The Pitch Competition for the New Nordics

New Nordics Pitch
​​​​​​​Competition 2023​​​​​​

About New Nordics Pitch Competition

Silicon Vikings annually hosts the New Nordics Pitch Competition, a pan-Nordic and Baltic pitch competition that gathers the best startups/scaleups of the New Nordics.

The competition provides a platform for innovative startups in the Nordics and Baltics to pitch their innovations to a panel of expert judges, investors, and industry leaders.
The regional winners will participate in the Grand Final, in which they will compete to become the New Nordics Grand Champion.

We are looking for startup teams who show resilience with a global mindset and that are looking to raise funds. Your team should have outlined a strong mission and developed a scalable business model while 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 investment.

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Competition & Criteria

We are looking for startups in the pre-seed, seed or early stage phase, with a minimum viable product at hand. To qualify for the competition your startup must be based in the Nordic or Baltic countries and have a unique and innovative idea that solves a real problem and has the potential to disrupt or transform the industry.

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. Winners from each region shall be prepared to compete in the Grand Final.

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 expose your startup to some of the leading investors in the New Nordics and Silicon Valley.

As a Startup, you will benefit from participating in the competition in several ways. You get the chance to showcase your innovations to a wide audience while receiving feedback from experienced professionals that will help you improve your business strategy and pitch.

Moreover, you will get the chance to build valuable relationships through networking with other entrepreneurs, investors, and industry leaders. Being selected as a finalist and, eventually, a winner provides validation and credibility.
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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 and meet the top startups/scaleups from New Nordics.

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.

Competition Prizes

Regional Winner


Present at Grand Final during Slush week in Helsinki.

Feature in Silicon Vikings marketing channels.

Access to Silicon Vikings' exclusive Mentorship Program with experienced Silicon Valley-New Nordic entrepreneurs and experts.

Exclusive workshops for entering the US market with experienced Silicon Valley-New Nordic entrepreneurs and experts.

Grand Prize

Trophy for the Grand Champion of the New Nordics Pitch Competition.

Additional marketing opportunities in Silicon Vikings marketing channels.

These rewards and opportunities aim to support your startup's growth, provide valuable connections, and enhance your visibility within the startup ecosystem. Good luck at the Grand Final and your future endeavors!

2023 Competitions

Application closed

Oct. 19​​​​​​​ - Sweden Final

Application closed

May 26​​​​​​​ - Baltics Final

application closed

May 26 - Iceland Final

application closed

Oct. 18 - Finland Final

Application closed
Final during techbbq

Sept. 14​​​​​​​ - Denmark Final

During the Slush week in Helsinki

Nov. 29​​​​ - Grand Final

2023 New Nordics Pitch Competition Grand Final Winner

Step into the future with the New Nordics Pitch Competition Grand Final! Witness the triumph of innovation as AKIRA Science clinches the 2023 Grand Champion title, supported by the visionary jury and fueled by groundbreaking ideas.

This event is hosted by Silicon Vikings and powered by collaborators like Infobip, Platform6, Business Helsinki, Latitude59, Startup Estonia, Maria01 and Hanken Business Lab.

The New Nordics Pitch Competition not only celebrates success but sparks the entrepreneurial revolution. Join a dynamic community of dreamers, doers, and disruptors, where every pitch is a step toward greatness.

Don't just watch the revolution—be a part of it!

2023 Grand Final Throwback

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Photos: Sakari Röyskö

2023 competitors

Baltics

Flowstep

Denmark

All.u.me

Finland

Commu

Norway

Omnimod

Testimonials

Previous Finalists

Treble tech

Founded in early 2020 by Dr. Finnur Pind and Jesper Pedersen, Treble Technologies pioneers cutting-edge sound simulation. With a vision to enhance the auditory landscape, this Reykjavík-based company empowers designers, architects, and acousticians worldwide.

Kognic

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

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

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.

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.

Collaborators & Partners

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