The Pitch Competition for the New Nordics

New Nordics Pitch Competition

About New Nordics Pitch Competition

Silicon Vikings have launched the New Nordics Pitch Competition, a pan-Nordic and Baltic pitch competition that gathers the best startups/scaleups of the New Nordics. The competition gives startups and scaleups a platform to present their innovations to potential investors, and the winners will take part in the Grand Final, in which they will compete to become the New Nordics Grand Champion.
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In collaboration with Silicon Viking’s New Nordic and Silicon Valley ecosystem partners, the participants will be assessed and coached by some of the top venture capitalists, angel investors, IT corporates and proven entrepreneurs.  

We are looking for startup teams who show resilience with a global mindset and that are looking to raise funds. Your team has outlined a strong mission and developed a scalable business model, and entering the US market is one of your most natural goals. Your startup should have a functioning product with traction/feedback, a strong team and be ready for an investment.

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Competition & Criteria

Up to ten of the most dynamic startup and scaleup companies from each region will compete at the Regional Finals in the New Nordics Pitch Competition. Each winning company will represent its region in the New Nordics Grand Final to become the New Nordic Grand Champion.

The regional finalists and winners are selected by the rating given by regional juries. The regional jury members will rate each finalist according to a scoring based on the following: idea, ability to scale, business plan, traction, competitive advantage, market needs, presentation, team, and the ability to solve real world problems. The juries have the final say in their selection of finalists and winners.

Why Attend?

For Startups

Stand out and show that you are the coming unicorn from the New Nordics. Join the club with startups like Einride, Minna Technologies, Annotell, MovieMask, Naava and others. This is your chance to get an introduction and 1on1 meetings with some of the leading investors in the New Nordics and Silicon Valley. Be one of the top startups in this ecosystem both to market yourself towards investors and potential customers.

For Investors/Corporations

The New Nordics is an attractive emerging ecosystem for startups and investors. Get a position in the jury at the Regional Finals and Grand Final. Meet the top startups/scaleups from New Nordics in the Regional Finals. Be visible together with the New Nordics Pitch Competition and as a partner to Silicon Vikings at the top tech events in the New Nordics region.

Apply to compete in the New Nordics Pitch Competition 2022

Competitions

Application Closed
15 April 2022
Application deadline

As Soon as Possible
Announcing top 8

11 May 2022
​​​​​​​Top 8 pitching on Sthlm Tech Live

Baltics

20 May 2022

Application Closed
15 April 2022
Application deadline

24 April 2022
Announcing top 50

02-06 May 2022
Semi-finals

20 May 2022
Top 5 pitching on Latitude59

Iceland

20 MAY 2022

Application Closed
15 May 2022
Application deadline

As Soon as Possible
Announcing top 8

20 May 2022
​​​​​​​Top 8 pitching on Iceland Innovation Week, Groska in Reykjavik

FINLAND

15 June 2022

Application Closed
15 May 2022
Application deadline

29 May 2022
Announcing top 6

15 June 2022
Top 6 pitching on Arctic15 x Tampere Startup Conference, part of DigITre and Tampere Smart City Week Conference & Expo

DENMARK

15 September 2022

Apply here
21 June 2022
Application deadline

30 June 2022
Selected Startups Announced

15 September 2022
Top startups pitching at North Star Pitch on TechBBQ

Sign-up to attend TechBBQ here

NORWAY

11 October 2022

5 October 2022
Application deadline

As Soon as Possible
Announcing top 6

11 October 2022
Top 6 pitching in Oslo​​​​​​​
Grand Final 2022

GRAnd FINAL​​​​​​​

16 November 2022

Helsinki

During SLUSH Week

Previous Finalists

Einride AB

The leading developer and provider of electric and autonomous freight mobility technology. On May 6, 2021, Einride raised $110 million Series B funding from investors Temasek, Soros Fund Management LLC, Northzone, Maersk Growth and Build Capital. Existing investors EQT Ventures, Plum Alley Investments, Norrsken VC, Ericsson and NordicNinja VC also participated in the round. 

Minna Technologies

Established in 2016 on a mission to help retail banks and subscription businesses deliver powerful digital experiences within subscription management. Partnering with top-tier banks and backed by some of the biggest financial companies in the world, around 20 million people benefit from Minna’s subscription solutions.

Annotell

The analytics and annotation platform used to ensure the performance of perception systems part of autonomous vehicles. Annotell combines a modern data infrastructure with AD/ADAS safety requirements. In February 2022, Annotell closed a $24M Series A co-led by Metaplanet and NordicNinja.

Naava

A Helsinki, Finland-based world leader in green walls that produce outdoor air for indoor environments, raised €7M in equity funding. The round was led by Nidoco AB, Butterfly Ventures, the Hammaren family and others.

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