01 Oct TNA Newsletter September 2016

Dear Friends,

Wow, what a month for Tech in our region!

We continue to grow Tech Nordic Advocates (TNA) – now heading for 600 “Advocates” in the network, we are welcoming new partners (Nordic Innovation, The Camp, Nordic Web…. see below), and adding new activities and events to our programme with new opportunities for “Advocates”. In September, we also participated in TechBBQ, Rainmaking Summit and IP Expo Nordic – buzzing at the TNA stand throughout.


Tech Nordic Advocates team members at TechBBQ 

This newsletter is dedicated to:
Countdown to Our Annual Summit – 2 November, @SUP46 in Stockholm

On 2 November 2016, 12.30-17.30 + networking drinks, we host our Annual Summit “The Many Faces of Nordic and Baltic Tech” @SUP46 – Stockholm’s premier startup hub.
We have a buzzing programme for you: The British Prime Minister’s Envoy to the Nordics and Baltics, Mr Mark Prisk, is travelling to Stockholm to open the Summit for us, 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 deliver a strong message to all TNAers about the importance of strong collaboration between London and the Nordic & Baltic tech sectors and help us celebrate Tech Nordic Advocates’ first year, discuss with you – senior Nordic and Baltic tech leaders – what more we can do together to stimulate tech growth in the Nordics and Baltics and collaboration with London and other tech hubs in a live, interactive debate, led by keynote speakers and yourselves – our “Advocates”, powered by @slidoapp. The Summit will conclude with a networking reception.

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

A staggering 80% of places have already gone a month before the Summit.
If you HAVEN’T yet booked your place, HURRY UP! Click here for Tickets, Programme and Sponsor opportunities: Eventbrite

If you HAVE booked your place but can no longer attend, please be considerate to other “Advocates” who would like to attend and let us know by emailing: info@technordicadvocates.org

Forthcoming Tech Nordic Advocates Partner Events 

0100 Conference 5 October – Copenhagen, Denmark (Venture Capital)
On 5 October, 0100 Conference Nordics are hosting their 0100 Conference in Copenhagen, with over 30 speakers and 200 attendees from the Nordic and European Venture Capital ecosystem under one roof. Meet the speakers here. Jeanette Carlsson, our Founder and Chair of Tech Nordic Advocates, will moderate the debate on “Nordic Cities/Ecosystem: competition or cooperation”. Come along and listen to the debate and meet us at our stand.


Tech London Advocates “Diversity in Tech”, Here East, 6 October – London , UK
If you’re in London next week, and would like to meet our friends at Tech London Advocates , Russ Shaw and the team are hosting the Annual Tech London Advocates Summit at Here East, Stratford Olympic Stadium. Russ has put a superb programme together and expect hundreds of “Advocates” for an exciting afternoon followed by drinks. Click here for tickets.

Invest Europe’s annual Venture Capital Forum, 20 October – Stockholm, Sweden
Tech Nordic Advocates are proud to invite you to this exciting event, which gathers over 250 leaders of European venture. Participating firms include Skandia, Creandum, Northzone, Atomico, DN Capital and many more. For full list, click here. “Advocates” receive 20% off the standard ticket price. Register online here  using promo code: PDKVS

For programme and the different types of free passes, email events@investeurope.eu.


GOTO Accelerate Conference, 17 November 2016, London

On 17 November, the British Chamber of Commerce in Denmark are hosting their
“Exploit technology and data to gain business advantage!” conference in London.

“Advocates” are invited to come along and be inspired and enjoy quality time with like-minded Executives from around the world at a reduced conference fee with BCCD discount: EUR 886,using BCCD discount code: BCCDLONDON. For more information and to register, click: HERE

Welcome to new Tech Nordic Advocates Partners

We are delighted to welcome new partners:

Nordic Innovation
Nordic Innovation works to promote cross-border trade and innovation under the auspices of the Nordic Council of Ministers. Nordic Innovation is a key player in implementing the Nordic trade, industry and innovation partnership programme with a vision to promote the Nordic countries as a world-leading region for innovation and sustainable growth and a mission to generate increased value creation through cross-border co-operation.

The Camp
The Camp is a new co-working space for 300 tech entrepreneurs located within and supported by Tryg Insurance in Ballerup in the outskirts of Copenhagen. We know that bringing driven individuals together sparks something great and that creating an engaging co-working space takes more than your standard desk-and-chair setup. That is why we have built an environment where collaboration is key, and where skills are acquired through shared experiences. Stemming from a new partnership between Tryg, the largest insurance provider in Denmark, and Rainmaking Loft, a leading European player within entrepreneurship, The Camp offers a unique mix of corporate benefits and entrepreneurial disruption. Come and join The Camp at their opening event on 13 October in Ballerup, Copenhagen. More details here

The Nordic Web 
The Nordic Web is an on-line news portal that takes an in-depth look at the Nordic technology scene, and provides data-driven insight and analyses on one of the World’s most interesting and important startup ecosystems. The sheer quantity and quality of technological innovation going on within the​ Nordics ​deserves to be told in a dedicated manner rather than down the sidebar of another story featuring an over-hyped startup raising an obscene amount of money.​ Check out ​www.thenordicweb.com

News from existing Partners

Gillamor Stephens
A busy Summer comes to an end and we continue to see high demand for our exec search services in Europe and the Nordics. There seems to be more VCs with more money than ever before, a great foundation for the coming years. We are also pleased to launch our new website at www.gillamorstephens.com, created by the team at newmedia2.0.

Zumtobel are getting ready to launch a new wave of innovative products for architectural, office, outdoor and arts and culture lighting. Having recently sponsored the Serpentine Gallery and successfully lit the Sky Office in London, Zumtobel continue to show their diversification and commitment to premium luminaries across various applications.

For “Advocates” interested in FinTech, take a look at this exciting Invesdor article, “How digitisation helps private investments”

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

News from Working Groups

Tech Talent
University Startup World Cup promoting the Nordics as a hub for startup talents
Human Shojaee, CEO, Venture Cup, and Chair of the Tech Talent Working Group, would like to invite our Advocates to join them at the  Universal Startup World Cup to take place in Copenhagen on 3 – 7. October.

Venture Cup is hosting the University Startup World Cup for the second time. 50 teams from 30 countries are selected to take part in the finals in Copenhagen. A five days program from October 3rd-7th is designed to connect these startup talents to the Danish and Nordic startup ecosystem, universities and the private sector. The University World Cup is a part of Venture Cups strategy to promote the Nordics as a startup talent hub and it is the largest of its kind in Europe. “We experience great interest from many countries to take part in this, from Aalborg to Standford, the universities are eager to take part. We grew from 4 country partners last year to 20 this year and I´m sure that the World Cup will generate more focus towards the Nordics as a hub for developing startup talents” says Human Shojaee CEO of Venture Cup.

Human will also participate in the Tech Nordic Advocates Summit on 2. November Interactive Debate on The Future of Nordic and Baltic Tech. What needs to be done to boost growth?

eHealth/Welfare Tech
Chair of the Working Group on eHealth/Welfare Tech, Jens Andersen Sales & Director, Ascom Nordic, would like to invite interested Advocates to the first eHealth/Welfare tech Working Group webinar on 11 October 15:30 – 17:00.

The Agenda for the 11th of October will be:
1) Introduction – eHealth/Welfare Tech (Jens)
2) Purpose of the TNA eHealth group (discussion)
3) The value proposition to start-up and sector influencers (Jens/all)

Jens is currently working with DTU Medtech in Copenhagen and a few other groups to increase the value that TNA offers to start-ups and influencers.

More info to follow on Podio.

Jens will also be joining the Interactive Debate at our Summit on 2. November in Stockholm.

The next FinTech Working Group meeting will take place in October/November. More info and calendar invitation will be posted on Podio by Lawrence Wintermeyer from Innovate Finance, Chair of the FinTech Working Group.

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 can 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.

See you in Stockholm!


Jeanette Carlsson

CEO & Founder
Tech Nordic Advocates