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REPORT FROM EXCITE WEEK 2016!

>> 02 Jun 2016 07:04

First of all – A huge thanks to all of you who visited and helped during this week! It was amazing to get to meet and talk to so many driven students. We are very happy with all the events and the positive feedback we got.

For you who missed some of the events or just want to reminisce, here comes the report of the Excite Week 2016! To see all pictures from the Excite Week, see this album.

 

Monday – Starting the week with three events!

Co-working session with Guerilla Office

Co-working session with Guerilla Office @OpenLab.

 

Together with Guerilla Office and OpenLab we hosted a co-working session during the the whole day. Students came together to share what they are working on and get advice and inspiration to move further.

A very interesting concept that we hope will return to KTH Campus again!

 

Sushi lunch lecture was very popular!

The Sushi Lunch Lecture was very popular!

 

We had a lunch lecture with free sushi and three inspiring speakers. Alex Glow gave us some insights in the world of hardware and open source, Zeina Mourtada shared her inspring journey as a solo-entrepreneur and Niklas Laninge engaged the audience by building a business model in (less than) 20 minutes.

Among the around 120 people who attended there were a lot of students who were pretty new to the concept of entrepreneurship – so to be able to introduce them now was truly awesome. Many of the students stayed for a Q&A with our speakers afterwards.

 

Might have been one of the best lunches at Campus this year!

Coffee and attention during the Lean Startup Workshop

Coffee, food and smiles during the Lean Startup Workshop.

 

During the Monday evening we arranged a workshop with the theme Lean Startup. Some of the startups at the incubator of KTH attended the event and  got some insights that hopefully will help their companies to success.

The goal of this event was to also provide value for the already entrepreneurship interested people at KTH  – and we believe that we achieved that!

 

Tuesday – Games <3 Startups

Rovio and PwC were two of the companies presenting during Game Startup Pub

Rovio and PwC were two of the companies presenting during Game Startup Pub

 

As you all are aware of, game companies are the new black. Excitera wants to be where the magic happens so we decided to team up with Swedish Game Awards to create a Game Startup Pub.

With the help of our sponsors Rovio, PwC and KTH Innovation we arranged an event in SingSing at Campus. We invited game startups and gamers to meet and try out cool games.

 

One of the many games that was played during the evening

One of the many games that was played during the evening.

 

Driven students, a few beers and a lot of games – naturally the event was a success!

We hope that we were able to light a spark with some of the many talented game developers in Stockholm to pursue their game company dreams!

 

Wednesday – Time to REACT!

Our inspiring speakers on stage!

Our inspiring speakers on stage!

 

Wednesday evening was when we arranged the biggest event through out the week. In the cool and mysterious Reaktorhallen (25 meters beneath campus) we had invited speakers and prepared drinks and food for 100 driven female students during our event REACT!

Here is the list of speakers this year:

  • Izabelle Back (Tesla Motors)
  • Elsa Bernadotte (Karma)
  • Marianne Uddman (Creathor Venture)
  • Ing-Marie Bergqvist (Directa)
  • Nicole Forsberg (KTH Innovation)
  • Zeina Mourtada (Zeinas Kitchen).

 

Audience at REACT!

The audience listening to the panel discussion.

 

REACT! is a yearly event where Excitera wants to inspire female leadership and entrepreneurship.

The combination of an enticing panel discussion, driven students from different schools and a delicious vegetarian buffet made this years REACT! to as much of a success as the previous year!

We are already looking forward to next years REACT!

 

Thursday – After Week

We hope to see YOU at next years Excite Week!

We hope to see YOU at next years Excite Week!

 

We ended the week by having an relaxed After Work at our Office. A great way to celebrate a exciting week.

Again, many thanks and hugs to all of you who made this possible!

And a special thanks to KTH Opportunities Fund who helped us a lot! If you have a project or idea related to KTH that needs funding, visit them HERE

Excitera is a very devoted and hard working team and we are very happy with how the week turned out.

Next year we will make it even bigger and better!

Until then, have a great summer and see you at Campus soon!

// Excitera team, 2016


EXCITE WEEK 9th-12th of May 2016

>> 28 Apr 2016 08:00

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The Excite Week is back!

During one week Excitera will bring focus on entrepreneurship to KTH.

We will host several events – all with the goal to encourage students to pursue their startup dreams.

This is the lineup of events 2016:

Monday

Lunchföreläsning – Bygg dig själv och ditt företag – Facebook event

Guerilla Office comes to KTH Campus – Co-working session on Campus – Facebook event

Lean Startup Workshop – Facebook event

Tuesday

Startup Pub: Games – with Rovio and PwC – Facebook event

Wednesday

REACT! – Facebook event

Thursday

Excite AW – Facebook event

We hope to see you there!

Like us on Facebook to stay updated!

 

 


Excitera is recruiting

>> 17 Nov 2015 21:39

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New year = New team. As this year comes to an end it’s time for some of us to leave Excitera. As sad as that sounds, it also means a great opportunity for all of you at KTH to join the Excitera team of 2016.

Excitera is a non-profit student organization. We want more students at KTH to start their own company. For that to happen we organize different events to inspire, help boost the brainstorming or to network. All of the events from this year can be found under the events tab. To help students in the jungle of Stockholm’s startup scene we’re in the process of developing the Stockholm Startup Guide.

In Excitera everyone works on everything, you help out where it’s needed. However the role you apply for is going to be your main focus during the year. We are currently looking for:

Business Relations Managers

As a Business Relations Manager you’ll work with finding sponsorship from companies. Without sponsorships we can’t go through with our events. This role means that you’ll meet a lot of interesting companies as well as startup organizations and startups.

Project Manager of Excite

Excite is a week filled with different events on the theme of entrepreneurship. As this is a bigger event someone responsible is needed. As the Project Manager you’ll have the greater picture of the event and tell the others what needs to be done. This role means you’ll get good experience in event management – planning and coordinating something that involves a great number of people, organizations and companies.

Copywriter

As a Copywriter you’ll work with event descriptions that capture the interest of the students. Excitera also shares a lot of startup related content on our channels which means that you, as a Copywriter, will be in charge of planning this – when, what and where to post. You’ll also work with writing meeting minutes, to keep track of what has been decided on meetings.

Web Designer

As a Web Designer your main focus will be to keep the website looking exceptional. You’ll be responsible of maintaining and adding new material to our webpage, but also work with other IT related solutions. During the year you’ll gain experience in all of these fields.

Art Director

To make people interested in going to our events, we need to grab their attention. As an Art Director you’ll design posters, flyers and material to spread through social media. As for now Excitera doesn’t have a graphical profile so this is something you’ll get the opportunity of designing.

Financial Manager

As a Financial Manager you’ll plan where to get our money, and where to spend them. You’ll also keep an eye on the economy as you together with the Chairman of the Board have the financial responsibility of Excitera. You’ll learn accounting and a great deal of managing a budget.

 

Send your application including a short presentation of yourself in english or swedish to hello@excitera.se before November 30th or contact us and we’ll gladly answer your questions over a fika! 

We’re also having an open meeting Thursday 26th November 17:15 at Student inc, Lindstedtsvägen 24 in the F-building, if you want a better idea of what Excitera is about.

Hope to hear from you!

 


SLUSH 2015

>> 17 Nov 2015 17:37

Last week we visited the great startup conference SLUSH in Helsinki. The conference had inspiring talks by for instance the co-founder of Flickr Caterina Fake and the co-founder of Skype Niklas Zennström. There was also a great deal of product launches/demonstrations. One favorite was the product launch of SpatialOS – an operating system that lets developers build complex models and worlds. Imagine a virtual world with no endings, amazing! See the presentation below.

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The best thing with SLUSH was for sure all of the people there. We met a lot of interesting organizations and companies to collaborate with in the future.

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It’s important to always look sharp, even if that means being someones look-a-like.

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Thank’s SLUSH, see you next year!