Grattis till Epishine som tog hem segern i Linköping och är klara för final i Startup Tour i december

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Tack till alla som deltog i Linköping den 25 oktober för den tredje delfinalen i Startup Tour 2017 

Under eventet fick vi följa dramatiken när dessa sju vassa startupbolag pitchade på scen, där publiken tillsammans med en eminent jury korade kvällens vinnare - Epishine. Epishine går vidare till finalomgången som hålls i Stockholm den 7 december där vinnaren i Di Digital Startup tour 2017 ska koras.

Här kan du läsa om priserna som de pitchande bolagen gör upp om. 

Vi fick även lyssna till Jenny Nordenborg som är vd för spelstudion Neat Corporation. Redan innan lansering är hennes VR-spel prisbelönt. Dessutom intervjuades Koshi Hamedi, medgrundare av Linköpingsbolaget Donya Labs med 3D mjukvaran Simplygon. Han berättade bland annat om hur det kändes att bli uppköpt av Microsoft. 

Stort tack igen för en grym kväll!

Läs om hela turnén på startuptour.di.se


Nu kan du säkra din plats till finalen i Startup Tour
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Program

15.30 Välkommen 

16.00 Intro av Di Digital

16.05 Intervju med Kosi Hamedi, Donya Labs

16.20 Tävling del 1 – Pitch

17.30  Paus med mingel

18.00 Intervju med Jenny Nordenborg, Neat Coperation

18.25 "I huvudet på" Caroline Walerud

18.30 Tävling del 2 

18.50 Publiken röstar - vinnaren utses

19.00 AW med mingel och chans till att träffa våra partners

Läs om hela turnén på startuptour.di.se

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På scen

Koshi Hamedi
Director of strategy, Microsoft

Koshi is considered a thought leader in a new frontier of computing called Mixed reality (MR). MR is everything from reality to virtual reality and augmented reality. after university studies in product design Koshi and Friends started a company called Simplygon. Simplygon grew to be a standard of 3D optimization in Game development and was a key technology for the emerging virtual reality segment. Microsoft acquired the company in 2017. And today as a strategist in Microsoft his passion and work are dedicated to ushering in the new era of Mixed Reality.

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Jenny Nordenborg
CEO and co-founder, Neat Corporation

Jenny Nordenborg, CEO and co-founder of Neat Corporation Withth a clear vision for what she want the company to be; a growing ground for passionate oddballs, delivering tech and games that add joy to people’s lives.

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Caroline Walerud
Walerud Ventures (Jury)

Caroline first venture was baking and selling sourdough bread door to door. After being the first employee at Choros Cognition, she cofounded Volumental in 2012 with three computer vision experts. As CEO she grew the company to 20 people until 2015. She was ranked as #1 Swedish Supertalent of the Year 2013. 

Positions: Executive Chairman of Volumental AB. Shaping politics and promoting entrepreneurship through three initiatives: the Swedish government’s reference group for strengthening entrepreneurship, STING Incubator's advisory board, and Prince Daniel’s Fellowship. Forbes 30 under 30 Europe Leaderboard and Retail section 2016.

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Christoffer Norman
Investment Manager, Northzone (Jury)

Christoffer joined Northzone in 2017 and is based in the Stockholm office. His primary areas of interest are businesses with network effects, especially marketplaces. Prior to joining Northzone, Christoffer was COO and Head of Verticals at Avito, one of the largest marketplaces in the world. Before this, Christoffer was at McKinsey and the Swedish Embassy in Moscow. He has a BSc in Business and Economics from SSE.


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Mikael Kemi
Medlem i Linköpings Affärsänglar(LIAF), (Jury)

Norrlänning som bor i Östergötland sedan 1993. Civilingenjör Luleå universitet samt MBA Handelshögskolan i Stockholm. 10 år på ABB/Alstom, sista 5 åren som säljchef ångturbiner samt bodde 2 perioder utomlands i USA samt i Hong Kong.  5 år som VD för Sonoform i Tranås som tillverkade kompositprodukter huvudsakligen till lastbilsindustrin. 10 år som VD på ALcontrol laboratorier ansvarig för Norden och Benelux. Omsättning ca 500Mkr med ca 500 anställda. Årets ledare i Linköping 2016. Intressen är familjen med fyra barn samt maratonlöpning. Numera heltid som affärsängel. Medlem i Linköpings Affärsänglar(LIAF).  

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Andy Johnston
Partner, Moor (Jury)

Andy Johnston is a Partner at Moor. He has over 20 years experience in staffing, building and running international development teams on different continents and in different business segments. Prior to joining MOOR, Andy worked at Ericsson, where he helped establish and run engineering teams in Germany, Hong Kong, Mainland China, Spain, Australia, and the UK. While At Ericsson, he served in Engineering & Technology Director, Chief Architect, and Chief Engineer roles at both Business Unit & Market/Country Levels. Andy has a degree in Applied Computer Science from Dublin City University. He  speaks English, German & Swedish, in addition to actively dabbling in French & Mandarin Chinese. He loves being part of energetic teams that hook the latest in technology, to exciting business ideas, and bring things to market that surprise & delight.

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Eva Landgård
Kontorschef Östsverige Företag, Nordea (Jury)

Företagschefen som är intresserad av drivkraften hos människor och nyfiken på deras idéer för företagandet.

I familjen finns en ung entreprenör, en av grundarna till KRY och en som startat upp sporthandel på nätet.

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Björn Persson
Fund Manager, Almi Invest (Jury)

Björn has more than 12 years of experience from investing in top entrepreneurs and backing tech companies with high growth potential. Together with the entrepreneurs Björn have been part of building several successful companies and he has executed several great exits as Dapresy and XMReality. Björn have a passion for growth and disruptive technologies in combination with amazing entrepreneurs.

Björn have a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management which have given him a solid ground for investing and also a platform for understanding what it takes to build successful software- and hardware companies

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Eva-Mia Westergren
CMO, Microsoft (Jury)

Eva-Mia is an experienced leader in the Tech Industry with passion for innovative marketing that drives impact. As one of the first women attending the Computer Science Program at KTH in the eighties Eva-Mias original plan was to work as a software developer. However, the love for communication, and making technology easy for others to understand, soon took over. Eva-Mia started working as an IT journalist before moving into marketing, where she has spent most of her career, primarily at Microsoft. Today Eva-Mia heads up the central marketing organization at Microsoft in Sweden, leading the transformation into the world of digital content, data insights and marketing automation.  

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Linus Dahg
Inventure (Jury)

Based out of Stockholm, Linus is heading Inventure's operations in Sweden. Linus has been in venture capital for more than 5 years – first with Almi Invest in Stockholm, then with Wellington Partners in London. Prior to joining our team, he was part of the management of a Copenhagen-based startup Tonsser, where he worked on growth, product and partnerships. At Inventure, Linus looks at both consumer and enterprise opportunities, focusing on software, AI, machine learning, and food tech.

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Tina Zetterlund
Senior Tax Partner, Head of Tax, KPMG (Jury)

Tina is the Senior Tax Partner and Head of Tax at KPMG, and is one of the leading tax advisers in Sweden. Tina has advised Swedish and foreign companies in a wide range of sectors for more than 15 years. She has extensive experience of advising on Swedish and international taxation, mergers and acquisitions, tax litigation, tax compliance and tax accounting. With her combined skills in accounting and tax, Tina is appreciated by her clients for her ability to see the full spectrum of tax related issues and is regularly consulted on tax issues with financial statements impacts. Tina is also widely recognized for her candid and operative advice, based upon her own previous experiences as a CFO and audit manager.     

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Lihem Lefort Zeru
Manager Accenture Interactive (Jury)

Lihem har jobbat med digital marknadsföring i 10 år i både Stockholm, Paris och även på EMEA nivå. I Paris drev hon också eget franchisebolag inom skönhetsbranschen. Lihem har samarbetat med ett brett spektrum av kunder inom diverse industrier, bland annat inom telecom och detaljhandeln. Lihems erfarenhet är främst inom digital transformation, strategiska förändringsarbeten och leda beslut med data driven bakgrund.

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Mimi Billing
Reporter, Di Digital

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Jonas Leijonhufvud
Reporter, Di Digital

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