INTRODUCING THE NORDICS STARTUP ECOSYTEM TO SHANGHAI

The Nordic tech ecosystem has never been more intriguing than it is today. People around the world are turning their eyes to the North for the next disruptive technologies and world- conquering founders. The first Nordic Showcase was arranged in NYC in August 2015 with the aim to strengthen the Nordic collaboration whilst showcasing the region globally. The great success continued in May 2016 when the #NordicMade delegation headed to Tokyo, Japan;. Next, the Nordics will take over Shanghai, China with an aim to present the best the Nordics have to offer to the leaders of the soon-to-be largest economy in the world. 

 

A panel discussing the future collaboration between China and the Nordics. Photo Petri Anttila

A panel discussing the future collaboration between China and the Nordics. Photo Petri Anttila

THE JOURNEY

Slush, together with a dozen other stakeholders brought a delegation of 100 founders, ecosystem leaders, investors, executives, and journalists to Shanghai for three days at the end of October in 2016. The trip was organised in conjunction with Slush Shanghai, a startup and technology event connecting the Chinese startup scenes in Shanghai and the Nordics. The trip includes attending Slush Shangahi, exclusive visits to Chinas leading enterprises, meeting local investors and VCs. The aim of the delegation is to explore the possibilities on the Chinese market, as well as looking for possible investors and partners in Shanghai. 

 

THE AGDENDA

Sunday, October 30th, 2016

  • Founders' Day for startups attending Slush
  • Nordic Welcoming Dinner at Lost Heaven

Monday, October 31st, 2016

  • Nordic breakfast for investors and journalist
  • Slush Shanghai
  • Nordic Showcase - presentations on the Main Stage

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

  • PwC Workshop on entering the Chinese market at Cao He Jing Innovation Center
    • Welcome and Opening
    • Overview of the Chinese market and business opportunities
    • Introduction to the Chinese startup scene
    • Introduction to the Nordic startup scene
    • Panel discussion on collaboration between China & Nordic startups and investors
  • Investor Cocktail event at Westin Shanghai
  • Dinner with Alibaba at their Hangzhou HQ 

 

CONTACT

Jessica Blechingberg, Slush


FUNDING: 19 500 EUR

MAIN ORGANIZER: SLUSH

CO-ORGANIZERS: SUP46 & ICELANDIC STARTUPS