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Becoming an entrepreneur - the bravery to start your own venture

Hosted by Hedvig Henrekson
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About Event

Antler and Talent Garden invite you to a chat about the decision of becoming an entrepreneur in the midst of your career and leaving corporate life behind. A new venture begins with taking the first steps into building something of your own, having the courage to jump into it and letting go of the security of being an employee.

Join us for an exciting panel discussion with four entrepreneurs from the Antler and Talent Garden network, and listen to their stories of when and why they decided to start building their own ventures.

  • What made the entrepreneurs take the leap?

  • What do they miss from their previous careers?

  • What makes being an entrepreneur worth it?

And much more.

Listen to four exciting entrepreneurial stories, get inspired by their motivation to start their own ventures and interact with other entrepreneurs during the networking mingle afterwards.


  • 17:00 Welcome

  • 17:10 Intro to entrepreneurs

  • 17:20 Panel discussion

  • 17:45 Q&A

  • 18:00 Mingle

  • 18:55 The end


Michael J. Wiatr, Partner at Antler. Michael is a serial entrepreneur and investor and a former consultant at BCG Consultant. Michael is passionate about building great companies with great teams and about driving the sustainability agenda. Michael is also CTO of the GreenTech startup LastObject - eliminating single-use items by creating reusable sustainable alternatives.


Jose “Pepe” Tavares, Co-founder and CEO of Zupply. Pepe is passionate about using technology to create impact, especially in sustainability and the circularity of materials, where technology adoption can bring exciting opportunities. Domain Expert in Engineering, Procurement, and Construction projects with experience in LATAM, Middle East, and Asia for more than 12 years. He loves making things happen with cool tech!

Magnus Bergkvist Sørensen, Co-founder & CEO of envirolane. Magnus has a background within international and national Supply Chain management and particularly road freight. He managed a Business Unit in Norway delivering last-mile solutions – subcontracting +100 transport operators, this is where he noticed their customers' pains and came up with the idea behind their concept.

Henriette Kistrup, Co-founder & COO at Cirqle. Henriette is 54 years old. She has worked in supply chain for more than 25 years in large companies such as Arla, Carlsberg and Bring. She moved into a new career as COO in a start-up about 1,5 years ago and hasn't looked back.