Gary Whitehill

Nerdonomics & the Reality of Business

Welcome to the kick-off for Global Entrepreneurship Week 2013 in Sweden. We invite you to inspirational talks and networking in the cool space of Start Up People of Sweden.

Time: Monday November 18, 16:00-18:30 (including mingle)
Location: SUP46, Regeringsgatan 29, Stockholm (map)
Speakers: Gary Whitehill, serial entrepreneur, and Elisabeth Thand Ringqvist, CEO, Företagarna

We have a limited number of slots, so first come first serve. You have to register to attend! To register, send an e-mail with your name and organization to

The Reality of Business | Gary Whitehill

How to Achieve Entrepreneurial Success Through Personal Growth

The majority of our time is spent wondering about operational questions with our businesses. But here’s the thing: Do you want to make a difference in the world? If so, let’s learn together how, and why, it’s important to look at yourself as a product.

This talk is for aspiring and current entrepreneurs seeking tangible frameworks for bringing value to themselves and the world. Learn secret tips and tricks for achieving what you’re most passionate about doing – both personally and professionally.

If you’re ready to stop at nothing to achieve everything, this talk is absolutely for YOU!

Nerdonomics | Elisabeth Thand Ringqvist

Nerdonomics is about how very specialized knowledge can create great businesses through the use of an interactive and integrated value chain that exists within niche areas. Hence, reaching a global market of people who share the same niche interests. In the area of nerdonomics, nerdpreneurs work through nonlinear processes in developing, financing and taking their idea to the market. Sounds complicated? It is not as advanced as it sounds, and the potential for business is great!


Global Entrepreneurship Week

Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.

During one week each November, GEW inspires people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as self-starters and innovators. These activities, from large-scale competitions and events to intimate networking gatherings, connect participants to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors—introducing them to new possibilities and exciting opportunities.

Visit the website for GEW Sweden

Gary Whitehill

Gary Whitehill

A relentless entrepreneur and driven philanthropist with a footprint on four continents; broad experience spanning entrepreneurship, M&A, business turnarounds, and Fortune 50 board directorships.

Seasoned in structuring entrepreneur ecosystems, Gary has been featured in industry-leading publications such as the Harvard Business Review, Inc. and the New York Times, and delivered over 50 presentations to audiences around the World on many topical facets of entrepreneurship.

Driven to promote innovation in large corporations, Gary played an instrumental role in architecting the first Fortune 50 Entrepreneur-in-Residence program at Dell. He also resides as a member of the AOL Small Business Board of Directors, Astia Global Board of Directors, and the Dell Entrepreneur-in-Residence Advisory Board. In 2011, Gary represented the United States at the Young G20 Summit in Paris, France, advising Heads of State on innovation in technology and communication.

Gary was a Division I collegiate athlete in both Football and Track & Field at Central Connecticut State University and graduated with a triple degree in management, marketing, and entrepreneurship.

Elisabeth Thand Ringqvist

Elisabeth Thand Ringqvist

Elisabeth Thand Ringqvist is the CEO of the Swedish Federation of Business Owners. She has been surrounded by entrepreneurs all her life, and also worked in the PR and lobbying business. During 2006-2010, she was a political adviser to the minister for enterprise and energy in Sweden.