26 Oct HOT Autumn Nordic/Baltic Tech News and Opportunities

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to our HOT Autumn tech newsletter, packed with exciting news, forthcoming events and OPPORTUNITIES, including our next sponsored trade mission to Shanghai to meet Chinese investors and partners and much more:

Enterprise Ireland launch of Copenhagen Office

On October 4, we were honoured to attend Irish #Prime #Minister @LeoVaradkar ‘s launch of Enterprise Ireland’s Copenhagen office. Welcome to Copenhagen Enterprise Ireland.! We look forward to continued collaboration and stimulating growth opportunities for Nordic/Baltic/Irish startups/scaleups and tech sector companies.

European Innovation Council (EIC) Accelerator 
On October 7, we attended the European Innovation Council’s (EIC) full-day meeting in Brussels as advisors to the EIC Accelerator Programme. If anyone would like to know more about this programme and opportunities, drop us a line here.

Global Tech Advocates Festival in Shanghai
October 14-18 saw the first-ever Global Tech Advocates Festival in Shanghai, hosted and sponsored by our China partner Tech Shanghai Advocates and Centi Group, and the launch of our Global Tech Advocates website. Check out the world’s only global tech/startup/scaleup community offering you access to growth opportunities around the world. We’re growing rapidly. Next up is launch in 2020 of Tech Canada Advocates Tech México Advocates

Nordic/China Community

STOP PRESS: FREE BUSINESS TRIP TO CHINA 3-6 December for AI, Intelligent Manufacturing (IM), Health tech/Medtech companies! APPLY BY NOVEMBER 20
Our China partner Tech Shanghai Advocates/Centi Group are offering a FREE Business Insight Trip to Shanghai for 15 tech companies in AI, Intelligent Manufacturing or Health tech/Medtech. This is a unique chance to participate in a unique China roadshow and access to private meetings with Chinese investors and funds, e.g.: Fosun International, Zizhu Venture Capital, SoftBank, China Merchants Group etc. Travel expenses covered.



Fintech Community – Findec (Sweden Hub for Fintech) Announcement and Startup Opportunity


Findec – our Sweden fintech hub partner, chaired by our Fintech Board Member, Mats Holmfeldt, is delighted to announce a new strategic partnership with PwC, which includes amongst other things the launch of Bonfire – a 3 month accelerator programme for startups including training days, inspiration, mentoring, advisory and coaching, to give included startups the tools and knowledge they need to grow and succeed. Take a look at the press release here.

Separately, if you happen to be at Hamburg Fintech WeekHong Kong Fintech Week and/or Singapore Fintech Festival, connect with the Findec team!

Stay tuned for more news on joint Tech Nordic Advocates/Findec Initiatives.

CIO/CISO Community
Our CIO/CISO community now counts over 240 CIOs/CISOs/Heads of IT Security/Cybersecurity and is growing fast.
To celebrate and stimulate collaboration in this community, we have launched the CIO/CISO Community on our Leader Island collaboration hub. To join, see the next section:




If you haven’t joined our LEADER ISLAND HUB, you’re missing out on the opportunity to connect directly with our community, chat with other TNAers 1:1 / via group chat, uncover new growth opportunities and much more.

TO JOIN, PLEASE ACCEPT THE INVITATION SENT TO YOU BY SEPARATE EMAIL OR SIGN UP HERE:  You can download the app too. Stay tuned for next release AND SERIOUS UPGRADE in November.


INNOTECH NORDICS  – 20 November Copenhagen AND 21 November Stockholm

Want to meet potential clients and partners and explore Nordic/Emerging Europe opportunities?
Come join us at INNOTECH NORDICS: Get your (nearly free) tickets here:
20 November: Rainmaking Loft, Copenhagen
21 November: Norrsken, Stockholm

Exclusive 35% discount for TNAers. Drop us a line here to get DISCOUNT CODE

3-6 December,  CENTI HITS Shanghai, Shanghai 2019 (see above)



HUGE CONGRATS TO OUR (PAYMENT) PARTNER TRUST ANCHOR GROUP for being accepted to Microsoft for Startups programme


Says Tommy Andorff Co-founder & COO of Trust Anchor Group:


 ”We’re very honoured, as one of the first Swedish IoT companies, to have been accepted onto Microsoft for Startup’s program. It validates our business and our value propositions in a fantastic way. We see a lot of opportunities working together in the Smart Cities, e-Health and Industry 4.0 domain and we look forward to a fruitful collaboration with Microsoft”.
Please do so here 

  • Access to Northern Europe’s largest and only pan-Nordic/Baltic tech/startup ecosystem network spanning the 5 Nordic & 3 Baltic countries
  • FREE attendance at our Events (non-members pay a standard event pass fee)
  • Discounted ticket prices for Partner events exclusively for TNAers
  • Access to Tech Nordic Advocates Leader Island Collaboration Hub (platform)
  • Access to Mentors – seasoned experts who have been there, done that and got the t-shirt
  • Access to Tech Nordic Advocates partners who can help you grow and scale your business
  • Access to Global Tech Advocates: the world’s only global tech/startup network – see above
  • Personal profiling/branding: Unique opportunity to promote yourself to Nordic/Baltic tech leaders for all to see
  • New tech sector career opportunities: looking for your next job? Where else to look than in our network?
  • Looking for tech talent? Unique access to top digital/tech talent in the Nordic/Baltic/international tech sector

What happens if I don’t pay?
Sadly, if you don’t pay, we’ll assume you’re not interested in any of the above. You can still attend our events but have to pay the standard event pass fee, which is a lot more expensive than being a member. If you’re a startup and can’t afford to pay the business membership fee, please email The Secretariat .

Help us grow Tech Nordic Advocates and opportunities for all across the Nordic/Baltic/global Tech Sector
Recommend your tech/startup/scaleup leader friends to join us as Advocates or Business Members:
For more info and how to join us, check out the website

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