Mark Your Calender Nov 29th | Grand Final in Helsinki

Meet the Swedish and Finnish Winners of the New Nordics Pitch Competition


Hi Fellow Viking!

The anticipation is palpable as we gear up for the New Nordics Pitch Competition Grand Final on November 29th, set against the vibrant backdrop of Slush week! With our Finnish and Swedish champions now in the spotlight, the stage is set for an electrifying showdown.

A huge shoutout to Supreet and Lene for their invaluable workshop on Raising US VC funds – your insights have been transformative. And as always, don't miss out on other featured events that continue to enrich our community. Dive in for all the details!

Join us for the New Nordics Pitch Competition Grand Final 2023! This exciting event will showcase the best and brightest startups from the Nordic and Baltic region. Be prepared to witness great pitches and innovative ideas that could shape the future!

6 startups, representing their respective country or region, will compete to become the Grand Champion of the New Nordics. The startups will pitch in front of an expert jury of VC:s and angel investors. The startups will be announced as soon as all regional finals are done. Be prepared to get excited!

The event will take place at Maria 01, Arcade 5 Arena, Helsingfors, Finland. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to connect and mingle with the New Nordic startup and investor community at an event that bridges to Silicon Valley and the US. Be inspired by the next generation of entrepreneurs and investors and meet with ecosystem actors. See you there!

New Nordics Pitch Competition - Winner of Finland

Finland has brought forth a redefining community support solution! Say hello to Commu, the dynamic marketplace of help that's making waves across the Nordic region.

Have you ever thought of a world where seeking help or extending a helping hand is just a tap away? Commu turns this dream into reality with their free mobile app, allowing users to both request and offer assistance within their local vicinity. But that's not all! For businesses aiming to elevate their ESG goals, particularly in Social and Corporate Social Responsibility, Commu provides the perfect toolkit. And for NGOs and associations? A seamless platform to scout for passionate volunteers and amplify their services.

Their CMO Karoliina pitched a great case and clinched the top spot for Commu at the Finnish New Nordic Pitch Competition. A victory well deserved!

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New Nordics Pitch Competition - Winner of Sweden

Introducing Akira Science, the trailblazers on a mission to redefine the realm of soft tissue engineering with their revolutionary polymer technology at the forefront.

Imagine a world where soft tissue regeneration isn't just possible but smarter and more efficient. That's the promise of AKIMed c12 filament/scaffold - a game-changing innovation that's non-toxic, biocompatible, degradable, and uniquely suited for 3D printing. This isn't just another product; it's a leap toward a future where patients can regain health with ease and precision.

Akira Science isn't just about cutting-edge technology; it's about a vision. A vision of a sustainable future where technical prowess meets genuine customer needs, creating a bond that's unbreakable. Their mantra? "YES, we can regenerate SMART."

CEO Álvaro, with a great pitch, clinched the victory for Akira Science, making them the champions of the Swedish New Nordic Pitch Competition.

Interested in joining one or more of our programs as a participant or mentor? Click here to register your interest.

Raising capital from US investors

Lene and Supreet are both VC veterans with experience from the startup ecosystems of Silicon Valley, Dubai, Scandinavia, and Canada. Their insights on cultural trickers and differences in fundraising in Silicon Valley compared to other ecosystems can often make the difference in your fundraising success.

A big thank you to Lene and Supreet for leading our recent workshop. With their vast VC experience from places like Silicon Valley, Dubai, Scandinavia, and Canada, they provided us with practical insights into fundraising across different ecosystems. Their tips on understanding cultural nuances could be game-changers for our startups. We truly appreciate their time and expertise!

Embark on an extraordinary journey with historian Dag Blanck as he unravels the profound Swedish-American connection. Discover how migration and modernity molded two nations. This unique event unfolds at the Swedish Church in San Francisco. Register here.

Sunday, November 19th | 15.30 - 18.00 PST