This year #gbgtechweek will contain more than 100 hours of tech and startup events

100+ hours of tech and startup events during #gbgtechweek

For the fourth year #gbgtechweek is back, bigger and better than ever. During next week, people in Gothenburg will be able to indulge in 100+ hours of tech and startup events during #gbgtechweek.

“We are really seeing how this week grow for every year we organise it. Reaching more than 100 hours of events during one week wasn't even something we dreamt of when we started this”, says Andreas Rolén, Organiser of #gbgtechweek

Once again #gbgtechweek manage to attract some of the most inspiring speakers to the week. One of the most experienced is Gustaf Alströmer, previously Head of Growth at Airbnb and now Partner at Y Combinator. Several of Gothenburg's most famous startup and tech people such as Patrik Arnesson - CEO and Co-founder at Forza Football, Marie Brattberg - VP Product Design at Recorded Future, Tomas Ohlson - Autonomous Drive Specialist at Einride, and Gabriel Kamienny - Co-founder of Adfenix.

The week is filled with 25 events all over Gothenburg and are of course free of charge. The organisers put a lot of effort in making sure that there are events both for the new, but also for the experienced entreprenuer. They also put a lot of focus on not only covering the typical business and investment event, but also bring more tech-savy events to the week.

"We've seen that a lot of cities around in Europe stopped focus on the tech events, and only on the business events. In Stockholm people are talking about moving to Malmö, since they feel excluded from the tech and startup scene due to that all events and communities only focus on money and the business. We believe that we need to cover both areas, and the mixture of them", Andreas continues.

You can find more information about all events in the program. Here is a short summary of them all:

Venture Cup Regional Final - 16/5
Venture Cup turns celebrate 20 years and you are welcome to join us in the celebrations. On the 16th of May it's time for this year's regional final. During the evening we will present the winners in the Startup competition, and bring you inspiration and interviews.

Gothenburg Startup Hack - 19/5
It's happening again! Gothenburg Startup Hack is returning after a few years of crazy places we will stay in a secure location. The hack will be in a castle! Bring your ideas to life on the top of the hill, within meter thick walls, the most prestigious place of the 17th century in Gothenburg.

Breakfast seminar on tech sector-adapted education - 21/5
The Swedish labour market suffers from a shortage of qualified competence, where the digital sector stands out with an estimated deficit of 70 000 ICT experts in 2022. The publicly financed education sector is not alone capable of delivering said competence. Is it time to break up the monolithic education system and instead put all professionally oriented education on the market, including academic education?

Testing & Continuous Integration BBQ lunch - 21/5
Come and enjoy a BBQ lunch with Parakey and at the same time learn by practical examples why and how Continuous Integration will help you release often and with more confidence.

Finding Chinese opportunities, partners and investors - 21/5
China is at the forefront of technological innovation and Chinese companies are increasingly active at finding partners and acquiring companies in the west. Maybe China has the right opportunities for your idea to find its market or financing for the next step. Come listen to experiences of closing deals with Chinese companies.

AI/ML-tools and tricks of a professional online poker player - 21/5
Online poker is one of the few truly digital businesses. Mattias Jorstedt former poker player now data scientist at Findwise will give you insights in to the poker world, how data drives everything, why AI is here and other useful lessons for your business.

Innovation - Corporates and Startups in collaboration - 22/5
Driving innovation by corporate and startup cooperation is a hot topic, but there are also a lot of possible bumps on the road to success. Join and learn from the ones most active in this field today.

Entrepreneurship & value creation in life science - 22/5
The aim is to create a curiosity among students and an interest among researches on the topic entrepreneurship and value creation. We want researches to open up to commersialization of their findings and students to get inspired to create a better world. More info will be released soon!

The Blockchain Track - 22/5
Welcome to the blockchain-track of gbgtechweek. Ethereum Gotheburg with the support of our sponsor, Business region Gothenburg proudly presents a wide range of companies, both domestic and international.

Edtech - an unleashed potential for Swedish export? - 22/5
How can our edtech ecosystem, sharing knowledge and experience about edtech markets around the world, fuel Swedish edtech on international markets?

How to realign technology with humanity - 22/5
Varvet hosts a night where we explore opportunities to build the world we want to live in, through the lense of technology. Besides three inspirational talks and a Silent Afterwork we’ll provide you with the necessities of life - food and drinks!

Game Developers Lounge - 22/5
This event is all about getting together with our fellow developers in a relaxed and casual setting with a beer in our hands. But we're also joined by our friends from some of the major game distribution channels, and the good people behind some of the amazing products and tools that we use in our daily work.

Inside the mind of a tech-investor - 23/5
Law firm Glimstedt welcomes you to a breakfast seminar where the CEO of Glimstedts Gothenburg office Sabine Söndergaard will get inside the minds of tech investors Oscar Molse and Fredrik Olofsson.

Dragons' Den - 23/5
During the Dragons’ Den, 6 start-ups will pitch their ideas to 5 prominent investors. Companies and investors alike will compete for a price purse worth 100 000 SEK for most attractive investor and most promising start-up.

CompInn - Competence in innovation - 23/5
CompInn is the event that puts innovation and competence in focus. A forum for people with different expertise to meet and share their knowledge. Give start-ups a new way to display their businesses and find new colleagues. Maybe you want to join a start-up? Or is your start-up looking for new competencies? Either way, joining this event will give you an insight to the start-up landscape in West Sweden, more knowledge about the cool start-ups that are active here and of course tons of inspiration!

Chalmers Venture Launch 2018 - 23/5
Welcome to Chalmers Venture Launch 2018! Come join us and celebrate as the graduating students from Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship and Chalmers Ventures present their start-ups during an exciting afternoon.

How to Combine Visualization and NLP to Generate Intuitive Insights - 23/5
How do you combine visualization and NLP (natural language processing) in order to generate insights in an intuitive way?

IoT Bootcamp - Smart City Gothenburg - 24-25/5
What does it take to create the end to end IoT solution? Inspiring keynotes, 5G insights, IoT hands-on, networking and hacking in the “Do Zone”. This is a two-days event

Cleantech matchmaking day - 24/5
Cleantech matchmaking day is the event where big meets small, corporates meet startups. This event does things a little differently however - where we put startups in control – putting the corporates on stage letting them pitch why startups would like to partner up with them.

#VisionaryTech – headed towards a new tech industry - 24/5
Post #metoo, it’s time for the tech industry to examine where it’s headed and where it should be headed – how do we get to an inclusive and diverse tech scene? The panelists will be discussing funding, diversity, labour, next steps, adding their valuable perspective as part of the startup ecosystem.

AI is more than hopes and dreams – meet the people who does it for real - 24/5
How can you increase your prices by 300.000 just by using AI? How do you make a self driving truck and why should your contracts have their own intelligence? Stena, Einride and Precisely reveal great AI-solutions to real problems.

Cleantech matchmaking afterparty - 24/5
Do you care for the environment? And also enjoy good food, drinks and live music? Then you are in luck - welcome to our cleantech afterparty at Veras Gräsmatta!

CreativeMornings - 25/5
During a breakfast lecture for the creative community an inspiring speaker will talk about an area close to that person's heart. More info will be released soon.

Becoming an entrepreneur - 25/5
Are you considering setting up your own business in Gothenburg? Do you need inspiration and guidance on how to understand the nuts and bolts of actually getting a business up and running? Foreign and new citizens who have settled down in Gothenburg, are welcome to attend our seminar.

Early Stage Day - Debate 2 Create - 25/5
How do we create a culture of entrepreneurship, innovation and value creation in Gothenburg, the future start up city of choice? Join us for lunch as politicians from Gothenburg, entrepreneurs and opinion makers duke it out in a debate moderated by Mariah ben Salem Dynehäll, CEO at Drivhuset Göteborg.

Early Stage Day - Match Made in Heaven - 25/5
Do you need help with a logo? Is book keeping your second nature? Whether you are looking for a new challenge, specific competences, business ideas or partners you’re likely to find it here at Gothenburg’s most matched event. Let’s give, gain and co-create!

Let's talk about scale - 25/5
How do you shape your startup to scale and how do you future-proof your business for what’s to come? Come and listen to out panelists sharing their experiences on stage. Let’s talk about scale!

AW with Glimstedt - 25/5
To finish up #gbgtechweek Glimstedt invites you to join us at our fantastic terrace at Park 49. Meet up and discuss the highlights of the week. Beer, snacks and (hopefully) some good weather will be provided.

Code in the Dark - 25/5
Code in the Dark is a front-end (HTML, CSS) competition, originating from Tictail, where each contestant compete to implement a website design given only a screenshot. The catch is that no previews of the results are allowed during the implementation, and no measuring tools can be used. The winner is decided by the audience.



Andreas Rolén
+46 762 - 37 17 23