I have pivoted so many times to finally find what I am aimed to do. Help people to grow their companies that later help other people.
I started my first company when I was 18 when I organised my first nightclub event, I knew back then that music business was what I wanted to work with so I continued that path by studying music & event management and later music business in Los Angeles. Right before I left off to LA in 2012 I came up with my first idea of Rhythm Travels. An online travel agency for festivals and music to advance music tourism. After my second semester I decided that I would keep the money for the third semester to invest it in my new venture. That was the start of a complete transformation of myself and my intellect.
I pivoted about 8 times to find the market need and it showed they needed better marketing tools for event organisers. I got joined several “start-your own company” courses, I joined mentor programs and got accepted to two business incubators Brewhouse and Chalmers Ventures Start-up camp. The latter one was the one who really transformed me by throwing my business plan away and really imprinted the Lean Start Up Methodology into my brain. When I finally understood the concept it was so obvious that that’s how you start a business but it also made me frustrated that nowhere else of all the courses I’ve went to was this taught.
My biggest hurdle with Rhythm Travels was to find a web developer to join the team and build this together so after many years I finally moved on from it. Still with my head up because the 5 years was my own MBA. It learned me the fundamentals of online marketing, content creation, basic html, lean method, venture pitching, accounting, time management, mental health and the most precious of that is that I found my love to learn! I love learning about business on how to improve businesses and becoming a better entrepreneur.
Having Rhythm Travels I came in contact with the owner of the label House Music With Love in Malmö, Sweden. He was getting requests to do PR campaign for music festivals and artist releases but he himself didn’t have the time. This is where I saw my opportunity to enter the music business. I got the job and made a couple of great campaigns for artists such as LIFELIKE, Mountain Bird, Swim and festivals such as Sonus festival. I eventually noticed that working alone wasn’t what I was looking for even if the job was fun, I wanted coworkers.
Nomad Inn is my unexpected venture, in fall 2016 I was looking for an office desk to rent and I came across The Nomad Inn that used temporary empty office spaces as coworking spaces. This was run by three women making a research for Chalmers University to research the sustainability of having empty offices in the city of Gothenburg while many freelancers and entrepreneurs where still working from home, not being able to afford the high-rents of having an workplace.
Their essay ended and the opportunity arose for me to take over it. Since I liked the idea and needed a space for myself I couldn’t say no to this. Using the last capital of Rhythm Travels I officially took over the business in April 2017. I got taken aback by the summer low season. Nobody wanted to rent an office during the summer and half of my renters took the summer off and cancelled the agreement to come back after the summer. During this time I panicked, I needed to find another source of revenue and the idea of creating a Udemy course hit me, I combined my knowledge from the music industry and lean methodology to create ‘How to become a full-time artist and get ‘1000 true fans’. I created this course within two weeks and recorded it in the course of two days.
I lost a lot of capital during the summer and I was now struggling to survive and it finally came to an end in December 2017. It was a great chance and learning experience. Got a chance to really try out my knew learned knowledge but very short time. It resulted in three interviews with online magazines using my skills learned from House Music With Love.
By having Nomad Inn I got offered the chance to become the host of Start Up Bar Göteborg. A meet up at a hotel bar where entrepreneurs of all ages came to hang out and network. I wasn’t really the mingle guy so being the host really put me out of my comfort zone, now I had to talk to everyone! Great experience with lots of great conversations.
My dream is to be able to continue feeding my love to learn and then be able to share my knowledge to other people. Help them grow their businesses and themselves as their product/service later will help other people.
- Represented my homwtown Gothenburg in the Swedish DMC DJ Championships 2005
- Worked in several Nordic movies and tv-series behind the scenes.
- Created a Udemy course teaching how to implement Lean Methodology into building a career and fanbase.
- Have a dropshipping business
CBC INVESTMENT GROUP
January 2018 – Present
Managing investors and sales.
HOUSE MUSIC WITH LOVE
June 2016 – Present
The Swedish Blog/Music Label ‘House Music With Love’ has expanded with an PR agency for House & Techno artist as well as Music Festivals. Offering an array of strategies to reach new fans in this modern society.
January 2012 – Present
Festival & Club guide to the music scenes of the world plus tools for event organizers to reach their target audience and strengthen their bond with their fans. This was my start-up where I created 8 different business models to fit the market.Today it has over 100 artist interviews.
START UP BAR GÖTEBORG
September 2017 – December 2017
Host for the monthly networking event for entrepreneurs, small business owners and investors.
April 2017 – December 2017
Running the coworking space Nomad Inn in central Gothenburg.
January 2017 – March 2017 (3 månader)
Location manager for Swedish Televisions (SVT) most expensive TV-serie production ‘Vår Tid Är Nu’.
WHY NOT FESTIVAL
April 2016 – October 2016
Managed all the travels for team and artists.
Negotiated deals with hostels and hotels.
Creating marketing content.
Coordinated the runners during the festival.
July 2016 – August 2016
Scouting locations for the Norwegian feature film THELMA.
Picture Car Coordinator
September 2015 – October 2015
Scouted and coordinated all the vintage and moderna cars that was featured within the Swedish movie “Flykten Till Framtiden”.
SECRET ISLAND NATION
January 2015 – August 2015
Managing Air and Train travels for artists and team.
Creating bus packages for visitors traveling from Gothenburg, Oslo and Stockholm.
REDEEM THE MOVIE
January 2013 – May 2013
Managing and negotiating with the contacts of the different locations.
Making the location ready for the team.
August 2010 – December 2011
Tele marketer at EVRY Sverige
September 2009 – December 2009 (4 månader)
October 2007 – July 2008
Make the best coffee and have top of the line service. Teaching the new employees on how to make the perfect coffee.
Musicians Institute (Los Angeles, US) 2012
Music Business Certificate
Campus Nyköping (Sweden)
2005 – 2007
Music & Event Management