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NOMINATION DEADLINE: JUNE 22
The Nordic Startup Awards is a unique series of events in the Nordic countries - Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway and Finland - to recognize, celebrate and connect the Nordic startup ecosystem. In addition to being regional it is also cross-sectorial, bringing together all the actors within the startup ecosystem from startups and investors and many more. The 2018 Award Categories are described below.

  • Startup of the Year

    Startup of the Year

    Description

    Startup that has shown the greatest development over the last year based on growth, innovation and impact with the product/service.
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  • Founder of the Year

    Founder of the Year

    Description

    A tech startup founder that has shown notable achievements over the last year in terms of great customer growth, sales, funds raised, uniqueness, impact of the product/service and leadership in the ecosystem.
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  • Investor of the Year

    Investor of the Year

    Description

    An individual or company that has displayed the best investment acumen over the last year. This could be through an exit, early investment of a notable startup, or realization of an earlier investment.
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  • Best Newcomer

    Best Newcomer

    Description

    Startup with up to 2 years of age that has shown the greatest development over the last year based on growth, innovation and impact with the product/service.
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  • Best AI/Machine learning Startup

    Best AI/Machine learning Startup

    Description

    Startup that has shown the greatest development over the last year based on growth, innovation and most efficient and powerful application of deep tech / artificial intelligence / big data to reinvent how businesses and societies develop solutions to previously unsolvable problems.
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  • Best Bootstrapped Startup

    Best Bootstrapped Startup

    Description

    Startup that has shown the greatest development over the last year based on growth, innovation and impact with the product/service with no funding. Own investments and grants are allowed.
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  • Best Social Impact Startup

    Best Social Impact Startup

    Description

    Startup that has shown the greatest development over the last year based on growth, innovation and impact by developing, and implement solutions to social, cultural, and/or environmental issues aligned with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.
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  • Best FinTech Startup

    Best FinTech Startup

    Description

    A startup that has shown the greatest development over the last year based on growth, innovation and impact with a product/service/technology in the delivery and/or infrastructure of financial services.
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  • Best FoodTech/AgriTech Startup

    Best FoodTech/AgriTech Startup

    Description

    A startup that has shown the greatest development over the last year based on growth, innovation, and impact with a product/service that uses technology to improve agriculture and food production, supply chain, distribution channels, and consumption.
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  • Best Health Tech Startup

    Best Health Tech Startup

    Description

    Startup that has shown the greatest development over the last year based on growth, innovation and impact with a product/service that uses technology to keep people healthier and/or improve the ability to diagnose and treat illness.
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  • Best Coworking Space

    Best Coworking Space

    Description

    A coworking space that deserves the recognition for its services, support, and resources to fast-growth tech start-ups, and for creating a culture and environment that fosters innovation.
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  • Best Accelerator or Incubator Program

    Best Accelerator or Incubator Program

    Description

    A fixed-term, cohort-based, mentorship-driven program that helps and empowers entrepreneurs to foster the growth of their innovative companies by providing tools, resources, connections, knowledge and expertise.
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  • Ecosystem Hero of the Year

    Ecosystem Hero of the Year

    Description

    An individual known by passion for entrepreneurship and abillity as well as willingness to
    help statups and entrepreneurship grow. Key words: Passion, pay-it-forward, abillity and willingness to use experience and/or ability to help.
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Definitions

Startup
A company up to 5 years of age which uses technology/software in its products or services. The company can be from any industry as long as the core product/service is software and/or hardware.

Founder
An individual that has founded a startup company which uses technology in its product or service. The company can be from any industry as long as the core product/service is software and/or hardware.

Investor
An individual or company who provides capital for a tech start-up, usually in exchange for convertible debt or ownership equity.

Coworking Space
A flexible shared working environment for fast-growth tech companies, that offers services, support and resources through memberships to accelerate business growth.

Accelerator
A fixed-term, cohort-based, mentorship-driven program that helps and empowers entrepreneurs to foster the growth of their innovative companies by providing tools, resources, connections, knowledge, and expertise.

Impact
To distrupt the game and the way things are “normally” done.

Innovation
Activities that contribute to the research, development, and design of new products, services or techniques, or to improving existing products, and generates new technological knowledge.

Growth
Growth in the form of employees, countries to operate, number of users, capital etc.