Welcome to the Ground!




















The Ground is a co-working community of creatives, nerds, and digital producers. People at the Ground—aka Groundlings— are makers and world changers who take on the world’s complex problems with scalable products that have a BIG impact. We believe in sustainable, scalable businesses, and that the cross-pollination of great minds will help make the Malmö community even better.

Sound like your kind of people? We have VACANT office space!

Send us an email at hello@theground for more information or join us for lunch.  





The Ground started off as a little seedling. An idea really. In a seemingly vast sea of start up hubs, incubators, and accelerators, there was no space for the oddballs, i.e. the companies who were past incubation or the repeat offenders who just wanted to work on passion projects with their friends. 

Thus, the Jard was born in 2012, where a group of friends and start up veterans worked together in nerd haven. But, they quickly outgrew the Jard, so the first house at Bredgatan 4 was bought in 2015. Growing pains continued, and the house next door was bought shortly thereafter. The Ground 2.0, which included Bredgatan 4 & 6, officially opened in 2017. 

Currently comprised of 18 companies, 130 people, and 4 dogs, the Ground has evolved from a seedling to a full blown ecosystem for creativity and innovation, where people can create and collaborate with friends.

Read more about The Ground’s history and how we grew organically HERE..


The tech industry may be dominated by men, but takes badass women to keep the Ground running because the best kind of power is #GIRLPOWER


Josefine Hjertström

Managing Director

Creative and strategic- thinker with more than seven years of experience in project management and leadership. Josefine takes on new tasks with great care, sense of purpose and creativity. With a service mindset she tackle The Grounds daily needs and in addition to overseeing the house operations she planning to bring The Ground to next business level. Josefine cares a whole awful lot for diversity and equality within the Tech industry and in society at large. She is active in Pink Programming and board member of a women shelter in Malmö.


Renee Gonzalez

Community Builder & Story Teller

Trained as an anthropologist, Renee brings a fresh, humanities-oriented perspective into a house filled with tech nerds. This Texas native builds relationship networks through people's stomachs, hosting anything from coffee cuppings to beer tastings to book club lunches.  In addition to overseeing house operations, she also plans internal & external events aimed to bring the Ground and greater Malmö communities together. Her interests lie largely with bringing humanities into the tech sector, which she writes about often on Medium.

Susanna Bill

Food Innovator

Susanna cooks meals at the Ground, but 'chef' simply doesn't capture everything she brings to the space. With 15 years at Sony-Ericsson and two Mästerkock appearances under her belt, Susanna is the Ground's soundboard. People come to her to bounce ideas or get advice while she prepares mind blowing meals with a sustainable and healthy focus.  She released her first cookbook called Klok På Mat in 2018 and anticipates a sophomore release in late 2019.

Malmö Ground- Bredgatan 4, 211 30 Malmo