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 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.
|Startup of the Year||Founder of the Year||Best Investor||Best Service Provider||Developer Hero||Best Newcomer||Startup Journalist|
|Plain Vanilla||Carl Waldekranz||Lifeline Ventures||FundedByMe||Jonas Bruun Nielsen||Jumpstarter||Greg Anderson|
|Startup of the Year||Airhelp||Fingersoft||Plain Vanilla||Truecaller||DirtyBit|
|Founder of the Year||Søren Halskov Nissen||Sampo Karjalainen||Þorsteinn Friðriksson||Carl Waldekranz||Leo Gasteen|
|Best Investor||Jesper Buch||Lifeline Ventures||NSA Ventures||Henrik Torstensson||betaFACTORY|
|Best service provider||Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship||Newco Factory||Klak Innovit||FundedByMe||NTNU School of Entrepreneurship|
|Developer hero||Jonas Bruun Nielsen||Oleg Podsechin||Kristján Ingi Mikaelson||Dimitrij Aleshkov||Wilhelm Joys Andersen|
|Best Newcomer||Airtame||Trademark Now||Blendin||Jumpstarter||Edgefolio|
|Startup Journalist||Daniel Laursen||Greg Anderson||Bala Kamallakharan||James Pember||David Nikel|
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.
The startup that has shown the greatest development over the last year. Either in the form of growth, sales, product and service.
This individual has shown great leadership in the past year. Notable achievements could be fund raising / great customer growth / good financials.
This person or organization has displayed the best investment acumen. I.e. an exit, early investment, or realization of an earlier investment.
A noteworthy company that deserves the recognition for its help, services and support to the startup industry in the past year.
In partnership with EESTEC. This individual has been instrumental in the development community in the past year.
A noteworthy startup that has less than 12 months in operation and yet has managed to establish a promising track-record.
This person has displayed passion for the startup scene by providing insightful and impacting coverage as either a blogger or startup journalist.
A handpicked jury consisting of some of the highest skilled individuals in the startup community, representing the widest possible array of backgrounds and skills will be selecting the winners from the nominated startups.
Stay tuned, the jury will be announced soon...
The organizing team would like to thank our advisory board members who have assisted in guiding the show towards achieving a common vision.
The ambassadors are startup awards extended eyes and ears in the individual countries. They help making things happen in their respective countries and provide valuable insights about the local startup communities.
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.