We believe in Nordic technology and bringing it to Silicon Valley to learn, validate and scale. In Silicon Valley, new and leading technologies meet in a global hub to be nurtured and accelerated.
We host acceleration programs designed to fit the Nordic ways and a chance for Nordic startups to immerse themselves into the Silicon Valley mindset. These programs are headed by Nordic country organizations Innovation Norway, Business Finland and Vinnova. Through our programs, startups test their business model in this market, network with influential players, and learn about making it in Silicon Valley.
Read more about our programs below.
TINC Silicon Valley is an intensive 4-week accelerator program for Nordic tech startups with ambitions and potential for global scale. The program is designed to validate your business model and product market fit for global scale with reduced risk, time, and cost.
Since 2012, over 125 Nordic tech companies have participated in TINC Silicon Valley. Experienced mentors, advisors and investors assist in developing the skill-set necessary to attract customers, partners and investors.
The goal is to provide technology startups crucial knowledge and experience to achieve higher growth – and ensure you are prepared for the most competitive technology market in the world.
REACH is a Silicon Valley based incubator program designed to boost Nordic research based tech projects that have international ambitions and potential. This on-the-job training program runs for six months with two 14-days acceleration visits to Silicon Valley, structured with top mentor sessions, potential customers, partners or investor meetings, workshops and business events.
Based on a successful pilot program in 2015, this format has been developed to target, accelerate and de-risk your execution. During REACH, you will identify, validate and realize your technology’s commercial potential, expand your professional network, and improve your selling arguments and pitch.
Nordic Strongholds are prioritized areas where we believe Nordic solutions have a particularly good fit in the market due to unrealized potential. Our strongholds are areas where we direct our common forces to put the Nordics on the map.
Check out our upcoming stronghold events to follow and become part of the developments.
Check also these other programs:
Finland: Global Access Program
Global Access Program offers Finnish companies a tailor-made market-entry plan for the US or other international markets.
The Global Access Program market entry plan is done by experienced business professionals who are completing their MBA degree simultaneously at UCLA Anderson School of Management. During the intensive six month work period your company gets an individually tailored market entry plan from their assigned MBA team. The team members also act as consultants in this process.
Norway: Norwegian School of Entrepreneurship
The Norwegian School of Entrepreneurship (Gründerskolen) was established in 1999, and since then more than 500 graduate students have received first-hand experience in entrepreneurship in the Bay Area alone by attending an entrepreneurship class at UC Berkeley designed exclusively for them, combined with internships in startups companies in the Bay Area. The program has been extended to include Houston, Boston, Toronto and Singapore.
Norway: Research and Educational Network (REN)
The Research and Educational Network (REN) is a collaborative membership forum for the exchange of information and cooperation between stakeholders in research, education and business in Norway within ICT based education and training.
REN is focused on eLearning and competence development, and works with issues related to R&D within distributed learning, as well as developments within the eLearning/distance learning market. The membership includes 55 companies representing academia, government and small and large providers of distributed learning. DNB, PwC, Statoil and The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) make up the advisory board.