Nordic Impact Business Summit 2020 (online)

08:30 - 18:20
Stream the summit (free)
Two persons shaking hands with another person is watching while they all sit around a roundtable at the Nordic Impact Business Summit 2019.

The corona crisis is currently sending shockwaves through the world economy and is highlighting the need for investors and impact startups to find each other. In all the five Nordic countries there are a wide array of startups finding solutions to the world’s social and environmental challenges. Now more than ever is it important for these businesses to get access to risk capital in order to succeed.

This is the background for this year’s Nordic Impact Business Summit that will be held online 9 December 2020. Through an analysis of more than 1.000 Nordic and Baltic startups, 50 of the most promising of them will be selected to participate and be matched with around 200 handpicked ambitious global investors.

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The summit is hosted by Danish non-profit The One Initiative together with partners Vækstfonden, the Danish Business Authority, +Impact by Danske Bank and Nordic Innovation.

As groundwork for the summit, The One Initiative will also, together with Nordic Innovation, produce a Nordic market analysis on impact investment called Impact Report Nordic Investors 2020. The findings in the report will be presented at the summit.

The confrence will be livestreamed and most sessions will be open for all.


08:30–08:45Good morning and welcome!
Founder Richard Georg Engström, The One Initiative
08:45–09:45Who are the Impact Superstars?
Moderated by Managing Director Mette Fløe Nielsen [MIL Invest]
10:00–13:00150 online Round Table Match Making Sessions
[ By invitation only ]
14:00–15:00Launch of Impact Report Nordic Investors 2020
Presentation and online panel discussion.
15:10–15:50From Breakdown to Breakthrough
Moderated by Founding Partner Alan Laubsch [Planet Positive Ventures]
16:00–16:40How to Match Founders and Investors on Soft Values
Moderated by Founding Partner Aleksander Tõnnisson [.Cocoon Ventures]
16:50–17:30Life Science for Impactful Transistion
Moderated by CEO Frederik van Deurs [Green Innovation Group]
17:40–18:20Wrap up and looking ahead
Founder Richard Georg Engström, The One Initiative


Portrait Rasmus Malmborg

Rasmus Malmborg

Senior Innovation Adviser
Rasmus has extensive international experience in complex project management, predominantly within health care system development. Prior to joining Nordic Innovation, Rasmus has been with LHL International for nine years and worked the last four years as CEO.

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