A boutique event for investors and startups

Small and curated: Sting Day is an exclusive, invitation-only event for 400 carefully selected guests. You don’t have to search for the relevant people – everyone you want to meet is in one room.

  • 60 selected startups from all over Sweden.
  • 200 investors from 15 countries, including senior-level representatives from the major VCs as well as experienced angel investors.

Not a commercial event: Part of the secret behind Sting Day is that it is not a commercial event. Since we’re not selling tickets, we can make sure that only the most promising startups and relevant investors come, providing top-level networking. The day will feature entertaining, insightful speakers as well as attention-grabbing pitches from startups. You will also be able to book meetings in advance with your favorite startups. And of course, there will be dinner, drinks, and music to round up a great day! 

We look forward to seeing you in Stockholm on the 19th of October!

Confirmed Speakers and Panelists

Stefan Ytterborn
Founder and CEO of CAKE

Stefan Ytterborn is the founder and CEO of CAKE, the Swedish maker of premium lightweight electric motorcycles. Stefan has a long background as entrepreneur, promoter, and strategist within contemporary and industrial design and communication, covering all segments of the value chain when being responsible for developing more than two thousand consumer products. CAKE combines all of Stefan’s experiences with interests that matter to him and that he is passionate about. Previous to CAKE, he founded and led the leading ski and cycling protection brand POC.

Karin Ebbinghaus

Karin Ebbinghaus is the CEO of deeptech e-mobility company Elonroad, which contributes to the system shift into to a more climate-friendly society. Elonroad enables acceleration into electrification of the transport sector by providing a novel kind of charging infrastructure. Karin has a background as a lawyer and investor but fell for Elonroad and their inspiring approach to tackling the climate challenge with new thinking and belief in technology.

Stefan Jansson
Founder and CEO of Polarium

Stefan founded Polarium back in 2015 based on an idea of how energy storage solutions built on lithium-ion battery technology could empower a smart and sustainable world. As CEO, Stefan leads Polarium’s rapid global expansion. He has more than 25 years of experience from working with innovative energy storage solutions and building global businesses. Prior to Polarium Stefan was part of the founding teams of Northstar Battery Company as well as Abatel.

Anna Haupt
Investment Director at Industrifonden and Founder of Hövding

Anna Haupt, Investment Director at Industrifonden, is one of two inventors of Hövding – the airbag bicycle helmet, which she founded in 2005 and took from an idea to a listed company with 400 dealers around Europe and Asia. In the years before joining Industrifonden, Anna was devoted to the automotive industry. At Nevs (formerly Saab), she was part of the management team and was responsible for the development of a mobility system of self-driving vehicles for urban environments. A product she took from idea to first driving prototype, including an app and fleet management system.

Hannah Meiton
Investor at Ampli Ventures

Hannah Meiton has extensive skills and knowledge within startups, digital marketing and SaaS businesses. with prior roles as Chief Commercial Officer at Soundtrack Your Brand, VP Sales at iZettle and Expansion Officer at Meltwater. She is currently a board member of Mentimeter, MedUniverse, Insurely, Videoly, Kognity and All Ears. Moreover, Hannah is now an active investor in SaaS B2B through her investment company Ampli Ventures.

Daniel Kjellén
Founder and CEO of Tink

Daniel Kjellén is the CEO and co-founder of Tink. Founded in Stockholm in 2012, and part of Visa since 2022, Tink is Europe’s leading open banking platform that enables banks, fintechs and startups to develop data-driven financial services. Its current partners include PayPal, NatWest, American Express, Revolut, ABN AMRO, BNP Paribas, Nordea and SEB.

Maja Magnusson
Co-founder and COO of Care to Translate

Maja Magnusson is a serial entrepreneur and since 2018 she has been part of building Care to Translate AB as COO and Cofounder, with a focus on developing digital translation tools for the healthcare sector. Maja is passionate about tech, innovation, and building beautiful companies inside and out.

Johan Bloom
CEO Curus

Johan Bloom is the founder of investment company Curus, focusing on digital health. Johan has invested in more than 25 companies since 2015 within digital health, and he is a previous entrepreneur having built Add Health Media. Johan started his career in the pharmaceutical industry and has a degree in Chemistry from Uppsala University.

Tanya Horowitz
Partner at Butterfly Ventures & Co-Founder at CapA

Tanya has over 25+ years of financial services, including 12+ years in M&A with the last 10 years dedicated as venture investor, both in the US and Europe. She’s a partner at the Deep Tech Impact fund, Butterfly Ventures, and will share her perspective on how to go global. In addition to this she will sit as a jury member in the OIW 100 Pitches finale.

Pelle Redare
CEO of iCellate Medical

Pelle's entrepreneurial journey started as the youngest Apple® reseller at the age of 17. Since then, he has spent most of his time within MedTech in large cooperations, smaller companies, and startups. Pelle's latest startup is iCellate Medical AB which has developed a technology to find Circulating Tumor cells (CTCs), that spread cancer and form metastases. 

Thomas Öström
Founder of Climeon and Investor

Thomas is the founder of Climeon and Board member/co owner of Landmark Power Holdings. Owner of Silon Capital, Cleantech investment. He has an Honorary Ph.D. in Technology as well as an MSc in Computer Science.

Caroline Gattner
Investor at Maki.vc

Caroline is an investor at Maki.vc. Prior to entering the world of VC, she gained startup experience at the fintech Stocard. Maki.vc invests in deeply technical and brand-driven companies, while Caroline focuses on B2B software and deep tech solutions.

Andreas Schwarzenbrunner
Partner at Speedinvest

Andy found his way into Venture via politics – and is always up for a debate! As a former economic policy advisor, he developed not only an insatiable passion for politics but also profound expertise in different economic and technological affairs. This gave him an exceptionally good eye for promising ideas and trends. At Speedinvest, Andy is dedicated to identifying the right B2B, Industrial Tech, and Climate Tech investments.

Nanna Stranne
CEO and Co-founder of Sigmastocks

Named Super Talent of the year 2018 in the Financial People category of 'Veckans Affärer/Finansliv', Best Fintech 2018 by Nordic Startup Awards, and one of the most promising startups by the 33-list – Nanna Stranne CEO and Co-founder of Sigmastocks challenges the financial industry by making stock saving easy and accessible to everyone.

Jimmy Hanna
Co-Founder & CEO of Fairlo

A serial entrepreneur with a proven track record in finance, tech, and marketing. Jimmy founded Prognosia in 2007, the first company in Sweden to democratize asset management, which five years later had a turnover of 25M euros, 75 000 customers, and managed over 1B euros in its own fund structure. Jimmy is devoted to making Fairlo one of Europe's most important financial service companies and helping the many gain access to fair financial services.

Malin Carlström
General Partner at Climentum Capital

Malin is an award-winning venture capitalist having worked for the last two decades in both leading VC funds and CVCs.

Malin previously worked at Industrifonden, Verdane, SEB, and ABB as an Investor, and developed a great track record in sourcing, deal-making, portfolio management, and exits. She is deeply linked to the Swedish and Nordic VC ecosystem.

Malin is an engineer with a passion for deep tech and hard science (e.g. robotics, material science, AI). And she’s been an active angel investor backing environmental and energy startups.

Nicklas Bergman
Entrepreneur and deep-tech investor

Nicklas Bergman is a Swedish entrepreneur and deep-tech investor. For more than 30 years he’s built companies in a variety of industries, regions, and economic climates. He’s seen his companies go out of business, awake from the dead, conquer the world, be sold to major industry players, or listed on the stock exchange. Since mid-2020, Nicklas is also an advisor to the EIC Fund, an EUR 4 billion deep tech VC fund investing in more than 100 European startups per year.

Kajsa Johansson
Investor at ETF Partners

Kajsa Johansson is an investor at ETF Partners (Environmental Technologies Fund), a London-based venture capital fund which has been investing in climate tech since 2006. ETF Partners invests in impactful and innovative companies in a series A-B stage across Europe. Originally from Sweden, Kajsa specifically focus on the Nordics.

Claes Wallner
CEO and investor at Sustainable Energy Angels II AB

Claes Wallnér is the CEO of the investment company Sustainable Energy Angels II AB. Claes has since 2016 invested in about 20 companies, focusing on clean tech and sustainable energy. Previous Claes have had executive positions in Vattenfall AB and Outokumpu Oyj. Claes started his carrer as engineer at ABB and has a MSc degree in Electrical Engineering from KTH.

Björn Lindh
Entrepreneur and advisor



Lunch and Startup Exhibition


Opening Remark: Pär Hedberg, Sting Founder & CEO


Keynote Speaker: Stefan Ytterborn, Founder of POC & CAKE

Stefan Ytterborn
Founder and CEO of CAKE

Keynote Speaker: Karin Ebbinghaus, CEO ELONROAD

Karin Ebbinghaus

Networking and Startup Exhibition


Investor - Startup Speed Meetings

Breakout Session: What Does the Fintech Landscape Look Like in 2023?

Topics discussed in this panel:

  • The evolution of Fintech: loans/financing/installment payments - open banking - blockchain adoption
  • Regulatory challenges and adoption of Fintech companies
  • What type of Fintech companies will get investments? Which are the investment trends in 2023?
  • Feature of Fintechs - AI, Web3, and more.


  • Hannah Meiton, Investor at Ampli Ventures
  • Daniel Kjellén, Founder & CEO of Tink
  • Nanna Stranne, Co-founder & CEO of Sigma Stocks
  • Jimmy Hanna, Co-founder & CEO of Fairlo


  • Fredrik Rosengren, Sting Coach
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Breakout Session: Why Invest in Deeptech?

Topics discussed in this panel:

  • The interest in deeptech and hardware from investors has skyrocketed in recent years. What does this depend on? Which logic or metrics have changed?
  • We all know that deeptech takes time. Is it possible to be a deeptech investor with a closed-end fund structure?
  • Politicians all over Europe are talking about deeptech as a way to solve the societal and environmental challenges we face. However, is the investor community equipped with the right skills to invest in deeptech companies?


  • Anna Haupt, Investment Director, Industrifonden
  • Nicklas Bergman, Founder & CEO of Intergalactic
  • Tanya Horowitz, Partner of Butterfly Ventures
  • Björn Lindh, Founder & CEO of Lindhea Holding


  • Raoul Stubbe, Sting Deeptech Coach
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Breakout Session: What type of Healthtech companies will be successful in raising capital in 2023?

Topics covered in this panel:

  • Which are some major Healthtech trends in 2023 and onwards?
  • To which type of companies do investments go?
  • How can you prepare when raising a round when the investment climate is tough?


  • Maja Magnusson, Founder & COO of Care of Translate
  • Johan Bloom, CEO of Curus
  • Caroline Gattner, Investor at Maki.vc
  • Pelle Redare, CEO of iCellate Medical


  • Johanna Wollert Melin, Co-founder of Trice Imaging and Sting Healthtech Coach
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Breakout session: Investing in Climate Tech – opportunities and challenges

Topics covered in this panel:

  • What role can startups play in fighting climate change and reaching net zero by 2050?
  • What are the opportunities and challenges of investing in climate tech?
  • How can climate impact performance be measured?
  • What needs to be done to accelerate the scale-up of climate tech startups?


    • Kajsa Johansson, Investor at EFT Partners
    • Andreas Schwartzenbrunner, Partner at Speedinvest
    • Malin Carlström, General Partner at Climentum
    • Claes Wallnér, CEO of Sustainable Energy Angels
    • Thomas Öström, Founder of Climeaon and Sting Coach


    • Karin Ruiz, Sting Sustaintech Coach
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    Networking and Startup Exhibition


    Closing Keynote Speaker: Stefan Jansson, CEO of Polarium

    Stefan Jansson
    Founder and CEO of Polarium




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