Nordic Scale-up Summit 2019

Register here
People walking around the venue at slush in 2018

Want to hear the latest Nordic success growth stories and entrepreneurs behind them? Join the second Nordic Scale-up Summit in Helsinki on 5 June 2019.

The Nordic Scale-Up Summit will include some of the best unicorn and scale-up entrepreneurs, investors and influencers from the Nordics and internationally.

Among the key notes is Jeff Abbott, the Silicon Valley Entrepreneur and Tommy Palm, cofounder and CEO of Candycrush, Resolution Games.


08:30 - 09:15 VIP Breakfast (invitation only)

9:30 - 10:30 Leadership Workshop
Veijo Komulainen, Counsellor, trade affairs, Consulate General of Finland in New York.

13:00 - 15:00 Blitzscaling Workshop
Jeff Abbot, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Global Scaling Academy; Partner Blitzscaling Ventures.

Scaling Track

15:00 Block 1: A Journey in Scaling - Welcome to a trip in exciting growth opportunities
Ola Ahlvarsson, moderator for the day

15:10 Block 2: Nordics the Region of Scaleups - What makes the Nordics the most promising region?
Nordic Innovation

15:25 Block 3: Why entrepreneurs from the Nordics are conquering the world - Lessons from Nordic rockstar entrepreneurs 
Tommy Palm, Cofounder & CEO, CandyCrush, Resolution Games

15:45 Block 4: Future Scaleup Hall of Famers - The uncovering of Nordic's most exciting scaleups
Per Esbensen, Cofounder & CEO, Codeable
Sean Percival, CMO,

16.05 Block 5: Grow with M&A, IPO, Funding
(Views from the Stock Exchange; from the VC; a founder perspective on M&A).

  • Adam Kostyal, Senior Vice President & Head of European Listings, Nasdaq
  • Falk Mueller Veerse, Partner & Head of Germany/Nordics, Bryan Garnier
  • Rene Kromhof, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Heptagon

16:35 Block 6: Expansion to new territories - The viking journey
Erik Engellau-Nilsson, CEO, Norssken Foundation

16:55 Block 7: Leadership As You’re Scaling - Inside the mind of great leaders
Navin Thukkaram, Lead investor, Skykick

17:15 Block 8 Blitzscaling: The Silicon Valley Mindset and how it can apply to the rest of the world 
Jeff Abbott, Partner, Blitzscaling Ventures

17:30 Block 9: Key Takeaways (5-mins)
Ola Ahlvarsson


To attend the Nordic Scale-Up Summit, you'll need to register for your ticket here. Through Nordic Innovation you get a -15% discount code scaleupsummit for the Attendee ticket which will also give you a full access to the 2-day Arctic15 event.

What is the Nordic Scale-up Summit 2019?

The Nordic Scale-Up Summit will be built as a track inside Arctic15, dedicated solely to scale-ups and growth issues. The Nordic Scale-Up Summit consists of a Breakfast meetup, Scaling Track at the main stage with inspiring Nordic and International keynotes as well as roundtables and workshops which go deeper into the specific scale-up and growth issues. The Nordic Scale-Up Summit 2019 is only the second if its kind. The first Nordic Scale-Up Summit was organized last year in partnership with SEB at Epicenter Stockholm with 400 participants. Arctic15 is expecting around 2000 attendees from Europe and globally.

Helsinki is buzzing

It is a busy week in Helsinki, the city will be filled up with international startup and scale-up influencers and investors. Check out these two events in the city the same week:

3 -4 June 2019

EBAN Helsinki 2019, Cable Factory (Tallberginkatu 1, 00180 Helsinki, Finland)

4 June 2019

Helsinki Startup Day, City Hall (Pohjoisesplanadi 11-13, 00170 Helsinki)

We look forward to see you in Helsinki for the Nordic Scale-up Summit.

The Nordic Scale-up Summit is a part of Nordic Innovation's Nordic Scalers program.


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.

Twitter   Linkedin

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.

Twitter   Linkedin