The Anders Wall Lecture


The Anders Wall Lecture is organized through a collaboration between Entrepreneurs Academy, Uppsala University and the Anders Wall Professorship of Entrepreneurship. The Professorship aims to develop education and research on the field of entrepreneurship at Uppsala University and is financed through an agreement between Uppsala University, Kjell & Märta Beijers Foundation, Anders Wall Foundation, Swedish Trade and the Sparbank Foundation, Uppland.


The Anders Wall lecture is Scandinavia's largest lecture in the field of entrepreneurship. In November each year approximately 2 000 people, students as well as business men and women, gathers at the University Main Building in Uppsala. They get to listen to some of the most successful entrepreneurs of Scandinavia and their inspiring stories. The main purpose of the Anders Wall Lecture is to inspire future leaders and entrepreneurs to creativity and entrepreneurship.

The Speakers of 2018

will be presented soon.

What is an Entrepreneur?

Entrepreneurship is the process of designing, launching and running a new business, which is often initially a small business. The people who create these businesses are called entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneurship has been described as the capacity and willingness to develop, organize and manage a business venture along with any of its risks in order to make a profit. In a broader sense, the term is used on a person who is working hard to achieve success.  - Wikipedia

Thoughts of the Project Group

Our ambition as a project group has been to develop an inspiring day of people and stories that derive from the conventional type of entrepreneurship. We want to show and motivate for students as well as working that "entrepreneur" is not a job title but something you are, and everyone can become. Welcome to a lecture that blows traditional subject walls and illuminates the true value of the entrepreneurial driving force.

The Mingle at UKK

The Anders Wall lecture offers exciting meetings and one of them is the mingel at Uppsala Concert and Congress (UKK). After the lecture in the University Main Building, there follows a mingle consisting of activities and entertainment. Even since the very first Anders Wall Lecture it has becomes a natural gathering point for the participants. It takes place at UKK  in an exclusive environment, whose magnificent character interacts with Uppsala's many historical buildings.

Meet invited students, entrepreneurs and business men and women. It is a great opportunity for you to exchange experiences and link valuable contacts.



Former Speakers

Stefan Persson (H&M)

Niklas Zennström (Skype)

Filippa Knutsson (Filippa K)

Mehrdad Mahdjoubi (Orbital Systems)

Stina Honkamaa (United Screens)

Björn Kjos (Norwegian)

Julia Kahltoff (Wetterlings)

Björn Ulvaeus (ABBA)

Jane Walerud (Business Angel)

Hans Rosling (Gapminder)

Mia Brunell Livfors (Kinnevik)

Percy Barnevik (Hand in Hand)

Hannah Widell & Amanda Schulman (Perfect Day)

Siavosh Derakhti (UMAF)

Pär Svärdson (Adlibris)

Camilla Sucasas (Macaco)

Anders Johnson