Although the Nordic countries have innovative economies with a skilled and well educated population, entrepreneurship culture has not been our strongest feature.
Several efforts have been made over the last years to strengthen this culture, but there are still significant systemic and competence challenges for startups and scaleups to grow on international markets.
The Nordic Entrepreneurship Check 2016 report offers an extensive mapping and analysis of the current state of the Nordic entrepreneurial ecosystem and benchmark it against the entrepreneurship ecosystems in London, Amsterdam and Berlin.
Furthermore, the report offers policy recommendations and suggests activities to improve the Nordic entrepreneurship ecosystem and Nordic collaboration in the field of entrepreneurship.
We hope the report can serve as a tool for entrepreneurs, investors and policy makers to navigate and strengthen the Nordic entrepreneurship ecosystem to improve the level of innovation and competitiveness of Nordic companies looking to grow.
This publication is a part of the Nordic Partnership for Entrepreneurship and Financing program.