29 Feb TNA Newsletter 29 Feb 2016

Hi everyone,

So much has happened in February. This month’s newsletter focuses on Working Group developments, our Podio collaboration platform, sponsored by Citrix, and our forthcoming Nordic Startup Conference, 18 March in Copenhagen.

We are now 400 Tech Nordic Advocates in TNA from across the Nordics, Baltics & UK and growing fast!

Help us keep growing by recommending your senior tech network to: info@technordicadvocates.org

Key Working Group developments

The FinTech Working Group now counts 221 Advocates, Cloud Computing 86. Both Working Groups are convening their first meetings soon  Check out Podio, where the Working Group Chairs, Lawrence Wintermeyer (FinTech) and Romualdas Petraitis, (Cloud Computing), will communicate directly with Advocates, who have signed up for the respective Working Groups.

If you are interested in the above Working Groups, but have not received an invitation to join, please contact the TNA Secretariat at info@technordicadvocates.org

Check out Tech Nordic Advocates Working Groups for more info on chairing, joining or proposing a Working Group, then email: info@technordicadvocates.org

Join Podio, Tech Nordic Advocates’ Collaboration Platform

Discussions are under way on Podio – our collaboration platform, sponsored by Citrix.

You can access Podio  directly from the TNA website using the Advocate sign-in link in the top right hand corner. Don’t forget to set up your profile!

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


Nordic Startup Conference – now with a special offer for startups
Hurry up for tickets to the NordicStartUpConference 2016 on 18 March in Copenhagen. The Mayor of Copenhagen, Anna Mae Allerslev, will open the Conference, which features an unrivalled line-up of speakers from Uber, Trustpilot, TransferWise, Falcon Social, Unwire, and many more, including TNA Partners D Young & Co and Gillamore Stephens. Hurry up if you are a startup and would like to pitch to investors, spaces are limited.

We offer reduced price tickets for Tech Nordic Advocates and a special offer startups!

To our FinTech Community: Money20/20 Europe is only 6 weeks 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.

Special prices for Tech Nordic Advocates using code TNA200.

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.

Nordic and Baltic common digital space – Vilnius
Stay tuned for the Conference “Nordic and Baltic common digital space” to be held at the Lithuanian Parliament on 18th May 2016, on the initiative of the Lithuanian Innovation and Technology InstituteFor further information please contact Mr. Romualdas Petraitis, Chair of the Cloud Computing Working Group.

Recent events

Finland Trade Commission – London
Meeting with Perry Le Dain, Finland Trade Commission, Embassy of Finland in London, February 24 regarding collaboration.

Tech Chill – Riga
The TechChill conference, held in Riga on February 11 and one of the most prominent events in the region, brought together founders, speakers, venture capitalists and tech journalists from several countries to create perfect networking opportunities and to discuss the development of Baltics as a startup hub and showcase some of the most prominent and promising early-stage startups.  In 2016 the conference celebrated the anniversary of 5 years since its founding, and since the founding of Riga’s TechHub , a Tech Nordic Advocate.

Nordic-Baltic FinTech Fact Finding visit – London
On 3rd February, a group of more than 25 Nordic/Baltic leading FinTech companies from the Nordics and Baltics participated in an inward mission to the UK, organized by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) and Finextra. The focus was on; Partnering for digital transformation, Insights on funding success factors for start-ups and high growth companies and Navigating the investment landscape.

Venture Cup Idea Competition – Copenhagen
The Venture Cup Idea Competition 2016, was held on January 29th bringing together selected entrepreneurs from the Danish Universities to compete to have the best entrepreneurial idea. The overall winner, amongst the six categories, were POC Solutions from the Medtech category. Congratulations from us!

Latest Partner News

Intellectual Property specialist Anthony Albutt, from TNA Partner D Young & Co, will be moderating a session at the Nordic Start-up Conference in Copenhagen on 18th March (see above).  Anthony will be chairing the session on Internationalisation – how to manage the transition from home-market to global player. The session will explore some of the key commercial considerations companies need to think about when making the leap from the safety of the home market. D Young & Co will also be providing advice on the TNA blog about how you can protect your company as you expand globally, using intellectual property rights.

Gillamore Stephens “Outside Looking In” – Gillamore Stephens has been talking to two leading European VCs that invest in the Nordics for their views of the region.

FinTech is busy and buzzing in Copenhagen, with Money2020 coming to the City in April and  the City of Copenhagen promoting Copenhagen as a FinTech Hub. Will we see a launch of an Accelerator bringing together Startups and the FinTech Community under one roof! Check out recommendations in the Study and Recommendations for making Copenhagen a Nordic FinTech Hub.

The Capital Region of Denmark – Greater Copenhagen is celebrating having won the prestigious award for the best strategy to attract foreign direct investment (FDI) in the European Cities and Regions of the Future rankings 2016/17 by fDi Intelligence, a division of the Financial Times. The Greater Stockholm Region was also on the shortlist.

Become a Partner

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

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Tech Nordic Advocates Blog

Check out Computer Weekly’s coverage of the forthcoming Nordic Startup Conference here  and our blog for latest Tech Nordic Advocates and Partner content on the key trends and issues driving the Nordic and Baltic tech sector right now .

Stay tuned for

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

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