Winners 2017

Regional Winners 2017

  • Min Doktor

    Min Doktor

    Sweden

    Startup of the Year

    Website

    Description

    MinDoktor was founded 2013 in Malmö. Min Doktor is Sweden’s first and largest digital health care provider with the majority of the end consumer and health insurance market. Patients can interact 24/7 with a doctor/physician via their favorite device through an asynchronous chat service.

  • KUBO Robotics

    KUBO Robotics

    Denmark

    Best Newcomer

    Description

    KUBO Robotics was founded in 2015. Their educational robots are designed to teach children. Abstract concepts are broken down into puzzles. Kubo started as a research-based project at the University of Southern Denmark. The intention behind the project was to give children a basic understanding of coding before the learn to read and write, without the use of a tablet or computer.

  • Disruptive Technologies

    Disruptive Technologies

    Norway

    Best IoT Startup

    Description

    Disruptive Technologies was founded 2013 in Bergen. They produce sensors that can detect touch, proximity, and temperature. Their platform can easily integrate data into your application or IT systems.

  • Huddlestock

    Huddlestock

    Norway

    Best Fintech Startup

    Description

    Huddlestock was founded 2014 in Oslo. It is an investing platform where investors can put their money into ideas. When investors earn a profit, a percentage is paid to the idea's owner.

  • Vainu.io

    Vainu.io

    Finland

    Best Bootstrapped

    Description

    Vainu.io was founded 2013 in Helsinki. Vainu transforms disorganized data into insightful sales leads. Their platform lets you easily identify valuable prospects.

  • Frumbjörg - Frumkvöðlamiðstöð Sjálfsbjargar

    Frumbjörg - Frumkvöðlamiðstöð Sjálfsbjargar

    Iceland

    Best Startup Ecosystem Initiative

    Description

    Frumbjörg opened 2016 in Reykjavik. - They are an innovation center supporting solutions for the disabled. They launched after a successful Karolina Fund campaign which raised €39,000.

  • Founder's House

    Founder's House

    Denmark

    Best Coworking Space

    Description

    Founder's House is located in Copenhagen's "Startup Village." They focus on helping scalable tech companies. Some of their alumni include BoligSurf, #CPHFTW, and AirBnB. Founders House is dedicated to providing the best space for talented die-hard tech entrepreneurs.

  • Accelerace

    Accelerace

    Denmark

    Best Accelerator Program

    Description

    Accelerace was founded 2008 in Copenhagen. Their industry-specific teams help startups identify scalable business models. They have helped over 250 startups raise more than $269 million in funding. Accelerace is one of the world’s top 10 seed accelerators.

  • MentorDanmark

    MentorDanmark

    Denmark

    People's Choice

    Description

    MentorDanmark is an online tutoring service founded in Copenhagen. They have helped over 20,000 families within three years. They have offices in Copenhagen and Oslo.

  • The Nordic Web

    The Nordic Web

    Best Pan-Nordic Community Initiative

    Description

    The Nordic Web was founded 2014 in Copenhagen. Their site is an online resource for entrepreneurs and investors researching the Nordic startup ecosystem. They provide high quality data and analysis regarding businesses and investments, as well as bespoke reports.

  • Trine

    Trine

    Sweden

    Best Social Impact Startup

    Description

    Trine was founded 2015 in Gothenburg. They utilize crowdfunding campaigns to finance solar projects. They have invested over €1.9 million been invested in solar.

  • Too Good To Go

    Too Good To Go

    Denmark

    Best Food Tech Startup

    Description

    Too Good to Go was founded 2015 in Copenhagen. Their platform lets users purchase surplus food from restaurants. Their fight against food waste has already expanded to Germany, the Netherlands, and the U.K.

  • CELLINK

    CELLINK

    Sweden

    Best Health/Lifestyle Tech Startup

    Description

    CELLINK was founded 2016 in Gothenburg. They produce a range of products in the field of 3D bioprinting. Their biolinks can be used for the printing of human organs and tissue.

  • Magnus Nyhlén

    Magnus Nyhlén

    Sweden

    Founder of the Year

    Description

    Magnus is an entrepreneur from Sweden. Magnus is a co-founder of Min Doktor. Min Doktor is a platform that allows you to consult a doctor online.

  • Hampus Jakobsson

    Hampus Jakobsson

    Sweden

    Investor of the Year

    Description

    Hampus is a Malmö-based entrepreneur and investor. He also a co-founder of the VC firm Nordic Makers. He has made over 65 investments. He likes deep tech built by agile minds. Originally computer science engineer who founded two startups.

National Winners

Country Partners

  • WeLoveStartups

    WeLoveStartups

    Denmark
    Website

    Description

    WeLoveStartups is a non-profit association with the vision of creating a movement that engages all companies and entrepreneurial stakeholders in Denmark.

  • ArcticStartup

    ArcticStartup

    Finland
    Website

    Description

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

  • Innovation Center Iceland

    Innovation Center Iceland

    Iceland
    Website

    Description

    Innovation Center Iceland encourages innovation and promotes the advancement of new ideas in Icelandic economy by providing active participation and support to entrepreneurs and businesses.

  • FLOW Norway

    FLOW Norway

    Norway
    Website

    Description

    FLOW is a growing innovation space located in Tromsø, Norway with coworkers representing a wide range of businesses. Its aim is to create a natural arena for business, students, culture, public enterprises and investors.

  • Technoport

    Technoport

    Norway
    Website

    Description

    Technoport is a membership-based organisation located in Trondheim; the technology and knowledge capital of Norway. Its aim is to act as a catalyst for the future Norwegian knowledge economy by hosting innovation and entrepreneurship events.

  • Conneqtify

    Conneqtify

    Sweden

    Description

    People don’t work in isolation: we need to be working together! It is our relationships all added together that are the foundation of an organized effort for change. We need lots of people to contribute their ideas, take a stand, and get the work done.

Ambassadors

Denmark

  • Mads Stubgaard-Schmidt

    Mads Stubgaard-Schmidt

    Denmark

    Regional Program Officer

    Linkedin
  • Gyda Bay

    Gyda Bay

    Denmark

    Innovationschef

    Linkedin
  • Anders Kanberg

    Anders Kanberg

    Denmark

    CEO, Global-editor-in-chief & Radio Host

    Linkedin
  • Frederik Ploug Søgaard

    Frederik Ploug Søgaard

    Denmark

    Consultant

    Linkedin
  • Lisa Dalsgaard

    Lisa Dalsgaard

    Denmark

    Founder & CEO at GoodiePack.com

    Linkedin
  • Michael Eis

    Michael Eis

    Denmark

    CEO & Founder booomerang.dk

    Linkedin
  • Simone Okkels

    Simone Okkels

    Denmark

    Editor in Chief at TechSavvy Media

    Linkedin

Finland

  • Voitto Kangas

    Voitto Kangas

    Finland

    CEO of Maria 01

    LinkedIn
  • Juhani Polkko

    Juhani Polkko

    Finland

    Managing Editor

    LinkedIn
  • Ola Sundell

    Ola Sundell

    Finland

    Founder, CEO

    Linkedin
  • Juho Risku

    Juho Risku

    Finland

    Co-founder, Partner

    LinkedIn
  • Ekaterina Gianelli

    Ekaterina Gianelli

    Finland

    Investment Director

    Linkedin
  • Risto Rautakorpi

    Risto Rautakorpi

    Finland

    Co-Founder

    Linkedin
  • Riku Seppälä

    Riku Seppälä

    Finland

    Founding Partner

    Linkedin
  • Karolina Miller

    Karolina Miller

    Finland

    CEO of Startup Sauna

    Linkedin

Iceland

  • Kjartan Örn Ólafsson

    Kjartan Örn Ólafsson

    Iceland

    Entrepreneur

    Linkedin
  • Prof. Thorsteinn I. Sigfusson

    Prof. Thorsteinn I. Sigfusson

    Iceland

    Director General

  • Erlendur Steinn Guðnason

    Erlendur Steinn Guðnason

    Iceland

    Business Manager Inside Sales

    Linkedin
  • Svana Gunnarsdóttir

    Svana Gunnarsdóttir

    Iceland

    Partner Frumtak Ventures

    Linkedin
  • Helga Valfells

    Helga Valfells

    Iceland

    Founding Partner

    Linkedin
  • Ragnheiður H. Magnúsdóttir

    Ragnheiður H. Magnúsdóttir

    Iceland

    Business Manager Inside Sales

    Linkedin
  • Kristinn Hrobjartsson

    Kristinn Hrobjartsson

    Iceland

    Founder, Northstack

    Linkedin

Norway

  • Tina Abrahamsen

    Tina Abrahamsen

    Norway

    Adviser economic development

    Linkedin
  • Matthew Lynch

    Matthew Lynch

    Norway

    Educator

    Linkedin
  • Ingrid Sommerli

    Ingrid Sommerli

    Norway

    Advisor

    Linkedin
  • Marius Thorvaldsen

    Marius Thorvaldsen

    Norway

    CEO

    Linkedin
  • Janina Lamøy

    Janina Lamøy

    Norway

    Community & Event Manager

  • Nils-Henrik Stokke

    Nils-Henrik Stokke

    Norway

    Co-founder

    Linkedin
  • Kristian Solaas

    Kristian Solaas

    Norway

    Advisor

    Linkedin
  • Mats Trones

    Mats Trones

    Norway

    Business Developer

    Linkedin
  • Torill Bye Wilhelmsen

    Torill Bye Wilhelmsen

    Norway

    Small business strategist

    Linkedin
  • Victoria Margrethe Bencsik

    Victoria Margrethe Bencsik

    Norway

    Community Manager

    Linkedin
  • Hilde Indresøvde

    Hilde Indresøvde

    Norway

    General manager Incubation and Innovation BTO

    Linkedin

Sweden

  • Carl Josefsson

    Carl Josefsson

    Sweden

    Business Coach

    Linkedin
  • Jeremie Poirier

    Jeremie Poirier

    Sweden

    Managing Director

    Linkedin
  • Jason Dainter

    Jason Dainter

    Sweden

    International Doer of Things

    LinkedIn
  • Jennie Claesson

    Jennie Claesson

    Sweden

    Busniess policy expert

    LinkedIn
  • Per Clingweld

    Per Clingweld

    Sweden

    Director of Strategy and Communication at Nova

    LinkedIn
  • Maral Kalajian

    Maral Kalajian

    Sweden

    Marketing & Communications Manager at Watty

    Linkedin
  • Lovisa Nicklasson

    Lovisa Nicklasson

    Sweden

    Head of Community and Events

    Linkedin
  • Karsten Deppert

    Karsten Deppert

    Sweden

    Entrepreneur

    Linkedin

Jury

Denmark

  • Human Shojaee

    Human Shojaee

    CEO at Venture Cup & University Startup World Cup

    Linkedin
  • Laila Pawlak

    Laila Pawlak

    Co-founder & CEO of SingularityU

    Linkedin
  • Martin Thorborg

    Martin Thorborg

    Member of the Board hos Newsec Egeskov & Lindquist A/S

    Linkedin
  • Niels Vejrup Carlsen

    Niels Vejrup Carlsen

    Partner at SEED Capital Denmark

    Linkedin
  • Preben Mejer

    Preben Mejer

    Founder & Chairman

    Linkedin
  • Michael Bak

    Michael Bak

    Managing Director at #CPHFTW

    LinkedIn
  • Peter Torstensen

    Peter Torstensen

    CEO Accelerace Management & Symbion

    LinkedIn
  • Anette Nørgaard

    Anette Nørgaard

    Microsoft Next Gen Manager

    LinkedIn

Finland

  • Marianne Vikkula

    Marianne Vikkula

    CEO of Slush

    Linkedin
  • Drazen Dodik

    Drazen Dodik

    Audience Engagement Manager at Microsoft

    LinkedIn
  • Riku Asikainen

    Riku Asikainen

    Angel Investor and Entrepreneur

    LinkedIn
  • Mirja Laulajainen

    Mirja Laulajainen

    Board Member at FiBAN

    LinkedIn
  • Kim Väisänen

    Kim Väisänen

    Senior Partner at Takeoff Partners

    LinkedIn
  • Jari Mieskonen

    Jari Mieskonen

    Chairman of the Advisory Board at crystalsol

    LinkedIn
  • Inka Mero

    Inka Mero

    Chairwoman and founder of Pivot5

    LinkedIn

Iceland

  • Ari Jonsson

    Ari Jonsson

    President of Reykjavik University

    Linkedin
  • Auður Nanna Baldvinsdóttir

    Auður Nanna Baldvinsdóttir

    Business Development Manager at Landsvirkjun

    Linkedin
  • Flosi Eiríksson

    Flosi Eiríksson

    Manager - Export Consultancy and Competence building at Íslandsstofa - Promote Iceland

    Linkedin
  • Magnus Thor Torfason

    Magnus Thor Torfason

    Assistant Professor at University of Iceland

    Linkedin
  • Margrét Ormslev Ásgeirsdóttir

    Margrét Ormslev Ásgeirsdóttir

    Director of Finance, Administration and HR at Carbon Recycling International

    Linkedin
  • Paula Gould

    Paula Gould

    Principal at Frumtak Ventures

    Linkedin
  • Stefán Þór Helgason

    Stefán Þór Helgason

    Senior Associate at KPMG

    Linkedin

Norway

  • Anniken Fjelberg

    Anniken Fjelberg

    Co-Founder of 657 Oslo, Superblaise & UT: studentbyrå

    Linkedin
  • Ida Faldbakken

    Ida Faldbakken

    Partner at Nordic Impact

    Linkedin
  • Pal T. Naess

    Pal T. Naess

    Director of Entrepreneurs and Startups at Innovation Norway

    Linkedin
  • Are Traasdahl

    Are Traasdahl

    Founder & CEO at Spring Capital

    LinkedIn
  • Lars Iversen

    Lars Iversen

    CEO at Technoport

    LinkedIn
  • Kim Daniel Arthur

    Kim Daniel Arthur

    Co-Founder, Strategy & Execution at Superplus

    LinkedIn
  • Katinka Greve Leiner

    Katinka Greve Leiner

    Director Ferd Social Entrepreneurs

  • Andreas Nilsen

    Andreas Nilsen

    Community Manager at FLOW

  • Nina Bakås

    Nina Bakås

    Leder at Start Norway

  • Kjetil Holmefjord

    Kjetil Holmefjord

    Partner at StartupLab Oslo

Sweden

  • Alexander Bastien

    Alexander Bastien

    Managing Director at THINK Accelerate

    Linkedin
  • Alexander Lidvall

    Alexander Lidvall

    COO at Exkubator

    Linkedin
  • Anjali Virmani Paul

    Anjali Virmani Paul

    Entrepreneur, Global Business Strategy and Innovation Advisor

    Linkedin
  • Erik Byrenius

    Erik Byrenius

    Entrepreneur turned Angel Investor

    Linkedin
  • Jana Palm

    Jana Palm

    Project Manager at Stugan

    Linkedin
  • Jessica Guter

    Jessica Guter

    Project Manager at Norrsken Foundation

    Linkedin
  • Joel Larsson

    Joel Larsson

    Managing Director at Fast Track Malmö

    Linkedin
  • Johan Jörgensen

    Johan Jörgensen

    Chairman at FundedByMe.com, Internet Society/Internet of Food, Director USA Pavilion Innovation Program

    Linkedin
  • Jonatan Norman

    Jonatan Norman

    Program Officer at Reach for Change

    Linkedin
  • Julia Selander

    Julia Selander

    CEO at Venture Cup Sweden

    Linkedin
  • Maria  Horelli-Rosenlew

    Maria Horelli-Rosenlew

    Founder of Rosebud Ventures

    Linkedin
  • Martina Elm

    Martina Elm

    Co-founder of Confetti

    Linkedin
  • Nils von Heijne

    Nils von Heijne

    Digital entrepreneur, strategist, author & speaker
    Linkedin
  • Pernilla Kjellström

    Pernilla Kjellström

    Startup Community Manager at Create Business Incubator

    Linkedin
  • Susanne Fuglsang

    Susanne Fuglsang

    Executive Producer & Facilitator Board Eyevinn Technology , Meet in Grid, GeekGirlMeetup, Founder of GeekGirlPlus

    Linkedin
  • Ted Valentin

    Ted Valentin

    Chief Knacker at Knackeriet

    Linkedin
  • Tetiana Siianko

    Tetiana Siianko

    Program Manager at Sweden Foodtech

    Linkedin
  • Torbjörn Rundkvist

    Torbjörn Rundkvist

    Senior Business Developer at Gothia Innovation AB

    Linkedin