September News and Updates

New Nordics Pitch Competition | Winners | Sweden & Finland | TechBBQ | Expert Workshops


Hi Fellow Viking!

As we usher in the autumn season, we're buzzing with excitement over the upcoming events and recent milestones in our community. Mark your calendars for the New Nordic Pitch Competition in Finland and Sweden on October 18th and 19th. A hearty congratulations to, the winner of the Danish New Nordic Pitch Competition, who will be competing in the Grand Final during the Slush week in November. And a special shoutout to Pitch Coach Haje Kamps for his invaluable support and exclusive training discount for our community members.

New Nordics Pitch Competiton - Finland Final Event

[October 18 | Tampere, Finland]

You are invited to a special edition of Stream Connect as it goes New Nordics Pitch Competition Finland Final 2023 at G Livelab Tampere. 8 carefully selected startups from Finland will compete to be the New Nordics Grand Champion. Organized by Platform6, the competition gives startups and scale-ups a platform to present their innovations to potential investors, and the winners will take part in the Grand Final during the Slush week in Helsinki on November 29th, 2023.

  • When: Wednesday, October 18 2023, 14:30 - 19:00

  • Where: G Livelab Tampere, Puutarhakatu 1, 33100 Tampere

The competition is part of Silicon Viking’s activities to support startups from the New Nordics, provide them with valuable connections regionally and with the US market and investors, and enhance their visibility within the startup ecosystem overall. The regional finalists and winners are selected by the rating given by regional juries. The regional jury members rate each finalist according to a scoring based on the following: idea, ability to scale, business plan, traction, competitive advantage, market needs, presentation, team, and the ability to solve real-world problems.


New Nordics Pitch Competiton - Sweden Final Event

[October 19 | Stockholm, Sweden]

We have gathered the finest Swedish startups to compete to represent Sweden in the Grand Final during the Slush week in November, where only the crème de la crème of startups from the regional finals will compete for the prestigious title of New Nordics Grand Champion.

Do you want to attend and see the competing startups battle for their chance to be the Swedish finalist in the Grand Final during the Slush Week? Make sure to register below.

The Sweden Final event is held in collaboration with Butterfly Ventures and Google and is arranged in connection to the Butterfly Ventures demo day in Stockholm at Google. Don't miss this opportunity for great networking!


Interested in joining one or more of our programs as a participant or mentor? Click here to register your interest. wins the New Nordics Pitch Competiton at TECHBBQ in Denmark

Meet, the game-changing startup that's taking the global fight against harassment to a whole new level! Offering stunning jewelry that's not just a fashion statement but also a lifesaving device, is the future of personal safety. Just activate the jewelry, and the app springs into action, calling for backup when you need it most.

And let's talk about that pitch! After CEO Dorte took the stage and wowed us with her compelling narrative, our Silicon Vikings jury knew it was a no-brainer to crown as the winner of the Danish New Nordic Pitch Competition.

Workshop Highlight - Haje Kamps

Silicon Vikings are extending a huge thank you to Haje Kamps, pitch deck coach and author of the pitch deck teardown at TechCrunch! Haje recently held a pitch deck training session with the finalists from last year’s New Nordics Pitch Competition and will hold another one with this year’s batch of finalists before the Grand Final that will be held on November 29 in Helsinki.

Haje has also offered the Silicon Vikings community a discount of 33% on his pitch training services. Use the discount code [SILICONVIKINGS] to get your discount below.