Season 2015

The Grand Finale 2015 was held in Helsinki, Finland in collaboration with Nordic Innovation. The event featured Nordic and international key speakers, decision makers and influencers from the Nordic region, as well from the international startup scene.
Bárður Örn Gunnarsson and Frederik Waitz, from Nordic Innovation, were also present at the event and handed out the Startup of the Year award.
Cross-border networking was, as always, a key part of the event for the promising startups, investors, journalists, founders and more. The event finalised with an after party to celebrate the talents that this amazing region has to offer!

Grand Finale Event, Helsinki - Finland

Regional Winners

  • Be My Eyes

    Be My Eyes

    Denmark

    Best Entrepreneurial Tech Startup

    Website

    Description

    Be My Eyes is an app that connects blind people with volunteer helpers from around the world via live video chat.

  • Creandum

    Creandum

    Sweden

    Best Professional Investor

    Website

    Description

    Creandum helps its portfolio of companies with recruiting, advisory boards, office spaces and all sorts of great leads to help them building and growing their businesses.

  • Unacast

    Unacast

    Norway

    Best Newcomer

    Website

    Description

    Unacast PROX is the #1 platform connecting beacons and other proximity sensors to online marketing platforms.

  • Startup Reykjavik

    Startup Reykjavik

    Iceland

    Best Accelerator Program

    Website

    Description

    StartupReykjavik is a mentorship-driven
    seed stage investment program, that runs
    a 10 week long program in Reykjavik,
    Iceland once each year.

  • DirtyBit

    DirtyBit

    Norway

    Best Bootstrapped

    Website

    Description

    Dirtybit creates memorable moments through mobile games that friends can play together - anywhere and anytime!

  • MESH

    MESH

    Norway

    Best Office Space

    Website

    Description

    MESH is the first coworking space in
    Oslo, and has become the leading
    independent initiative for Norwegian
    entrepreneurs.

  • Neil Murray

    Neil Murray

    Denmark

    Best Journalist of the Year

    LinkedIn
  • Martina Elm

    Martina Elm

    Finland

    Developer Hero

    LinkedIn
  • Kristo Ovaska

    Kristo Ovaska

    Finland

    Founder of the Year

    LinkedIn

National Winners

Denmark

  • Next Step Challenge

    Next Step Challenge

    Denmark

    Best Accelerator Program

    Website
  • Falcon Social

    Falcon Social

    Denmark

    Startup of the Year

    Website
  • Washa

    Washa

    Denmark

    Best Bootstrapped

    Website
  • Unipegma

    Unipegma

    Denmark

    Best Newcomer

    Website
  • Be my Eyes

    Be my Eyes

    Denmark

    Best Social Entrepreneurial Tech Startup

    Website
  • Startup City

    Startup City

    Denmark

    Best Office Space

  • Accelerace

    Accelerace

    Denmark

    Best Professional Investor

    Website
  • Jacob Tjørnholm

    Jacob Tjørnholm

    Denmark

    Developer Hero

  • Christian Wylonis

    Christian Wylonis

    Denmark

    Founder of the Year

  • Neil Murray

    Neil Murray

    Denmark

    Best Journalist of the Year

Finland

  • Startup Journey by Boost Turku

    Startup Journey by Boost Turku

    Finland

    Best Accelerator Program

    Website
  • Ninchat

    Ninchat

    Finland

    Best Bootstrapped

    Website
  • Smartly.io

    Smartly.io

    Finland

    Best Newcomer

    Website
  • Startup Sauna

    Startup Sauna

    Finland

    Best Office Space

    Website
  • Kristo Ovaska

    Kristo Ovaska

    Finland

    Founder of the Year

  • Reaktor Polte

    Reaktor Polte

    Finland

    Best Professional Investor

    Website
  • Funzi

    Funzi

    Finland

    Best Social Entrepreneurial Tech Startup

    Website
  • Jari Jaanto

    Jari Jaanto

    Finland

    Developer Hero

  • Greg Anderson

    Greg Anderson

    Finland

    Startup Media of the Year

  • Seriously

    Seriously

    Finland

    Startup of the Year

    Website

Iceland

  • Startup Reykjavik

    Startup Reykjavik

    Iceland

    Best Accelerator Program

    Website
  • Modio

    Modio

    Iceland

    Best Bootstrapped

    Website
  • Mekano ehf.

    Mekano ehf.

    Iceland

    Best Newcomer

    Website
  • ReonTech & KPMG - 27 Nýsköpunarhús

    ReonTech & KPMG - 27 Nýsköpunarhús

    Iceland

    Best Office Space

  • Sigurdur Arnljotsson

    Sigurdur Arnljotsson

    Iceland

    Best Professional Investor

  • Kristján Ingi Mikaelsson

    Kristján Ingi Mikaelsson

    Iceland

    Developer Hero

  • Georg Lúðvíksson (Meniga)

    Georg Lúðvíksson (Meniga)

    Iceland

    Founder of the Year

  • Þórður Snær Júlíusson/ Kjarninn

    Þórður Snær Júlíusson/ Kjarninn

    Iceland

    Startup Media of the Year

  • Bokun

    Bokun

    Iceland

    Startup of the Year

    Website

Norway

  • Tinc Sillicon Valley

    Tinc Sillicon Valley

    Norway

    Best Accelerator Program

    Website
  • Dirtybit

    Dirtybit

    Norway

    Best Bootstrapped

    Website
  • Unacast

    Unacast

    Norway

    Best Newcomer

    Website
  • MESH

    MESH

    Norway

    Best Office Space

    Website
  • Founders Fund

    Founders Fund

    Norway

    Best Professional Investor

    Website
  • Superplus

    Superplus

    Norway

    Best Social Entrepreneurial Tech Startup

    Website
  • Simen Sommerfeldt

    Simen Sommerfeldt

    Norway

    Developer Hero

  • Johan Brand

    Johan Brand

    Norway

    Founder of the Year

  • Maria Amelie

    Maria Amelie

    Norway

    Startup Media of the Year

Sweden

  • STING Accelerate

    STING Accelerate

    Sweden

    Best Accelerator Program

    Website
  • MinFarm

    MinFarm

    Sweden

    Best Bootstrapped

    Website
  • Lookback

    Lookback

    Sweden

    Best Newcomer

    Website
  • Knackeriet

    Knackeriet

    Sweden

    Best Office Space

    Website
  • Creandum

    Creandum

    Sweden

    Best Professional Investor

    Website
  • Day Cape

    Day Cape

    Sweden

    Best Social Entrepreneurial Tech Startup

    Website
  • Martina Elm

    Martina Elm

    Sweden

    Developer Hero

  • Johan Attby

    Johan Attby

    Sweden

    Founder of the Year

  • Lifesum

    Lifesum

    Sweden

    Startup of the Year

    Website

Media

In 2015, Nordic Startup Awards and its participants were mentioned in more than 40 articles in different Nordic and international media. Some of them are Fast CoCreate, Aoib.dk, Arctic Startup, Børsen, Business Insider Singapore, Business Wire, Computer Weekly, Finans.dk, Iværksætteren, Jydske Vestkysten, Mandag Morgen, Sjællands Nyheder, Trends Online, TU, TV 2 Sporten and more.

Country Partners

  • Arctic Startup

    Arctic Startup

    Finland
    Website

    Description

    ArcticStartup is helping to build communities with uncapped opportunities through media, events, PR and consulting since 2007.

  • Icelandic Startups

    Icelandic Startups

    Iceland
    Website

    Description

    Icelandic Startups helps startups grow within and out of Iceland by accelerating their businesses and connecting them with experts, investors and leading startup hubs abroad. Their services are free of charge and range from the seed of an idea to the first or even second round of funding.

  • TrendsOnline

    TrendsOnline

    Denmark
    Website

    Description

    Trendsonline.dk is Denmark's leading online media about entrepreneurship. Their mission is to cover Danish startups and to help to create a hub for anyone interested in digital entrepreneurship.

  • Startup Norway

    Startup Norway

    Norway
    Website

    Description

    Startup Norway is an umbrella organization for several startup ecosystem initiatives. It helps startups grow by creating arenas where startups, investors, key community players & corporates come together to learn and connect.

  • Startup Sweden

    Startup Sweden

    Sweden

Sponsors

  • Nordic Innovation

    Nordic Innovation

    Nordic

    Powered By

    Website
  • Amazon Web Services

    Amazon Web Services

    International

    Sponsor - Best Bootstrapped Category

    Website
  • SocialCee

    SocialCee

    Norway

    Social Media Voting Platform

    Website
  • Komfo

    Komfo

    Denmark
    Website

    Description

    Social Media Platform

  • Mito

    Mito

    Hungary

    Website Partner

    Website
  • Juel Viborg

    Juel Viborg

    Denmark

    Accountant

    Website

Collaboration Partners

  • Oslo Business Region

    Oslo Business Region

    Norway
    Website
  • Nordic Innovation House

    Nordic Innovation House

    International
    Website
  • Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship

    Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship

    Denmark
    Website
  • United Nation - Development Program

    United Nation - Development Program

    International
    Website
  • Nordic Startup Bits

    Nordic Startup Bits

    Nordic
    Website
  • Silicon Vikings

    Silicon Vikings

    International
    Website
  • Nordic Startup Conference

    Nordic Startup Conference

    Nordic
    Website

Regional & National Jury

  • Camilla Ley Valentin

    Camilla Ley Valentin

    Denmark

    COO and Co-Founder of Queue-it

    LinkedIn
  • Ferdinand Kjærulff

    Ferdinand Kjærulff

    Denmark

    CEO & Co-Founder of CodersTrust

    LinkedIn
  • Human Shojaee

    Human Shojaee

    Denmark

    CEO of Venture Cup

    LinkedIn
  • Kris Østergaard

    Kris Østergaard

    Denmark

    Co-founder of DARE2 & DARE2mansion

    LinkedIn
  • Lars Torpe Christoffensen

    Lars Torpe Christoffensen

    Denmark

    Chairman of the Board hos VeVentures

    LinkedIn
  • Lasse Chor

    Lasse Chor

    Denmark

    Entrepreneur, Investor, and Happiest Man Alive

    LinkedIn
  • Ole Gammelgaard Poulsen

    Ole Gammelgaard Poulsen

    Denmark

    Partner at SHAPE A/S

    LinkedIn
  • Thomas Madsen Mygdalh

    Thomas Madsen Mygdalh

    Denmark

    Co-founder of 23Video & former Chairman of Podio

    LinkedIn
  • Taneli Tikka

    Taneli Tikka

    Finland

    Entrepreneur

    LinkedIn
  • Gunnar Froh

    Gunnar Froh

    Germany

    Founder & CEO of WunderCar, www.wundercar.com

    LinkedIn
  • Miklós Kovács

    Miklós Kovács

    Hungary

    Director at iEurope Capital

    LinkedIn
  • Hörður Arnarson

    Hörður Arnarson

    Iceland

    CEO of Landsvirkjun

    LinkedIn
  • Michele Orzan

    Michele Orzan

    Italy

    President at EUChamber

    LinkedIn
  • Alexander Woxen

    Alexander Woxen

    Norway

    Entrepreneur & investor

    LinkedIn
  • Kamil Zięba

    Kamil Zięba

    Poland

    UX Designer, Co-founder of UXPin

    LinkedIn
  • Asif Naqvi

    Asif Naqvi

    Saudi Arabia

    Head of Digital at KAUST

    LinkedIn
  • Sabina Wizander

    Sabina Wizander

    Sweden

    Investment Manager at Creandum

    LinkedIn
  • Ted Valentin

    Ted Valentin

    Sweden

    Web Entrepreneur and Founder of Knackeriet Coworking Space

    LinkedIn
  • Tomas Bennich

    Tomas Bennich

    Sweden

    Advisory Board Member at SUP46

    LinkedIn
  • David Galipeau

    David Galipeau

    Thailand

    Knowledge and Innovation Management Regional Team Leader at UN DP

    LinkedIn
  • Johan Brenner

    Johan Brenner

    USA

    General Partner at Creandum

    LinkedIn
  • Sean Percival

    Sean Percival

    USA

    Partner at 500 Startups

    LinkedIn
  • Sridhar Solur

    Sridhar Solur

    USA

    General Manager, IoT & Wearables at HP

    LinkedIn

Ambassadors