Inspirational People

Read our stories about others working in the field of technology to gain some insight and inspiration!
My Inspirational Career – Paulina Olsson

She has been praised by the King, been named as one of Sweden’s young leaders, and is a co-founder of one of the worlds most promising social enterprise companies – What is even more amazing is Paulina Olsson has just turned 26 years old!

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Mentor Profile – Ahmed

Born and raised in Mecca, Ahmed’s curiosity and “wanderlust” was first ignited by listening to the tales of pilgrims visiting the holy city. As a child he use to let his imagination run wild dreaming about one day working on flying cars. Today Ahmed is a recognised inventor - he is a patent holder. He recently finished his Masters in Internet Technology and Architecture, and interned at Ericsson Research to develop Bluetooth Mesh networks control messages. ⁣⁣incredible mentors.

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Mentor Profile – Madhurya

Born in Bengaluru, the “Silicon Valley” of India, Madhurya was captivated by technology at an early age. In fact, she spent a lot of time pretending to be a computer science student during her childhood (read below to find out why!). Madhurya is now studying for a Masters in Embedded Systems at KTH. During her freetime she loves running, eating Masala Dosa and reading Harry Potter!incredible mentors.

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Mentor Profile – Abhishek

Born in Mumbai, the heart of the vibrant Bollywood scene, Abhishek spent his childhood taking apart gadgets to understand how they worked, and then reassembling them. It was this fascination with electronics – and through the help of the Google search engine –  that Abhishek found his career path. His desire to study “Embedded Systems” saw him being accepted to study in Swedenincredible mentors.

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Inspirational People in Tech – Stina Boberg

Stina and her work is the perfect example of how technology impacts all aspects of life – because Stina, like most animators today, relies on computer technology to bring her art to life.

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Mentor Profile – Stanley

Welcome to 10 minutes with our mentors! This profile series will introduce you to some of Inicio’s incredible mentors.  First up is Stanley  – a medical engineering student at KTH, who is also passionate about photography, aurora borealis, and travelling.   He talks about his childhood growing up in Jakarta, why he decided to study medical engineering and the reason he was drawn to study in Sweden (spoiler: it was not only the technology scene here that grabbed his attention).

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Inicio Staff Profile – Yiwen

Next in our “Staff Profile” series is Inicio’s Art Director, Yiwen Lu. Coming from a background of teachers, Chinese-born Yiwen Lu was expected to follow the same career path. However, she fell in love with technology and mentoring – and found her true calling in Sweden when she started working with Inicio. Yiwen talks about her background, why she is excited by the future of technology, and she shares some invaluable life advice.

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A week with our intern Alex!

Alex recently completed a week long work experience placement at Inicio. Find out what he learnt, and the issues he tackled during his time with us!

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Inicio Staff Profile – Konstantina

Find out all about the people that work at Inicio and what makes them tick! We speak to our service designer, Konstantina.

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Women in Tech – Maria Siebecke

Melodic death metal and computer science are not terms we commonly associate, but for Maria Siebecke this juxtaposition of career choices blended harmoniously.

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Women in Tech – Mikaela Illanes

We kick off our “Women in Tech” series by talking with our very own Inicio co-founder Mikaela Illanes. We explore why she created Inicio, where she draws her inspiration from, and her advice to girls looking to pursue a similar career path.

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The Cube is landing!

Basel Mardini and and Simone Fasanaro are in the Mentorlab discussing the philosophical implications of their latest tech-project - “The Cube”, a 3x3x3 metre metal box that will descend on Kista in May.

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