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Soft skills are intangible but important qualities that enable you to work and interact with the people around you effectively.

To secure (and keep) a job, you typically need to possess a repertoire of technical skills. However, today at the workplace, just having hard skills will not be enough. In order to thrive, especially in a high-growth startup, you need to have and show skills beyond your technical skills; the so-called “soft skills”.

Soft skills are intangible but important qualities that enable you to work and interact with the people around you effectively. …


What are you working on in the next 10 days?

If you’re like most early-stage founders, your answer is likely a variation of; answering emails, following up on outreach activities, team meetings, meeting with potential clients, partners, investors, prepping pitches, presentations, or speeches, and trying to plan smart and cost-efficient ways to grow your business.

Sounds familiar?

It probably does, because this is entrepreneurship life as most of us know it. And these day-to-day activities, no matter how tedious they may seem, are more or less unavoidable when running a company.

But if you take a minute to think about…


“Students and startups need somewhere to start, an opportunity that would open doors for them, a chance to continue to grow and develop, and a way to get to the next level. And that’s what we aim to provide.”

Yes — thank you Petra Sundell, Founder and CEO of Upbeater, for putting OUR WHY into words in our previous blog post “The Story Behind Upbeater — How we came to be a hub for new talent and innovation”.

It summarizes what Upbeater is all about!

There are so many rising stars out there, both when it comes to new talent…


Upbeater’s founder Petra Sundell and her class at UCLA Extension.

The story of Upbeater started in Los Angeles in 2015 when our founder and CEO Petra Sundell was studying and working at UCLA Extension to top-up her previous education while developing a new startup idea she had.

“It was great, I got to study things that interest me together with talented students from around the world while developing my new idea. We also had a lot of fun, and (as a Swede) the weather was great!”

But pretty soon she discovered a problem that started to worry her. “I saw some really good talent and innovation go to waste,” says…

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