Nordic Startup Festival 2022

Nordic Startup Festival 2022

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Join entrepreneurs, startups, investors, and experts from around the world to learn about the Nordic Secret Sauce for building unicorns!

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09:00 Welcome & Keynotes: The Nordic Secret Sauce of Building Unicorns

10:00 The Nordic Startup Funding Landscape: Panel - Investors, VCs, Ecosystem Specialists

11:00 Startup Acceleration in the Nordics: Panel - Leading Accelerators & Ecosystem Organizations

12:00 Enabling Female-Founded Ventures: Panel - Community Leads, Entrepreneurs, Investors

13:00 Global Ecosystem Spotlights: Meet leading global ecosystems

14:00 Live Pitches: Live Pitching with Startup Experts & Investors - apply to pitch!

15:00 The Sting Journey: Fireside chat on Ecosystem Building with Pär Hedberg

15:30 Startup Masterclasses with Experts: Social Selling, Go To Market, and Pitching

17:00 Join the Exclusive Community: Founders x Experts x Organizations x Investors


Fill out the Application to Pitch at NSF 2022 to register your interest in pitching at the Live Pitching Stage at the Nordic Startup Festival 2022.


- Magnus Grimeland, Founder & CEO at Antler
- Anna Gissler, CEO Invest Stockholm
- Siw Andersen, CEO Oslo Business Region
- Pär Hedberg, CEO Sting
- Thomas Bigagli, Director & EMEA Investment Committee Member at Plug and Play
- Marvin Liao, Partner Diaspora Ventures & Global Macro Investor (San Francisco Bay Area)
- Anders Hammarbäck, Partner Antler
- Funda Sezgi, MD Norrsken Impact Accelerator
- Jeanette Carlsson, Founder & CEO Tech Nordic Advocates, Expert Advisor European Innovation Council (EIC) Accelerator
- Sofia Breitholtz, CEO Reach for Change
- Alfredo Jollon, MD Techstars Stockholm Accelerator
- Chris Foltz, MD Responsible Solutions Ltd, IRG 100 Top Global CMO & Change Agents
- Ariane Bucquet-Pousette, Head of Startups Invest Stockholm
- Ida Herbertsson, Head of Fast Track Capital, Minc
- Jørn Haanæs, Investment Director & Partner Katapult VC
- Carl-Henrik Koit, CEO Almi Företagspartner Stockholm Sörmland
- Nea Harjanne, CEO KIUAS Finland
- Stefan Sonnerstedt, CEO Connect Sweden (Region East)
- Tetiana Siianko Eriksson, Foodtech & Sustainability Entrepreneur
- Rebecka Löthman Rydå, Investment Director Inventure
- Sami Ahvenniemi, General Partner Vendep Capital
- Anette Nordvall, Venture Partner Butterfly Ventures
- Terhi Johanna (TJ) Vapola, Vice President, Head & Founder, Helen Ventures
- Simon Olson, Founder & CEO XY Ventures
- Michel Laporte Godorn, CEO Vimentis (leading sales trainer)
- Malcolm Larri, Founder Brave Personal Development (leading pitch coach)
- Charlotte Aschim, CEO and Co-Founder TotalCtrl


Startup founders, business advisors, angels and VCs, business services providers, corporate sector interested in tapping into / extending their reach in the startup space, government and ecosystem organizations, academia, students, and changemakers.


A day filled with insights, connections, business and funding opportunities, expansion and internationalization ideas, concrete strategies to build your business through a series of keynote addresses, panel discussions, startup success stories, expert masterclasses, pitching, and community networking with founders, startups, investors and experts from Nordics and the world over!


Nordic Startup Festival is a public event organized by Nutty Ventures AB, Stockholm, Sweden.
A big thanks to our ecosystem partners: Founder Institute Nordics, Startup Grind Stockholm, and Impact Hub Stockholm.
All startup pitches will be public, startups must only submit material they deem appropriate to be shared publicly.
The event will be live streamed and recorded using third party platforms. The content is LIVE, and hence is unmoderated, unfiltered, and unedited. It is conducted on the basis of trust and professionalism. The event organizers cannot accept any responsibility for the performance of these platforms, and the internet links on which they depend. As these events are online, they may be vulnerable to hacking and abuse from outside parties, and we rely on the provider to ensure the security of their platform. The event organizers cannot accept any responsibility for any damage or injury resulting from participating in the events, neither for and not limited to, exposure to indecent, inflammatory, offensive or racist content. Any views expressed during the sessions by the speakers, moderators, jury, startups, or participants are solely based upon personal opinion and should not be taken as professional advice. Furthermore, any opinions are expressly those of the participants and not necessarily the views of the event organizers. The event organizers take all possible measures to advise participants beforehand, that they behave in a professional manner, and do not encourage or incite any prejudicial behavior against individuals, communities, nations, governments, religions or cultures that may cause offense and hurt to others, or encourage actions that break any laws. However, if this does occur, the event organizers will intervene to prevent further occurrences, which could result in participants being restricted from further sessions. In serious cases, offending participants may be banned from all future online events. Any person wishing to share content should ensure that they are not violating copyright. The event organizers will not be held liable for any such breach. However, if copyright infringement occurs, the event organizers will intervene to prevent further occurrences, which could result in participants being restricted from further sessions.
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