Stockholm is the second most digital entrepreneur friendly city in Europe!
Sweden’s capital ranked 2nd out of 60 European cities on the “European digital city index 2016” (EDCI). The index measures how well different cities in Europe support digital entrepreneurs with the aim to provide support for digital businesses and startups in Europe. It gives information about the companies’ strength and weaknesses in the external environment, so that they know what needs more or less resources.
A population with strong English skills and a government that supports entrepreneurship is just two good reasons for making business in Stockholm. Stockholm has roughly 8000 startups and has produced several big digital companies such as: Spotify, King and Mojang.
It’s time to say congratulation to some remarkable swedes for their Oscar nominations!!!
Max Marin and Karl Johan Schuster along with American singer and actor Justin Timberlake are nominated for best original music in Trolls with their song “Can’t stop the feeling.” Linus Sandgren is nominated for best cinematography for the movie “La La Land.” Finally, “A man called Ove” is nominated for best foreign language film, where the makeup artists and hairstylists Eva von Bahr and Love Larson also got nominated for best makeup and hairstyle.
Fashion Week Stockholm is the leading fashion week in Northern Europe.
It all started in 2005 as a way of highlighting Swedish fashion and Swedish designers to a bigger and international audience. On the 29th of January the streets of Stockholm where filled with fashion interested people who wanted to take part of the latest fashion trends. For three days fashion brands, like House of Dagmar, Hope and Whyred showed their clothes at different venues in Stockholm. The focus for the Fashion week will be “Fall 2017” with collections inspired by Scandinavian minimalism, layer on layer and earth colors. For all the fashionistas out there the slip dress is going to be a must in this autumn’s wardrobe, at least if you ask fashion designer Rodebjer.
February 28th is Fettisdagen or semmeldagen, as it is also called. This is the last day before Lent and swedes celebrate it by eating a cardamom scented bun filled with mandelmassa (almond paste, a bit like marzipan) and whipped cream. The bun's name is Semla and every year the Swedish bakeries bake and sell 2 million semlor. Mattias Ljundberg, a Swedish baker in Stockholm, had the ambition to take the traditional pastry and make it into something new and a pastry you could eat on the go. In January 2015 the semmelwrap was launched and became a huge success all around Sweden.
The American Swedish Historical Museum is having a semla and movie event February 11th. So if you want to see the Oscar nominated movie "A man called Ove" and try a traditional Swedish pastry you can do it at 11 am on Saturday. You will find more information here.