Establishment of the Nordic Scalers Advisory Board

10:00 - 16:00
Stockholm, Sweden
The Nordic Scalers Advisory Board in 2018 together with three colleagues from Nordic Innovation.

Nordic Innovation has put together a high-level Advisory Board to help in the 2-year-pilot of Nordic Scalers. The Advisory Board consist of high-level representatives of public sector actors responsible for the Nordic internationalization or scaling programmes and policies in their own countries, complemented with prominent private sector figures (serial entrepreneurs, Nordic VCs, other influencers). The Advisory Board will help to develop Nordic innovation policies and framework conditions to support scale-up companies, and to increase the number of such companies. According to Marie Wall, Startup Director at the Ministry of Enterprise in Sweden and a member at the Nordic Scaling Advisory Board, startups’ full contribution to the long term economic growth in society, job creation, export and productivity can only be fulfilled if they manage to take the leap from a small startup to a growing scale-up. And vice-versa. Also scale-ups contribute to the startup ecosystem with management competences, talent and capital attraction and providing an exit market.

The following stakeholders have come together to support Nordic scale-ups

Davið Helgason, Founder and Board Member, Unity Technologies,
Nordic Makers
Nicolai Hellmann, Chief Advisor, Danish Business Authority
Marjo Ilmari, Director, Startup companies, Tekes
Lars Jörnow, Founding Partner, EQT Ventures
Adam Kostyál, Senior Vice President, Global Listing Services, Nasdaq
Erling Maartmann-Moe, Partner, Alliance Ventures
Huld Magnúsdóttir, CEO, NSA Ventures
Lars-Michaël Paqvalén, Serial entrepreneur
Pål Thorvik Næss, Director of Entrepreneurs and Startups, Innovation Norway
Marie Wall, Deputy Director, Startup Director, Ministry of Enterprise


Portrait Anna-Maija Sunnanmark

Anna-Maija Sunnanmark

Senior Innovation Adviser
Anna-Maija is a finance and business development professional with 20 years’ of experience in identifying innovations and scalable business models in various industries in international context with execution capability, a can-do-attitude, holistic perspective and passion to build on Nordic strongholds.

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