Grand Finale Day
A grand finale consist of a three step rocket where everything happens on the same day.
GSAwards Alumni event
During the day of the Grand Finale, NSAwards will host an exclusive event for the GSAwards Alumni Network of 100-150 people. The GSAwards Alumni Network consists of the following elements from all the active regions:
• Current & former finalists
• Current & former winners from the each nation
• Current & former jury members
• Current & former ambassadors
• Current & former collaboration partners
• Current & former country partners
• Current & former advisory board members
• Current financial partners
At the event, special invites will also be given to:
• Selected Startups from the Nominations.
• Corporates who are interested and are paying to attend.
• Nordic investors.
• Investors from the other regions with a special interest in the Nordic.
• Founders from other regions.
• Relevant media.
The GSAwards alumni event has two elements
One-On-One meetings where individuals can book each other for private meetings. Before the event, all participants will receive a list of everyone that is participating. Attendees will then be able to connect and pre-book one-on-one meetings in specific timeslots.
When not participating in One-On-One meetings, guests can participate in panels or just listen. Panels will be primarily focused on cross-regional topics and Global Startup Awards will ensure that there will be participants from outside the Nordic region.
The Gala will be in a theater setting and will have a true award show atmosphere. It will be an entertaining evening with high-end video elements supporting the experience. Between presenting the awards there will be entertainment and interesting keynote speeches. The aim of the event is to deliver a memorable evening and involve everyone so even the smallest stakeholders feel that they have a significant role. There will also be special treatment for VIP’s and finalists.
For this part of the event, the participants from the GSAwards Alumni plus other relevant stakeholders will participate.
While everyone is invited to the afterparty, the Gala will, unfortunately, be closed to the general public, with a focus on quality over quantity.
Examples from the last four Grand Finale evenings.
The afterparty party as the last step of the rocket where it will the less formal. Here everyone can meet in the bar. The afterparty party could be open for everyone and also involve a ticket sale with a VIP section.
The scope and theme of the afterparty party is pretty open as long as the the attendees will have an amazing night.