This international mobility workshop is designed to provide you with a practical and industry focused overview on the legal environment of today's and tomorrow's mobility market in the EU and will showcase how to mitigate possible challenges. Our overview will be followed by a dynamic panel discussion with expert mobility executives sharing market driven solutions and advice on how to benefit from the enormous opportunities in the automotive and wider mobility industry in Europe and beyond.
Finland is a global leader in public-private innovation. The Smart Learning Environments for the Future project creates opportunities for companies to co-create their products with educational institutions, schools and cities. The project provides companies with an opportunity to gain valuable user experience in a facilitated manner and test their products and services in the educational institutions of Finland’s largest cities.
Co-creation allows products and services to be refined to better respond to the needs of the education sector and the everyday operation of educational institutions, enabling cities to procure higher quality and pedagogically more effective learning environment solutions in the future.
Brought to you by Smart Learning Environments for the Future – project
6:30pm 7 EdTech Startups pitching
Each 5 min pitch + 4 min feedback from the expert panel
8:00pm Event ends
Nordic Innovation House-Silicon Valley and SWEA Professional SF are excited to announce the upcoming Nordic Women in Tech and Innovation event coming up on September 26th, in Palo Alto!
The first NWTI event was held on September 2018 and it was a great success. We had a full house of participants gathering to hear the experiences and insights from a group of Nordic women who shared their amazing journeys to success in Silicon Valley.
New innovations are constantly pushing the limits of technology and disrupting the way we live, work, and see the world. How can we guarantee that these advancements take into account the diversity in our societies?
UN Women, Stanford Gendered Innovation, Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence and Sweden’s Innovation Agency, Vinnova with the Wallenberg Research Link in collaboration with the Nordic Innovation House-Silicon Valley jointly invite you to a seminar on gender bias in innovation.
Date and Time
Thu, September 26, 2019
8:30 AM – 2:30 PM PDT
Paul G. Allen Building
330 Serra Mall, Cypress Semiconductor Auditorium (101X)
Stanford, CA 94305
You are also welcome to join us for a networking opportunity in the Sep 26th evening at Nordic Women in Tech and Innovation-event at Palo Alto Art Center.
While business leaders understand the relevance of gender equality and diversity and inclusion to their bottom line, few companies have yet to find sustainable solutions to address large gender gaps in the workforce. This not only hinders innovation, productivity and team performance -- but also limits the development of inclusive products and technology accessible to all end users.
In partnership with the Nordic Innovation House and the Berkeley Haas Center for Equity, Gender and Leadership and hosted by Ericsson, this workshop will examine the strategies and measures that companies and other actors in Silicon Valley have successfully put in place to enhance gender equality in the workplace and ensure that innovation is diverse and inclusive. This event will go beyond highlighting the business case to leverage new research and practical strategies to create a diverse workforce that is more competitive.
2795 Augustine Drive
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Vinnova and Nordic Innovation House-Silicon Valley invite you to a seminar where Vinnova will present the latest trends and innovative initiatives to foster a gender equal innovation system in the Nordics. Participants are invited to discuss common challenges, best practise and explore how collaboration between countries can strengthen gender equality in the innovation system.
3:15-3:30pm Check-in and mingle
3:30-3:45pm The status of Female entrepreneurs in Sweden, why is it decreasing? - Annie Lindmark
3:45-4:00pm Vinnova and innovative ways to boost women in tech and entrepreneurship. - Sophia Ivarsson
4:00-4:45pm Discussion about common challanges with different solutions. - Max Parknäs
- Women in tech: How to boost women's representation in the startup scene
- Men in tech: The role of men in achieving gender equality.
- Investments in women entrepreneurs: How to fight under-financing of women
Join us for lunchtime pizza & pitches at Nordic Innovation House!
Smart Innovation Norway is connecting three Norwegian startups to Silicon Valley ecosystem to learn and to meet entrepreneurs, investors and potential business partners. You are invited to meet with the group on Tue June 3rd at 11.30am at Nordic Innovation House-Silicon Valley.
The companies will have a short pitch and you will discover new technologies, interesting business opportunities, and maybe even provide useful feedback to help them evolve.
Nordic Innovation House-Silicon Valley invites you to join us for the graduation event of the TINC Spring 2019 accelerator program! The event is hosted at Alley powered by Verizon.
Nine Nordic companies have gone through an intensive four-week program and are excited to present their stories to you and a panel of local investors. TINC is an accelerator program for Nordic technology startups. The spring program brings nine startups from Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland to Silicon Valley.
Silicon Valley is the place for startups to accelerate, grow and conquer the world.
Come and meet the latest batch of Nordic startups beginning their Silicon Valley journey in our TINC Accelerator Program and hear the experiences of local Nordic founders who are already well on their way.
We will host a discussion with alumni from Y Combinator, Village Global, Alchemist and Plug&Play. You will get their take on how Silicon Valley Accelerators support startups and how to tackle the challenges of getting seed funding.
Hands-on workshop, where we walk you through the Hopsworks platform, writing on Python code. Bring a laptop, there will be wifi and food provided.
Event organized by our Member Jim Dowling, LogicalClocks. Contact:
Need to hire your first salesperson in the U.S. but don't know where to start?
Join us for a lunch event with Kristin Speer and from Westwood&Wilshire and learn how to succeed in finding the right person and what challenges you can expect.
The topics covered include:
Why startup hiring is hard and different
What do you need at each stage?
How to present your opportunity to the market?
How do you get candidates?
How to leverage your network
Different kinds of recruiters and approaches
How do you evaluate candidates?
How do you know how much to pay people in cash and equity?
You will also hear what kinds of roles does WW fill and you will get a chance to evaluate what kind of help do you need. The event is followed by a Q&A.
How do you become a successful serial entrepreneur?
Susanne Birgersdotter is the self-taught entrepreneur who launched twelve apps in 1 year without knowing anything about programming or developing. With the firm belief that “You can do anything you want to” she then went on to set up her own gaming studio. She is an entrepreneur of entrepreneurship, and one of Sweden’s most successful businesswomen.
Event organized by the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce.
Are you and your company ready for filing your U.S. taxes? Did you know that you need to file your taxes even if your U.S. company did not conduct any business during 2018? How do your taxes affect your personal property in your Nordic home country?
Join our event in Palo Alto or access online and get your questions answered! The event is co-hosted with our partner US Law for Nordics.
We will cover topics on the most common types of taxes corporations should expect to be able to file for and pay (income, payroll, sales and use), what they are, how they are calculated and the general filing requirements for each (on a Federal and State level). You will also get insight on managing your personal taxes as a multi-national individual and compliance for structuring of international business operations.
The Annual Nordic GDC Breakfast Workshop provides an opportunity for the Nordic game developers to network with their Nordic peers, while also listening to a number of short presentations about latest market developments & trends relevant to the game developers from Nordic region. The event is organized by Nordic Innovation House in collaboration with Neogames, Goodbye Kansas and Nordic trade promotion organizations.
We are serving some breakfast, coffee, tea and refreshments.
South By Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas, is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries. An essential destination for global professionals, the event features sessions, showcases, screenings, exhibitions, and a variety of networking opportunities. SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together.
Nordic Innovation House-Silicon Valley will be in Austin, March 8-17 for SXSW 2019 as many other Nordic companies, artists and delegations. See below which events we are taking part in and where you can find the other Nordics.
Events supported by Nordic Innovation house - silicon valley
House of Scandinavia
EU at Austin
Nordics in the program
Steve’n’Seagulls, March 15
Aurora, by Miia Tervo, March 10, 12, 15
Passport to Music Cities, March 16
Documentary Shorts, March 9, 11, 14
Fair Competition in a Digital World, March 10
Tracking Plays Worldwide, March 15
Lowly, March 14
ZNR, March 13
X&Y, Mar 8, 10, 14
Nordic Data Goes South, March 9
Outsourcing Creative, March 13
Darling West, March 15, 16
Death by Unga Bunga, March 14, 16
Farao, March 14
Intertwine, March 14
Orions Belte, March 14, 15
The Other End, Mar 14
Pasha, March 16
Soft as Snow, March 16
Unge Ferrari, March 14
Wet Dreams, March 15
Virgins4Lyfe, March 9, 11, 14
Algorithms Go to Law School, March 11
Music Blockchain Use Case: Mycelia, March 15
Music Video / Animation, March 11
Broder John, March 16
Bror Gunnar Jansson, March 14
El Hijo de la Cumpia, March 14, 15
Henrik Appel , March 15
Light Vibes, March 16
Magic Potion, March 15
MUSICOMEXP, March 15
Shit Kid, March 12, 15
Sudakistan, March 15
Fuck You , Mar 9, 11, 14
Getting your pricing right is crucial for the success and growth of your business.
Companies who take a scientific approach to pricing often grow twice as fast and with 25-40% higher margins compared to those who use gut feel, cost-plus or mimic a competitor to price their products or service. Thus, the correct approach the pricing really matter.
Join us for a talk with a pricing expert Per Sjofors from Atenga Insights to learn how to optimize your pricing, and hear what are the most common mistakes to avoid.
Topics covered include:
The Important Role of Pricing
Pricing theory/The psychology of pricing
Take control of your pricing
Review of other ways to look at pricing
The talk is followed by a Q&A, and takes place at 12-1:30pm.
Does your financial plan tell a story that inspires investor confidence and helps you to raise capital?
If your financials aren't telling a compelling story and you need help with financial projections and financial planning, please join us for this one-hour long session during which we'll discuss the importance of milestone funding, the components of your financial model, top-down and bottom-up financial projections, creating your budget, and more.
Every year in February, Startup Grind Global Conference attracts a thousands of tech entrepreneurs to Redwood City for 2 days of inspiration. We are continuing the tradition from last year to get together everyone with a Nordic heart. The friends of Nordic Innovation House - Silicon Valley and Startup Grind Oslo will get together after the first day of the conference!
Applications for the TINC Spring 2019 applications are open now until January 15th.
TINC is an intensive 4-week accelerator program for Nordic tech startups to validate their product/market and business model fit and potential for global scale in the most competitive startup environment in the world.
Apply to TINC and join us in Silicon Valley where you will work with world-class mentors and learn how to attract customers, partners and investors.
Application deadline: January 15
Interview and selection: January 21 - February 15
Kick off in Oslo: March 7 and 8
4 weeks in Silicon Valley: April 29 - May 24
You are warmly welcome to Nordic Innovation House for a casual afterwork get together with our Nordic community, partners and friends.
Join us for taking a look back to the busy year that has passed and hear what we have planned for the new year - and get to the holiday spirit with warm glogg and pepparkakor!
Thinking of going global?
Come and recover from the previous night's after parties and kick off your Day 2, December 5th, at Slush Helsinki 2018 by joining us for breakfast at Messukeskus, Siipi 201.
Nordic Innovation House supports Nordic companies hit the ground running by offering community, connections and programs in the most competitive markets in the world. We offer services and networks for all parts of the business ecosystem whether you are startup, scaleup, corporate, or an incubator. Get your own office in the heart of Palo Alto or let us open doors for you in New York.
Building on our success in the US, we are now heading to Asia and launching in two more locations - Singapore and Hong Kong!
You will hear about the services different Nordic Innovation Houses offer around the world, and some of our member companies will be sharing their experiences.