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, Finland and the Baltics between September 2017-March 2018; the winners of these five regional competitions will be invited to compete in the Startup World Cup 2018 Grand Finale global startup competition in San Francisco in May 2018 where the global competition winner will receive a $1,000,000 investment prize.


 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.