Nordic Tech Conferences 2017

I love talking to Investors, Journalists and Entrepreneurs outside the Nordics about what is happening on the startup scene over here, but even more so I think it’s super awesome when these people come over to visit and see for them selves. An event or Conference is a great occasion for inviting people over. So in order to make it easier for you all to know when the best time to visit is I have compiled a list of relevant events taking place in 2017.

Looking forward to share many talks, conversations, handshakes, coffees, lunches, drinks and inspiring moments with you all at these events and conferences this year.

Show must go on! #slush16 by Juuso HD. RECOMMENDED, Europe’s leading startup event. Next edition November 30th-December 1st 2017.

This is a living document and will be updated throughout the year. The list is manly Nordic focused, but I have also added the main conferences taking place in the Baltics. Big thanks to all the people who helped in compiling this list. ❤ If you see something missing or have some more info to add for any of these drop a comment in this post.

JANUARY

January 30th, Health2B Demo Day -feature nine startups who will present new solutions for improved healthcare. Organised by Health2B Connected Health Accelerator — SmiLe Incubator — Healthy Habits — Lean Forward — Medicon Village — Business Incubation 2020. Takes place in Lund, Sweden

FEBRUARY

February 7th-8th, Connect2Capital -offers growth companies, investors and other actors in funding the ideal place to meet in an efficient and inspiring way. The forum is featuring emerging technology companies across various streams such as ICT Industry, Life Sciences Technology and more. Takes place in Gothenburg, Sweden.

February 9, Media Honeypot -bring together media houses seeking to find high quality, innovative solutions, with startups and growth companies who create them, 400+ Attendees, Media Technology, Organised by Articstartup, takes place in Helsinki, Finland

February 9–10, Techchill -brings together startup teams, entrepreneurs, challengers and curious minds from the Baltics and beyond, 1000+ Attendees, Cross-disciplinary, Organised by Techchill, takes place in Riga, Latvia

MARCH

March 1st-7th, Burning Man Week Stockholm -dozens of events will take place all over the city, with a wide range of topics, depth and formats.So, what are You passionate about? Is it education, urban planning or dodgeball? Circus arts, the refugee crisis or techno music? Yoga, mindfulness or startups? The Burning Man Week Stockholm is a space for all of our collective dreaming and hopes for the future. All events will be guided by the 10 Principles of Burning Man, and should be self-reliant, inclusive and participatory. Co-Created. Takes place in Stockholm, Sweden

March 7th, Nordic AI -a one-day event connecting the brightest minds in artificial intelligence in the beautiful city of Copenhagen to discuss how to design a smarter world to meet the challenges of tomorrow. Through an inspiring and challenging one-day program, gain first-hand insight into how the elite of international pioneers within artificial intelligence and machine learning work with AI in practice. Takes place in Copenhagen, Denmark. (NEW! Invitation Only)

March 8th, Women in Tech Stockholm -to inspire talented women to consider a future in the field of technology. We also want to inspire and enlighten women already in the industry, to stay within the field, by providing the network and experience of successful people from the wonderful world of technology and media. Organised by some of Sweden’s largest media and technology companies. Takes place in Stockholm, Sweden

March 8th–9th, Technoport 2017 -explore the human factor in the coming era of blue sky research and cutting edge technologies and innovations, 1000+ attendees, Cross-disciplinary, Organised by Technoport, takes place in Trondheim, Norway (RECOMMENDED — Norway’s leading tech conference)

APRIL

April 20th, The Shift, -an annual event designed for tech entrepreneurs and innovators, to give you hands on tips and tools to grow your business. Takes place in Oslo, Norway.

April 22th, Startup Day, -1000+ attendees, Cross-disciplinary, organised by The Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship, takes place in Stockholm, Sweden

April 25th, Oslo Block Chain Day -focus on smart contracts and startups, the sharing economy, blockchain’s impact on government and society as a whole and the technical nitty gritty. Takes place in Oslo, Norway

April 25th-26th, Upgraded Life Festival -Uniting innovators in health & wellbeing, 1100+ attendees, health technology, organised by Spa Health, takes place in Helsinki, Finland

MAY

May 1st — 7th, #gbgtechweek -strives to make Gothenburg one of the best tech communities in the world! During one week, several diverse and inspiring events, covering the full range from tech to business, is hosted for the public in Gothenburg. All events are open to everyone and free of charge. Takes place in Gothenburg, Sweden.

May 3th-5th, Arctic15 -quality networking, Cross-disciplinary, organised by Arcticstartup, takes place in Helsinki, Finland (RECOMMENDED)

May 10th-12th, Katapult Future Fest -three day festival in Oslo, Norway focusing on the combination of exponential technologies, impact investing, new forms of collaboration and the future society, takes place in Oslo, Norway

May 11th, STING Day -connects Swedish tech startups with investors from around the world. We exclusively invite the most driven entrepreneurs, the brightest investors and the most interesting industry profiles to help build the global companies of tomorrow. +400 attendees, 50/50 entrepreneurs and Investors, organised by Stockholms Innovation. Takes place in Stockholm, Sweden (Invitation Only)

May 25th-26th, Latitude 59 — flagship startup & tech event of the world’s first digital society. In its 10th year, the conference has grown into the most important startup and venture capital gathering of the Baltic region with world-class speakers & inspiring discussions. +1500 attendees, Cross-disciplinary, takes place in Tallinn, Estonia

May 31st, Startup Iceland -focused on knowledge sharing across startup ecosystems, to build an antifragile entrepreneurial ecosystem through best practice tools, resources and advice for Iceland. Takes place in Reykjavik, Iceland.

JUNE

June 6th-7th, Nordic Next -24 hours with some of the greatest minds in technology and investing from the Nordics and beyond, 50–100 attendees, Investor Summit, organised by The Nordic Web, Malmö, Sweden (RECOMMENDED, Nordics leading Investor summit, Invitation Only)

June 6th-7th, 37 Degrees Celsius -explore and aim to accelerate the innovations and trends that are shaping the future of healthcare systems and life sciences, organised by Stavanger forum, Kenes Exhibitions and EXCELLER, takes place in Stavanger, Norway

June 7th-16th, Symposium -Created in 2015 by Spotify’s Founder Daniel Ek and Ash Pournouri, Founder of At Night Management, Symposium Stockholm provides a week-long festival for creative individuals with powerful ideas to come together and experience a creative home, at the intersection of tech and music, takes place in Stockholm, Sweden

June 13th-15th, Startup Extreme -The Worlds Most Extreme Startup Conferencival, Cross-disciplinary, organised by Startup Norway, takes place in Bergen and Voss, Norway

JULY

AUGUST

August 7th, An Interesting Day -weird, one-day conference on an island in the Oslofjord, talks from some of the most interesting people in entrepreneurship, design and creativity. There were lots of fun activities, and a great party top it off. Organised by Bakken & Bæck, takes place in Oslo, Norway (Invitation only)

August 18th, Startup Reykjavik Investor Day -ten participating teams will present their business opportunities to investors and guests. Organised by Icelandic Startups. Takes place in Reykjavik, Iceland. (Invitation Only)

SEPTEMBER

September 4th, Rainmaking Summit -So you’ve recruited the director of digital transformation — then what? Do you engage with startups? Do you form teams — away from the core business — in order to free creativity and avoid being dragged back into legacy corporate thinking? In a year’s time, will you have anything to show the board on what your digital team has actually delivered? Takes place in Copenhagen, Denmark.

September 4th-5th, The Conference -focus on multidisciplinary discussions about factors that affects industries interested in digital development and society at large. Organised by Media Evolution, takes place in Malmö, Sweden

September 5th-6th, TechBBQ -the quintessential and largest startup and innovation summit in Denmark and Greater Copenhagen, 1700+ attendees, Cross-disciplinary, takes place in Copenhagen, Denmark

Date TBA, STHLM TECH FEST -Every startup founder, investor, designer, developer, and journalist comes together to share, be inspired and meet the whole startup ecosystem, and welcome visitors from 20+ countries. organised by #Sthlmtech and key players in the Sthlm startup scene, takes place in Stockholm, Sweden (Biggest tech startup event in Sweden)

September 26th-28th, Nordic Edge Expo -largest smart city event in the Nordics. For everyone engaged in technological solutions that will make cities, communities, companies and homes smarter. Takes place in Stavanger, Norway

September 25th-29th, Oslo Innovation Week -bring tech experts, startups, game changers and investors together to collaborate, solve problems and move forward, 75+ satellite events, 9500+ attendees, organised by Oslo Business region, takes place in Oslo, Norway

OCTOBER

October 23rd-24th, SingularityU Denmark Summit -Join more than a thousand Scandinavian doers, thinkers, leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, students and executives for an intensive two-day deep dive into Our Exponential Future. Takes place in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Date TBA, SLUSH Play -meeting point for Nordic gaming and VR companies, and investors from all around the world, focussing on intimate discussions and networking. Slush PLAY embraces the opportunities presented with the rise of world-leading Nordic gaming companies like DICE, Supercell, Rovio, King, Paradox, Remedy, and CCP. Organised by SLUSH, Icelandic Startups and key industry influencers in Iceland. Takes place in Reykjavik, Iceland.

NOVEMBER

Date TBA, Digital Freedom Festival -a meeting place to celebrate digital culture and to debate on the benefits of digital revolution, policy, startups, lifestyle and corporate. Takes place in Riga, Latvia

November 30th-December 1st, SLUSH -brings together the leading actors of the global tech scene to Helsinki for something very special. Described by many as “Burning Man meets TED”, the event has grown in just a few short years to 17,500 attendees and 1 million live stream viewers, Cross-disciplinary, Organised by SLUSH, takes place Helsinki, Finland (RECOMMENDED, Europe’s leading startup event)

DECEMBER

Date TBA, Nordic Buy Out Forum -The annual M&A event that joins the venture capital and private equity industry and others involved in the transaction market in Norway and the other Nordic countries.Organised by Wiersholm, takes place in Oslo, Norway

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This is a living document and will be updated throughout the year. Big thanks to all the people who helped in compiling this list. ❤

If you see something missing or have some more info to add for any of these drop a comment in this post, email me on stinaliland@gmail.com or add your conference here:
https://nordictech.typeform.com/to/Z6LOdM

Note, Monthly/weekly recurring events and events taking place outside the Nordics and Baltics will not be included in the list.

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