Goodbye Sweet Sweden- Business Sweden & Volvo and Volvo Group

Business Sweden established themselves by stating, “We are business developers with a unique mandate to help Swedish companies grow global sales and international companies invest and expend in Sweden.” The mission of the Business Sweden is to assist startup companies with the creation and expansion of the company. According to Cecilia Öberg Leiram, their mission […]

Stockholm, Day 1

Day One of our Business in Scandinavia adventures did not disappoint. We met with three companies that were diverse in what they bring to the market but interestingly similar in their fundamental values and approach. These consistent themes were eye opening to observe and good confirmation about the strong influence Swedish culture has on its […]

Yay Scandinavia!

Oh, Scandinavia! Every company that we visited in Scandinavia displayed similar values: collaboration, social responsibility, green / eco-friendly initiatives. By utilizing hydro-power, wind-power, natural cooling, spruce bark, natural ingredients, talent and technological advances have positioned Scandinavia to be a world-leader in various market segments. By harnessing their natural resources and talent, their competitive advantage and edge […]

Adventures Ahead: From Los Angeles to Stockholm

The itinerary for our trip consists of visits to Pitea, Stockholm, Copenhagen, and Oslo. Having never traveled to Sweden, Denmark or Norway before, it will be an adventure! I can’t wait to see the midnight sun, and experience the beautiful Scandinavian cityscapes. A group of us are going early to explore Stockholm before the official […]

Next Stop: the classy city “Stockholm”

    Our next stop in Scandinavia is the gorgeous city, Stockholm. Stockholm is an very unique city because it is built on islands and surrounded by water. We took the SJ train from Gothenburg in the early morning, however, there was an accident that cause us arrived in Stockholm 1.30 hours later than our […]

Sunday’s celebration in Finland

We were just walking on the streets of Helsinki and then there they were, they could not be ignored. Who in the world can ignore a procession of beautiful women in the streets of Helsinki, adorned with the most shinny and colorful ornaments, blasting the whole town with a variety of Brazilian music and gyrating […]

A video for everyone

Thanks all my classmates that made this trip unforgettable! We made a video to memorize this supercalifragilisticexpialidocious two weeks! Enjoy!!! http://animoto.com/play/5J8srPk1St2HoSDwMNqlHgt  

Lulea and Facebook

We had the opportunity of listening, to Matz Engman; He told us love a story of Facebook and Lulea and how Lulea managed to become Facebook’s first choice for a data center. Lulea had to compete with other cities across the world for this to happen. This was not easy being a small town. State […]

Kai Brach

When Kai was giving as a speech on his journey I could not help but be awed at how strong and disciplined he must be and what will power. Not many people can start to publish by self teaching. Kai went on lynda.com and learnt a lot about designing and editing almost all that he had to […]

Kukkolaforsen

We visited Kukkolaforsen, it is one of the most beautiful places in Sweden and borders Finland. Since Finland is ahead in time the locals usually joke that they are looking into the future when they look across to Finland. Finland and Sweden are separated by the Tornio River. Kukkolaforsen has a lot of history. We […]