28 Jan TNA Newsletter 28 Jan 2016

Hi everyone,

Happy New Year. It’s been a busy start to 2016. Many exciting developments and plans for 2016. Here goes:

We are now approaching 300 Tech Nordic Advocates (TNA) across the Nordics, Baltics & UK

We are attracting new Advocates at high speed. Please help us grow TNA further by recommending your senior tech network to: info@technordicadvocates.org

Tech Nordic Advocates Working Groups are expanding rapidly

Interest in our FinTech Working Group is growing fast. We will shortly announce our first FinTech event and invite you to join.

Next Working Groups to launch are:

  • Cloud Computing – Chair: Romualdas Petraitis, Director and Chairman of the Board, Lithuanian Innovation & Technology Institute
  • Tech Startups/Investors – Chair being appointed
  • Smart City/IoT – Chair being appointed
  • ehealth/Welfare Tech – Chair being appointed
  • Women in Tech – Chair being appointed

If you are interested in chairing, joining or proposing a Working Group, please read Tech Nordic Advocates Working Groups, then email: info@technordicadvocates.org

Launch of Podio, Tech Nordic Advocates Collaboration Platform

Tech Nordic Advocates have received a separate email with an invitation to join our newly launched Collaboration Platform Podio, sponsored by Citrix.

Podio enables TNAs to collaborate, access expertise, investment and resources and grow your businesses and the Nordic & Baltic tech sector.

If you would like to join Podio, but are not yet a Tech Nordic Advocate, please email: info@technordicadvocates.org to become an Advocate.

Welcome to new partner D Young and Co

D Young & Co Intellectual Property is delighted to be a partner in Tech Nordic Advocates and will be able to offer the all-important intellectual property advice that is often essential to technology companies, both established and new. “Our firm has a strong track record of helping Nordic entrepreneurs and businesses protect their technologies and brands using patents, trade marks and other intellectual property assets. This can often be a key first step for start-ups looking for investment and established businesses looking to expand internationally” reports Partner and European Patent Attorney Anthony Albutt. D Young and Co’s specialist teams advise on IP law matters across a complete range of technologies, brands and designs.

Partner News

Gillamor Stephens – Paul Gillespie, Partner, Gillamor Stephens Executive Search recently interviewed four of the key investors in the Nordic region – Northzone, Conor Ventures, Creandum and TeliaSonera – to gain a sense of what makes the region so strong. This is interview was part of the Special Nordic edition of their magazine, GS-insight. Read more on our blog

On January 29th, the City of Copenhagen is hosting the Venture Cup Idea Competition 2016, where selected entrepreneurs from the Danish Universities compete to have the best entrepreneurial idea. The theme is FinTech, contributing to profiling Copenhagen as the leading Nordic FinTech Center.

The Capital Region of Denmark is supporting a very exiting initiative facilitating the development of new and better healthtech solutions. The Copenhagen Healthtech Cluster (CHC) is a platform for connecting initiatives and delivering new healthtech solutions that address the future health challenges.

Become a Partner

For information on the benefits of being and how to become a Tech Nordic Advocates Partner, please email: info@technordicadvocates.org

See all Tech Nordic Advocates Partners

Launch of Tech Nordic Advocates Blog

Check out our newly launched blog for latest Tech Nordic Advocates and Partner content.


Check out our exciting 2016 events calendar
See details of 2016 Nordic & Baltic Tech Events, including TechChill Baltics, Latitude59, Arctic15, Slush and Tech Nordic Advocates Annual Summit, 2nd November in Stockholm (tbc), next up is:

Nordic Startup Conference
Tech Nordic Advocates are co-hosting the NordicStartUpConference 2016 on March 18th 2016 at the Hilton, Copenhagen International Airport. The event will include:

  • 30+ top speakers, including several Tech Nordic Advocates
  • Hundreds of high profile speakers, startups, investors and senior tech leaders
  • Live startup pitching opportunities
  • Networking with senior Nordic tech leaders, the fastest growing Nordic & Baltic startups and investors looking for new investment opportunities

We are delighted to offer an exclusive discount code to the Nordic Startup Conference for TNA’s. To qualify, email info@technordicadvocates.org

Money20/20 Europe is only 80 days away!
A new, world-class platform for the entire Payments, Financial Services and Retail ecosystem to connect, collaborate and innovate. Expecting 3,000+ attendees, 400+ speakers, 150+ sponsors from 50+ countries, Money20/20 is an unparalleled senior audience comprises visionaries and luminaries, the people who built the ecosystem and the people who are disrupting, challenging and changing it.

Register using code TNA200 to receive an extra €200 off the ticket price!

Look who’s coming to #Money2020Europe

Entrepreneurship Forum – Everyday Tech 2016
If you are in London on May 5th 2016, why not attend the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in London’s, 110th anniversary Entrepreneurship Forum – Everyday Tech 2016  – in partnership with Tech Nordic Advocates.

Recent events

#CPHFTW Townhall #7
#CPHFTW, a non-profit grass root initiative promoting and bringing together the technology startup ecosystem of Copenhagen and Malmø held its 7th Townhall event on January 21 with +600 startups, scale-ups and investors.  Key note speakers Lars Fjeldsøe Nielsen with a background in dropbox and Uber and Peter Holten Muhlmann CEO and Founder of Trustpilot shared their do’s and don’ts as startups and when scaling your business.

Singularity University – launch of Copenhagen Chapter
The Silicon Valley based disruptive University and World’s leading institution on exponential research and technology, SingularityU, launched its Copenhagen Chapter at their first Salon on December 16th at KBH Volume. TNA supports this fantastic initiative and look forward to more cutting edge knowledge and technologies at events, competitions and talks in an innovative environment.

UNESCO Year of Light 2015
TNA joined our Partner Gate21 and many of our Advocates in the Celebration of the UNESCO International Year of Light Year 2015 at an event held 15th December in Copenhagen, with fascinating deliberations from amongst others international recognized  artist and architect, Olafur Eliasson, and writer, Tor Nørretranders, on Light as a mean to improve our quality of life, health and welfare.

Stay tuned for

Our February newsletter with news of Working Group launches, new Advocates, Events and Partner news.

Happy New Year. We look forward to an exciting 2016 working together.

/Tech Nordic Advocates