Halon has been chosen to participate in the growth acceleration program Scale Global. During the period of September 2017 to January 2018, Halon and seven other companies will get help with the transition from nailing the product to scaling their business. The program rests on three pillars; workshops, coaches and Silicon Valley.
Each company is paired with a coach, and Halon will be working together with Stefan Lindeberg, CEO of ZeroPoint Technologies and former CEO of Netnod. Other coaches include Mengmeng Du (Spotify, Acast), Alfred Ruth (Vidoplaza, Angel investor), Alexander Hars (Let’s Deal), Louise Grandinson (MAG Interactive, Disney) and Johan Sköld (Qamcom, Chalmers Ventures).
The program is organized by Chalmers University of Technology, with support from Vinnova. The companies have been chosen according to several criteria, such as having global potential, having annual sales of at least 10 MSEK and/or manage at least 10 employees. Out of 70 nominees, Halon was chosen along with Adfenix, Parakey, Wint, Greenbyte, Minatjänster.se, Senion and Kitab Sawti.
The companies will be working together on a number of workshops, one of them being a one-week stay in Silicon Valley, having meetings with partners at AndreessenHorowitz and True Ventures, Gustaf Alströmer (partner at Y Combinator), Cindy Alvarez from Microsoft and Maxime Prades of Algolia, to mention a few.