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Nordic companies meet up to scale up

  • Published 03/05/2018
Seven high-growth companies are selected to participate in Batch 2 of the Nordic Scale-up Lab to help them accelerate their next stages of growth.

Codeable  (DK), Naava (FI), Miradore (FI), Rye Rye (FI), Keynatura (IS), Milrab (NO) and BehavioSec (SE) are selected to participate in the second round of Nordic Scale-Up Lab, an intense 10-week program initiated and funded by Nordic Innovation, starting this April.

 

-With this program we offer these scale-ups tailormade support that will enhance their growth and expansion, says Anna-Maija Sunnanmark, Senior Advisor at Nordic Innovation.  

 

 

A pioneering Nordic model

Nordic Scalers is the first Nordic level scale-up accelerator and coaching program. There are good reasons to run the program at a Nordic level. 

 

-The number of Nordic scale-ups is naturally limited by the size of the respective markets found in the Nordic countries. Nordic collaboration is not a goal in itself, but should be seen as an efficient tool to help companies reach their objectives, says Svein Berg, CEO of Nordic Innovation.

 

 

Expect to proper boost their businesses

The selected companies represent different industries, have different objectives and needs, but they are all established with proven business models and international ambitions. Naava, the developer of the green wall that brings nature into your office, is looking to expand their business and believe the Nordic Scalers program would truly benefit their team.

 

-We know that our skills must grow faster than our company in order for us to succeed in the long run. We are looking forward to connect with other Nordic entrepreneurs and executives to share knowledge and ideas, and we expect that this will help us boost our business, says their CEO, Aki Soudunsaari.

 

 

The goal of the Nordic Scalers is to test and pilot new tools and services at the Nordic level to improve Nordic scale-ups’ access to the necessary know-how, networks and capital. The programme was  implemented as a public-private partnership in 2017, and will run until2019. The touch-points in the program are the annual Scale-Up Summits, local Scale-Up Sessions and the ‘Nordic Scale-Up Lab’, which targets the most promising and ambitious scale-ups in the Nordic region.

 

 

Here are the Nordic Scalers’ Batch 2 companies:

 

Codeable ApS

Outsourcing service for Wordpress websites.

https://codeable.io/about/

 

Naava Oy

Indoor plants for offices. Bringing nature inside by combining nature & technology.

https://www.naava.io/

 

Miradore Oy

Device management software products from cloud.

https://www.miradore.se/

 

Rye Rye Oy

Rye spirits with Nordic clean design from Finland.

https://kyrodistillery.com/

 

KeyNatura

Biotech business producing antioxidants from macroalgae.

https://keynatura.com/

 

Milrab

Men’s outdoor gear. B2B & B2C.

https://www.milrab.no/

 

BehavioSec

Customer security platform using continuous authentication through passive behavioural biometrics.

https://www.behaviosec.com/