Sweden's Minister for Trade, Ewa Bj�rling, joined HRH Crown Princess Victoria and HRH Prince Daniel on their visit to London earlier today. A visit organised by TCIO and London&Partners, included a stop-by at TechHub's office at Campus London where a number of our members (mainly ones with links to Sweden) got the chance to meet the royals and talk about their startups. This visit is the last in the line of VIP visitors TechHub members got the chance to meet with - in the last year alone other visible visitors included Australian High Commissioner Quentin Bryce, Russian Deputy PM Vladislav Surkov, Mayor Of Philadelphia, Michael Nutter and Prince Andrew, Duke Of York.
"The creative and digital links between Sweden and the United Kingdom are becoming increasingly important in a globalised economy where competition for talent is fierce. We share an interest in enhancing the networks that tie our countries together to support our creative industries," says Dr Bj�rling in an official statement.
TechHub member Henry Firth, founder of PingTune / Tuneit, who was one of the lucky few who got the chance to meet the Swedish royals today, told us: "We were very excited to demo our new music messaging app PingTune to Victoria Bernadotte, Prince Daniel and Ewa Bj�rling. They were excited by the concept of simple music aggregation. We hope they'll be sending each other Pings when we launch next week! Thanks to all at TechHub for continuing to inspire the London startup community."
The programme included meetings and visits to Tech City (including TechHub and Campus London) where the visitors were introduced to various tech companies representing Sweden�s creative industries. The delegation also stopped at Hackney Community College, Level 39, Skanska's development at Seven Acres in Cambridge and Cambridge University.