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



I just published Our generation’s largest health issue A view into our thinking around challenges & opportunities in mental health at @northzoneVC #sthlmtech #nordicmade

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I can sleep tonight, @elonmusk is back on Twitter 😍😍😍

Favoriting tweets on Twitter is a sign of a comback! I have also tried to take a Twitter break many times, it works for some days (longer than Elon) but not forever. I love Twitter

So excited our startup @imagilabs_ was nominated to the #impact100 today by @norrsken_org started by @NiklasAdalberth 🌟🙌 thanks for all your work to make impact bigger and better! Together we can all make a more sustainable world. 🌍

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Backing this project means backing people to fix world problems and innovate more one line of code at a time!

I love the hungry & very ambitious team behind these charms ♥️🦄


Entrepreneurship & innovation opportunities are enormous in the MENA region!
Great panel of 3 entrepreneurs, 1 community enabler and a VC moderated by middle eastern @ heart, the energetic @AuroreBelfrage at @SwedishInst this morning

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