Quick-fire Questions with Ashkan Pouya

Kristina Lindhe Mentorship

In preparation for the Kristina Lindhe Mentorship initiative, we met with jury members, Kristina Lindhe, Sofia Kacim, Stina Bergfors and Ashkan Pouya. As we countdown to the last application day, we'll be sharing their thoughts on entrepreneurship with you right here.

This time we have Ashkan Pouya. He is a serial entrepreneur who has founded several innovative companies. He is the co-founder of Serendipity Innovations, and part of the Serendipity Group. Today he is one of Sweden's most successful and innovative entrepreneurs. Ashkan is part of Prins Daniels Fellowship.

How did you get to where you are today?

Obsessive focus, it´s as simple as that.

How important do you find support at the early stage of entrepreneurship to be?

The more the better. It´s like with everything else in life, if you have a great safety net with people who are supporting you and believe in you, it gets easier.

What is the most important lesson you have learned during your career?

If you want to change something or achieve anything, you need to stay focused. Not necessarily on one specific goal, because goals can change, but you need to stay focused along the way and when taking the next step.