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Nordic Demo Night & Meetup

  • WeWork Grand Central 450 Lexington Avenue New York, NY, 10017 United States (map)

We are proud to welcome a group of talented and creative Nordic companies with international ambitions. At this event, we will give these companies the opportunity to present themselves and network with key people in the NYC startup and business community, as well as for a panel of investors and experts. 

We invite you to join us and come meet these exciting companies:

PRESENTING COMPANIES:

  • BRASSYBRA A strapless adhesive bra like no other. Even works under a swimsuit. Shapes, lifts, and supports with Second Skin Technology
  • RORO is an Icelandic company that specializes in developing products that aim to increase the quality of sleep, well-being and safety for babies and their caregivers. RoRo ́s first product, the Lulla doll, is a unique, science-based sleep companion that helps babies stabilize their breathing and heartbeat which improves the quality and length of sleep
  • ONAR STUDIOS is a Helsinki-based design house established in 2014. ONAR makes high-end fashion garments out of natural materials, specializing in sheepskin and leatherwork. ONAR has a strong sustainable & ethical value basis - all materials are a by-product of the food industry, the tanning process is chrome-free and all leathers are vegetable-tanned
  • LAPUAN KANKURIT is a linen and wool weaving mill from Finland, where weaving skills and material know-how have been refined into excellence for decades. Behind the successful products are top designers, professional staff, the latest weaving techniques and a responsible attitude towards the environment and people
  • AGUSTAV is a high-end furniture design- and manufacturing company based in Iceland. AGUSTAV creates quality furniture and aims at making pieces that can last lifetimes. The creation process centers around weighing out aesthetics and functionality and quality is assured by using the best possible materials worked with traditional Scandinavian joinery techniques.
  • MAGISSO Happy Pet Project creates functional, aesthetically pleasing premium products to help pets to stay healthy and pet parents to show their love to their companion animals. Happy Pet Project is founded by Magisso, the multi-awarded young design company from Finland. Magisso is obsessed with creating meaningful, function-driven design products that solve everyday life problems at home

PROGRAM:

  • 18:00 Doors open - drinks and networking
  • 18:30 Welcoming remarks
  • 18:35 Introduction of panelists
  • 18:40 Presentations from the Nordic companies
  • 19:20 Networking & Light Food (Pizza, Wine & Beer)
  • 20:30 Event ends 

EXPERT PANEL:

  • Maria Mähl Director, ESG Cidron Ventures
  • Elissa Bloom Executive Director, Philadelphia Fashion Incubator 
  • Jacqueline Jenkins Acting Executive Director of Strategic Planning and Innovation, The Fashion Institute of Technology
  • Kris Goojha Director of Design and Development, BodyFly USA

MODERATOR:

Silve Parviainen Director, Nordic Innovation House