03 Feb HOT January Nordic/Baltic Tech News, Events and Opportunities
Hello and Welcome to our latest newsletter…
We hope that 2021 has started well for you and your business 🚀
One thing is for sure – we’ll continue to support you in the months ahead with up-to-date news, access to cool events, and as a gateway to the strongest and most productive network in the Nordics and Baltics.
❄️ A chilly January is almost over already, and whilst we all have one eye on spring, waiting for warmer days and lighter evenings, our team are busy (in our homes, mainly), connecting, and shaping the futures of lots of startups and scaleups – through our TNA Academy, WOMEN-IN-TECH Mentoring Programme, or partner events.
For us, Q1 is all about delivering IMPACT – launching and delivering new ways to support and grow this ecosystem, both on and offline, as best we can, to achieve the large goals we have. We’ve made a great start, but there is lots of work to be done – and we will also need your support, to do it! Let’s help each other 🙏🏼
So, let’s get cracking with showing you our IMPACT, so far…
“WOMEN IN TECH” COMMUNITY. BIG NEWS…
We are proud to have selected the 20 female founders and business leaders for Cohort 1 of our international mentoring programme, matching the amazing female-founders and leaders with amazing mentors from across the globe, who will support them on their journey to launch, grow and scale their tech businesses.
Cohort 1 kicks off on February 1st, as part of Module 1 – An International Mentoring Programme – in a 3 Module strategic programme to support female founders/leaders in Denmark, with support from Industriens Fond.
We wish them all luck, and stay tuned for photos, interviews, founder spotlight features and more, as the programme kicks off and the magic happens.
If you would like to learn more or apply to join Cohort 2 or 3, or become a mentor – Everything you need is here 👈🏽
We are delighted to welcome our latest partner for the Women in Tech – International Mentoring Programme – KPMG. Their team of experts will support us as mentors, business coaches and advisors. We are really looking forward to our collaboration.
We are also pleased to share that we are partnering with The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service in Sweden, for an event.
Building inclusive Transatlantic Partnerships – March 10th, 2021 – 14.30-17.30 – Embassy of Canada to Sweden, Stockholm (online event)
Are you a Swedish entrepreneur? Ready for North America expansion? Would you like to learn more about Toronto and other Canadian Tech hubs, pitch to – AND be, matched with investors, mentors and/or partners who can help you on the ground? Perhaps you are a female-founder led startup and would like advice from other female founders, investors and/or mentors? Join this action packed INVITATION ONLY matchmaking event introduced by two panels of top notch investors, corporate leaders and mentors from Sweden and Canada, who will give you a run-down on key opportunities and share their expertise and experience, followed by transatlantic matchmaking. Sounds good? Hurry Up and drop us a line here for more information.
OUR STARTUP ECOSYSTEM AT WORK…
As part of our continued growth in Finland (Read Press Release Here) Jeannette Carlsson and Barry O’Brien, held a talk for our new community partner Startup Space Helsinki on the topic of networking, international expansion and the work TNA does across the “New Nordics”. Reach out to Panu, if you would like to know more about their community.
Our CEO, Jeanette Carlsson, also appeared on the panel at our partner community event, at BLOXHUB, Copenhagen. Featuring members of the Danish startup community, PropTech, and Sustainability experts – discussing and answering specific questions around the support opportunities available.
STARTUP/SCALEUP GROWTH COMMUNITY:
FREE HELP TO GET YOU THROUGH COVID-19 AND BEYOND
Startups, Scaleups and the entire ecosystem in Denmark can all get direct help with any challenges you face as a result of Covid, through our Startup Ecosystem COVID-19 Resource Hub – our digital one-stop-shop, offering access to advice, investors, mentors, partners and resources . Get in touch via the link – no problem is too small or too big… get in touch and we will help you at no cost! How’s that for an offer?
FUNDRAISING FOUNDERS: JOIN “TNA TALKS” WITH THE HEAD OF WESTERN EUROPE AND NORDICS, PRIMARY CAPITAL MARKETS – AT THE LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE
🎙 On TNA Talks Episode 5 – Tamara Gehring, from the London Stock Exchange discusses “Going Public” where we cover – Access to capital in London, how it all works, Nordic success cases, business during the Covid19 crisis…plans for 2021 + lots more. Watch the video and subscribe to our YouTube channel here
💰 Fundraising? Did you know we offer a Startup/Investor Scouting Programme, connecting fundraising startups/scaleups with suitable investors from our network for a % finders fee? Special deal for TNA Members. Right now, we’re working on rounds for PropTech, TravelTech and FoodTech companies. If you’re a startup/scaleup raising funds, get in touch here OR if you’re an investor looking for deal flow, please get in touch.
💡 Could you do with a Mentor? Did you know that we offer a global mentoring programme matching our members with mentors across the globe from our Global Tech Advocates network, spanning 18 tech hubs globally? Join today (Solo membership or Business Membership) and get access to top quality mentors across all continents, who can help accelerate your growth.
We are working with Stockholm FinTech Week once again this year, as a Community Partner, to spread the word about their work and upcoming event on Feb 9th & 10th, take a look at the programme for the two days, here #SFW2021
The panel event “In times of crisis, are partnerships a strength or a potential risk?” will be moderated by our Board Member for Norway, Susanne Hannestad.
…..EXPERT PARTNERS ON STANDBY TO SUPPORT YOUR GROWTH
Magnusson Copenhagen’s Managing Partner, Nikolaj Juhl Hansen, says: “We have a very active CSR program in place at Magnusson, and it was truly a great opportunity for us to partner up with Finklusiv to provide legal support to refugees in Denmark who want to start their own business. We look forward to helping ideas turn into businesses, creating a solid platform for a daily life in Denmark.”
Read more about their support hereInterested in China or US expansion? Natalie Pu has joined the team – she is a dual-qualified China and US (State of California) lawyer who can help Nordic/Baltic start-ups that want to look at going to either of those places Find Natalie’s profile here
Read our blog interview with Helen Petrashchuk, CEO of Swedish-Estonian-Ukrainian TNA member 4ire Labs. Learn more about how they can help you, and get in touch here.
Urbantech Mentoring is a world-class mentoring program for early-stage Danish startups within the urbantech space. It aims to strengthen the Danish urbantech ecosystem by supporting 15 Danish startups over an 8 week period from March-April 2021. Startups are matched with mentors from the urbantech ecosystem as well as provided with resources to assist in their startup journey.
Apply here before February 7th.
OTHER EVENTS TO SUPPORT YOUR GROWTH…
On the 5th of February 2021, it will be 100 years since the Kingdom of Denmark and the Republic of Estonia officially established diplomatic relations. This webinar will focus on the history between the two countries but also try to have a look into the future and possible ways to cooperate in the coming years – and one possible area of cooperation could be the energy sector.
WHEN: GMT+1 Copenhagen, Friday February 05, 2021 01:00 PM / GMT+2 Tallin, Friday February 05, 2021 02:00 PM
Learn more and join here
9th February 2021 – Kreab are hosting a Webinar (in Danish) to help you perfect your communication skills. Is your message clear? Or can your communication be improved? Find your answer at Kreab’s webinar on February 9 at 8.30-10 CET, focusing on effective, targeted management communication in both times of crisis and peace – Register to join here
STARTUP OF THE MONTH…
This is where we highlight a handpicked startup from the Nordic & Baltic Ecosystem that we’ve discovered this month… so let us introduce Pleo from Denmark – who offer smart company credit cards that automate expense reports and simplify company spending. Winners of “Startup of the year” at the latest Global Startup awards 🎉 One to keep an eye on…
GLOBAL TECH ADVOCATES (GTA) NEWS
Congrats to Russ Shaw CBE, Founder of Global Tech Advocates, who has been shortlisted for the UKtech50 awards, as part of the top people in UK IT.
A huge congratulations to all nominees on the longlist. It is a great achievement and shows how special the UK Tech Industry is. You can read more about the list here
Stay Tuned and Stay Safe!