About Silicon Vikings

Silicon Vikings is a 45,000+ network that connects Nordic and Baltic Innovation with Silicon Valley and vice versa.  We are a nonprofit organization that has been headquartered in Silicon Valley since 1997 with nodes throughout the Nordic and Baltic region and we act as a bridge between regions. 

We organize approximately 20-25 events in the Bay Area each year in addition to cross-border events with our nodes and partners in the Nordics to better connect the two regions. We organize pitching events and pitching competitions in the Nordics/Baltics & in Silicon Valley.

​​​​​​​Branding of the Nordics as leaders in innovation is also a central part of what we do through our events, publications, and social media.
Reid Hoffman, founder of LinkedIn, comments on what the Nordic ecosystem should do differently and uses Silicon Vikings as a positive example of how to build missing connectivity