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Susanne BirgersdotterBy Susanne Birgersdotter
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Susanne BirgersdotterBy Susanne Birgersdotter
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About

 by Susanne Birgersdotter

Against all odds I have not only found entrepreneurial success but have become an in-demand keynote speaker on stages around the world. By sharing my own personal journey I want to bring my message of inspiration to women everywhere who also dream of becoming entrepreneurs through sharing valuable insights, lessons learned, and how I have coped with unexpected setbacks along the way.

 I always dreamed of starting my own company and this desire kicked off a journey that took me to places I could never have dreamed of. The roller coaster ride that has been my journey, which includes having a my first company go bankrupt, dealing with an embezzling partner, and making an online app from my kitchen table are all part of the tapestry that is my unique story. I have now woven all the threads of my story into my new book, Pivotal Moments: From high school dropout to successful entrepreneur.

While focusing my energy on serial entrepreneurship, I came to realize that sharing my journey can help inspire others to not give up on their dreams. Despite times where I felt discouraged and even considered giving up, it has been through sharing my story that I have found strength - and also support in unexpected places.  

Throughout my career I have experienced wonderful mentors who have supported me in myriad ways. When we’re talking about investors, I’ve learned that doing your due diligence just like an investor would, is often overlooked. While I’ve been lucky enough to have some really good investors over the years who like my ideas and give me money - it hasn’t always been completely smooth sailing. I had one investor who got very angry when I missed a launch deadline and did not understand that it was the result of a bad hiring decision that could happen to anyone, whether it’s in a startup or the regular business world.  

I have also been challenged by unscrupulous investors, something that many entrepreneurs will face when on their own journey. Knowing that you will not always get it right when it comes to accepting investment is important, but the real key is knowing how to deal with the unexpected without completely losing your cool - or your head.  

Additionally, a strong network is an important area where investors can make a difference. Many entrepreneurs have great ideas and the drive to implement them but they often lack other skills, such as marketing, hiring, or even something as simple as how to write up a term sheet.

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Even from my first speaking engagement, it was abundantly clear that sharing my story acted as an inspiration to many who attended. Today, I have a thriving and unexpected career that not only includes my continued entrepreneurship, but also speaking engagements around the world (including TEDx). None of this would have happened if I hadn’t stayed true to myself while focusing on what I do best: inspire women (and men!) to take those first steps, dare to fail, and don’t let the naysayers discourage you.  

My Kickstarter campaign is dedicated to helping women reach their potential. Women face unique challenges and are forced to address preconceived notions that men do not face. Men do not need to justify being entrepreneurs while women often face more questioning and have to prove their credibility.  

I am so exciting to launch this campaign. Kickstarter is a wonderful example of ingenuity and entrepreneurship, as it not only can fund interesting products, it can also test your ideas and give you a platform to reach a broad community upon which to launch your vision.

My new book, Pivotal Moments, is my story: the opportunities, failures, successes, and betrayals - all the good and not-so-good people who surround all of us, peppering our individual journeys with unique notes. This book and this campaign is also the start of my worldwide organization, the World Women Network (WWN), which will focus on bringing together and supporting entrepreneurial women who share my vision of equal opportunities.  

By supporting my book and WWN you will give me the opportunity to share and inspire even more women around the world to take that terrifying first step in start their businesses while also creating an equal business world. This is just the beginning: Don't just take it. You're a Diamond dear. They can´t break you!

She was an outsider in school. She didn’t know what to do with her life. Her first business failed miserably. But she never gave up. From her kitchen table, without any prior knowledge of IT or programming, Susanne Birgersdotter created an application that rose to the top of the App Store.  

There are pivotal moments in all of our lives; the moments that shape us. Follow Susanne’s exciting journey from high school dropout to becoming one of Scandinavia’s most successful tech entrepreneurs.  

If Susanne could do it, you can, too.  

Susanne Birgersdotter is a Swedish serial entrepreneur, investor and global speaker. She is the founder of Stockholm App Lab, iGotcha, Birgersdotter innovate, World Women Network and SBDM.  

Join her and help her spread this important message!

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The book is being produced as we speak.  We have a firm date of first release in MARCH 2019.  The book will be hard cover and have approx 250 pages, its going to be a beauty!

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    Support Susanne

    Susanne is working for equality in the startup community, investment world, and boardrooms. Support her work with the book Pivotal Moments and the World Women Network, to support other women to take the leap into entrepreneurship.

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    A signed numbered copy

    A limited, signed, numbered, copy of Susanne's "Book Pivotal Moments"

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    The book +1, the friend pack!

    2 copies of the limited, signed, numbered, copy of Susanne's "Book Pivotal Moments". But a reduced price since you are so nice and buys one for friend.

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    The Apparel Pack

    You get a signed and numbered book, a tote bag and a t-shirt. The t-shirt and tote with Susanne´s life quote "You´re a diamond dear. They can´t break you!" We will contact you about your size prefference for the t-shirt.

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    1+1 Coaching

    Get a one on one 45 min coaching with Susanne on Skype including a book, a t-shirt and a tote bag.
    As a backer you get your name printed in the foreword in the book Pivotal Moments, (if you wish).

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    Invitation to Launch 1

    An invitation to the Launch party in the US (NY or Boston) and A limited, signed, numbered, copy of Susanne's "Book Pivotal Moments", the t-shirt and tote bag. You will also get your name printed in the foreword, ( if you wish) and a photo op!

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    Invitation to Launch 2

    An invitation to the Launch party in the UK (London or Amsterdam) A limited, signed, numbered, copy of Susanne's "Book Pivotal Moments", the t-shirt and tote bag.
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    Lunch and Coaching afternoon.

    Get a full coaching afternoon session with Susanne and a lunch at a venue in your area. T-Shirt, tote bag, photo op, lunch and coaching session included. Approx 5 hours.
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