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Interim PR Mgr to SUP46

Interim PR & Communications Mgr to one of Europe’s leading startup hubs

Are you an experienced and inventive communicator with an interest in the flourishing Swedish startup scene? Take this rare opportunity to join the SUP46 team, as its interim PR & Communications Manager, covering a maternity leave.

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WHAT YOU WILL BE FOCUSING ON

You will be in charge of all external communications at one of the leading startup hubs in Europe. You will work in an entrepreneurial environment, with many of Sweden’s most promising startups, and your responsibilities include:

– Making sure SUP46 & our CEO is seen and heard in the right places and with the right messaging, in Sweden and internationally
– Setting statements, opinion pieces and other external comments as well as supporting CEO with content in advance of interviews, speeches and more
– Being available as a support function within PR/comms for our 50+ startup members, strengthening their knowledge and exposure
– Managing, creating content for and curating all external channels (website, social channels, monthly newsletter, blog, newsroom, YouTube and more) to strengthen SUP46’s brand and recognition
– Supporting the rest of SUP46’s team with content where relevant
– Helping members, sponsors and partners communicate with their separate target groups by leveraging SUP46’s platforms, through various collaborations and initiatives
– Keeping up the on-going process of bettering the conditions for all Swedish startups, with Swedish Startup Manifesto as a foundation
– Collaborating with initiatives in the other Nordic countries, in order to drive Sweden and Nordics as a region forward in the eyes of the rest of the world

WHO YOU PROBABLY ARE

To enjoy this role and be able to contribute in a successful way we think that you are:

– Experienced in PR and communications, with an understanding of the media and digital landscape – either through working at an agency or on the client side.
– A great project manager with the ability to prioritize
– As comfortable making long-term plans as you are about thinking on your feet and making quick strategic decisions
– A great lover of content of all sorts and enjoy writing texts and copy with varying tonality, for different purposes and recipients – in both Swedish and English
– Happy working independently with a strong drive to get things done
– Interested in, and preferably has experience from, the tech and startup scene and of course a great curiosity in the possibilities of developing SUP46 further

ABOUT THE EMPLOYMENT

This is a temporary employment covering a maternity leave. The start date will be as soon as possible and the contract will span over roughly 15 months. Apply before August 24th via Jobylon. Contact elin@sup46.com with any additional questions.

ABOUT SUP46

SUP46 is a grass root initiative and today one of the leading startup hubs in Europe for fast-growing tech companies. Our current 50+ startup members range from seed stage to post-Series A. They raised a total of $31M during 2015 and include companies like Universal Avenue, Detectify and Soundtrap.

We accept less than 10% of all applicants and once accepted as members, they are offered a competitive advantage through our world-class ecosystem of investors, partners and advisors. The startups receive a results based membership that spans for a maximum of 18 months.

We are also an open meeting place for the whole startup scene and run a startup café in the venue. Around 250 tech and startup related events are hosted in our event space every year and we have around 30,000 visitors annually.

– Sharing is caring 🙂 if you know someone that might fit, please let them know about this opportunity! – 

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How to know you should startup

How to know you should startup (w HappyTail)

Have you ever had the urge to break free and start your own company but feel unsure of whether or not startup life is for you? We asked Maja and Katharina – the founders of HappyTail, one of our members – a few questions about their thoughts on starting and building a scalable startup. Hopefully their input can be of help and answer some of the questions you might have about starting out.

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– Firstly, please tell us a bit about your startup.
HappyTail matches dog lovers locally. It is a fun and social network for people sharing the same interest: dogs! In the app you can easily find dog friends and dog sitters as well as dog friendly places nearby or join social walks in your neighbourhood.
The problem we see today is that dog lovers with common interests such as breeding, agility, social walks or mutual benefits – say you need dog sitter or want to borrow dog – can’t get in touch easily today.
We are solving the problem with a fun and social network based on location.

– How did you know you wanted to start your own company?
We have always been inspired by great ideas – especially when we see a need on the market but no solution for it – and if this is the case, then you have to go and fix it yourself!

– Do you have a routine of some sort to create order in the normally quite versatile startup life?
Yes, of course! We have weekly to do’s that we have split among the different team members and that we follow up each week. It helps to focus on the most important tasks and to see and evaluate our progress.
In addition we always start the week with looking through what else needs to be done and when and who we will do those tasks.
Maja: I personally exercise regularly, once a week with a trainer and the other days I keep active with cycling, running and power walking. For me it is important to eat healthy and combined with my daily exercises, it gives me the energy I need to feel good in the otherwise very stressful startup world.

– What is the best thing about running your own company?
You can work with something that you love. You can be a part of changing the future and making the world a better place 🙂

– What is the best thing about being female founders of a startup?
We stick out, there are not that many female founders in the tech startup scene (yet)!

– If someone reading this has thoughts or plans to start their own company, what would you say they should start with?
Find the right team that fills the necessary skills to get started without the need to have an investment in place.
It is important to check your own network first, because the longer you have known the person to join your team the better 🙂 But of course there are other ways as well, for example your friends’ networks or more formal networking events where you can find for example tech people. It is always important though to get a reference from a person you trust!

– How does one find a co-founder?
This part is really hard! You need to find someone that complements you and at the same time believes in the same vision as you. You should be able to trust each other and work well together, so the optimal situation would be that you have known this person for a long time, maybe have done some projects together and know that you can endure hard times together!

– What are the three things you wish someone had told you before starting up?
Most things we were told, but it’s hard to take in when you haven’t experienced it yourself. But what can be a challenge is:
1. Everything takes much longer than you think and also cost much more, you should multiply estimated time and money with 3 when planning your roadmap
2. It takes time to build the perfect team, because there are many components that are “more important” than a persons skills, for example passion AND personality. Don’t rush when building your team, it might be more costly in the end if you employ the “wrong” person
3. Try to get your legal papers and shareholder agreements in place as soon as possible, it can be harder and more time consuming to do this later on in the process

Do you have further questions or has this perhaps sparked an idea or two? Look out for the next SUP46 FemTech event, a great opportunity to meet and network with entrepreneurs and other women in tech. It will take place in our event space on June 20 and we will soon publish all the information here. You can also take a look at one of our previous FemTech events here.

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Opening Startup Café by SUP46

Startup Café by SUP46 is open for business

On Monday morning we were even more excited than we usually are about the start of a new week. After months of planning, building, tasting and preparing we finally got to open up the doors to Startup Café by SUP46. It turned out to be a great day and we want to thank everyone that has already visited and of course also for all the kind words we have received both in person and through other channels.

A special thanks to our very first guest barista Annie Lööf, who made coffees like a boss and also of course to AMF Fastigheter for all the support in making this café happen.

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Last night we got the opportunity to talk more about the café during Sthlm Tech Meetup, where we also gave everyone present clip cards with a free coffee. Hope to see some of you lovely people in the café shortly!

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More photos from the opening day can be found here. If you want to read more about the café or the possibilities to rent it for your event or gathering, this is where to go.

And last but not least, thanks for all the great suggestions on names for the Breakfast Package in the café! We received more than 60 awesome suggestions and in the end went for Break First, which was suggested by Jean-François Wipf on LinkedIn.

 


Opening Startup Café by SUP46

Only one week left until the opening of Startup Café by SUP46!

We are really excited about opening up our very own café. So excited that we are making an event out of the first day. Throughout the 16th of May we will offer a 50% discount on filter coffee so bring your friends along for a fika.

More information about the event and our very first guest barista – none other than Annie Lööf, Leader of the Center Party and Sweden’s former Minister of Enterprise – can be found in the Facebook event. While you are at it, sign up for Startup Grind with Annie the same evening, hosted at SUP46!

 

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Going forward the café will be available for bookings in the evenings. If you are looking for a centrally located venue in an exciting environment to host a mingle or perhaps an after work, get in contact with our event manager Tatjana on event@sup46.com.


New venue

Our new home

As you might have read earlier on DI Digital and Breakit we have left our first venue and moved 18 doors north to end up on Regeringsgatan 65. One of the absolute best things about this move was to be able to use all of the experience we have gained during the past three years when designing our new venue.

We have set it up with focus on our and our members’ needs (which means quite a few changes for the better in comparison with the last venue) and are so happy about the result. Another thing that is truly great is the fact that we now have our whole community gathered on the same floor.

The open Hangout Space and Event Space has been closed up until this week, which means very few have seen anything of our new venue. So we thought we would give you a sneak peak of what it looks like up here, on the third floor of Europahuset.

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Growth

Innovate

We look forward to welcome you back to the new and improved SUP46 venue!


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