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Tuesday 24 September 17:00 – Helsingborg Business Forum

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

Are you curious about how to set up and register your own business, test your idea and get funding? Or maybe you want to join an incubator or an accelerator program but are not sure how to take the first step?

The Helsingborg Business Forum will host a series of events in the next few months and cover all these topics and much more.

A joint venture by Peers Bridge, Helsingborg International Connections, Helsingborg Business Community and THINK Open Space. Through these events, you will have the opportunity to meet different entrepreneurs, advisors and investors and hopefully create a strong network in the business world of Helsingborg.

The first event will be on September 24, 2019, at THINK Open Space (Stairs) where you will meet Karsten Deppert who is quite well known in the business community in Sweden and has multiple ventures across Helsingborg, including E-commerce park, Mindpark, Rescued Fruits and Contentor.

About the organizers

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.

THINK Open Space is a creative meeting place in Helsingborg where everyone is welcome! Here, among a mix of people, everyone are 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/

Venue: THINK Open Space, Bredgatan 11, 252 25 Helsingborg

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 12:00 on Tuesday 24 September

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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

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!

Tuesday 28 August 09:00-12:00 – HIC at THINK Open Space

Drop-in session

On the last Tuesday of each month in term-time you’ll find us at THINK Open Space! We love hanging out there because we meet so many interesting people passing through, working, or meeting up with others.

We’re available to answer your questions about living and working in Helsingborg. Welcome to stop by, say “hi” and find out more about what we do!

THINK Open Space drop-in dates

Drottninggatan Office drop-in dates

Tuesday 14 August 09:00-12:00 – Weekly Drop-In is back!

We’re back from vacation and looking forward to meeting you at HIC International Office Drop-In. You can find us at our office at Drottninggatan 7A on Tuesdays in term-time; on the last Tuesday of each month, we’re at THINK Open Space!

We’ll help you with questions on life in Helsingborg. Over 30 people visited us between October 2017 and May 2018 with a whole range of queries and we look forward to meeting many more!

Relocation agents and their clients are also warmly welcome!

Drottninggatan Office drop-in dates

THINK Open Space drop-in dates

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

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/