Prince Daniel’s Fellowship visits Skellefteå

Thursday 13 October 2016

The Royal The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Science (IVA) project Prince Daniel’s Fellowship will visit Skellefteå today to talk entrepreneurship with young students from Anderstorpsgymnasiet upper secondary school and Luleå University of Technology, Campus Skellefteå. Accompanying the Prince will be super-entrepreneurs and inspiring figures Gunilla von Platen, Xzakt, Filip Engelbert, Avito and Alan Mamedi, TrueCaller. Together they hope to be able to get more young people to be willing and have the courage to start a business.

The Prince and the entrepreneurs will spend the morning visiting students at Anderstorpsgymnasiet upper secondary school. The programme will start with a lecture after which some of the students will have the chance to talk in more detail about entrepreneurship and share their ideas and dreams for the future in round table conversations with the Prince and the inspiring entrepreneurs.

The project delegation will then continue on to Campus Skellefteå for another panel discussion before an audience and round table conversations with students.

Also participating during the day is Carl Bennet who has an honorary doctorate from Luleå University of Technology, and Emilia Lindmark who is being mentored in the Mentoring Programme within Prince Daniel’s Fellowship and is Chairman of the Sammes Stiftelse foundation.

Prince Daniel’s Fellowship is unique in the way we have succeeded in engaging successful entrepreneurs who travel around the country to offer their time and experience. And it is obvious that they are delighted to do it. We are convinced that school and university students will gain a better idea of what being an entrepreneur means and that they will be inspired to take their own initiatives in the future, says Johan Weigelt, Project Manager, Prince Daniel’s Fellowship.

Prince Daniel’s Fellowship will visit one more city in Sweden this year: Skövde on 22 November. Every year the project visits between six and ten locations. The visits to upper secondary schools are arranged with the help of Ung Företagsamhet.

Author: Anna Lindberg