Prince Daniel visits Umeå with Prince Daniel's Fellowship
Prince Daniel with the experts Hans Vestberg, Gustav Paringer, Olof Faxander and Renée Voltaire, and moderator Beata Wickbom. Photo: The Royal Court
On Monday 2 December, Prince Daniel and the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences visited Dragon School and Umeå University to talk about the Prince Daniel's Fellowship project and its entrepreneurial programme.
The day began at Dragon School with a talk at which Prince Daniel and four of the project's experts spoke about their experiences of entrepreneurship. This time, the expert council's representatives were CEO of Ericsson Hans Vestberg, CEO of Sandvik Olof Faxander, culinary entrepreneur Renée Voltaire, founder of Aptum Gustav Paringer and participants in the mentoring programme within the framework of Prince Daniel's Fellowship. Matilda Henningsson, Regional Manager of the Swedish Young Enterprise Association Västerbotten, also took part in the session at Dragon School and spoke about how the association helps young people to try their hand at enterprise. After the talk, the students held on-stage round-table discussions with the Prince and the experts.
Prince Daniel and CEO of Ericsson Hans Vestberg speak with pupils at Dragon School. Next to Hans Vestberg is County Governor of Västerbotten Magdalena Andersson. Photo: royalcourt.se
During the afternoon, a talk was held for students at Umeå University. Prince Daniel explained about the Prince Daniel's Fellowship project, and spoke together with the experts about entrepreneurship.
During the talk at Umeå University. Photo: royalcourt.se
About Prince Daniel's FellowshipThe aim of Prince Daniel's Fellowship and its entrepreneurial programme is to inspire young people to become entrepreneurs, and to support a number of companies through mentoring. The project is a partnership between Prince Daniel and the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. Prince Daniel's Fellowship has brought together a group of successful entrepreneurs and managers to form a council of experts who visit upper secondary schools, universities and university colleges in Sweden to inspire young people and to talk about their experiences as entrepreneurs.