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Mehkar Sheikh becomes the new CEO ofVenture Cup Sweden
Mehkar Sheikh becomes the new CEO ofVenture Cup Sweden

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Venture Cup Sweden Welcomes Mehkar Sheikh as the new CEO

Venture Cup Sweden is pleased to announce Mehkar Sheikh as its new Chief Executive Officer, starting 1st March 2024.

Mehkar succeeds the former CEO Therese Olsson and plans to further strengthen Venture Cup’s position in the Swedish startup ecosystem both at the national level as well as in the regions. She comes in with extensive experience of building startup, mentor, and partner communities for global startup ecosystems - an experience base which will be pivotal in the organisation's next growth phase.

"The Board welcomes Mehkar Sheikh as the new CEO for Venture Cup Sweden. Mehkar has worked within the organisation as Regional Manager and has consistently delivered strong results. She also brings in the experience of building accelerators and startup ecosystem organisations. Her experience and energy will be a key to building the next phase of Venture Cup Sweden," commented Johan Löf, Chairman of the Board for Venture Cup Sweden.

A comment from Mehkar Sheikh, the new CEO:

"I'm thrilled to step into the CEO role at Venture Cup Sweden. I've always been passionate about innovation, entrepreneurship, and the power of startups to drive societal change. Working with Venture Cup, I've had the privilege of being part of a community that's all about pushing boundaries of innovation. It's an honor to now lead the organization and work alongside our talented team and partners to scale new heights.”

Mehkar further adds,

"Our goal is to make Venture Cup Sweden the go-to platform for entrepreneurs with the help of our partners and network. Together, we'll expand our reach, strengthen our network, and empower more startups to succeed and thrive."


Venture Cup är tävlingen för morgondagens entreprenörer som kopplar ihop experter från näringslivet med framtidens entreprenörer och erbjuder en process för alla som bär på en idé. Venture Cup erbjuder inspiration, utbildning, handledning samt möjligheten till att skapa sig ett gediget nätverk. Venture Cup grundades 1998 på initiativ av McKinsey & Company i samarbete med Chalmers Universitet, Göteborgs Universitet och Innovationsbron. Venture Cup stöds av Sveriges alla stora universitet och drivs i partnerskap med den privata och offentliga sektorn. Sedan starten 1998 har mer än 18 000 affärsidéer tävlat och cirka 30 procent av idéerna har blivit affärer. Läs mer på www.venturecup.se


Joakim Johannesson

Joakim Johannesson

Presskontakt Marketing Manager Nationellt 073 143 25 01
Mehkar Sheikh

Mehkar Sheikh

Presskontakt VD/CEO Nationellt