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Applications are now accepted for Finnish round of 2023 New Nordics Pitch Competition by Silicon Vikings

August 16th, 2023

The Silicon Vikings network has announced that the application period for the Finnish round of New Nordics Pitch Competition is now open. Just as last year, it will be organised by the Tampere-based Platform6 startup house. 

The New Nordics Pitch Competition is a pan-Nordic and Baltic pitch competition that gathers the best startups and scaleups of the New Nordics. The winners will be selected based on the idea, ability to scale, business plan, traction, competitive advantage, market needs, presentation, team, and the ability to solve real world problems. 

The competition welcomes all growth companies with the Finnish business ID that are currently fundraising and want to enter the US market. While this year there is no specific industry focus, startups should have a disruptive potential and solve a real problem.

The applications are accepted via this form only with the deadline being September 16th 2023, 24:00 GMT. All the applications will be reviewed by a startup screening group represented by Finland’s leading VCs and angel investors. 8 startups will be selected to compete as part of the New Nordics Pitch Competition Finland 2023 during Stream Connect on October 18th at G Livelab Tampere.

“Startup Tampere and Platform6 Startup House are excited to announce their ongoing collaboration with Silicon Vikings as they proudly host the 2023 New Nordics Pitch Competition in Finland. This partnership reinforces our commitment to fortifying the bonds within the New Nordics innovation ecosystem. Beyond spotlighting the finest startups from the region, this competition serves as a dynamic cross-collaborative platform. It forges pathways for expanded horizons, fostering international growth prospects for the burgeoning Tampere entrepreneurial landscape”, says Alexandra Santos, CEO at Platform6 and a representative of the Silicon Vikings’ Tampere Node.

Timeline:

16.08.2023 – Open call for applications starts.

16.09.2023 – Application period ends at 24:00 GMT.

17.09 – 29.09.2023 – Startup screening group selects top 8.

04.10.2023 – Top 8 Finnish startups are announced.

18.10.2023 – Finland Final at Stream Connect (G Livelab Tampere).

29.11.2023 – Grand Final during the Slush week in Helsinki.

It is already possible for startups and investors to reserve your ticket to the Finland Final at Stream Connect here. Finland Final marks the beginning of a remarkable journey towards the highly-coveted Grand Final during the Slush week in Helsinki on November 29th 2023, where only the best of the best from the Regional Finals will have the privilege to compete for the prestigious title of New Nordics Grand Champion. 

About Silicon Vikings 

Silicon Vikings is a 45,000+ network that connects Nordic and Baltic Innovation with Silicon Valley and vice versa. We are a non-profit organisation that has been headquartered in Silicon Valley since 1997 with nodes throughout the Nordic and Baltic region and we act as a bridge between regions.We organise approximately 20-25 events in the Bay Area each year in addition to cross-border events with our nodes and partners in the New Nordics to better connect the two regions. We organise networking events and pitching competitions in the Nordics/Baltics & in Silicon Valley. For more information visit www.siliconvikings.com/home

For more information contact: Alexandra Santos, alexandra@platform6.fi ,040 824 36 35.

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