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The right network saves ​time and money

– 21 September @ SIBC Friday Breakfast

A crucial part of understanding your challenges and your opportunities lies when you create your knowledge network around your issue. To kick-start Sweden-India Business Council’s new Friday Breakfast program, we have invited three entrepreneurs who will share their stories in our lively Roundtable format, engaging everyone thus creating huge value for our members.

Pranav Kosuri

Pranav is an entrepreneur and has founded companies within a vast variety of markets.

His company Flic – The World’s Smartest Button, was named Europe’s hottest hardware start-up by Wired Magazine. For Flic, Pranav launched Sweden’s most successful crowdfunding campaign three years ago, and today more than 300,000 Flics have now been sold in 110 countries, with partnerships in place with Volvo, Spotify and Uber among others. More information can be found on www.flic.io.

His latest venture Brandie is a crowd marketing platform helping brands, on the Indian market, to encourage loyal customers to drive more content on social media. Find more information on www.brandie.in.

Pranav has taught entrepreneurship at Swedish universities, high schools and even middle schools. For the past three years he has been invited to India to give lectures to 2,000 students from over 40 universities across India, with the vision to help Indian teenagers venture out and start their own businesses. Before commencing his entrepreneurial career Pranav studied at Stockholm University and at California institute of Technology (Caltech) and holds an M.Sc. in Molecular Biology.

 

Björn Lindblom

Björn is a serial entrepreneur with a strong managerial track record. He
previously held the position as CEO of Connode where he closed one of the
largest IoT deals in history. He has also served as Chairman and board
member in a number of technology companies.
Björn is the Co-founder and Chairman of Luvly, Light Urban Vehicles made
simple.

Ricky Dhillon

Ricky Dhillon has been leading Otivr as CEO since 2016 with a dedicated focus on technology and development in the outsourcing space. Ricky is also Member of the Board of Swedish Chamber of Commerce in India (SCCI) with focus on advisory on questions related to technology. Previous to that he focused on business development and partnerships for DHF Airport Systems that specialized on intelligent software for central monitoring, fault detection and alarm analysis. Ricky represented Business Sweden in India in both supporting Swedish firms to establish locally, where a major part was finding local partners, setting-up local establishments and procuring local services.

 

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