18-19 September CEST

Invitation

Join a community of large-scale founders to share experiences and insights on scaling businesses.

đź“… September 18:

  • Morning: We kick off the Founders World Summit with a day of Founders Group Sessions and Founders General Workshops.
  • Lunch: Lunch at Restaurant Supper.
  • Afternoon: 
    • Macroeconomics & Financial Growth Workshop (optional for Founders Groups).
    • Psychological Safety in Teams Workshop

đź“… September 19:

  • Morning:
    • Founders Reflect Run & Walk.
    • Future of Leadership Workshop
    • Global Social Impact for People & Planet Workshop
  • Afternoon:
    • Lunch Seminars:
      • Female Founders Summit
      • Founders Financial Workshop: Navigating Growth Financing in Evolving Market Conditions.
    • Post-Lunch Workshops:
      • Founders for the Planet Workshop
      • Founders Boat Cruise in the Stockholm Archipelago.
      • Next Generation Workshop

Following these inspiring sessions, prepare for the Founders Awards Gala, starting at 6 pm at Nalen in Stockholm.

Your participation is entirely customizable – choose your preferred level of engagement and secure your spot by registering now.

A warm welcome to the 10th Founders World Summit!

Founders Alliance

Program (CET/UTC +02:00)


09:00 AM

Registration, Networking Breakfast (optional)

Start your day with an optional networking breakfast. Upon arrival, conveniently check in and register at the venue. Group rooms are ready for those who want to start early.

We will be gathering at two locations: Convendum Kungsgatan 9 and Brahegatan 10. Access your personalized program through the Founders World Summit App to find your location.

Ensure you arrive no later than 09:15 to easily locate the correct venue for the first Founders Group Session or Founders Growth Workshop.

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See Location in the Founders World Summit App
09:30 AM

Morning: Session One

Morning Session One with your Founders Group, or alternatively, for founders without a Founders Group, you participate in the Founders Growth Workshop.

Founders Growth Workshop

A general workshop to introduce founders to each other and dive deep into key areas of company development. The focus will be on exchange between participants' challenges and opportunities to scale and sustain businesses.

Theme Growth

Each of you will receive input and share experiences of your growth, including your operative companies and other engagements (investments, impact, and ownership) with input from others.

A
genda

1. Short Intro and Welcome: The workshop facilitator will welcome participants and introduce the workshop, and act as the moderator to ensure a great exchange for all participants.

2. Participant Introductions and Input: Each participant will have time to introduce themselves and explain their number one challenge or opportunity for which they seek input from other founders.

3. General Exchange on Key Challenges: An exchange on the key challenges identified during the introductions.

Examples of Areas Covered in Earlier Founders Growth Workshops:

  • How to lead distributed organisations including merged/acquired companies
  • How to scale internationally and the role of the founder
  • Other ownership and engagements, such as investments in other firms
  • The business of doing good: our broader impact engagements within or outside our commercial companies
  • New innovation and what keeps me happy with entrepreneurship as a means: personal balance, health.

Thank you, and get ready for Founders Lunch at 12:00.

A few days before the workshop, you can also see updates in your personal Founders World Summit app on who is participating.

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See Location in the Founders World Summit App
11:50 AM

Walk to Restaurant Supper

After a short 5-10 minutes walk, we all will gather for lunch at Restaurant Supper.

Address: Supper Stockholm, HumlegĂĄrdsgatan 17, 114 46 Stockholm

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12:00 PM

Lunch at Restaurant Supper

 Lunch at Restaurant Supper for all participants at the Founders World Summit.

Address: Supper Stockholm, HumlegĂĄrdsgatan 17, 114 46 Stockholm

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Restaurant Supper, HumlegĂĄrdsgatan 17, Stockholm
01:00 PM

Short Walk to Next Activity

Walk to next session take 5-10 minutes

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01:15 PM

Afternoon: Session Two

Session Two with your Founders Group, or alternatively, for founders without a Founders Group, you participate in the Founders Growth Workshop or the Founders Workshop on Psychological Safety in Teams with Lina Hedin.

Founders Growth Workshop

A general workshop to introduce founders to each other and dive deep into key areas of company development. The focus will be on exchange between participants' challenges and opportunities to scale and sustain businesses.

Theme Growth

Each of you will receive input and share experiences of your growth, including your operative companies and other engagements (investments, impact, and ownership) with input from others.

Agenda

1. Short Intro and Welcome: The workshop facilitator will welcome participants and introduce the workshop, and act as the moderator to ensure a great exchange for all participants.

2. Participant Introductions and Input: Each participant will have time to introduce themselves and explain their number one challenge or opportunity for which they seek input from other founders.

3. General Exchange on Key Challenges: An exchange on the key challenges identified during the introductions.

Examples of Areas Covered in Earlier Founders Growth Workshops:

  • How to lead distributed organisations including merged/acquired companies
  • How to scale internationally and the role of the founder
  • Other ownership and engagements, such as investments in other firms
  • The business of doing good: our broader impact engagements within or outside our commercial companies
  • New innovation and what keeps me happy with entrepreneurship as a means: personal balance, health.

Thank you, and time for a coffee break.

A few days before the workshop, you can also see updates in your personal Founders World Summit app on who is participating.

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See Location in the Founders World Summit App

Founders Workshop on Psychological Safety in Teams with Lina Hedin

A key to developing thriving organizations and teams is to establish psychological safety.

This workshop will start with an introduction by Lina Hedin, founder of Add Insight, followed by a facilitated exchange between all participating founders to provide each founder with insights and tools to succeed in building better-performing organizations and teams.

For whom:

  • Founders leading or investing in companies with people involved.
  • Members of Founders Groups wanting to improve the quality of their exchange.

Example topics:

  • The pillars of psychological safety in teams and organizations, and fostering a high-performing organizational culture.
  • Understanding obstacles in team development.
  • Concrete situations and case studies.
  • How you, as a founder and leader, can build psychological safety.

About

Lina Hedin is the founder and CEO of Add Insight and a member of Founders Group 7. Members of Lina’s peer group will also participate in this workshop.

Add Insight

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Convendum, Kungsgatan 9, Stockholm
03:00 PM

Networking Break with Coffee & Pastry, Walk to next Activity

See Location in the Founders World Summit App
03:30 PM

Afternoon: Session Two

Session Three with your Founders Group, or alternatively, for founders without a Founders Group, you participate in the Founders Growth Workshop or the Founders Workshop on Founders Workshop: Macroeconomics & Financial Growth with UBS.

Founders Growth Workshop

A general workshop to introduce founders to each other and dive deep into key areas of company development. The focus will be on exchange between participants' challenges and opportunities to scale and sustain businesses.

Theme: Growth

Each of you will receive input and share experiences of your growth, including your operative companies and other engagements (investments, impact, and ownership) with input from others.

Agenda

1. Short Intro and Welcome: The workshop facilitator will welcome participants and introduce the workshop, and act as the moderator to ensure a great exchange for all participants.

2. Participant Introductions and Input: Each participant will have time to introduce themselves and explain their number one challenge or opportunity for which they seek input from other founders.

3. General Exchange on Key Challenges: An exchange on the key challenges identified during the introductions.

Examples of Areas Covered in Earlier Founders Growth Workshops:

  • How to lead distributed organisations including merged/acquired companies
  • How to scale internationally and the role of the founder
  • Other ownership and engagements, such as investments in other firms
  • The business of doing good: our broader impact engagements within or outside our commercial companies
  • New innovation and what keeps me happy with entrepreneurship as a means: personal balance, health.

Thank you for today & welcome for the second day of Founders World Summit tomorrow.

A few days before the workshop, you can also see updates in your personal Founders World Summit app on who is participating.

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Founders Workshop: Macroeconomics & Financial Growth

Founders Workshop: Macroeconomics & Financial Growth

By the initiative of our member in Founders Group 34, UBS has sourced leading competence from Europe to provide valuable insights and facilitate an exchange for participating founders.

Agenda & Contents

3:30-3:45: Welcoming by hosts and introductions of expert facilitators

  • Initiating Founders Member: Jörgen Eriksson, Founder of Stream Innovation and Member of Founders Group 34
  • MĂĄrten Grebäck: Executive Director, Growth Entrepreneur Initiative, UBS Wealth Management

3:45-4:30: Chapter One: Theme - Global Macroeconomic Stand

  • 3:45-4:00: Introduction by Mark Andersen, Co-Head Global Asset Allocation, UBS Chief Investment Office
  • 4:00-4:30: Interactive exchange based on participants' key questions about macroeconomics, with answers and insights from UBS

4:30-5:25: Financial Growth - Break-out Founders Round Tables

Each participant can select the topic that interests them most. Each table will conduct an interactive exchange based on each founder's situation, focusing on relevant questions with input from experts and other founders. Each founder will get 4-10 minutes based on the number of participants at each table.

  1. Wealth Creation: Example topics - Company structures, wealth planning, succession planning. Expert facilitators: Petronella Madsen, Tobias Sönnert
  2. Financing and Mergers & Acquisitions: Example topics - Raising funding, IPO, Mastery of acquisition growth, industrial merger/sales. Expert facilitators: Stella Shi & MĂĄrten Grebäck
  3. Investments: Example topics - Asset allocation, how do the largest family offices in the world invest. Expert facilitator: Mark Andersen

5:25: Key findings with all

5:30: Closing of workshop, and one-to-one exchange

Individual networking until 6:00 PM, with the possibility for one-on-one exchange.

About the Contributors:

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06:00 PM

Thank you: End of first day of 10th Founders World Summit


09:00 AM

Future of Leadership with Hans Ă…kerblom & Tommy Lindgren

"Change is the natural state and there is a time for everything" 

The future doesn't exist; we create it with our thoughts, images, and dreams. But what kind of future do we really want? And how do we create it together?

Format: This workshop starts with an interview on the future of Leadership by Tommy Lindgren with Hans Ă…kerblom followed by interactive roundtable workshops with all participants facilitated by Tommy Lindgren and Hans Ă…kerblom.

For whom: Founders interested in broadening their perspective on entrepreneurship and the role of the company, the team, and people.

Overview

Hans Ă…kerblom's Leadership Tool was first developed in 1973 at Pharmacia and later trademarked as LOTS®. Over 6,700 leaders in 60 countries have been certified as Lotscoach®.

It can be easy, but sometimes challenging, to think and act "Outside-in & Inside-out" in balance over time. You will gain insight into reflecting based on the five aspects: the body, emotions, thoughts, soul, and spirit. This reflection helps find balance, and promotes feeling love instead of stress and fear.

You will also explore the process/tool where a goal is where we want to be and when, an activity is what we have to do, and a completed activity is what must be done by a certain time to reach our goals.

Money serves as the financial requirement for our actions, leading to financial consequences on the way to our goals. 

In smaller groups, you will test the "Art of Open Process Questioning" using the help of the 7 friends.

All participants will receive a copy of the book "Change is the natural state and there is a time for everything", written by Hans Ă…kerblom about his life, upbringing, and experiences as a leader.

About:

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    Nalen, Regeringsgatan 74, Stockholm

    Founders Reflect Run & Walk with Neo Moreton

    Powerfully connect the joy of running or walking in nature with the wisdom of reflection. 

    A hybrid fitness concept, created by expert coach and Founders Alliance Member Neo Moreton aims to facilitate deeper connections and provoke mental shifts while leaving you feeling energized. 

    All levels are welcome to join, with distance and speed adjusted to participants.

    Meet Up Point: HumlegĂĄrden, Biblioteksgatan 29, Stockholm. Where showers will be available after the run.

    About

    Neo Moreton

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    HumlegĂĄrden, Biblioteksgatan 29, Stockholm

    Global Social Impact for People & Planet with David Batstone & Mark Wexler

    This workshop Global Social Impact for People & Planet is led by David Batstone & Mark Wexler, Founders of Not For Sale Campaign & Just Business. 

    To tackle humanity's greatest challenge, entrepreneurs are the key change drivers. In this workshop we will learn and exchange on scaling our entrepreneurial force to systematically create positive societal impact.

    The workshop will start with an introduction by David Batstone and Mark Wexler followed by an interactive session with all participating founders with the purpose to accelerate each founder's impact ahead. 

    The introduction will include the learnings, structure, and impact of the Not For Sale Campaign foundation, in combination with Just Business and its commercial system of companies and investments in Food, Climate and more, with the ultimate purpose to delete human slavery as well as igniting positive climate change. The motto is “People and Planet are Not For Sale”. 

    Examples of topics and challenges expressed by participants include:

    • Building social impact while aligning with commercial company creation and investments
    • Measuring impact
    • Balancing and valuing the relationship between a commercial core company and social impact

    About

    David Batstone & Mark Wexler are Founders Ambassador Members, see LinkedIn profiles here: David Batstone and Mark Wexler.

    Not For Sale Campaign is supported by Founders Alliance owners

    Just Business

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    Nalen, entrance David Bagares gata 17, Stockholm
    11:00 AM

    Walk to the Next Activity

    See Location in the Founders World Summit App
    11:30 AM

    Female Founders Lunch Summit with Patricia Olby Kimondo

    Join the 10th Founders World Summit for the Female Founders Summit – an extraordinary lunch seminar uniting female and male large-scale founders. 

    Led by Patricia Olby Kimondo, Founder of People Productions, this event fosters dynamic ownership, connections, and accelerated company growth.

    What to expect:

    • Inspiring keynotes and panel discussions from renowned female founders.
    • Networking opportunities to connect with founders from diverse backgrounds.
    • Interactive round table exchange to share perspectives and contribute to an inclusive society for all founders.

    Physical attendees enjoy lunch at The Main Hall Nalen, while virtual participants engage in online break-out rooms for active participation and global networking.

    Read more here: Female Founders Lunch

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    Nalen, Regeringsgatan 74, Stockholm

    Founders Financial Workshop incl. Lunch: Navigating Growth Financing in Evolving Market Conditions hosted by Serafim Group

    In the ever-changing market landscape, the fundamentals of financing growth have undergone a significant transformation. As founders, it is crucial to adapt swiftly to ensure success in securing the necessary financing for growth.

    Exchange: You are invited to an enlightening workshop Navigating Growth Financing in Evolving Market Conditions hosted by Serafim Group, featuring Johan Tilander, the founder, as the speaker. 

    The workshop will be facilitated by Anna Rytterling and Joakim Wiksten, the Heads of Serafim Finans.

    Exchange: This workshop will start with an introduction by select experts in corporate growth financing, bringing a wealth of experience and insights, providing a solid foundation for understanding the latest market logic in terms of financing. Following the expert introductions is an interactive workshop session tailored to address the key challenges faced by participating founders, and a founders networking after work including light food and drinks.

    Highlighted topics

    Market Logic: Gain insights into changing financing dynamics, investor preferences, and emerging trends shaping the market. 

    Financing Options: Explore a comprehensive range, from venture capital to crowdfunding, to fuel your company's growth. 

    Long-Term Success: Finance for sustainable, scalable growth by aligning decisions with your vision and values. 

    Navigating Pitfalls: Learn from founder experiences, avoid common pitfalls, and increase your chances of successful financing.

    Participants: Founders building or investing in growth companies interested in financing further growth. 

    Venue: Serafim HQ Stockholm, Kungsgatan 12

    Speaker: Johan Tilander, Founder Serafim Group.

    Facilitators: Anna Rytterling, Joakim Wiksten - Heads of Serafim Finans

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    Serafim HQ Stockholm, Kungsgatan 12
    02:30 PM

    Networking Break with Coffee & Pastry, Walk to next Activity

    Nalen, Regeringsgatan 74, Stockholm
    03:00 PM

    Founders for the Planet Workshop in collaboration with WeDontHaveTime

    Participants: Founders members and highly selected Planet company Founders & Owners. Expected number of participants 70 -150.

    Purpose: To add value for founders dedicated to building and owning companies that prioritize our planet.

    Format (CET)

    2:45-3:05 pm: Registration & get into the room and get seated.

      3:00-3:05 pm: Welcoming

      The agenda & purpose of the workshop and short introduction of Founders Planet Quest by Niclas Carlsson, Founder & CEO of Founders Alliance

      3:05-3:45 pm: Speakers

      Five speaker introductions on different aspects of growing 'Planet' companies for positive impact founders, each with a maximum of 8 minutes, to inspire round table discussions and the global stream of WeDontHaveTime. Moderated by Ingmar Rentzhog, Founder WeDontHaveTime & Co-Leader of Founders Planet Quest.

      Introductory speeches for the round table discussions (upon registration, participants select the underlying round table they want to take part in):

      3:45-4:40 pm: Theme-based Round Tables

      • Each participant selects the round table of their key interest based on the above themes as well as general Founders roundtables led by Joachim Karthäuser, Ingmar Rentzhog, and Niclas Carlsson.
      • This includes moderated and equally timed exchanges where each participant highlights their key challenge/opportunity they want input on from the other roundtable participants, moderated by the speakers and Founders moderators.

      4:40-5:00 pm: Key Conclusions & Next steps 

      • Key Conclusions from round table discussions with all speakers
      • Next steps of Founders Planet Quest.

      5:00 pm: Aftertalk & Networking

      • Get changed and ready for the gala
      • Founders Drink starts 6:00 pm, gala starts 6:45pm
      • Possibility to change at Nalen

      More information:

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      Nalen, entrance David Bagares gata 17, Stockholm

      Founders Boat Cruise Stockholm Archipelago

      Founders Informal Boat Cruise incl. lunch in the Stockholm Archipelago.

      Host: Peder Asplund

      Venue: Agapi Boating

      Meeting Point: Hotel Diplomat, Strandvägen 7C, Stockholm

      About: Peder Asplund is the Founder of Agapi Boating.

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      Founders Next Generation Workshop

      In building long term sustainable successful companies, one owner strategy is to involve family and the next generation as owners and in operational roles.

      Founders Alliance's mission is to support founders in their ambition to build larger and sustainable companies through strong responsible ownership.

      At this workshop first generation founders and their key active next generation entrepreneurs are invited for a valuable exchange. It will start with a short introduction by Annika Hall, who will also facilitate the exchange between all participants.

      For whom:
      Founders Alliance members and selected next generation family members working on creating prosperous and sustainable companies through long term, active ownership.

      Example of topics:
      - The special characteristics and dynamics of family businesses
      - Succession of ownership and leadership
      - Family, ownership and business governance
      - The interplay among owners, board and management
      - Communication and conflict management

      About
      Annika Hall has a Ph.D. in business administration with a focus on family business from Jönköping University. She is the founder of Annika Hall AB, and works as an independent family business advisor to clients of different sizes, generations and industries. She has authored several books in her areas of expertise. 

      For over a decade she has actively supported many Founders Alliance members in strategic ownership matters.

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        Nalen, Regeringsgatan 74, Stockholm
        05:00 PM

        Thank you: End of 2nd day of Founders World Summit

        Time to get ready for the Gala.

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        06:00 PM

        Founders Awards Gala Drink

        Join us at the Founders Awards Gala Drink to celebrate and raise a toast with your fellow founders. It's the perfect opportunity to enjoy drinks, mingle, and connect with your peers. 

        Venue: Nalen, Regeringgatan 74, Stockholm

        For more information: 23rd Founders Awards Gala

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        Nalen, Regeringsgatan 74, Stockholm
        07:00 PM

        Founders Awards Gala

        Register your participation at the Founders Awards Gala here: Founders Awards Gala.

        Venue: Nalen, Regeringsgatan 74, Stockholm

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        Nalen, Regeringsgatan 74, Stockholm
        11:30 PM

        Afterparty at The Main Hall, Nalen

        Nalen, Regeringsgatan 74, Stockholm


        02:00 AM

        Thank you!

        Criteria for Participation

        To attend the 10th Founders World Summit, founders must meet at least one of the following criteria based on their present or previous accomplishments:

        1. Principal ownership and holding a leading position in the currently founded company, with a minimum turnover of MEUR 2.5.
        2. Previously built a company as described in criteria 1) and currently holds active investments and ownership.

        Exemptions

        Founders Group Members and attendees who bring specific value to the participating founders, such as those from prioritized regions, industries, or backgrounds, may be exempt from the aforementioned criteria.

        Inclusion for Founders Group, Entry & Ambassador Members

        The Founders World Summit is fully included in the membership fee for Founders Alliance Group, Entry & Ambassador Members.

        Participation Fee for Selected Founders

        Please note that the summit has limited available spaces, with priority given to the aforementioned participants. Other founders can be approved for participation based on merit and potential value to the other attendees. 

        For Selected Founders, a participation fee will apply:

        • EUR 500 Founders World Summit
        • EUR 320 Founders Awards Gala

        How to Become a Member

        To become a member of Founders Alliance, complete the membership application here: Apply for Membership

        Founders Alliance at a Glance

        Founders Alliance was established in 2002 by Niclas Carlsson. Today Founders Alliance is a premium collaborative business forum for founders of large-scale corporations, owners of international growth companies and engaged in multiple social impact initiatives around the globe.

        Founders Alliance facilitates a platform for collaboration for founders (members) incl. Founders Groups, one-to-one introductions, closed online communities, international business trips and events (hybrid).

        The Founders World Summit, which is the annual culmination delivered for the 10th time September 18-19 2024 interlinked with the 23rd Founders Awards Gala September 19, 2024 in Stockholm.

        Its membership comprises over 300 high performing founders owning over 3000 companies in all parts of the world stretching across all industries and areas of expertise.

        The core of Founders Alliance is independent from state funding, financial actors, advisory firms and academic institutions.

        Want to become a member? Apply here!