Startup entrepreneur Zakaria Hersi is organizing tech events in the so-called segregated parts of Sweden through the platform Orten.io. With a successful event in Tensta, Stockholm just a couple of weeks ago, Orten.io is now on its way to Rosengård in Malmö.
The goal with the events is to introduce tech entrepreneurship and creative thinking to the segregated and multicultural parts of Sweden that are generally known in media as “No-Go-Zones”. The initiative is without doubt very good and needed, as it will boost further integration and diversity in the Swedish startup community.
Orten.io seeks to inspire people from different backgrounds to meet and cooperate within tech entrepreneurship. The event in Rosengård will include several startup founders, innovators and investors as speakers, who will motivate and engage with the local community as well as focus on finding promising talents.
“The idea is that both worlds should inspire and learn from each other. The entrepreneurs will talk about their journey, but also try to find talents that want to venture into the tech world,” – Zakaria Hersi, Organizer.
After the events, selected students will be given the chance to join “Orten Academy” for a 12-week immersive coding program, which will be followed by internships in tech companies. Orten.io is truly translating their vision into reality.
While Malmö is on the rise of becoming an innovative powerhouse, it is also one of Scandinavia’s most diverse and multicultural cities, which makes the event in Rosengård particularly interesting and relevant.
The event is scheduled to take place the 27th of October, 17:00 with registration now available at orten-rosengard.confetti.events. The third and final event will be in Bergsjön, Göteborg.