We would like to invite you to HBG Business Community MEET: A concept where guest speakers from international companies are invited to talk. 

This time we proudly present Evelina Börjesson, Business Developer at IKEA.

The evening is kicked off with an introduction by Calle Norling from Social Business Lab and Sally Russell from Helsingborg International Connections, followed up by our guest speaker Evelina Börjesson. The evening is ended with a mingle and some fika! 

To attend the event, RVSP via this link:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hbg-business-community-meet-ikea-tickets-52673497850

Welcome!

More info about HBG Business Community:

HBG Business Community is a platform for information on working in Sweden and about the Swedish business community. With integration as a primary focus, we want to create meaningful connections with the intention to establish a professional community that exchanges knowledge, experience and inspiration.

This new edition of HBG Business Community includes some changes. The meetups have been divided into three different concepts: 

TALKS is an opportunity to listen to talks on a particular theme. 

MEET invites the attendants to listen to guest speakers from different companies.

OPEN SESSIONS is an opportunity to discuss and get advice on working in Sweden. Kind of like a speech café!

Thursday 31 May 17:30 – Understanding Swedish Workplace Culture

Photo credit: Lena Granefelt/imagebank.sweden.se

We’re delighted to welcome representatives from IKEA IT, Johnson & Johnson and Öresundskraft, who will introduce their companies and talk about their values and workplace culture. This event will increase your knowledge about working for a company in Sweden, and help you understand common cultural differences in the workplace, giving you a head-start when applying for jobs! 

Please email us in advance with any questions that you have about working for these companies, or about business culture in Sweden generally. The last part of the evening will be a Q & A session, where we’ll put your questions to our experts! Email: info@hiconnections.eu

We warmly welcome Alexandra Johansson, HR Manager at IKEA IT, Jody Lodge, CEO of Johnson & Johnson in Helsingborg and Charlotte Esbjörnsson, HR Consultant at Öresundskraft, our guest speakers for this event!

Itinerary:

17:30-18:00: Doors open to guests for refreshments (tea, coffee, sandwiches) & mingle

18:00-18:45: HIC introduction & first 2 speakers

18:45-19:00: Break

19:00-19:45: 3rd speaker and Q & A

19:45-20:15: Mingle

Address: Drottninggatan 7A, 25221 Helsingborg (the auditoriet on the 2nd floor of the kommun offices)

Nearest bus stop: Helsingborg Rådhuset


Sign up here by 18:00 Wednesday 30 May

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

Wednesday 7 February 18:00 – Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Helsingborg

There is a huge amount of support in Helsingborg for people with new business ideas, and a thriving start up community. This is good news for international arrivals, who often find that moving to another country offers them the chance to reinvent themselves and start their own business.

A new initiative called Startup Labs is hosting Open Desk sessions at THINK Open Space on Wednesday mornings, where a representative from SoPactTHINK AccelerateTHINK Open Space or NyföretagarCentrum Skåne Nordväst (New Business Centre) will be available to listen to your idea and coach you over a cup of coffee. You don’t even need a fully-formed idea yet, just the beginnings of one!

We’re delighted to have Emelie Dahlström of SoPactAnneli Ödén of NyföretagarCentrum Skåne Nordväst, and Jenny Sandberg of THINK Accelerate talking to us about their work with these organisations and Startup Labs.

You’ll be able to pick their brains about setting up a new business or testing your idea to see how far you can take it.

“The Joy of Co-working” by Ilse Weisfelt at THINK Open Space, in collaboration with Joren Joshua, curated by Kulturhotellet.

We’ll mix in some “light entertainment” after the break, when we’ll hear from George Jonasson, the project leader for February’s Drömljus festival of light. He’ll talk to us about the spectacular light and sound installations, and exciting, interactive and vibrant activities that will fill Helsingborg from the 9th-18th February. It’s five years since the last Drömljus, so we are really looking forward to it! You can even book workshops and “behind the scenes” seminars, so check out the website as soon as possible!

Bringing us some much-needed light in February – Drömljus will be back!

Programme:

17:30 – 18:00 Arrival & refreshments 
18:00 – 19:30 Guest speakers & break 
19:30 – 20:00 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


Sign up for this event here by 18:00 on Tuesday 6 February