Silicon Vikings is partnering with Startup World Cup to bring the Silicon Vikings & Startup World Cup Regional Competitions to the Nordics. Regional competitions will be held in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and Finland in February to April 2018. The deadline to apply for the Nordic Country Competitions is:

Norway: Feb 12th

Sweden: Feb 12th

Finland: March 19th

Denmark: March 19th


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One Winner from each of these country competitions will be invited to compete in the Startup World Cup 2018 Grand Finale Global Startup Competition in San Francisco on May 11th, 2018 where the Global Competition winner will receive a $1,000,000 investment prize. Startup World Cup will provide airfare and two nights hotel stay for each regional winner to compete in the Grand Finale in San Francisco.

Thousands of startups from all around the world applied to the 2017 competition and the Startup World Cup 2017 Grand Finale featured prominent figures from the entrepreneurship community, including Steve Wozniak (Co-Founder of Apple), Daymond John (Star of ABC’s Shark Tank & Founder of FUBU), Alexis Ohanian (Co-Founder of Reddit) and Guy Kawasaki (former Chief Evangelist of Apple). Winners from 15 regional events pitched their startups at the Grand Finale, and UniFa from Japan took home the trophy with the $1,000,000 investment prize, and other regional champions received $10,000 value in legal services from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP and Portfolio Package from Salesforce for Startups. Second place went to Open Bionics from the United Kingdom, and third place went to Ahlijasa from Indonesia. 

Silicon Vikings is a 40,000+ network headquartered in Silicon Valley (nonprofit organization founded in 1997) with nodes throughout the Nordic and Baltic region including Greater Copenhagen, Gothenburg , Helsinki, Norrland, Oslo, Reykjavik, Riga, Stockholm, Tallinn, and Vilnius. Silicon Vikings is a network of nodes with the mission of building a borderless community supporting Nordic and Baltic innovation and entrepreneurship in accordance with global best practices, with a close connection to Silicon Valley’s unique and leading innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem.


If you are an organization interested in helping to market the Silicon Vikings Startup World Cup Competition in the Nordics through your networks, please email our Executive Director Charlotte Danielsson at