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Celebrating Nordic startups together

  • Published 22/04/2015
  • Last updated 08/05/2015
Nordic Innovation is happy to announce a new partnership with Nordic Startup Awards!

The Nordic Startup Awards is a series of awards committed to celebrating Nordic ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit across the startup ecosystem. Its overall aim is to bring together the best entrepreneurs and organisations within the Nordic startup ecosystem.



A common goal

This aligns well with Nordic Innovation’s current work towards the Nordic startup ecosystem through the Nordic Partnership for Entrepreneurship and Financing lighthouse project, and Nordic Startup Awards is therefore seen as a natural partner. They have branches into all five Nordic countries and can bring a lot of attention to the Nordic startup ecosystem and the region’s potential.


– We have an ambition of working bottom-up, and when the ecosystem itself has an event with a great concept, it makes more sense for us to support it than to make a new initiative, says communication adviser Frederik Waitz in Nordic Innovation.


– We are glad to have Nordic Innovation on board. I think this is a partnership that will benefit both parties, but most importantly the Nordic startup ecosystem, says Kim Balle, CEO of Nordic Startup Awards.


Crowning the Nordic startup champions

The Nordic Startup Awards cover the entire ecosystem, and are divided into categories that cover individuals, as well as organisations and startups.


The Awards are carried out in two rounds. First, national semi-finals are held in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, where publicly nominated startups compete for a place in the Grand Finale.


Here, they will compete to become startup champions of the Nordic region. This year’s Grand Finale is held in Helsinki 26 May.



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