Riksdagen Stockholm

Celebrating Nordic Scaleups in Stockholm

The Nordic Scaleup Summit and Scaleup Awards is the first and only award dedicated to Nordic Scaleups. We received 44 nominations covering all the five Nordic countries and spanning across a wide range of industries , says Anna-Maija Sunnanmark from Nordic Innovation.

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The Nordic Scaleup Summit and Scaleup Awards will take place at the Clarion Hotel, Stockholm from 13.00 – 21.00. The summit will look into success stories and highlight topics such as big tech, talent, and impact investing. Prominent entrepreneurs will share their experiences on how to scale a company successfully and participants will be able to share and learn from each other during networking breaks.

 “In the Nordic Scaleup Summit, we want to raise awareness about the importance of scaleups and share recipes for scaling a global growth company successfully. The aim is to network, inspire and celebrate”.  

Anna-Maija Sunnanmark Senior Adviser at Nordic innovation.

Winner of the Nordic Scaleup Awards 2022

The Scaleup Summit will be followed by the Nordic Scaleup Awards ceremony where the Nordic Scaleup of the Year 2022 will be announced. A total of 44 companies nominated themselves. The winner will be featured on the legendary Nasdag Tower on Times Square in New York City.

“As the only awards celebrating these incredible companies and individuals in the Nordics, this is an opportunity to be showcased as one of the leaders in the Nordic scaleup landscape. We are happy to see that so many companies of such a high quality have nominated themselves".

Anna-Maija Sunnanmark, Senior Adviser at Nordic Innovation.

The Nordic Scaleup of the Year will be selected by a jury of entrepreneurs and investors. During the ceremony, members of the jury will also share their experiences, insights and knowledge about what is needed to build a tech success with a purpose.

The jury members are:

  • Lena Apler, Founder and Chairman of the Board Collector AB, Sweden
  • Anne-Louise Thon-Jensen, Partner and Founder of SDG Invest and Vår Ventures, Denmark
  • Javad Mushtag, Impact Leader, Serial Entrepreneur and Early-Stage Investor, Norway
  • Mika Anttonen, Founder and President of the Board of St1, Finland

To be considered the Nordic Scaleup of the Year, the company must be registered in one of the Nordic countries, have an annual revenue of at least 2 million euro, personnel of at least 10 people and it must be able to present annual growth figures of at least 20% over the past 3 years. A modern Nordic scaleup company concentrates on more than just growth at any cost but emphasizes also sustainability, diverse and inclusive company culture and transition to a greener economy.

Nordic Scalers

The Nordic Scalers program is one of Nordic Innovations special initiatives. Nordic Innovation has the ambition to make the Nordic Region leading not only for start-ups but also for scaleups.

The term 'scaleup' refers to a small group of rapidly expanding companies which account for an above-average proportion of the economic growth.

Read more about the Nordic Scalers program

The Nordic Scaleup Summit and Nordic Scaleup Awards is organized by Nordic Innovation and Dagens Industri.


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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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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