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our programs

Nordic Innovation House - NY is predicated on helping Nordic startups transform their ideas into viable businesses.  Inspired by the 'no-nonsense, business-driven' mindset of New Yorkers, our programs place a strong emphasis on fundamentals such as sales, marketing, and branding.  These programs are headed by Nordic trade promotion offices (e.g. Innovation Norway, Business Finland) as well as our local partners (e.g. Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator), and are designed to give Nordic startups the opportunity to test and refine their business models and strategies in one of the world's most dynamic global hubs.

Read more about our programs below.

entrepreneurial marketing program for nordic creative tech companies


this program will give you the skills, tools and mindset to brand, market and sell your products and services in the global marketplace. the program is hands-on, with a mix of learning-days and doing-days, as well as one-on-one meetings with top executives in relevant fields, and evening networking events.


new application deadline: october 18th, 2018

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additional, country specific 
program offerings

We believe in Nordic technology and bringing it to New York to learn, validate and scale. In New York, new and leading technologies meet in a global hub to be nurtured and accelerated.

We offer acceleration programs designed to fit the Nordic ways and a chance for Nordic startups to immerse themselves into the New York mindset. Through our programs, startups test their business model in this market, network with influential players, and learn about making it in New York.

nordic new york accelerator (NNYA)


The Nordic New York Accelerator is an elite “market-entry” program for Nordic startups ready to break into the East Coast US market. It is a three-month accelerator program for Nordic companies in collaboration with one of US’s best-performing accelerators, ERA, in New York City.

Selected companies participate in an intense 3-month program at ERA in NYC, with industry-leading mentors and landing services, followed by investor presentations at Demo Days in New York and Norway.

The program is run twice per year, winter and summer, with 5 companies per program. It's hosted at ERA’s 1,000 square meter space in Midtown Manhattan.

The program features intense one-on-one mentoring sessions with industry-leading mentors as well as workshops, speakers sessions and office hours with ERA partners and sponsors such as Microsoft, Google, Amazon, IBM, etc.
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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.

Read more about our Smart Cities Program