Nordic Scale Up Awards

Nordic Scaleup Summit and Nordic Scaleup Awards

Project 2022 - 2023 Active

Nordic Scaleup Summit and Scaleup Awards is the premier gathering of leading founders, business leaders, investors and policymakers from the Nordics. The purpose is to celebrate Nordic high-growth scaleups and the entrepreneurs that run the companies, as well as their achievements and impact in the Nordic economy and society.

Nordic Scaleup Summit

Nordic Scaleup Summit will showcase Nordic success stories. The goal is to raise awareness about the importance of scaleups and find recipes for successfully scaling a business globally. The Summit will provide you a unique opportunity to network with your peers and thought leaders from the Nordics.

Nordic Scaleup Award

Nordic Scaleup Awards is the first and only Nordic award dedicated to scaleups. It is also one-of-a-kind award with a regional focus covering the five Nordic countries. Entry is open to all Nordic scaleup companies who fulfil the eligibility criteria and who can demonstrate best-of-class business performance.

Nordic Scaleup Summit and Scaleup Awards is organized by Dagens Industri in cooperation with Nordic Innovation

Background

Nordic Scaleup Summit and Scaleup Awards is a part of the special initiative, Nordic Scalers. The purpose of the program is to make the Nordic Region leading not only for starting up, but also for scaling up businesses.

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In the last years, there has been a focus on how to help and nurture startups in the Nordics. This has made the Nordic region one of the best in the world when it comes to starting and developing new companies. Even though the Nordic countries are above OECD average to start new companies, the challenge is that they seldom grow to scale. Therefore, the Nordic startup companies are not reaching their full potential and many of the growth opportunities are lost.

The Nordic countries lag the leading countries in the extent to which they scaleup, with research suggesting that many of the companies have stagnant growth despite their best aspirations. One of the differences compared to the leading ecosystems is the size. Combined, the Nordic countries are big enough to produce quality scaleups with the desired opportunities for growth. This is exactly what Nordic Innovation wants to tap into with the Nordic Scalers program. The vision is to make the Nordics the leading region in the World not only for starting up, but also scaling up businesses.

Contacts

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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