31 Oct Tech Nordic Advocates October Newsletter & Countdown to TNA Summit!

Hello Advocates and Friends,Welcome to our October newsletter, dedicated to our Annual Summit and SLUSH side-event “Growing the Nordics/Baltics into a Global Tech/Startup Hub” 28 November @Maria 01 in Helsinki; the Tech World Tour and official launch of Global Tech Advocates  16 November in London; the latest on #SmarterCitiesNOW – the only pan-Nordic/Baltic/UK smart city collaboration network, launched by Tech Nordic Advocates in Copenhagen 11-12 October, Business Member news and much more.COUNTDOWN TO OUR VERY OWN: Annual Summit/SLUSH side event “Growing the Nordics and Baltics into a Global Tech Hub”, 28 November, Maria 01, Helsinki

Going to Slush Nov 30-Dec 1? Want to meet other Nordic/Baltic/Global tech/startup ecosystem leaders, who can help you grow your business, in a hands-on, interactive, action-orientated Slush side-event?  Make sure you arrive in time for our 28 Nov. Annual Summit, at Helsinki’s premier startup hub, Maria 01, in collaboration with Arctic StartupsAirbnb and many others (see image). Tickets and draft programme here.

The Tech World Tour, 16 Nov, London
In London 16 November? Come along to the Tech World Tour

The biggest tech gathering of the year, the “Tech World Tour”, is only a few weeks away. Make sure you’re part of this thrilling event, attended by 800 tech leaders from around the world. Speakers and tickets HERE:

Slush, 30 Nov to 1 Dec 2017, Helsinki
Heading to Slush? For exclusive TNA discounts on tickets, email the Secretariat

For other TNA and Partner events planned for Autumn 2017, see the Event page on the TNA website.

Latest from the Working Groups
Smart City/IOT 
The Smart City/IOT Working Group (led by Michael Ferm, Global Head of Public Lighting of Business Member Zumtobel Group) would like to thank everyone who participated in the #Nordic launch of #SmarterCitiesNOW: A Sustainable Urban Development Collaboration Forum @BLOXHUB, Copenhagen 11-12 October. Check out all the great pictures from the event HERE .

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS!!! to Leapcraft (Vinay Venkatraman, 3rd left), Winner of the #SmarterCitiesNOW Solution Challenge and Runner-up ModelMe3D (Samuel Alvarado, 2nd left) – who have since won another competition!  Stay tuned for more competitions!

Interested but forgot to join the #SmarterCitiesNOW Collaboration HUB? Hurry up!
Unable to attend the #Nordic #SmarterCitiesNOW launch 11-12 Oct in Copenhagen but keen to knowledge share, discuss what works/doesn’t with peers, find customers/partners or promote your solution to the only pan-Nordic/Baltic/UK smart city/sustainable urban collaboration network around, then hurry up and join the #SmarterCitiesNOW networking and collaboration HUB. Email the Secretariat for access QUICKLY!

Health Tech 
If you would like to join the TNA Health Tech Working Group and the Health Tech Working Group Community Platform, to connect with other Working Group members and collaboration initiatives, please email the Secretariat.

DON’T FORGET – If you’re already a Health Tech Working Group member, you should already have access to the Health Tech Working Group Community Platform.  Please accept the email sent to you. For any queries contact the Secretariat.

Food Tech 
We’re excited to be announcing the new Food Tech Working Group at our 28 Nov Annual Summit . Watch this space for more!

News from Existing Business Members

Invesdor would like to share the latest news from their blog see below:

Goodwille Ltd
We are delighted to Welcome GOODWILLE into their Second Year as TNA Business Member.
We look forward to continuing our partnership and growth journeys!

Goodwille have been helping businesses from Northern Europe expand into the UK for the past 20 years. CEO Alexander Goodwille explains why he believes Britain will always be open for business, despite BREXIT! http://goodwille.com/our-latest/britain-will-always-open-business

JA Kemp
TNA Business Member J A Kemp has retained their Top Tier Ranking in The Legal 500. Read more.

Gillamor Stephens 
“The SmarterCitiesNow event in Copenhagen was excellent, congratulations to the TNA team. We are confirmed to be at the TNA Event in Helsinki and looking forward to it. If you would like to meet-up just reach out. We have just finished working with a Norwegian software company to hire the CEO and found a great Norwegian to join the team. We have also started a CFO project for a Swedish Adtech company. How can we help you?” Paul Gillespie, Partner, Gillamor Stephens

Goodwille, JA Kemp and Gillamor Stephens will be at the Tech World Tour event 16 Nov in London (see above).

TNA Media Partner – The Nordic Web

Come hear Neil Murray, Editor of The Nordic Web discuss the State of Play of Nordic and Baltic Startup and Tech at the Tech Nordic Advocates Annual Summit on 28th November, Helsinki.  Ticket via link.
The Nordic Web offers exclusive, original, data-driven insight on the Nordic startup scene. See the TNA Blog for the latest newsletter.

Our Global Tech Advocates family
Our Global Tech Advocates family is growing rapidly with the launch, this month, of Tech Shanghai Advocates. The official launch of Global Tech Advocates will be at the “The Tech World Tour” event on 16 November at HERE EAST at the Olympic Stadium in Stratford, London. Grab your tickets here!

Access to our Global Tech Advocates network
As ever, if you haven’t already done so, register here to join Profinda – your gateway to our Global Tech Advocates family.

Help us grow Tech Nordic Advocates and the Nordic and Baltic Tech Sector
Help us grow further by recommending your tech leader friends to: info@technordicadvocates.org
Don’t forget all the latest news from across the Nordic/Baltic tech scene is available on our BLOG

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Stay tuned for more exciting news in November!