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Marketplace STHLM i Högdalen Centrum

13 Högdalsgången

124 54 Enskede-Årsta-Vantör


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A workshop that sheds light on female entrepreneurship, covering challenges and opportunities of becoming a female entrepreneur and more.

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Introduction to the workshop

While the number of women operating their businesses is increasing globally and we all know how women make significant contributions to economic growth and poverty reduction around the world, women continue to face different obstacles that stunt the growth of their businesses, and Sweden is not an exception.

Even though our new home is viewed as a forerunner on gender equality, women’s labour force participation,democracy and welfare, there are far fewer women than men starting businesses, especially foreign-born women due to several factors such as economic struggle, mental, cultural and social constraints, limited resources, time or skills and it also can tell us about their own migration process, their own journey. Does this sound scary? It has to be scary. It has to give you enough fuel to start.

Make no mistake, being an entrepreneur is not easy as it sounds not only because of the challenges we mentioned earlier but because it's a learning process and begins with some steps that we are going to mention in this first interactive module of Build-Up program. Take a look of what we are covering

Topics covered:

  • What are the Challenges and opportunities for us female entrepreneurs in Sweden?
  • How is my entrepreneurial ecosystem?
  • What glocal trends do I need to look at?
  • Is Entrepreneurship in my DNA? Do I have what it takes to become a female entrepreneur in Sweden?


It's very important to start with an understanding of yourself as an entrepreneur and your entrepreneurial ecosystem, as they will define the next steps towards success. Why? Because, it's about observing, exploring and defining the landscape of your venture and of course, your starting point on this new beginning as a female entrepreneur in Sweden.

Marketplace STHLM has teamed up with Patricia Alvarado. Patricia Alvarado is a vibrant social entrepreneur with 2 ventures on her hands: Powered by Women and Move with Patrcia where she combines her 3 wildest passions: foreign-born women, entrepreneurship, and dance as a training form.

SheI started Powered by Women to support foreign-born entrepreneurs, especially women, to succeed in Sweden. Our purpose is to eradicate poverty among international female talent and actively promote equality where women define their terms and make progress both personally, professionally, and economically. “I know how hard it is to find your place when you move to a new country. I have done it twice, once from Venezuela to Mexico and the second time to Sweden in 2013”.

Since 2015, Patricia has immersed herself in her entrepreneurial development, where she has joined different incubator programs. Over the years, she has studied branding, and design thinking not only for businesses but for personal purposes.

Certified trainer in the Brand the Change methodology with extensive experience in marketing & communication for startups, SMEs, and nonprofit organizations in Venezuela, Mexico, and Sweden. Currently, Patricia combines all of her valuable knowledge and experience to empower others in building their brands. She introduces methodologies and tools with a comprehensive and affordable approach to ensure her female founders have the key to creating a lucrative and long-lasting business.

When she doesn’t work with her business ventures, she loves to spend time with her family and friends, to discover Stockholm, and works voluntarily as part of the Executive Board of I love Venezuela Sweden.

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Want to learn more? Yes, you can!

This course is a part of our 8 weeks entrepreneurship program, called the Build up program. The program is designed for entrepreneurs who are ready to take their business to the next level. It covers all aspects of accelerating business.

From building a team to consulting to explore funding opportunities - either through our partners or other options. The goal is to help new entrepreneurs structure their ideas, do the right industry research, understand their market and build a winning business plan - this with the help of our strong mentors, theory studies and during the program's meetings you get to take part in individual business development, expert help, lectures and co-working .

You will have a complete pitch package to use for investors, banks and with our partners when you have completed the program.

The program runs for 8 weeks between 13/9 – 3/11 with 3-4 hour meetings per week on Tuesdays and Thursday afternoons.

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