Mike Christopherson


Job title: CEO

Where are you from? Stockholm, Sweden

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What made you decide to start your own business?


An unexpected opportunity arose in Scotland whilst I was having a year long break from management consultancy – and I thought it would be fun!

What’s been your biggest success in business to date?

Working in lots of different businesses and adapting accordingly.  When my wife and I first set up Boda Bar in Edinburgh, we were told we couldn’t do it and it wouldn’t work.  My wife Anna &  I wanted to create a relaxed kind of ambience that they were familiar with from Swedish coffee shops rather than traditional pubs or high-end types of bars.  We went against the tide and turned a negative into a positive.

What’s the best business advice you’ve ever been given?

Make sure you enjoy what you do.

Which entrepreneur inspires you the most?

The founder of Paypal, Elon Musk.

Which 3 qualities do you think are most important to have as an entrepreneur?

Stamina & perseverance, focus and surrounding yourself with people who complement you.

What business tool could you not live without?


Why are you an Ambassador for WeDO?

WeDO is one of the few networking and support organisations which is personal, focused on building relationships and meeting people which sets it apart from others.  It’s a platform for sharing experiences and learning from one another and I want to be able to support the members to make their businesses even more successful.  I’ve got lots of ideas so keep a look out for some new things happening at WeDO!

  • Location: Edinburgh