The Stockholmer

The Stockholmer

Sweden

Meet the most innovative and inspiring people living in Sweden's global capital. Former BBC radio anchor Maddy Savage delves into the city's startup, design, food, culture and wellness scenes, to sound out who's making Stockholm special, troubleshooting its challenges and shaping its future. All episodes are in English and designed for you to hear and share in around ten minutes. Launching in summer 2016.

Episodes

S2: The foodie who wants us to eat insects for lunch  

Josefin Strömberg quit her job in politics to launch a startup selling insect food. She says that eating creepy crawlies can keep you healthy and help save the planet. But despite winning several innovation awards for her work, it's also proving controversial. She tells The Stockholmer about the challenges of realizing her dream.

S2: The former Nomad crowdfunding goats to fight poverty  

Mohamed Jimale is a former Nomad from Somalia who's developed a crowdfunding app - for goats. By getting people around the world to invest in the furry animals online, he’s been able to help Somali farmers make their lives more sustainable.

S2: The high-flying CEO who still thinks he's an underdog  

Daniel Daboczy is a hugely successful entrepreneur who created the global crowdfunding platform Funded by Me. But he still views himself as an underdog. In this episode he tells The Stockholmer why struggling with confidence can actually be a blessing in business.

S2: The blind Paralympic sprinter turned musical legend  

Wu Jing is a professional musician, a former Paralympic sprinter for China and the first blind performer in the world to play on stage as part of a Symphony orchestra. She made history thanks to groundbreaking sensory technology created in her adopted home city, Stockholm.

S2: The adventurer who sold everything to climb Everest  

Adventurer and entrepreneur Robin Trygg became the youngest Swede in history to climb Mount Everest in 2011 and reached the summit again in summer 2016. He has twice sold everything he owns to fund his travels and tells The Stockholmer why he keeps taking risks to pursue his passion.

The startup whizz shooting Sweden towards a cashless future  

Jacob de Geer is one of Sweden’s most successful serial entrepreneurs, having worked on the launch of four media and tech firms. Since 2010 he’s been at the helm of iZettle, the fast-growing global payments company that’s helping small businesses to go cashless. The Stockholmer went to find out what makes him tick. Enjoy this episode? Meet more innovative and inspiring people living in Sweden's global capital by downloading the other shows in this series. Former BBC radio anchor Maddy Savage delves into the city's startup, design, food, culture and wellness scenes, to sound out who's making Stockholm special, troubleshooting its challenges and shaping its future. Episodes are in English and designed for you to hear and share in around ten minutes.

The chef who reached for Sweden's first sushi Michelin star  

Carl Ishizaki is the chef behind the only Asian restaurant in Sweden with a Michelin star. His small, unpretentious sushi bar was one of the more surprising eateries to grab the attention of judges earlier this year. The Stockholmer went to get a taste of his project. Enjoy this episode? Meet more innovative and inspiring people living in Sweden's global capital by downloading the other shows in this series. Former BBC radio anchor Maddy Savage delves into the city's startup, design, food, culture and wellness scenes, to sound out who's making Stockholm special, troubleshooting its challenges and shaping its future. Episodes are in English and designed for you to hear and share in around ten minutes.

The dazzling designer lighting up Stockholm's streets  

Chiara Carucci is bringing a glow to housing and business projects across Stockholm by creating both outdoor and indoor lighting designed to mitigate the effects of Sweden's long, dark, winters. She was recently voted one of the top 40 under 40 working in her field and took The Stockholmer to her workspace at Swedish engineering firm ÅF. Enjoy this episode? Meet more innovative and inspiring people living in Sweden's global capital by downloading the other shows in this series. Twice a week, former BBC radio anchor Maddy Savage delves into the city's startup, design, food, culture and wellness scenes, to sound out who's making Stockholm special, troubleshooting its challenges and shaping its future. Episodes are in English, released on Tuesdays and Thursdays and designed for you to hear and share in around ten minutes.

The graffiti artist putting his tag on the tech scene  

24-year-old Artan Mansouri grew up spray painting in Stockholm's northern suburbs, but his work ended up on the walls inside one of the city's most famous museums. Now the creative is using his skills to transform Sweden's wearable technology sector. He took The Stockholmer to the spot where he first became inspired. Enjoy this episode? Meet more innovative and inspiring people living in Sweden's global capital by downloading the other shows in this series. Former BBC radio anchor Maddy Savage delves into the city's startup, design, food, culture and wellness scenes, to sound out who's making Stockholm special, troubleshooting its challenges and shaping its future. Episodes are in English and designed for you to hear and share in around ten minutes.

The entrepreneur bringing back the neighbourhood kid  

Remember getting asked to a wash a car, paint a fence or babysit for a neighbour when you were growing up? This episode is about the startup that’s trying to reconnect communities by helping teenagers to score their first local jobs. The Stockholmer joined it’s founder Jacob Rudbäck for a rainy coffee break by his office on Södermalm island, just south of the city centre. Enjoy this episode? Meet more innovative and inspiring people living in Sweden's global capital by downloading the other shows in this series. Former BBC radio anchor Maddy Savage delves into the city's startup, design, food, culture and wellness scenes, to sound out who's making Stockholm special, troubleshooting its challenges and shaping its future. Episodes are in English and designed for you to hear and share in around ten minutes.

The yoga teacher calming Swedes with Japanese traditions  

Born in Tokyo, Ai Hiroshima Hjelm ended up moving to Stockholm after meeting her husband in a very famous Swedish furniture store. Now the yoga teacher is bringing a taste of the east to the city's thriving wellness scene, to help stressed-out Stockholmers unwind in new and challenging ways. Enjoy this episode? Meet more innovative and inspiring people living in Sweden's global capital by downloading the other shows in this series. Twice a week, former BBC radio anchor Maddy Savage delves into the city's startup, design, food, culture and wellness scenes, to sound out who's making Stockholm special, troubleshooting its challenges and shaping its future. Episodes are in English, released on Tuesdays and Thursdays and designed for you to hear and share in around ten minutes.

The model who refused to be too big for the industry  

Agnes Hedengård got more than five million hits when she posted a video of herself in her underwear last year to reveal a body that doctors said was underweight, but fashion houses refused to hire. She’s since become a vocal campaigner against rigid body measurements in the global modelling industry and gave The Stockholmer an update on her progress. Enjoy this episode? Meet more innovative and inspiring people living in Sweden's global capital by downloading the other shows in this series. Twice a week, former BBC radio anchor Maddy Savage delves into the city's startup, design, food, culture and wellness scenes, to sound out who's making Stockholm special, troubleshooting its challenges and shaping its future. Episodes are in English, released on Tuesdays and Thursdays and designed for you to hear and share in around ten minutes.

The marketeer putting digital nomads on cloud nine  

Julian Stubbs doesn’t believe in bosses or offices. He believes in flexible working from anywhere on the planet. The Brit is the co-founder of the first global cloud-based branding and communications agency. It was launched in Stockholm, but has international members around the world. The Stockholmer caught up with him to debate the dreams and challenges of the growing e-ployment industry. Enjoy this episode? Meet more innovative and inspiring people living in Sweden's global capital by downloading the other shows in this series. Former BBC radio anchor Maddy Savage delves into the city's startup, design, food, culture and wellness scenes, to sound out who's making Stockholm special, troubleshooting its challenges and shaping its future. Episodes are in English and designed for you to hear and share in around ten minutes.

The actor with the longest commute in Hollywood  

Greg Poehler is probably Stockholm's most famous American. After quitting his job as a New York lawyer, he wrote and acted in the hit sitcom Welcome to Sweden, co-produced with his sister Amy Poehler. Now starring in a new romantic comedy series about a three-way relationship, he discusses the opportunities and obstacles surrounding life in his adopted city. Enjoy this episode? Meet more innovative and inspiring people living in Sweden's global capital by downloading the other shows in this series. Former BBC radio anchor Maddy Savage delves into the city's startup, design, food, culture and wellness scenes, to sound out who's making Stockholm special, troubleshooting its challenges and shaping its future. Episodes are in English and designed for you to hear and share in around ten minutes.

The globe-trotting travel photographer who opened her heart to Stockholm  

Nigerian-born Lola Akinmade Åkerström spent her childhood obsessed with maps and art, but ended up working as a computer programmer in the US. Then a Swedish guy she met online changed her life and set her on a road towards becoming an award-winning travel photographer. Now based in Stockholm, her work has appeared in publications including National Geographic Traveler, The Guardian, The Lonely Planet and The New York Times. In this episode she captures the passions and challenges that shape her life in the Swedish capital. Enjoy this episode? Meet more innovative and inspiring people living in Sweden's global capital by downloading the other shows in this series. Twice a week, former BBC radio anchor Maddy Savage delves into the city's startup, design, food, culture and wellness scenes, to sound out who's making Stockholm special, troubleshooting its challenges and shaping its future. Episodes are in English, released on Tuesdays and Thursdays and designed for you to hear and share in around ten minutes.

The coffee addicts using your caffeine fix to spread positive vibes  

Pontus Rosberg and Martin Grewin are using Sweden’s obsession with coffee to improve the lives of schoolgirls in Africa. They spent two years visiting Ethiopia in search of the perfect bean as well as the ideal development project to benefit from their profits. The Stockholmer got a taste of how their business is brewing. Enjoy this episode? Meet more innovative and inspiring people living in Sweden's global capital by downloading the other shows in this series. Twice a week, former BBC radio anchor Maddy Savage delves into the city's startup, design, food, culture and wellness scenes, to sound out who's making Stockholm special, troubleshooting its challenges and shaping its future. Episodes are in English, released on Tuesdays and Thursdays and designed for you to hear and share in around ten minutes.

The smart guitar maker who's composing musical history  

Italian music obsessive Michele Benincaso bought a one-way ticket to Sweden in 2007. Now he's leading an international tech team that's creating the world's first smart guitar. It's an instrument that's also a wireless speaker and allows performers to share their sounds on social media. The Stockholmer went to check out the prototype. Enjoy this episode? Meet more innovative and inspiring people living in Sweden's global capital by downloading the other shows in this series. Former BBC radio anchor Maddy Savage delves into the city's startup, design, food, culture and wellness scenes, to sound out who's making Stockholm special, troubleshooting its challenges and shaping its future. Episodes are in English and designed for you to hear and share in around ten minutes.

The creative who wears the same outfit to work every day  

Matilda Kahl has been wearing the exact same outfit to work every day since 2012. The Swede began her project as a rebellion against New York's fashion-obsessed advertising industry. Now working as a Creative Manager for Sony Music back in her home city, the proud feminist tells The Stockholmer why she's sticking to her style. Enjoy this episode? Meet more innovative and inspiring people living in Sweden's global capital by downloading the other shows in this series. Former BBC radio anchor Maddy Savage delves into the city's startup, design, food, culture and wellness scenes, to sound out who's making Stockholm special, troubleshooting its challenges and shaping its future. Episodes are in English and designed for you to hear and share in around ten minutes.

The housemates who eat, sleep and work together and want you to join them  

Six of them share bunk beds, while half a dozen others are spread out in single or twin rooms. Why? They're a bunch of global entrepreneurs who want to save cash and inspire each other while they build their businesses. The Stockholmer got a glimpse inside their unusual home, where they're also hatching an even bigger project designed to tackle the city's housing crisis. Enjoy this episode? Meet more innovative and inspiring people living in Sweden's global capital by downloading the other shows in this series. Former BBC radio anchor Maddy Savage delves into the city's startup, design, food, culture and wellness scenes, to sound out who's making Stockholm special, troubleshooting its challenges and shaping its future. Episodes are in English and designed for you to hear and share in around ten minutes.

The unlikely app developer helping fellow refugees  

Syrian Khaled Moustafa knew nothing about tech when he moved to Stockholm, but he ended up creating an app that's helping thousands of refugees settle into their new lives in Europe. Here he tells The Stockholmer how he did it and why he's passionate about his adopted city. Enjoy this episode? Meet more innovative and inspiring people living in Sweden's global capital by downloading the other shows in this series. Former BBC radio anchor Maddy Savage delves into the city's startup, design, food, culture and wellness scenes, to sound out who's making Stockholm special, troubleshooting its challenges and shaping its future. Episodes are in English and designed for you to hear and share in around ten minutes.

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