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Singapore Startup Excursion

Singapore Startup Excursion

THE IDEA

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

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

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 Kitchen

Nordic Kitchen

THE IDEA

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

#NordicMade to Hong Kong

#NordicMade to Hong Kong

THE IDEA

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

Canute Startup Program

Canute Startup Program

THE IDEA

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

Game Plan Asia

Game Plan Asia

THE IDEA

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

 

Sino Track

Sino Track

THE IDEA

Sino Track is a startup induction program, designed for Nordic companies that are interested in entering the Chinese market. The program offers a deep immersion into the Chinese market with themes such as market entry, legal and IPR issues, investment opportunities and marketing strategy. The program also provides companies with invaluable networking opportunities with local entrepreneurs and investors. The program will select 12-14 companies for the batch. 

 

CONTACT

Torsti Tenhunen, Pivot5 


#NordicMade Showcase - West Coast US

#NordicMade Showcase - West Coast US

A Nordic delegation of entrepreneurs, investors and community builders was brought to San Francisco to promote the Nordic startup scene and some of the most prominent startups of the region to US investors, media and industry professionals. Furthermore, the aim was to strengthen the ties between investors and startup community leaders in the Nordics.

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VR-Resan

VR-Resan

VR-resan 2017 is a joint Nordic initiative to strengthen the Nordic ecosystems around VR/AR, which established direct connections to the VR/AR ecosystems– and business opportunities in Asia. The trip consisted of visits to cities where the future of VR/AR is created, such as Shenzhen/Hong Kong, Beijing and Tokyo. 

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Accelerating Nordic Growth

Accelerating Nordic Growth

Aaltoes, SUP46 and #CPHFTW organised multiple gatherings (6 in total) to Nordic startups that are interested to grow their business abroad, especially to American markets. To help these Nordic startups to grow to American markets we invited group of startups from the San Francisco Bay area that are founded and run by Nordic people. These “Nordic Bay” startups met these Nordic startups to hear their concerns and questions about scaling to US and to give insights, contacts and advices on how to succeed in the American markets. 

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#NordicMade NYC

#NordicMade NYC

The #NordicMade trip was arranged the first time in 2015 in New York and Tokyo respectively, to promote the dynamic Nordic startup ecosystem. The Nordic New York trip, and associated program, contributes to building closer links between the Nordic hubs, strengthen the cohesion between the countries, both on a Nordic level but also with an international mindset. It is also a great opportunity to connect the Nordic startup community with other relevant global startup hubs.

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