19 September 06:00PM-11:00PM CESTNalen Stockholm, Sweden - (UTC +02:00)

Member & Finalist Invitation

It is with great pleasure that we warmly welcome you to the 23rd Founders Awards Gala and an evening with your peer large scale founders at Nalen in Stockholm, Sweden on September 19, 2024.

The celebration starts at 6:00 pm (18:00) with a pre-Gala Drink, followed by a delightful 3-course dinner with a founders exchange as we are inspired by the evening’s festivities. 

Founders from various countries around the world are nominated the three categories: Founder of the Year, Young Founder of the Year and Founder of the Year Honorary Award. 

The winners will be announced on stage at the 23rd Founders Awards Gala at Nalen, Stockholm, September 19, 2024. 

Dress Code

Dress Code - Dress Like Your Favorite Artist - be inspired by your favorite artist from the 1950s to the 1980th.

Warm welcome!

Program (UTC +02)

06:00 PM

Check-in, Registration & Pre Gala Drink

You will find your table and seating allocation under your Personal Program in the Gala App. Please be on time and note that the doors will close at 7:00 PM.

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Nalen, Regeringsgatan 74, Stockholm, Sweden
06:45 PM

Table Seating

Time to take your seat at the table. You find your seating in the Founders Awards Gala App.

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Nalen, Regeringsgatan 74, Stockholm, Sweden
07:15 PM

Founders Awards Gala

During the Founders Awards Gala, we enjoy a 3-course dinner and are inspired by each other and from the participating founders on stage.

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Nalen, Regeringsgatan 74, Stockholm, Sweden
11:15 PM

Afterparty Nalen

Afterparty until AM 01:00 at Nalen.

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Nalen, Regeringsgatan 74, Stockholm ,Sweden

02:00 AM

Thank you!

All you need to know


Nalen, a historic venue at the heart of Stockholm, opened its doors decades ago, becoming a magical stage for music. From jazz to rock, local and global musicians have graced its space, making it more than a building - it's the rhythmic heartbeat of the city.

Address: Nalen, Regeringsgatan 74, Stockholm

Recommended hotels

During your stay in Stockholm we recommend that you book one of the following hotels. 

Hotel Kung Carl a centrally located hotel at vibrant Stureplan in Stockholm.

Hotel Kungsträdgården your new home away from home, next to the Royal Garden, in the heart of StockholmBerns is a historical boutique hotel located at the centre of Stockholm’s dynamic shopping and restaurant district, overlooking Berzelii Park and the Baltic Sea. 

Grand Hôtel is situated in the best waterfront location imaginable, the hotel overlooks the Royal Palace and Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s old town. 

Berns  is a historical boutique hotel located at the centre of Stockholm’s dynamic shopping and restaurant district, overlooking Berzelii Park and the Baltic Sea. 

Hotel Diplomat is the unique Art Nouveau palace and its stunning views of the Stockholm waterfront make for a five-star hotel experience in every sense of the word. 

Villa Dagmar is a beautiful and creative home for the curious traveller who is seeking a hotel in Stockholm with both heart and soul in a chic and conscious part of the city, next door to the historic Östermalms saluhall.

Dress Code - Dress Like Your Favorite Artist - be inspired by your favorite artist from the 1950s to the 1980th.

Get ready to dress like your favorite artist for a night of chic vibes! Choose your favorite musician from the 1950s to the 1980s.

unleash your inner Hollywood star with the glam of Shirley Bassey (1950s) and Dionne Warwick (1960s). Or go for The Supremes' Mod style (1960s), channel the Bohemian elegance of Janis Joplin and Diana Ross (both popular in the late 1960s), or draw inspiration from the '70s with Olivia Newton-John, ABBA, Joni Mitchell, Donna Summer, Carole King, and Barbra Streisand. Embrace the bold and edgy style of the '80s with icons like Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, and Whitney Houston. Don't forget to glam it up with sparkling jewels, gloves, and chic heels.

transport yourself to the 1950s with the Rock 'n' Roll vibe of Elvis Presley and Little Richard, donning tailored suits. Embrace the sharp suiting of the 1960s, inspired by Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, and James Brown, featuring bold colors and sleek lines. Or dance into the disco dapper spirit of the 1970s with styles from John Travolta and the Bee Gees, complete with wide-legged trousers and stylish blazers. Capture the essence of the '80s with the looks of Prince, David Bowie, and Duran Duran, characterized by eclectic fashion, leather jackets, and flashy accessories. Finish your look with polished shoes and timeless grooming for a night to remember!

As always, feel free to add a touch of your personal style.

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, September 18-19 2024 interlinked with the 23rd Founders Awards Gala September 19, 2024 at Nalen 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.

For membership requests:  Apply here!