When you emigrated, did you have a plan? Was there a timeline, a list, a spreadsheet of things to do and what to achieve in the first 12 months? Or, perhaps like Stephanie Darvill, COO of Aline, you let the opportunities that presented themselves set the course of your new life?
The merits of having a plan are a-plenty, but what if it’s getting in the way of you seeing the multitude of chances to start afresh, do something new and find a completely new side to yourself? Stephanie never set out to be an entrepreneur. But, after a series of events that almost ended in her leaving Sweden for good, she stuck it out and co-founded an Antler VC cohort start-up, Aline.