26 Sep TNA Newsletter August 2016

Dear Friends,

Hope you’ve had a fantastic Summer.

Tech Nordic Advocates are back refreshed and with an exciting, packed agenda of activities and events for the rest of 2016.

This month’s newsletter is dedicated to our forthcoming Summit “The Many Faces of Nordic and Baltic Tech” on 2 Nov in Stockholm and to Welcoming our New Partners.

TNA Summit: “The Many Faces of Nordic and Baltic Tech”, 2 November 2016, Stockholm



On 2 November 2016, 13-17.00 + networking drinks, we host our Annual Summit “The Many Faces of Nordic and Baltic Tech” @SUP46  – Stockholm’s premier startup hub.

The Summit will be opened by the British Prime Minister’s Envoy to the Nordics and Baltics, Mr Mark Prisk, who will travel to Stockholm, with a delegation from the London Mayor’s Office, London & Partners, Tech Nordic Advocates partners and senior London tech leaders, led by Mr Russ Shaw, Founder of @TechLondonAdv, to meet Tech Nordic Advocates and other Nordic and Baltic tech leaders for a super exciting Summit to celebrate Tech Nordic Advocates’ first year, discuss what further needs to be done to stimulate tech growth in the Nordics and Baltics and collaboration between London/the UK and the Nordics & Baltics in a live, interactive debate, led by keynote speakers, Advocates and the Summit audience, powered by @slidoapp. The Summit will conclude with a networking reception.

Press & Media coverage will be handled by new Tech Nordic Advocates Partner Kreab – see below. 

Click here for tickets (zero cost for Tech Nordic Advocates), Programme and Sponsor opportunities Eventbrite

Tech Nordic Advocates Partner Events 

Rainmaking Summit – 20 September – Copenhagen, Denmark
Rainmaking Summit invites you to take a cue from market leaders like LEO Pharma, Tryg, Danske Bank and ISS, and let startup thinking influence your strategy for the future. Rainmaking Summit gives you a conference that highlights the corporate community’s best innovation initiatives + their collaborations with young companies, exploring how corporates give startups access to big data, specialist expertise, as well as distribution channels. The gain is partnerships that move all players forward. Rainmaking Summit collects the different ways of bridging an established industry with a fresh approach. From launching a work space for startups within your headquarters, to spearheading an accelerator and using entrepreneurs as a laboratory for ventures into unknown territory.

Tech Nordic Advocates are delighted to offer Advocates a 25% discount on tickets here

TechBBQ – 20 September – Copenhagen, Denmark
TechBBQ  is the largest startup- and innovation summit of the year in Denmark and Greater Copenhagen. On September 20th, talent, capital and know-how will gather under one roof to support the startup ecosystem. This year’s guest of honour is Y Combinator, Silicon Valley’s most prominent seed funder. You can sign up before the 7th for a private meeting with 3 Y Combinator partners. Come and listen to success stories from our international speakers (i.e. David Helgason from Unity, Matthew Bellows from Yesware, James McClure from Airbnb), network and participate in the activities arranged at the Opera House: business angel speed dating, VC pitching, startup services, VR/Sound, robots, showcasing and much more.Spiri will be showcasing their revolutionary electric vehicle for the very first time ever at TechBBQ 2016. At the end of the day there is going to be an epic Afterparty at Copenhagen Street Food. All TNA members get 20% off the ticket. Buy yours here . Stay updated with the latest TechBBQ news by subscribing to our newsletter www.techbbq.com.


IP EXPO Nordic – 27-28 September – Stockholm, Sweden
IP EXPO Nordic is part of Europe’s number ONE enterprise IT event series, designed for those looking to find out how the latest IT innovations can drive business growth and competitiveness. The event showcases brand new exclusive content and senior-level insights from across the industry, as well as unveiling the latest developments in IT. It covers everything you need to run a successful enterprise or organisation.  IP EXPO Nordic 2016 incorporates six IT events under one roof – Cloud, Cyber Security, Networks and Infrastructure, Data Analytics, DevOps and Open Source.  This year’s event will be the most comprehensive business-enhancing experience for those across the IT industry, including IT managers, CTOs, CDOs, network and storage engineers, CISOs, data analysts, developers and communications specialists.
Speakers include: Alexander Bard, Google, Microsoft, AWS, VMware, IBM Watson and more. Register FREE today


Invest Europe’s annual Venture Capital Forum – 20 October – Stockholm, Sweden
Tech Nordic Advocates are proud to invite you to this well attended event, which gathers over 250 leaders of European venture. Participating firms will include Skandia, Creandum, Northzone, Atomico, DN Capital and many more. To see who else you may meet, click hereAll Tech Nordic Advocates are eligible to attend at a special rate, a 20% off the standard ticket price. Register online at here and use promo code: PDKVS

This event sets itself apart with its forward-thinking content, asking the challenging questions and shining a spotlight on the issues that will take the industry to the next stage. Additional benefits include:

1.    A dedicated workshop for VC-backed portfolio companies, free for select portfolio companies to attend.
2.    Small working groups for even deeper discussion with the leading playmakers in the industry.
3.    A rotating networking dinner, held on the evening of the 20th at Fotografiska, for all LP categories to attend on a complimentary basis.

For more details, on the programme or on the different types of free passes, email events@investeurope.eu.


Welcome to new Tech Nordic Advocates Partners

We are delighted to welcome new partner Zumtobel – the leading international supplier of intelligent, integral lighting solutions and innovation leader with solutions from indoor lighting to retail and intelligent street lighting. Zumtobel’s Tech Nordic Advocates Partnership is led by Mr Paul Coggins, SVP. Northern Europe.

We are delighted to welcome as new partner also Nordic Startup Awardswho will launch the Nordic Startup Awards 2017 at the Tech Nordic  Advocates’ Summit “The Many Faces of Nordic and Baltic Tech” on 2 November in Stockholm. Tickets here:  www.bit.do/TNA2016

We are delighted to welcome on board as supporting partner Invest Europe – European association of private equity, venture capital and investors. See Events for details of Invest Europe’s VC Forum, 20 October 2016 in Stockholm.

We are delighted also to welcome on board as new Tech Nordic Advocates partner Kreab – Global PR / Strategic Communications Agency, founded in Stockholm in 1970, now with offices worldwide. Kreab is sponsoring our 2 November Summit and will handle Tech Nordic Advocates Press & Media.

News from existing Partners

Invesdor has asked us to share the news about crowdfunded BiiSafe – an innovative company that improves personal safety with new smart jewellery.

Also, Invesdor, the largest equity crowdfunding platform in the Nordics, has an opportunity for an intern. Know anyone who may be interested? Click here  for details.

For information on how to become a Tech Nordic Advocates partner, click here

News from Working Groups

Tech Talent
Look out for news on Podio from Human Shojaee, CEO, Venture Cup, who will share news about the Universal Startup Worldcup to take place in Copenhagen on 3 – 7. October.

eHealth/Welfare Tech
Tech Nordic Advocates, led by Jens Andersen,  Sales & Director, Ascom Nordic, and Chair of Tech Nordic Advocates eHealthcare/Welfare Woking Group, and DTU MedTech are joining forces to build a Hospital Ecosystem for Smartphone Healthcare Apps. The impact of mobile workflows on Hospital operations is signifiant from an efficiency point of view, driving many new suppliers and start-ups to enter this area, following explosive user acceptance of Smartphone apps, and fuelling new plans and projects at Nordic Hospitals to meet this need. However, barriers to successful Smartphone app projects at hospitals are high and required effort underestimated. Tech Nordic Advocates and DTU MedTech are inviting start-ups to participate in creating of a common Smartphone Apps forum and ecosystem. The benefits are:
–        Access to market through already established technology partners
–        Funding of common projects between start-ups and Hospitals
–        Match making between influencers, investors and technology partners

Look out for announcements of workshops on these topics in forthcoming communications.

Hold the date! The first eHealth/Welfare tech Working Group  webex will be on 15 September 15:00 – 17:00. More info to follow on Podio.

The next FinTech Working Group meeting will take place in October. More info and calendar invitation will be posted on Podio by Lawrence Wintermeyer from Innovate Finance, Chair of the FinTech Working Group. Join us at the CFIR Finance Day on 15. September in Copenhagen, where many of our Advocates will attend, and where Dea Markova from Innovate Finance, will enlighten us on the Industry Sandbox consultation.

Help us grow Tech Nordic Advocates and the Nordic and Baltic Tech Sector

Help us grow further by recommending your senior tech network to: info@technordicadvocates.org

Reach out to other Advocates and join the conversation on Podio about Working Groups, Events and Tech Nordic Advocates activities in the Nordics, Baltics and UK.
You access Podio directly from the Tech Nordic Advocates website, using the Advocate sign-in lin in the top right hand corner.  Make sure you 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.

To an exciting Autumn ahead!


Jeanette Carlsson

CEO & Founder
Tech Nordic Advocates