WHO WE ARE
TECH NORDIC ADVOCATES is Northern Europe’s largest – and only pan-Nordic/Baltic – tech leader network of 700 startup/scaleup founders, entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, accelerators, corporates and policy makers, working together across the 5 Nordic and 3 Baltic countries, to grow the Nordics and Baltics into a leading global tech/startup hub.
We are focused on making things happen – helping Nordic and Baltic startups and scaleups scale and grow “at home” across the Nordics/Baltics and expand into other markets; stimulate collaboration and innovation between startups, scaleups, corporates and the ecosystem as a whole.
Why? Because the Nordic and Baltic countries are too small to offer scale and access to risk capital and talent for home grown startups. So we have to work together and attract international buyers, investors, partners, accelerators, talent and attention to the opportunities Nordic/Baltic tech has to offer.
That is why our network is made up of ‘tech leaders’ – tech sector decision makers – from 20 year old startup founders to experienced investors, accelerators and/or corporate business leaders. ‘Tech leader’ means decision maker. When leaders meet leaders, decisions can be made quickly and we can make things happen. Only that way can we fulfil our mission and vision:
OUR MISSION AND VISION
Tech Nordic Advocates’ mission is ambitious: we want to grow the Nordics/ Baltics into a leading global tech/startup hub.
Our vision is to be the leading platform and driving force for Nordic/Baltic tech sector collaboration and growth:
In the Nordics/Baltics: through strong support for startups, scaleups, cross-ecosystem and cross-border collaboration via Tech Nordic Advocates collaboration platforms, working groups (verticals), initiatives and events
Outside the Nordics/Baltics: through promotion of our Advocates, business members, and the Nordics/Baltics as a tech/startup hub overall, to other global tech hubs through our Global Tech Advocates family and events promoting Nordic/Baltic startups in other markets (see image below).
HOW WE MAKE THINGS HAPPEN
Tech Nordic Advocates work through:
1) Our global and working group (vertical) networking and collaboration platforms – the gateways to tech leaders in other global tech hubs in our Global Tech Advocates family from Silicon Valley, to London, Rest of Europe, China, India, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand etc., and to other tech leaders in specific verticals through our working group platforms
2) Working Groups – (verticals): FinTech, Health tech, Smart City, Food Tech, Tech Talent etc.working to stimulate innovation, growth, new partnerships, networking and knowledge sharing and remove roadblocks to growth
3) Tech events – Tech Nordic Advocates own and partner events in collaboration with other leading Nordic and Baltic tech events
OUR GLOBAL TECH ADVOCATES FAMILY
Tech Nordic Advocates is the sister organization to Tech London Advocates – London’s influential private sector led tech network of more than 5,700 Advocates, who have played an instrumental role in growing London ‘s tech sector to Europe’s leading tech and startup hub, and part of Global Tech Advocates, the world’s only global tech leader network, spanning tech leaders in Silicon Valley, London, Nordics/Baltics, Rest of Europe, South East Asia, China, India, Australia and New Zealand.
As the Nordic/Baltic arm of Global Tech Advocates Tech Nordic Advocates is the direct gateway to other global tech/startup hubs.