Prince Daniel receives Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands

On Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 May, Prince Daniel received Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands for a visit to Stockholm on the theme of entrepreneurship.

Both the Princes focus on entrepreneurship and enterprise in their home countries. In the Netherlands, Prince Constantijn is a special envoy for StartupDeltaexternal link, opens in new window, an organisation that promotes start-ups. In Sweden, Prince Daniel and the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences initiated Prince Daniel's Fellowship to inspire young people to take an interest in entrepreneurship and to support young entrepreneurs.

Photo: Stina Stjernkvist/TT

Norrsken House

On the Monday, the Princes visited Norrsken House, a non-profit foundation that aims to support businesses and organisations that are expected to have a positive impact on society. During their visit, Niklas Adalberth, Erik Engellau-Nilsson and Maria Björholt presented the work of Norrsken House. The Princes also met some of the member start-ups.

Spotify and EQT

In the afternoon, the delegation visited Spotify where Martin Lorentzon spoke about the company's operations.

At Spotify's head office in Stockholm.

At Spotify's head office in Stockholm. Photo: Sara Friberg/The Royal Court of Sweden

The day concluded at EQT Ventures, where Hjalmar Winbladh, Anton Ask Åström and Ashley Lundström discussed the similarities and differences between conditions for start-ups in the Netherlands and Sweden.

At Spotify's head office in Stockholm.

Photo: Sara Friberg/The Royal Court of Sweden

Northzone and Epicenter

The Tuesday began with a visit to venture capital company Northzone, where the delegation – together with Jessica Schultz, Pär-Jörgen Pärsson and Michiel Kotting – discussed how Sweden has built up one of the world's leading start-up ecosystems. The visit concluded with the companies NA-KD, Anyfin, Kitab Sawati and Matsmart – in which Northzone has invested – presenting their products.

Photo: Sara Friberg/The Royal Court of Sweden

The Princes were then welcomed to Epicenter, an innovation centre for digital businesses, by Patrick Mesterson. The delegation was given a guided tour of the centre and had the chance to meet several of the member companies. A working lunch was followed by a seminar on digital opportunities for Swedish and Dutch businesses.

Prince Daniel during the visit to Epicenter.

Prince Daniel during the visit to Epicenter. Photo: Stina Stjernkvist/TT

The day and the visit concluded on Tuesday afternoon at Hyper Island. Hyper Island is a Swedish training company and a higher vocational business education school that specialises in digital and interactive media. During the visit, the work of the school was presented by Sofia Wingren and Christina Andersson.

Visit to the Hyper Island vocational education school.

Visit to the Hyper Island vocational education school. Photo: Stina Stjernkvist/TT

Prince Daniel visited the Netherlands in 2018 on the theme of entrepreneurship, and invited Prince Constantijn to Sweden for a similar visit.

Photo: Stina Stjernkvist/TT

Photo: Sara Friberg/The Royal Court of Sweden

Photo: Sara Friberg/The Royal Court of Sweden