The application period for startups is now closed, but make sure to register your interest in future program openings.
Silicon Vikings are proud to offer an exclusive mentorship program designed specifically for New Nordic startups and scaleups. Our program connects you with investors, industry experts, and vital resources to help you successfully enter the US market and learn from the top entrepreneurial ecosystem in the world.

Our mentor base is growing daily, but here are just a few who are stepping up to help:

  • Marten Mickos, CEO of Hackerone
  • Carl Fritjofsson, Partner, Creandum
  • Michel Wendell, General Partner at Nexit Ventures
  • Bill Reichert, Managing Director at Garage Technology Ventures // Partner at Pegasus Tech Ventures
  • Ted Elvhage, Managing Partner at Edge Venture Capital & Chairman of Keiretsu Forum Nordics
  • Jenny Elfsberg, Director Innovation Lab Hub Us, Volvo Group Connected Solutions. Head of Volvo Group's Innovation Community #hub335
  • Trisha Harry, Principal, Global Investments (Pathfinder Ventures), Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Gisli Olafsson, CTO, One Acre Fund; Former Emergency Response Director of Net Hope; Author of “The Crisis Leader: The Art of Leadership in Times of Crisis”
  • Ari Tulla, Board of Directors, Quest Analytics (Former Founder & CEO)
  • Pekka Pärnänen, CEO/Founder Mad Partners
  • Karen Lee, Head of Strategy & Innovation, Logistics Solutions-Operations at Volvo Group 
  • Manali Mohanty, Creative Director, Incubator, Fossil Group
  • Anette Nordvall, Early Stage Tech Investor, Keiretsu Forum Chapter President/ceo, Venture Partner at Butterfly Ventures, Managing GP Nordvest, Venture Partner at Capital A Partners, Partner Stockholm Business Angels, Etc
  • Jk Sharma, Vice President | CTO | CMO | CEO | CBO | Innovation, Mobility, Sensors, Robotics, Autonomous Vehicles, Saas, Ai/ml & Iot
  • Rachel West, Director of Business Development at Revtech Ventures
  • Lars Nilsson, Founder & CEO of Salessource, Vp of Global Inside Sales for Cloudera From Startup to IPO; Lars Has Served in Sales Executive Roles at Arcsight/Hewlett Packard, Riverbed Technology and Portal Software – All Three of Which Achieved IPOs, in Addition to Cloudera

Looking to be a Mentor?

Are you interested in mentoring the future of the New Nordic entrepreneurial ecosystem? Through our many programs that support high-growth startups from the Nordic and Baltic countries, we are connected to the top startups from our region. We are always looking for accomplished professionals, serial entrepreneurs, and investors to help us support our ecosystem's amazing startups and scaleups.

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Looking to be a Mentee?

Are you a startup or scaleup looking to expand your network and get support from some of the best mentors in Silicon Valley and the New Nordic region? Apply today, and make sure to let us know why and what you need help with.

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"Excellent program that connects great minds and facilitates powerful exchanges. Thank you for making it happen!"

Therese Gedda
​​​​​​​Founder and CEO of Reimaginez