The School of Economics and Management at Lund University at their website about Daniel's visit.
Prince Daniel inspired future entrepreneurs
On May 31, Prince Daniel visited the School of Economics and Management with his project Prince Daniel's Fellowship, which supports young entrepreneurs. Many students had gathered to listen, get inspired and get tips for the realization of their entrepreneurial dreams.
During the visit to the Economics School, Prince Daniel discussed with entrepreneurs Niklas Adalberth, Lisa Lindström and Estelle Bodén, who in turn told about their careers and experiences.
- You who sit here will either be employed by or themselves being an entrepreneur in the future. What do you choose, Prince Daniel said to the gathered students in the Crafoord Hall.
The discussion touched on many interesting issues such as what is most important to consider when starting new companies, how to tackle adversities and how the funding can go.
Finding a co-founder to the companies that are different oneself, not to let adversities break you down, to quickly test their ideas on customers and dare to go beyond their comfort zone were some of the smart tips delivered during the conversation.
Finally, Prince Daniel wanted to know what his successful inspirators wish for they had known about entrepreneurship when they were in their 20s. The question led to the discussion of recruitment and personal development.
After the lecture talk, Prince Daniel participated in the round table discussions in collaboration with the experienced entrepreneurs. The conversation became intense, with many personal questions from the students came to both the Prince and the entrepreneurs.
Walking between schools and museums
The Prince's and his Fellowships day in Lund started with similar conversations about entrepreneurship at the upper secondary school Katedralskolan. Then they walked through Lund for viewing and had lunch at the Skissernas museum (Museum of Artistic Process and Public Art) before the promenade continued to the School of Economics and Management.
Prins Daniel inspirerade blivande entreprenörer _ Ekonomihögskolan vid Lunds universitet
Royal tips on entrepreneurship
Prince Daniel's advice to young entrepreneurs today: Get started and dare to try. On Thursday he visited Lund and Lund University to speak entrepreneurship.
Crafoord Hall at the Economics School. It's closer to 30 degrees outside, slightly cooler inside. The hall is almost full, the atmosphere is expectant. Every time the door opens, the hall is silent and people are looking forward to the entrance. It is a royal visit.
It is Prince Daniel's Fellowship which Lund University on Thursday. The project, run by the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences in collaboration with Prince Daniel, will support and inspire young entrepreneurs. As part of the business, visits to universities include well-known entrepreneurs along with Prince Daniel discussing entrepreneurship.
Just after the delay, Prince Daniel enters the Crafoord Hall. In addition, entrepreneurs Lisa Lindström, Estelle Bodén and Niklas Adalberth will also come. The four take place at the front of the hall and soon the conversation starts - moderated by the Prince himself.
It is a relaxed event. The Prince asks open questions and comments on the entrepreneurs' answers.
The entrepreneurs answer questions from Prince Daniel and the audience about entrepreneurship and about their own journey. Most often, the answers are mixed with fun stories, making the conversation humorous and relaxed.
Niklas Adalberth, one of the founders of IT company Klarna, tells us how he had a sense of entrepreneurship at an early age. He and some friends began in the 15's to produce and sell counterfeit and fake coupons. The deals went well but they ended up fast and Niklas Adalberth was fined.
Niklas Adalberth tells us that he is no longer driven by making money today. He has left Klarna and focuses on his new foundation Norrsken, which supports entrepreneurs who try to solve difficult societal challenges.
Following the lecture, round table talks were on the agenda. Here the students get the opportunity to ask more concrete questions based on their own circumstances.
The Prince takes a lot of interest in the students' questions and gives concrete advice, such as where they can send their texts and who they can try to contact.
Despite a shortage of time, Lundagård gets to ask something from the prince. So while in a cluster of Prince staff, Säpo agents, students who want to take selfies and University's principal who hands over a gift, we move down for a spiral staircase and out in the parking lot, Lundagård asks Prince Daniel about what advice he wants to give for young entrepreneurs today:
- It is important that students dare to try. Do not wait without getting started, he says.
Kungliga tips om entreprenörskap – Lundagard.se