The Nordic Startup Awards is a series of events in the Nordic countries, to recognize and celebrate the startup ecosystems based in the Nordic region.

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The Show

The Nordic Startup Awards is a unique series of awards committed to celebrating Nordic ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit across the startup ecosystem. Its overall aim is to bring together the best entrepreneurs and organizations within the Nordic startup ecosystem. As the Awards cover the entire ecosystem we have categories that cover individuals, as well as organizations and startups.

The Awards are carried out in two rounds. First, national semi-finals are held in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. These nominations are now open. Then, semi-finalists will move on to the Grand Finale and compete to become the region’s champions. The Grand Finale is also a great chance to network and gain international exposure.

2014 Grand Finale Winners

2014 Regional Winners

Startup of the Year

Founder of the Year

Best Investor

Best service provider

Developer Hero

Best Newcomer

Startup Journalist

Award Categories

The greatest startups within the nordic region will be awarded within a number of different categories intended to pay tribute to the entire startup ecosystem.

Startup of the Year

Startup of the Year

The startup that has shown the greatest development over the last year. Either in the form of growth, impact, sales, product and service.

Founder of the Year

Founder of the Year

An individual has shown great leadership in the past year. Notable achievements could be fund raising / great customer growth / good financials / Great leadership.

Best Investment Company

Best Investment Company

An investment company that has displayed the best investment acumen over the last year. This could be defined as an exit, early investment of a notable startup, realization of an earlier investment.

Service provider of the year

Service provider of the year

A company or organization that deserves the recognition for its help & services to the startup industry. Either by providing a product, service or facilities for Startups.

Best Newcomer

Best Newcomer

A noteworthy startup that has less than 12 months in operation and yet has managed to establish a promising track-record. Either in the form of growth, impact, sales, product and service.

Startup Journalist

Startup Journalist

This person has displayed passion for the startup scene by providing insightful and impacting coverage as either a blogger or a journalist. The winner would be a person that has made the made stories the past years with impact, original angles and a person that has shown a perseverance interest in the topic.

Best Angel Investor

Best Angel Investor

A business angle that has displayed the best investment acumen over the last year. This could be defined as an exit, early investment of a notable startup, realization of an earlier investment.

Peoples Choice

Peoples Choice

The person or individual in a category that has the most votes. Peoples choice is both found on a national level and a regional level.

Best social entrepreneurial tech Startup

Best social entrepreneurial tech Startup

Best Tech Startup with a product of service within the field of social entrepreneurship that have created the most impact and or growth.

Developer Hero

Developer Hero

This individual has been instrumental in the development community in the past year.

The Team

The team behind nordic startup awards have been working hard to make it possible to see startups of the nordic regions come together to celebrate amazing achievements and exchange disruptive ideas.

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