Nordic Scale-up Summit 2018

Stockholm, Sweden
Picture from the Nordic Scale-up summit stage debate

We are pleased to announce that some of the world’s most influential people will be joining us in person. These include Jimmy Wales, the creator of Wikipedia; Johan Torgeby, CEO & President of SEB, Anna Bennich Karlstedt, Renowned psychologist, author and TV personality, and Morten Lund, who is one of the most prolific entrepreneurs around and who also invested early in Skype and 100+ other companies. Make sure you reserve your free ticket before they’re all gone!

What is this about?

The Nordic Scale-Up Summit is an event which brings together successful Founders, CEO’s, investors, policy makers and many more, into one location – Epicenter Stockholm. Together we will share knowledge, personal experiences, and recipes for successfully scaling a business in the Nordics and beyond. This is also a time when you can teach politicians and investors how they can become better at supporting fast growing successful entrepreneurs.

Who should attend?

CEOs of scale-ups who want to find new ways to grow.
Board members of scale-ups who want to help their portfolio grow.
Investors looking to meet scale-ups.
Policy makers and Ministry decision makers
Service providers working with growing companies.


08:30 - 09:00
Registration and Coffee
09:00 - 09:20
Growth as a way of living
Ola Ahlvarsson, Serial Entrepreneur

09:20 - 10:00
Nordic Superstar Entrepreneurs
The master of comebacks:
Morten Lund

The *why” behind building a successful business:
Kaidi Ruusalepp
Veronica Hedenmark
Johan Sjöberg

10:00 - 10:20
The psychology of a scale-up entrepreneur
Anna Bennich Karlstedt

10:20 - 10:45
Investing in growth stars
Marta Sjögren, Partner at Northzone

10:45 - 11:00
How Nordic Scalers and SEB are backing scale-ups
Svein Berg and Fredrik Josefsson

11:00 - 12:00
Group work with thought leader tables
Experience sharing: scale-up best practice (Leadership)
Making Nordics the best region for Scale-ups
Recruiting the right talent to scale
Funding for growth
From the Nordics to the World (Internationalisation)

12:00 - 12:45
Lunch and Networking

12:45 - 13:50
Master Classes and different stations
Master Classes
8 buttons to help you scale faster – Ola Ahlvarsson and Adrian McDonald
How to prepare your organisation for growth – Pelle Tornell
Funding – Mahesh Kumar
Tech Safari
Investpodden – Ronja Koepke and Ted Elvhage

13:50 - 14:25
Learnings from the Table Talks

14:25 - 14:45
On stage with the CEO and President of SEB
Johan Torgeby

14:45 - 15:15
How established institutions are driving change for entrepreneurs
Per Bolund

15:15 - 16:05
How to ride a UNICORN
Jimmy Wales, Founder of Wikipedia

16:05 - 16:20
Final words
Ola Ahlvarsson

16:20 - 17:00
Networking Mingle


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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Portrait Nina Egeli

Nina Egeli

Senior Innovation Adviser
Internationalization, innovation and business development support, in combination with a strong background in strategy and policy development are main pillars in Nina’s professional life. Through project design and management, she aims to fit market needs with relevant services and opportunities that allows new business partnerships and business projects to prosper.

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