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Kickoff for new Series: Swedish-American Business Culture

05/19/2015 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Join us for the start of our new series “Swedish-American Business Culture”. Successful Swedes from Spotify, Airbnb and Lookback will discuss the differences between Swedish and American Business Culture and their thoughts about pros and cons of both. The panel discussion will take place at Spotify’s office in central San Francisco. Light food and drinks will be served.

About the speakers:

Erik Hartwig Spotify

Erik Hartwig, Engineering Manager @ Spotify

Erik Hartwig is the Engineering Manager for the Spotify SanFrancisco office. He’s been with Spotify for over seven years and seen the company grow both in size and locations. For the last three years he’s been focusing on growing the multi cultural Spotify organization in San Francisco.

Gustaf Alströmer Airbnb

Gustaf Alströmer, Product Manager @ Airbnb

Gustaf works for Airbnb in San Francisco as a Product Manager on the Growth team. The Growth team is responsible of building products and experiences that grow the number of people who travel on Airbnb. Previously, Gustaf was Head of Growth for Voxer where he helped the company acquire many tens of millions of users and grow it to be the 13th most downloaded iOS app worldwide in 2012. Gustaf is also an investor and advisor to a few startups including Tictail and Sunrise.

Mai-Li Hammargren Lookback

Mai-Li Hammargren, Chief Marketing Officer @ Lookback
Mai-Li works with Lookback in San Francisco. Her main task is to create activities and strategies how to win important customers and develop a culture leading to a strong brand. Previously Mai-Li developed and launched a “wearable before wearables”, Mutewatch, sold in premium stores in 30 countries. She is educated at Stockholm School of Economics with a CEMS double degree in international management.



6:00 PM - 9:00 PM


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