44 episodes

Meet the most innovative and inspiring people living in Sweden's global capital. Former BBC radio anchor Maddy Savage delves into the city's startup, design, food, culture and wellness scenes, to sound out who's making Stockholm special, troubleshooting its challenges and shaping its future. All episodes are in English and designed for you to hear and share in around ten minutes.
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The Stockholmer Podcast Maddy Savage

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 21 Ratings

Meet the most innovative and inspiring people living in Sweden's global capital. Former BBC radio anchor Maddy Savage delves into the city's startup, design, food, culture and wellness scenes, to sound out who's making Stockholm special, troubleshooting its challenges and shaping its future. All episodes are in English and designed for you to hear and share in around ten minutes.
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    S3 E16 | The tech boss nurturing Stockholm’s future disruptors

    S3 E16 | The tech boss nurturing Stockholm’s future disruptors

    Brendan Ives is in charge of a new generation of mobile and digital solutions as Managing Director of Division X - the innovation hub at Swedish telecoms company Telia. Brendan moved to Europe from New Zealand with just a backpack in the early 2000s (in the days before smartphones and social media) and now he’s helping today’s disruptors to trailblaze the trends of the future. In this episode he touches on his personal journey, his experience coaching emerging startups and his views on how tech is set to transform our lives in the months and years ahead.
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    S3 E15 | The serial cofounder rescuing Sweden's leftover food

    S3 E15 | The serial cofounder rescuing Sweden's leftover food

    Elsa Bernadotte is on a mission to rescue leftover meals as the cofounder and Chief Operating Officer at one of Sweden’s fastest growing food apps, Karma. The sustainability-focussed company was listed among the hottest Stockholm startups by Wired magazine earlier this year. It's attracted more than a million dollars in investment and has a growing international team. Aged 29, Elsa’s already made one successful business exit, selling her first venture - a frozen snack startup called Popfruits. In this episode she shares her journey and some of her top tips for starting a business. You can support The Stockholmer’s fully independent journalism by making a one-off secure contribution of any amount. Click the DONATE button on thesthlmer.com.


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    S3 E14 | The sailing tech star behind Sweden’s #MeToo

    S3 E14 | The sailing tech star behind Sweden’s #MeToo

    Carolin Solskär grew up on a tiny island in west Sweden and spent her teenage years and early twenties touring the world as a chef on sailing boats. But she switched direction, studied computer science and business in Stockholm and quickly became one of the most talked about graduates in the tech industry, after launching two startups while still a student and later being shortlisted for Sweden's IT Girl of the Year prize in 2016. As #MeToo spread across the planet in October 2017, she put the wind in the sails of the Swedish chapter of the movement, gathering politicians, artists and celebrities together to rally against sexual violence. You can support The Stockholmer’s fully independent journalism by making a one-off secure contribution of any amount. Click the DONATE button on thesthlmer.com.


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    S3 E13 | The sales manager stirring up Sweden’s curry scene

    S3 E13 | The sales manager stirring up Sweden’s curry scene

    Anju Khanna’s parents brought curry to Sweden in the sixties. Now she's reshaping the country's Indian food scene for the next generation. After enjoying a successful corporate sales career in London and New York, Anju's gone back to her roots and teamed up with her sister to launch Systrarna Khanna, selling the family’s special spice blends in delicatessens in Stockholm and beyond. You can support The Stockholmer’s fully independent journalism by making a one-off secure contribution of any amount. Click the DONATE button on thesthlmer.com.


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    S3 E12 | The high school dropout leading a green revolution

    S3 E12 | The high school dropout leading a green revolution

    Hjalmar Nilsonne is the CEO of green gadget company Watty, which raised more than 3 million dollars in 2016 and was recently listed as among the 100 hottest startups in Europe by Wired magazine. The company makes a gadget that helps users save money on domestic energy bills and cut down on carbon emissions. But by tracking when things are switched on or not, it's also transforming the way customers interact with their homes, from checking they remembered to turn off their hair straighteners, to checking up on kids who claim they haven't spent the day gaming. In this episode Hjalmar shares his journey and his hopes for the future. You can support The Stockholmer’s fully independent journalism by making a one-off secure contribution of any amount. Click the DONATE button on thesthlmer.com.
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    S3 E11 | The entrepreneur helping creatives to start coding

    S3 E11 | The entrepreneur helping creatives to start coding

    Sandra Hindskog is the co-founder of both Tjejer kodar, which runs coding camps for women in cities including Stockholm, Berlin and Barcelona, and Technigo - a pop up tech school for men and women based in the Swedish capital. Sandra was listed among Sweden’s most inspiring 100 female role models by Expressen, one of the nation’s biggest newspapers, and named by Elle Sweden as among the most powerful women in tech. In this episode she explains her passion for programming and why she wants more people from different industries to give it a go. You can support The Stockholmer’s fully independent journalism by making a one-off secure contribution of any amount. Click the DONATE button on thesthlmer.com.
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    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

martinweigert ,

For everyone living in or interested in Stockholm.

Interesting, varied topics & guests, professional setup & host, good length of the episodes.

Paechyy ,

Great podcast

I love hearing the stories from the Stockholmer each week. The podcast gives you insight into a diverse range of personalities and is very relatable for a foreigner living in Sweden!

saramattsson ,

Great!

Really cool & inspiring to get to know Stockholm from this view.

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