21 - 22 September CESTGrand Hôtel, Stockholm, Sweden

Personal Invitation

You are hereby cordially invited to the 8th Founders World Summit in Stockholm September 21-22, 2022. Founders World Summit is the convention and collaborative forum for the world's foremost founders with the purpose to facilitate entrepreneurial success and promote societal development through increased entrepreneurship.

Over the 2 days of the summit all participants are given opportunities to exchange with peer group large scale founders including:

  • Group sessions with your founders group, interactive workshops and Speaker sessions diving deep into key corporate development themes
  • One-to-one business meetings
  • The Founders Dinner on the evening of September 21st at Grand Hôtel

Each participant is requested to register their preferences, taking part in all or just certain individual activities, physically or virtually. Please select your degree of participation by registering now.

Interlinked with the Founders World Summit is Founders Gala incl. Founders Awards beginning at 6 pm (18.00). Please register for the gala evening on the separate link above.

During your stay in Stockholm Grand Hôtel is serving as the official meeting centre for all participants of this years summit. Hotel is not included.

Welcome!

Program (CET/UTC +02:00)


Registration, Networking Breakfast (optional and physical)

Optional networking breakfast. Upon arrival at the Grand Hôtel - registration and check-in. You will find your Personal Program in the Founders World Summit App. 

Address: Grand Hôtel, Södra Blasieholmshamnen 8, 103 27 Stockholm

Grand Hôtel 60min

Kickstart 8th Founders World Summit (only physical)

Grand Hôtel 30min

Session One with your Founders Group (physical & virtual)

Meeting with your Founders Group first session, physical or virtual based on your registration.

Grand Hôtel 180min

Lunch Networking Break (only physical)

For physical attendees lunch is served at the venue including exchange with founders who are attending.

For virtual participants, this includes a break from computer time.

Grand Hôtel 60min

Session Two - your choice of session (physical & virtual)

Here you choose between:

  • Interactive Workshop/s with deep dive into key areas of company development and participation Founders' challenges and opportunities to scale and sustain
  • Group session with your Founders Group
Grand Hôtel 150min

Short Break

Transport time to 1-1 Business Meetings.

Grand Hôtel 15min

1-1 Business Meetings (Physical & Virtual)

Grand Hôtel 75min

Networking Break incl. coffee & pastry (only physical)

Grand Hôtel 30min

Session Three with your Founders Group (physical & virtual)

Your third session with your Founders Group, physically or virtual based on your registration.

Grand Hôtel 90min

Pre-dinner drink (only physical)

Informal networking and pre-dinner drink with all present founders.

Grand Hôtel 30min

Founders Dinner (only physical)

Networking dinner with coordinated table seating for exchange with new and established founders relationships.

120min


Morning - Session One: Company Visits (only physical)

09:00-10:30 am When detailing your participation you select among the below parallel company visits. The company visits or Excursion will only be conducted physically in Stockholm. 

Mark your preference of company visits or excursion, in order for Founders Alliance to optimize.

90min

Company visit One

90min

Transportation (optional)

30min

Morning - Session Two: Company visits (only physical)

11:00-12:30 am When detailing your participation you select among the below parallel company visits. The company visits will only be conducted physically in Stockholm. 

Mark your preference of company visits, in order for Founders Alliance to optimize.

90min

Company visit Two

90min

Company visit & Lunch

120min

Transportation (optional)

Bus Transport from and to the activities of your selection.

30min

Networking Lunch (only physical)

For physical attendees lunch is served at the venue including exchange with present Founders.

Grand Hôtel 60min

Founders Boat Cruise incl. lunch hosted by Founders Alliance member Peder Asplund, Founder Agapi Boating.

Boat Trip including lunch, 01:15 pm - 04:00 pm, with a maximum of 40 participants.

From Grand Hôtel 195min

Afternoon - Session Three: Company visits (only physical)

90min

Company visit Three

90min

Founders Run & Meet led by Founders Alliance members

A wonderful run around the beautiful Djurgården Royal Park. Beloved by both Stockholmers and visitors, Djurgården is a tranquil oasis in the middle of Stockholm.

From Grand Hôtel 60min

Transportation to Grand Hôtel (optional)

Transport from the activities of your selection to Grand Hôtel.

30min

Time to get ready for the Gala

75min

Transportation to Stockholm City Hall (optional)

Transportation from entrance of Grand Hôtel to Stockholm City Hall. Pre Drink at the Founders Gala at Stockholm City Hall starts at 6pm.

From Grand Hôtel to Stockholm City Hall 15min

Founders Gala, incl. Founders Awards (Physical & Virtual)

For more information: Founders Gala, incl. Founders Awards

300min

Optional Hotel Stay (see registration)

Hotel is not included. Please register and pay your reservation directly to Grand Hôtel or the booking site Hotels.com for best price.

Grand Hôtel, Södra Blasieholmshamnen 8, 103 27 Stockholm

Criteria for Participation

Founders who operate or own large scale companies. Each founder must meet one of the following miniumum criteria based on present or previous merits:

1) Principal owner with a leading position in the current founded company with at least MEUR 2 in annual revenues.

2) In the past having built a company as in 1), and today at least holdings as an investor and/or active owner.

Founders Group Members are exempt from the above criteria as are attendees who bring specific value to the other participating founders; i.e. a founder from a prioritized region, industry or background.

All inclusive for Founders Group & International Members

For Founders Alliance Group and International Members the Founders World Summit is included in the membership fee.

Participation Fee for Other Founders

The summit has a limited number of available spaces. Priority is given to the above. Participation for other founders is approved on the basis of merit and potential value to the other participants. For these founders a participation fee will apply.

Founders Alliance at a Glance

Founders Alliance Sweden was established in 2002 by Niclas Carlsson together with fifty entrepreneurs who joined him to start a collaborative forum of large scale founders. All shared a vision for sustainable and large international corporate creation, responsible ownership with positive societal impact, the very same values that are upheld to this day. 

Founders Alliance is the premier collaborative business forum for Sweden's top founders. Its membership is comprised of over 400 high performing founders, owners in a network of 2000 companies stretching across all industries and areas of expertise. 

In 2015 Founders Alliance started the international expansion, now with 250 active large scale founders headed by 50 international founders with headquarters in 11 countries including: USA (CA), India, China (Hong Kong), United Kingdom, Sweden, Finland, The Netherlands, Switzerland and Spain. 

Founders Alliance international members are founders of large scale international corporations, owners of other international growth companies and engaged in multiple social impact initiatives around the globe.

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

For membership requests please contact niclas.carlsson@foundersalliance.com.

Founders Alliance