April Newsletter

The New Nordics Pitch Competition is back, New partnership, Latitude 59 with great ticket discounts, and great podcasts to keep you entertained

New Nordics Pitch Competition is Back ✨😎

Silicon Vikings annually host the New Nordics Pitch Competition, a pan-Nordic and Baltic pitch competition that gathers the best startups/scaleups of the New Nordics.

The competition provides a platform for innovative startups in the Nordics and Baltics to pitch their innovations to a panel of expert judges, investors, and industry leaders. The regional winners will participate in the Grand Final, in which they will compete to become the New Nordics Grand Champion.

We are looking for startups in the pre-seed, seed or early-stage phase, with a minimum viable product at hand. To qualify for the competition, your startup must be based in the Nordic or Baltic countries and have a unique and innovative idea that solves a real problem and has the potential to disrupt or transform the industry.

Check out the New Nordics Pitch Competiton Page below:

Submit your interest in the pitch competition below:

Partnership with Dealum

We are absolutely thrilled to announce our partnership with Dealum for the upcoming New Nordics Pitch Competition! As a leading deal flow and collaboration platform, Dealum will enable us to streamline the application process for our partnering investors and community, as well as expand the visibility for all the amazing startups entering the competition.

Founded in 2017, Dealum has an impressive track record, with over 170 investor groups, 17k+ investors, and 52k+ companies using their platform. With an astounding $128,000,000+ indicated by individual angel investors over the last 12 months, Dealum is undoubtedly an industry game-changer.

By partnering with Dealum for our pitch competition, we are confident that we will be able to identify and showcase the most promising startups from the Nordic and Baltic regions more effectively than ever before. This collaboration will ensure that our community stays connected, informed, and engaged throughout the competition and beyond.

“We're delighted to collaborate with Silicon Vikings and the New Nordics Pitch Competition. It's great to see an initiative that reaches across borders and even continents to provide early-stage companies in the region with more opportunities.”

Seren Rumjancevs, CEO of Dealum

Latitude59 in Tallinn, Estonia | May 24-26, 2023

Silicon Vikings are happy to announce that we, again this year, are partnering with Latitude 59 for the New Nordics Pitch Competition in the Baltics.

The eleventh Latitude59 will take place on May 24-26, 2023, in Tallinn, Estonia, one of the most digitally advanced countries in the world and the record-holder for most unicorns per capita in Europe. This year, nearly 3000 participants are expected to gather for the event, including 800 startup representatives and 500 investors from all around the world.

You can enter the completion here: [Apply here]

Get a special Silicon Vikings 20% discount on all tickets by using the promo code: SILICONVIKINGSxL59 [Get your tickets here]

“Latitude59 is very happy to collaborate with Silicon Vikings once again and open doors to the world for one of our fast-rising early-stage startups. The finalist from L59 Pitch Competition 2023 - the best among roughly 500 applicants who set out to pitch for our lucrative prize fund of up to 1 million euros - will represent the whole Baltic region at the New Nordic Pitching Competition 2023, taking place at Slush this autumn.

This collaboration is highly significant because it unites our region on a whole new level. The 6 New Nordic startups competing at the finals in Helsinki are already vetted and praised by their local juries. This means that the level of this competition is very high and all the startups competing know exactly what they are in for. Investors and startup community organisations who value being part of New Nordic Community should all be there to witness this event and tighten the collaboration together.

As the CEO of Latitude59, I’m very excited by what’s about to unfold, as our own prize pool has never been this high, which means that the quality of applicants who have stepped up is already higher than ever.”

Liisi Org, CEO of L59

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