3RD ANNUAL “STATE OF NORDIC TECH IN THE BAY: STARTUP SHOWCASE” 2018


October 24, 2018

DocuSign Executive Briefing Center

San Francisco, cA


This year’s keynote speakers included:

Laura Yao, EQT Ventures

Laura is a Venture Lead at EQT Ventures, focusing primarily on Silicon Valley companies. Prior to EQT Ventures, Laura was the first business hire at Kairos Aerospace, a startup that minimizes the impact of climate change through inexpensive sensors and data science. Before that, she was a senior investment associate at Bridgewater, a global macro hedge fund. Laura started her career as the founder of a recruiting platform for technology companies.

Laura has an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and a BA in Mathematics and Economics from Yale University. She was born in China and grew up in Tallahassee, Florida.

Jan Söderström, Head of Technology Office Silicon Valley, Ericsson

Jan works as the the branch office head in Silicon Valley for the Ericsson Global CTO. His responsibilities include:
– To build and solidify Ericsson reputation as the technology leader towards 5G, Cloud and IOT.
– To create a strong collaborative technology leadership agenda at Ericsson Silicon Valley together with partners and Ericsson local organizations
– To connect the Silicon Valley technology leadership activities to the Ericsson Product lines and R&D organizations globally.
– To establish strong relations with key technology leaders among our leading customers in North America
– To drive technology collaborations and engage in joint projects with the customers.

Jan has a PhD in Quantum Electronics and a MS in Engineering Physics from Chalmers.


Silicon Vikings Induction Ceremony for:


Katrine Paaby Joensen, Consul General and CEO Innovation Center Denmark, Silicon Valley

Jo Sletbak, Consul General, Royal Norwegian Consulate General, San Francisco

Inger Gustafsson, Head of Vinnova Silicon Valley Office

Toms Zvidrins, Head of US Office of Investment & Development Agency of Latvia




2ND ANNUAL "STATE OF NORDIC TECH IN THE BAY: STARTUP SHOWCASE" 2017

 

Location: DocuSign Executive Briefing Center, San Francisco

  KEYNOTE: MARTEN MICKOS, CEO OF HACKERONE AND FORMER FOUNDER OF MYSQL

KEYNOTE: MARTEN MICKOS, CEO OF HACKERONE AND FORMER FOUNDER OF MYSQL

  KEYNOTE: GUNNAR CARLSSON, FOUNDER OF AYASDI

KEYNOTE: GUNNAR CARLSSON, FOUNDER OF AYASDI

STARTUP EXPO:

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1ST ANNUAL “STATE OF NORDIC TECH IN THE BAY” 2016

Date: Thursday, May 19, 2016

From: 5:30pm-8:30pm

Location:  Bay Area Council Conference Center, San Francisco

Program:

Welcome:

Hilde Janne Skorpen, Consul General for Norway

Michel Wendell, Honorary Consul General of Finland

Richard Horning, Honorary Consul of Estonia

Sean Randolph, Bay Area Council Economic Institute

Charlotte Danielsson, Silicon Vikings Executive Director

Overview of Trends in Nordic Tech in the Bay by Country:

Gro Dyrnes, Innovation Norway

Anne Lidgard, Vinnova

Søren Juul Jørgensen, Innovation Denmark

Andrus Viirg, Enterprise Estonia

Hartti Suomela, Finpro 

Marko Turpeinen, EIT Digital

 

What's Next?

Nokia:  Hannu Kauppinen, Nokia

Ericsson:  Erik Ekudden, Ericsson

Spotify:  Kristian Lindwall, Spotify

 

State of Venture Capital in Silicon Valley for Nordic Companies:

Fireside Chat with Johan Brenner, Creandum

"Decoding Silicon Valley" with Jon Baer, Threshold Ventures

 

VC Panel:  Tips for Nordic companies seeking venture capital in Silicon Valley

Pekka Pärnänen, MAD Partners & Silicon Valley Catalyst

Michel Wendell, Nexit Ventures

Lars Jensen, Scale Capital

Arne Tonning, Alliance Ventures

 

Showcase of Nordic Startups in the Bay with Presentations by:

Brella

Neo Technology

Verbling

Vivino

Crowd Valley

Siren Care