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Prince Daniel attends namesake forum for entrepreneurship


Photo: Erika Gerdemark, Royal Court, Sweden

On Monday, Prince Daniel attended and gave an introductory speech at Prince Daniel’s Entrepreneurship Day. The digital forum was organized by the Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences and Prince Daniel’s Fellowship. It brings together young entrepreneurs and mentors for a mentorship program and features speakers and roundtable discussions. In addition to Prince Daniel, one of the keynote speakers was Daniel Ek the founder of Spotify.

Prince Daniel acknowledged the pandemic and all the struggles in his speech saying “2020 has been a different year. We have all had to change: how we socialize and communicate, how we travel and how we do business.”

He also emphasized the role and importance of entrepreneurs in the crisis saying “I am so extremely impressed by the power that Swedish companies and entrepreneurs have shown during this crisis. There is a readiness to change, and a willingness to contribute, which is deeply awe-inspiring.”

The Prince Daniel Fellowship was launched in January 2013 as a long-term collaboration between the Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences and Prince Daniel. Its aims are to “inspire young people to become entrepreneurs and to support a number of companies through mentorship.”

Learn more about Prince Daniel’s Fellowship here.