Why should you rethink offshore software development? When managed correctly, offshore development teams can be Agile, of high quality, and affordable. MentorMate’s Bulgarian counterparts have pushed the limits of available technologies to solve business problems across industries, setting a new bar for remote teams.
Pioneer, Founder & CEO
As founder and CEO of global software development firm MentorMate, Björn Stansvik has steered the company’s vision from inception to over 400 full-time employees, accelerating digital ideas with end-to-end technology services since 2001.
Björn has worked in high-tech and strategic business development in Europe, Latin America and the United States at leading companies including Procter & Gamble, Ericsson and Arthur D. Little prior to founding MentorMate in 2001.
Björn remains a guiding force for MentorMate, constantly challenging the team to explore the boundaries of new technologies like AI and cloud computing and to pioneer digital innovation in healthcare. Under his leadership, MentorMate has grown its technical capabilities across industries. MentorMate was named a 2016 Top ICT Employer in Bulgaria, and in 2017 the Star Tribune included the company on its Top 150 Workplaces list. The newest of its seven offices opened in AstraZeneca’s BioVentureHub in Göteborg, Sweden in 2016.
Björn holds a Master’s of Science in Business Administration from the Gothenburg School of Economics and has completed a Master’s thesis in Civil Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden.
As a recognized technology innovator, Björn has won the following distinctions: Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 and Titans of Technology (2014), Minnesota Business Magazine’s Real Power 50 (2014) and EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Program finalist (2015, 2016).
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