Maral Kalajian Co-Founder Peppy Pals Twitter Gravity Speakers
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Tags: Branding & Advertising / Communication / Social Media / Diversity & Inclusion / Digital Marketing / Emcees & Moderators / Entrepreneurship / Startup / International / Marketing / Technology


Maral has been an influencer and a strong voice in one of the hottest startup cities in the world, Stockholm, Sweden since 2013. And her story started in 2013 on Twitter! Moving across Stockholm attending every startup event out there with #sthlmtech as her tag—she built her network and co-founded Peppy Pals, an emotional intelligence education platform for kids. Tweeting her way into the startup community, working with Peppy Pals during nights and weekends, she managed her full-time corporate job at Philips Nordic during the day. Her startup aspirations kept growing and in June 2015, she also became the director for the Stockholm chapter of Startup Grind. Becoming more active helped her build up a community and gave her the opportunity to conduct several on-stage cozy interviews with some of the greatest minds of the city. Her guests span from founders and investors to CEOs and politicians.

In addition, Maral started co-organizing and moderating the SUP46 (Startup people of Sweden) Femtech forum from 2015 until 2018. The forum grew to be one of the leading women tech forums in the region, gathering around 200 women 4 times a year to be inspired by the different career tracks in tech.

In 2016, she got the opportunity to join and work at the Nordic region’s best incubator STING (Stockholm Innovation and Growth), and joined them full-time, helping them recruit startups to their programs and promote STING to be the number one choice for startups that wanted to scale.

Shortly after 10 months at STING, in 2017, Maral was hired as CMO at Watty, an AI energy startup empowering people to help fight climate change. Today, Watty is one of the hottest startups in Europe and is also listed as one of the hottest in iOT and AI companies to watch for.

Maral has lectured across all big universities in Stockholm and participated in international conferences to inspire how one could create his/her own opportunities, influence with social media, while sharing her startup marketing knowledge. She has over 15 years of digital experience and speaks 5 languages.


Create Your Own Opportunities: How to Influence with Social Media

Marketing and Branding for Startups

How to create hype, build reputation, get attention, and do marketing activities with or without a really small budget.

How to Build a Community

Simplify Complex Ideas and Communicate with Clarity

Opportunities Are In Limitations: A Focus on Diversity



You forgot to include the most interesting person in Skype’s story in your article, the one and only Morten Lund @ML

Morten is a piece of art on in his own league #TrueStory

Work in 1960: Type out memos on a typewriter.
Work in 1980: Type out memos in a word processor.
Work in 2000: Type out memos in an email.
Work in 2020: Collaboratively edit a task list in real-time while on a video call and responding to texts in six different chat apps.

Big congrats to @svenaxel & @JonasLeijon for bringing the #sthlmtech scene to a TV drama series with #SpotifyUntold

This is big for us in Stockholm and a great win for our community!

Soon maybe we will see Sven & Jonas as private investors :) 😇

Congrats again!

It’s official! Yellow Bird U.K. Developing ‘Spotify Untold’ Limited Series #Spotifyinifrån #Spotifyuntold via @variety

Congrats Dashl duo!
Memory lane to one of your (if not) first ever pitch in Stockholm tech scene in our cozy @SUP_46 #femtechse forum in March 2017 (ping: @TatiChoudhary)

Congrats on locking great partners in your journey!


Couldn’t have asked for a better encounter 😎

Such a beautiful day in Stockholm #shotoniphone

The WIM August edition featuring interviews with our awards judges @maralkalajian @zanger sponsors @QuickBooksUK @andreaopoku WiM Africa and an exclusive discount with @FestofMarketing

Reminder deadline for #WiMawardsGlobal2019 entries 10th September!

Here are 5 tips for success from Steve Jobs.

“I Just Knew I Was Going to Surpass These Guys I Was Working For”. This is my friend, the extraordinary ⁦@karaswisher⁩. Not your typical person. It’s why she was a great business partner and still a good friend.