30 Mar TNA Newsletter 30 Mar 2016

Hi everyone,

Wow, what a month March was – so many new Advocates, a successful Nordic Startup Conference, 18 March in Copenhagen, and more exciting events, developments and working groups under way.

It’s hard to believe it. We’re now approaching 500 Tech Nordic Advocates across the Nordics, Baltics & UK in only 5 months
Help us keep growing by recommending your senior tech network to: info@technordicadvocates.org

Nordic Startup Conference 
Thank you to all Tech Nordic Advocates speakers and delegates, who made the Nordic Startup Conference a great success and for the great feedback on Twitter: @TechNordicAdv and Linkedin: tech-nordic-advocates.

See conference pics, press coverage and sli.do stats on the live questions from the audience.

Fantastic to see so many of our Advocates among the participants networking and engaging in the discussions on the various panels. +350 delegates ranging from Startups, Investors and decision makers covering the Nordics/Baltics and UK confirms the interest in and need for enhanced collaboration across borders working on developing all areas of the tech startup scene.

Special thanks to Anthony Albutt, Intellectual Property specialist from TNA Partner D Young & Co, for being such an excellent moderator of the Internationalisation panel – how to manage the transition from home-market to global player, and to Paul Gillespie, Partner, Gillamor Stephens – EMEA’s leading Executive Search firm in tech, for the fabulous performance as chair of the “Battle of the Vikings”.

Big congrats to the winners @Donkey_Republic! Great job, guys!

Next Up:

To our FinTech Community: Money20/20 Europe is only a few 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.
Look who’s coming to #Money2020Europe – Also just announced, Rudimental to play at Money 2020 Europe party on Tuesday 5th April!

Tech Nordic Advocates will also be participating in a range of parallel events in Copenhagen during the Money2020 week.

DON´T DELAY registration closes midnight 31st March. Special prices for Tech Nordic Advocates using code TNA200.

Entrepreneurship Forum – Everyday Tech 2016
In London on May 5th 2016? Come along to  the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in London’s, 110th anniversary Entrepreneurship Forum – Everyday Tech 2016  in partnership with Tech Nordic Advocates.

Tallinn Demo Day on 14th of April – Tallinn, Estonia
Advocate Calum Cameron from Startup Wise Guys invites you to join the Tallinn Demo Day, an event, where teams from the BusinessTech Winter 2016 will be making their first public pitches. This event is co-organized with our friends Funderbeam and ArcticStartup, who will also be making a presentation. Come and meet the great teams and network with the ecosystem! RSVP latest by 12th of April in Eventbrite

Nordic and Baltic common digital space – Vilnius, Lithuania
In Vilnius 18 May? Why not attend the “Nordic and Baltic common digital space” at the Lithuanian Parliament on 18th May 2016, led by the Lithuanian Innovation and Technology InstituteFor further information please contact Mr. Romualdas Petraitis, Chair of the Cloud Computing Working Group.

Latitude 59, 31 May-1 June – Tallinn, Estonia 
Latitude59 Tech Conference has developed into a great platform for innovators and startup entrepreneurs to meet investors and potential partners. More than 1500+ participants are expected including top notch startups from the Northern European region as well as investors from Silicon Valley, Europe, Russia and Asia! Stay tuned for more info about the conference and Tech Nordic Advocates involvement!

Artic15 June 2-3rd – Helsinki, Finland
Wanting to network further, why not continue to Helsinki for the Arctic15 conference offering pitching competition and matchmaking.

Latest Partner News
Massive thanks to the Mayor of Copenhagen Anna Mee Allerslev for agreeing to open the Nordic Startup Conference and for Director, Michael Baunsgaard Schreiber for standing in with an excellent speech last minute. We deeply appreciate your support for Tech Nordic Advocates initiatives.

Thanks to Mads Skalbo, Citrix GM Denmark and Sweden for recommending Tech Nordic Advocates on LinkedIn.

D Young & Co is a leading intellectual property law firm and multi-disciplinary practice, bringing together the technical and legal expertise of patent and trade mark attorneys and solicitors within a single partnership. This combined expertise will be particularly valuable to our clients when the unitary patent (UP) and Unified Patent Court (UPC) come into effect across Europe in 2017, which will be the biggest change to the European patent landscape for more than 30 years. Our UP and UPC experts will be hosting an informative webinar on Wednesday 27 April, which will cover the latest developments, dispel some common myths and help you navigate through this new area of patent law to maximise your future opportunities. Please register to attend via the website at www.dyoung.com/event-webupc.

Gillamor Stephens EMEA’s leading independent Executive Recruitment company focussing on VP, CxO-level and Non-Executive search for Corporate and VC/PE portfolio technology and digital companies. For nearly a decade, Gillamor Stephens have been working with early (and later) stage Nordic companies and seen the Nordics move from being a relatively isolated geographical player to the centre stage of Europe. We have brought talent to the Nordics as well as help Nordic companies to open and build operations in the US and Asia. To find our more, contact Paul Gillespie, Partner, Gillamor Stephens pgillespie@gillamorstephens.com.

The Capital Region of Denmark – Tech is on the Agenda! Congratulations – Having already attracted Money 2020 to Copenhagen, Copenhagen now announces to host global ICANN Internet Conference in 2017

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

Key Working Group developments 

The FinTech Working Group ran its first ever web meeting on 29 March focusing on trends and goals for the Working Group. Based upon a survey carried out by Innovate Finance, key topics of interest are: Payments, Blockchain, Capital Markets and Challenger Banks. In general, members would like to discuss Collaboration and Emerging Trends and use the group to expand their network in the Nordics and seek out opportunities for collaboration. A first physical meeting of the Working Group will be held in Helsinki, Finland on April 20th. Information about the Working Group will be posted on Podio!

Cloud Computing
Keep an eye out for news on Podio, where the first meeting of the Cloud Computing Working Group is soon to be announced.

Check out Podio, for further Working Group news.

If you are interested in a Working Group, 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
You can access Podio, our collaboration platform, sponsored by Citrix,  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.

Stay tuned for

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

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