Singapore Startup Excursion

Singapore Startup Excursion

THE IDEA – HAPPENING FALL 2018

This initiative will take place in Singapore during Fall 2018. The idea is to invite early stage startup founders from entrepreneurship societies from around the Nordics. The trip enables founders to meet relevant contacts in Singapore as well as pitch on stage at Slush Singapore. The main focus is to create business opportunities between the Nordic and Asian markets.

CONTACT

Rasmus Bonn, Hanken Entrepreneurship Society

 

Silicon Valley Playbook

Silicon Valley Playbook

THE IDEA – HAPPENING FALL 2018

The e-book is a guide and prepares Nordic start-ups, delegations and other key stakeholders travelling to Silicon Valley. The book will serve as a preparation package i.e. “Rules of Engagement”, providing access to the necessary insights and knowledge about the ecosystem, giving the reader a chance to prepare and realize a higher output from the efforts of going to Silicon Valley.

CONTACT

Thomas Winter Poulsen, Innovation Center Denmark Silicon Valley

Scaling Nordic Health Tech business models for global reach

Scaling Nordic Health Tech business models for global reach

THE IDEA – HAPPENING FALL 2018

The project gives science-based and practical sparring to Nordic health startups to design and implement scalable and internationalization boosting business models. With the help from specialists within the MedTech area, they will provide the companies an opportunity and platform to learn from their Nordic peers for better Nordic and global reach.

CONTACT

Petri Ahokangas, Oulu University

Nordic Open Innovation Tour 2018

Nordic Open Innovation Tour 2018

THE IDEA – HAPPENING FALL 2018

Nordic Open Innovation Tour aims to promote Nordics as a single open innovation market for global corporations, increase cross-border startup-corporate collaboration within Nordics, and promote best practices of successful open innovation more widely. The project includes a series of Open Innovation meetups in the Nordic capitals, together with publishing a guidebook and standard contracts for collaboration.

CONTACT

Ella Ronkainen, Industryhack

Nordic Kitchen

Nordic Kitchen

THE IDEA – HAPPENING FALL 2018

Today food entrepreneurs face high cost of entry to market. By offering workshops with guidance, access to commercial Kitchens & locations for selling, with the fraction of the cost, these individuals and ideas can come to life with minimal cost. By providing these culinary entrepreneurs the opportunity to test out their ideas and get them to market with cost effective measures, we increase the likelihood of these products scaling and being potential products for export or production in different areas.

CONTACT

Eva Michelsen, Michelsen Confections

Mapping the Nordic Startup and Investing Ecosystem

Mapping the Nordic Startup and Investing Ecosystem

THE IDEA – HAPPENING FALL 2018

This initiative will create an overview of venture and investments expertise in the Nordic. They will gather information regarding startups and angel investments and create a platform that will provide a geographical map over all the Nordic countries. It will contain information about where to find different tech-industry clusters, incubators, events, current angel networks, educations and existing venture capital firms. It will save time and money for the investor looking for new investment targets as well as researchers.

CONTACT

Anette Nordvall, SweBan

Hack Talks

Hack Talks

THE IDEA – HAPPENING FALL 2018

Technical recruiting is one of the biggest challenges for companies in the Nordics. Are you a deep tech enthusiasts and want to tap into the creative and development community? At Hack Talks, tech professionals will gain insight from gurus through workshops, keynotes, startup demos and meets. Providing opportunities to network and learn new and tangible skills, Hack Talks is the deeply technical cousin of Slush.

Stay tuned, more speakers and details will be announced soon.

CONTACT

Jere Suikkila, Hack Junction

#NordicMade to Hong Kong

#NordicMade to Hong Kong

THE IDEA – HAPPENING FALL 2018

Are you a startup looking to expand in Asia but don’t have the right network yet and need help on the way? #NordicMade to Hong Kong aims to identify Nordic startups ready to grow their business and R&D in the Asian market. It will offer the selected companies a partnership with The Hong Kong Science and Technology Park which has one of the best support programs for foreign startups looking to expand and innovate in Asia. You can follow the trip by following the hashtag #NordicMadeHongKong

CONTACT

Madelene Kornfehl, Cloudberry Communications

Secretsauce

Secretsauce

THE IDEA – HAPPENING FALL 2018

Secretsauce is an international forum that gathers 250+ of the leaders within the Creative Industry in the Nordics under one umbrella. The event facilitates knowledge-sharing and strengthen the cooperation across borders and across industries. Secretsauce unifies the Creative Industries in the Nordic Region as a global Creative Cluster. The organizers include Tame, 657 Oslo and Malmö Ground.

CONTACT

Jasenko Hadzic, Tame ApS

Nordic Roadshows 

Nordic Roadshows 

THE IDEA – HAPPENING FALL 2018

Nordic Roadshows helps Nordic companies raise funding, develop their businesses and get international investor coaching. The roadshows are organised three times a year in cooperation with the entrepreneurship societies around the whole Nordics. They gather the most promising startups and leading investors both from the Nordics as well as international. The aim is to make fundraising as easy and fast as possible. The organizers include Aalto Entrepreneurship Society, Excitera and Stardust-DTU.

CONTACT

Aleksi Löytynoja, Aaltoes

 

Talk the Talk

Talk the Talk

THE IDEA – HAPPENING FALL 2018

Talk the Talk is an initiative around how to make the Nordic startup founders 10x better pitchers and public speakers. The project develops the performing abilities of the Nordic startup and scaleup founders. Firstly, by facilitating coaching for the founders in the Nordic capitals and, secondly, by hosting an annual training program. The organizers include Slush, Mesh Oslo and The Park.

CONTACT

Johannes Tervo, Slush

State of Impact in the Nordics

State of Impact in the Nordics

THE IDEA – HAPPENING FALL 2018

The State of Impact in the Nordics showcases the region as an impact investing and impact tech hub to the world through a physical booklet and online platform. Highlighting the mental shift in the investing space towards for-profit and positive impact investment. The overview showcases Nordic impact startups, investors and initiatives in a globally distributed report and online site including a Nordic impact investing network map. The report is done by Katapult Future Fest , The Upright Project and The Nordic Web.

CONTACT

Kaja Kirstine Lilleng, Katapult Future Fest

Nordicmade Impact Investment

Nordicmade Impact Investment

THE IDEA

Nordicmade Impact Investment is an event that connects the Nordic impact investment ecosystem with the international audience. Nordicmade Impact Investment will show and develop solutions for Impact Investing ecosystem especially led by startups while also connecting them with networks not just from Nordics but also globally. The project is organized by The Nordic Frugal Innovation Society, Intersection Point Social Business Association and Sjalfsbjorg landssamb fatladra.

 

CONTACT

Venkata Gandikota, The Nordic Frugal Innovation Society

Nordic Impact Investing Network – NIIN

Nordic Impact Investing Network – NIIN

THE IDEA – HAPPENING FALL 2018

NIIN aims to connect the impact investors, activities and communities across the Nordics. To further facilitate and grow the network, the network will co-host meetings and events for investors and startups in the Nordics. NIIN is initiated by the investor collective at Nordic Impact and events such as Impact for Breakfast and Katapult Future Fest. The project is organized by Nordic Impact, Wave Ventures and The Shared Value Company.

CONTACT

Kaja Kirstine Lilleng, Nordic Impact

Canute Startup Program

Canute Startup Program

THE IDEA – HAPPENING FALL 2018

The Canute Startup program aim is to provide Nordic startups entering the UK with a network it would take them five months to build themselves. When starting in a new market, having the right network is the key. The Canute program will provide the Nordic startups with with valuable contacts on their mission to scale in the UK. The program is organized by The Danish Trade Council of UK and Ireland, Innovation Norway and Business Sweden.

CONTACT

Mia Grosen, The Danish Trade Council of UK and Ireland

#NordicMade Capital Market 

#NordicMade Capital Market 

THE IDEA – HAPPENING FALL 2018

The report  presents the Nordic VC industry as a powerful whole. It aims to be the first initiative on a quest of finding a united industry-level voice for region’s private capital investors, that all focus on the very same thing: providing financing and active support for founders to accelerate the growth of the region’s startups. The report is done in collaboration with Finnish Venture Capital Association, Swedish Private Equity Venture Capital Association and Danish Venture Capital and Private Equity Association.

CONTACT

Pauliina Martikainen, Finnish Venture Capital Association

Game Plan Asia

Game Plan Asia

THE IDEA – HAPPENING FALL 2018

Game Plan Asia is showcasing Nordic Gaming companies in Asia. The Nordic initiative connects game companies with East Asian stakeholders, widen their network in the region, and learn more about market practices and other business acumen. The projects is organized by Spelplan-association Swedish Game Developers, Neogames Finland and Nordic Game Institute.

CONTACT

Jacob Kroon, Spelplan - Association of Swedish Game Developers

 

Startup Guide Nordic

Startup Guide Nordic

THE IDEA – HAPPENING FALL 2018

Startup Guide Nordic is the first entrepreneurial travel guide for the Nordic region providing insights into the trends of Nordic business and creative culture and offering an invitation to get-to-know the region’s strongest stakeholders. This book of all books on the Nordic innovation scene, will unite its member countries by showcasing a selection of the most significant innovations, as well as unveiling a handful of prominent startups from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

To ensure an accurate and trustworthy guide, the book is co-created with the region and the local startup community in each Nordic country, from 29 June to 11 July, and anyone can contribute by nominating candidates they’d like to see in the book at nordics.startupguide.world/.

 

CONTACT

Sissel Hansen, Startup Guide World


Nordic Game Jam

Nordic Game Jam

THE IDEA

The Nordic Game Jam (April 13-16 2018) combine game creation, with a Developer Conference and a Startup Conference. This creates a unique way of networking, learning and generating new businesses within and around the game industry. The event builds on 12 years of experience of Nordic Game Jam.  The goal is to strengthen the focus on business, combined with the creativity of the game jam, therefore the startup conference is added to this years event.

This was the first year that the startup conference was added as one additional day. The program of the Startup Conference was a focus on the business side of the game industry and things you need to be aware of when publishing your game and starting a company. 

It was interesting for us to see if the startup conference would be well perceived. People liked the program of the conference, especially our interview by Johan Toresson from Gamesport and publisher Good Sherpards Ben Andac. - Astrid, NGJ Main Organizer
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The Startup Day is important to help young studios in the right direction when founding a company, but also to make an industry where people focus more on the business side even before they have the funds to attend the bigger conferences. 

One of the jammers told me: "thank you for helping me also talk with fellow developers on the business in the game industry - I really needed that space"  

NORDIC GAME JAM IN NUMBERS

  • 472 people attending
  • 40% women
  • 31 Nations
  • 88 Games made
  • 37 Speakers
  • 27 Volunteers
  • 100% Vegetarian food
  • 0% Hours of sleep 
  • 100% New friends and colleagues made 

 

CONTACT

Astrid Refstrup, International Game Developers Association


The Nordic 100

The Nordic 100

THE IDEA

The Nordic 100 is an annual publication recognising the 100 most impactful and influential figures in the Nordic tech scene each year.  The book recognises investors, entrepreneurs and community builders that are playing important roles in the region and are influencing what tomorrow looks like in the Nordics, and indeed the world. The book that was launched at Slush, will now be distributed to all the relevant hubs, ecosystems, and co-working spaces around the world. 

 

CONTACT

Neil Murray, The Nordic Web