24 Aug HOT Post-Summer Nordic/Baltic Tech News

Hello Everyone,

Hope you’ve all had a great Summer. Welcome to our first post-Summer Newsletter, packed with exciting Nordic, Baltic and global tech news and events, starting with follow-up from our:

London Tech Week “The Best of Nordic/Baltic (fin)Tech Summit, 11 June
It was great to see so many of you at Rise, Created by Barclays for our London Tech Week “The Best of Nordic/Baltic (fin)Tech Summit” . Thank you to all who have shared your feedback. We’re thrilled with the sky high response rate and average feedback score of 4.3/5 across all KPIs (quality of programme, speakers, startups/scaleups pitching, investors/growth partners and venue)! There’s always something you can do better. So our Board and team have been studying your constructive suggestions for improvement carefully (thank you for those!), so we can deliver an even better Summit and feedback score in 2020 (aim is 5/5).

Meantime, congrats to all startups/scaleups who were selected to pitch on stage on your short, sharp, right-on-time pitches, including Funderbeam, HODL Finance, Odin Vision, Scoriff,  Cyex, Zenia, DiggEcard, Creditstretcher, Trust Anchor Group, ZTL Payment Solution, Clockwork Trader, Togee, Sharebox, Fintech.db. (see link for details). Special Congrats to Creditstretcher  who won the startup competition to pitch on the London Tech Week Anchor Event Startup Elevate Stage and attracted HUGE interest from global investors and partners.

Investor Panel: Russ Shaw, TLA; Joh Zai, CENTI Group; Magda Lukaszewicz, Balderton Capital; Nick Taylor, Envestors; Craig Fox, Silicon Valley Bank; Hazel Moore, FirstCapital; Malin Holmberg, Target Global (moderator and sponsor). Startups pitching: Jacob Pedersen, CEO & Co-founder, Creditstretcher, Tommy Andorff. MobilGirotm (PaiWise).

Missed the Summit? See the pics here: http://bit.ly/TheBestOfNordicBaltic2019

Thank you again to our partners for your invaluable support: 

Next events by Community:

Innovation Community: TechBBQ 18-19 Sep in Copenhagen? Exclusive discount forTNAers
Once again, TNA partner TechBBQ are hosting the annual tech fest in Copenhagen. Don’t miss it. Latest here.
Exclusive discount for TNAers. Get in touch for discount code. See you there!

Exclusively for CIOs/CISOs/heads of IT Security – Breakfast Roundtable, 20 September, Stockholm

Are you a CIO/CISO/Head of IT Security? Would you like to discuss the top-of-mind IT security issues you’re dealing with every day and network with peers in a closed forum over a delicious breakfast, and hear how industry leaders and top senior IT security professionals view and address today’s most pertinent IT security issues? Don’t miss our next “Conversations from the Vault” Breakfast Roundtable discussion forum 20 September 8-10.30 in Stockholm. Register here to attend (only a few tickets left) (please note target participants).

Nordic/China/GTA Community: Expanding globally/to CHINA? Don’t miss the GTA Festival, 14-18 Oct, Shanghai 
Looking to enter/expand into China/globally? DON’T MISS our first ever Global Tech Advocates (GTA) Festival in Shanghai and your unique chance to meet and network with tech leaders from 14 tech hubs around the world, hosted by Tech Shanghai Advocates/CENTI Group – our China partner within our GTA global family. Details and registration here. More details on programme to follow shortly. Any questions in the meantime, please email: TLA@wearesevenhills.com

FinTech Community: MoneyLive Nordic Banking, 21-23 October, Copenhagen, Exclusive discount for TNAers
Want to catch up with the latest innovations and digital transformation in Nordic Banking? Don’t miss Money Live Nordic Banking 21-23 October in Copenhagen. Exclusive 10% discount for TNAers. Drop us a line to get your discount code.


TNA Collaboration platform provider ‘ Leader Island’

“ First of all, I’m super happy that so many TNA members have already started to communicate, share knowledge and chat in the TNA community at www.leaderisland.com. We’re also very pleased to announce that Leader Island has been chosen as one of the 10 most promising startups in Sweden to join the Chalmer Venture’s & Vinnova’s Fast Growth Acceleration Program called SCALE GLOBAL in Silicon Valley this fall. The program is focused on rapid scaling of Sales, Product and Organization with amazing coaches from for example Spotify and Airbnb! The timing is perfect as we are now also shifting up a level, upgrading our platform with e.g. Group Chat, Notifications and a whole new Design (that I’m sure you will love), all happening within a few months.
If you would like to meet with any of us, there’s a perfect opportunity on the 20 September as we’ll be joining the Invitation Only: “Conversations From the Vault” CIO/CISO/Head of IT Security Roundtable @Embassy House Stockholm (see above) 
I hope to see you there!

Sebastian Stern, Co-Founder



“Tech Nordic Advocates has created a truly groundbreaking community of founders, investors, talents, corporates and mentors. We are honoured and very excited to roll out Paiwise, our smart Payments as a Service solution to support the Tech Nordic Advocates community “, says Lars Blomfeldt Co-founder & Vice President Global Affairs at Trust Anchor Group”

TRUST ANCHOR GROUP / PAIWISE – based in Stockholm – works as a catalyst for the smart society by connecting existing infrastructure domains to the latest technology and standards for internet of things and smart payments services. It empowers customers to transact smart micro-payments within the infrastructure of IoT, mobile networks and other digital environments. Connecting to Paiwise is easy and fast, Paiwise works in the background to support businesses across multiple domains as a Smart Payments as a Service solution and can be utilized both for online and off-line payments in a seamless, scalable and secure environment.

Going forward, all Membership, Business Partner and Event ticket payments for non-members/partners will be processed by paiwise

TNA are supporting and promoting Nordic/Baltic tech, so of course, our Collaboration Hub and Payment Platform are Nordic!

Latest from Global Tech Advocates (GTA)
Our global tech/startup ecosystem is growing rapidly. We now boast 14 sibling networks around the world including:

  • Tech Nordic Advocates
  • Tech Bay Area Advocates
  • Tech Belfast Advocates
  • Tech Bogotá Advocates
  • Tech Japan Advocates
  • Tech Italy Advocates
  • Tech London Advocates
  • Tech North Advocates
  • Tech Paris Advocates
  • Tech Scotland Advocates
  • Tech Shanghai Advocates
  • Tech Shenzhen Advocates
  • Tech Singapore Advocates
  • Tech Spain Advocates

Launching in 2020:

  • Tech Canada Advocates
  • Tech México Advocates

We are building a global tech/startup community!. Gain access to it by joining Tech Nordic Advocates (see below)


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 access to our Events (non-members pay a standard event pass fee)
  • Access to Tech Nordic Advocates Leader Island Collaboration Hub (platform)
  • Access to Mentors – business/tech experts who have been there, done that, got the t-shirt, built, grown and scaled businesses
  • Access to Global Tech Advocates: the world’s only global tech/startup network – see above
  • Personal profiling/branding: Unique opportunity to appear in Tech Nordic Advocates directory of 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 ecretariat .

Help us grow Tech Nordic Advocates and the Nordic and Baltic Tech Sector
Help us grow further by recommending your tech/startup leader friends to: Connect@technordicadvocates.org

Get going!. Help us support Nordic/Baltic tech startups/scaleups and grow the Nordic/Baltic tech sector into a leading global tech/startup hub!