30 Jun HOT June Nordic/Baltic Tech News, Events and Opportunities

Hello all and Welcome to our latest newsletter…

☀️ We hope you are having a good summer so far and have scheduled some time to relax and refresh – with a nice stay-cation or maybe even an overseas trip to Covid-safe soft sands and quiet beaches?

Things are looking more positive for H2 2021, so now we are starting to have more face-to-face meetings, planning “real life” events for the autumn, and expanding our partnerships in order to bring the tech ecosystem more closer together than ever before.

🌍 Unfortunately, we cannot talk about sunny hot days, without acknowledging the changes that are happening to our climate and the role that tech plays in helping to improve the issues we are facing on this planet. We, at Tech Nordic Advocates, help address these challenges by supporting clean-tech and sustainability focussed startups, but are also pleased to be working on two other major initiatives – Tech for Net Zero and Hack for Earth, and we invite you to learn more about these projects and to get involved. More to follow on those, below…so let’s get straight to the updates, and tell you more about our highlights and plans…

“WOMEN IN TECH” COMMUNITY. LATEST NEWS… 

  We’re incredibly excited about the HUGE progress all the women-in-tech founders on our international mentoring programme are making, impressing everyone, including our funding and strategic partners. So much so that we have just had confirmation of funding to launch the next stages of the Programme, starting January 2022… no we’re not telling you more just yet… all will be revealed at our celebratory event on 22 September 15.00-18.00 at the Copenhagen Town Hall, hosted by the Mayor of Copenhagen. The event will be attended by over 200 people (yes – face-to-face!), who are all making a HUGE contribution to the Programme – mentors, experts, investors, ecosystem stakeholders, Ambassadors and lots more prominent people determined to do their bit to improve women-in-tech entrepreneurship, innovation and contribution to (equality in) business and society.

If you have not received an invitation to this “Invitation Only” event but think you should be invited, drop us a line here


NEWS FROM…SWEDEN 
We are pleased to announce our partnership with the Hack for Earth Foundation. In collaboration with the United Nations and the Swedish pavilion at Expo2020, the world is invited to a global online hackathon – Hack for Earth, which we will be supporting as team mentors, and through events where we will share learnings from our diversity focussed work, highlighting the issues faced in tackling SDG #5 – Gender Equality.

The goal is to bring people and organisations from all over the world together to find real solutions to the 17 global goals. All 190+ participating countries at the upcoming world exhibition Expo2020, and their citizens, are invited to join the Hack for Earth.

More to follow…


NEWS FROM…FINLAND 🇫🇮

Our event on June 10th with partners Nordic Startup School and Startup Wise Guys, had over 200 registered attendees, loads of interaction, and great insights from top female investors and founders from across the region, all discussing; How to successfully raise funds? Where to find the money? How investors decide where and when to invest?
You can watch a recording of the discussion here AND check out our full events programme here


NEWS FROM…DENMARK 🇩🇰

It’s fantastic to report that, following a global search for urban tech startups, ten promising and innovative technology companies (inc 4 from Denmark) have been selected for the Nordic Accelerator Program at our partner’s – Urbantech. Like their 2019 and 2020 predecessors in the program, this new Cohort of startups is set to accelerate the development of the sustainable cities of tomorrow.

Read more about the startups and programme here


NEWS FROM THE BALTICS    

Related to this months theme – here’s some great insights via a report from our friends at Startup Wise Guys – a recently released list of 10 Baltic sustainability startups to watch out for. Find the full article here

 

 

 


STARTUP OF THE MONTH! 

Congratulations to Swedish FinTech – Tink, who have announced they are being acquired by VISA for over 2 Billion Dollars. Founded in 2012 in Stockholm, Tink’s 400 employees serve more than 300 banks and fintechs in 18  European markets, out of offices in 13 countries.

Read more on the background of the acquisition, here


IMPORTANT STUFF FROM OUR PARTNERS TO SUPPORT YOUR GROWTH 

Magnusson‘s latest article on the transfer of personal data outside of the EU/EEA and the new Standard contractual clauses (“SCCs”) delivers some expert legal insights that can help many startups – and larger companies.

You can read the full article on the topic here and learn how Magnusson can support youhere👈🏽

 

Interested to understand more about Crypto and Blockchain?

TNA member 4ire Labs have many articles about crypto and blockchain development PLUS expert guides that cover a lot on this new and fascinating topic. Read their latest article: “What are Crypto Banks?” here and learn more about how they can help you, by getting in touch here👈🏽

 


FUNDRAISING FOUNDERS: JOIN “TNA TALKS” WITH PRIYA GUHA, MBE.

🎙 On TNA Talks Episode 4 – We were fortunate to have Priya join us, and we want to extend our congratulations to her for the award of MBE, for work supporting international trade and women in innovation.
Priya is a former Diplomat, now Venture Partner at Merian Ventures– a venture capital firm that invests in women-led innovation, and a fantastic mentor on our “Women in Tech – International Mentoring” Programme. From our chat, you will learn all about Female focussed investing, opportunities for Nordic startups in the UK, being a British Diplomat in Silicon Valley + lots more.

Watch the video and subscribe to our YouTube channel here

FROM US…. RAISING CAPITAL TO SUPPORT YOUR GROWTH?

💰 Did you know we offer a Startup/Investor Scouting Programme, connecting fundraising startups/scaleups with suitable investorsfrom our network? 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.

OR COULD YOU DO WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM A FRIEND? 💡 Could a Mentor help you?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 over 20 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.


UPCOMING EVENTS 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS, 6TH TO 10TH OF SEPTEMBER!
We are partnering with Gothenburg Tech Week on a special event as part of the week long tech festival – dedicated to the art of growing ecosystems and helping cities to grow their tech communities and collaborate more effectively. (More to follow…)

 

 


GLOBAL TECH ADVOCATES (GTA) NEWS

Join our CEO and Founder Jeanette Carlsson, and a wide panel of experts for INVESTOR SHOWCASE 3.0: THE TECH FOR NET ZERO EDITION
JUNE 30 @ 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM

The hybrid event will feature leading investors and entrepreneurs from across Europe to examine the growth opportunity for startups and scaleups developing technology to address climate change.

The event will also explore the potential for technology to improve measurement and impact and the challenges facing tech startups driving net zero innovation across Europe as they grow and scale.

Global Tech Advocates is calling on technology ecosystems around the world to commit to a series of steps to address climate change and inspire action across the wider business landscape. This is a campaign to harness the power of the private sector to do two things:
• Accelerate the growth of startups using technology to address climate change
• Minimise the environmental impact of tech startups around the world

Read the full campaign outline here

PLEDGE YOUR SUPPORT
Show your support for the GTA Climate Commitments by emailing Global Tech Advocates to virtually sign the pledge and ensure your name is included. Global Tech Advocates: gta@wearesevenhills.com

ABOUT TECH NORDIC ADVOCATES

TECH NORDIC ADVOCATES is Northern Europe’s largest tech/startup ecosystem. Nordic sibling of Tech London Advocates – engine behind London’s tech hub and Nordic arm of Global Tech Advocates – the world’s only global tech community

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