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11 new Nordic Scalers are here

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  • Published 17/10/2018
“We are witnessing a Nordic scale-up community emerging,” says Anna-Maija Sunnanmark, Senior Innovation Adviser at Nordic Innovation.

11 scale-up companies have been selected to participate in the Nordic Scalers programme. This is the third out of four batches of scale-up companies going through the Nordic Scale-up Lab founded by Nordic Innovation.

 

 

 

About the Nordic Scalers Programme

 

Nordic Scalers was founded 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. In doing so, it matches scale-up companies with experienced entrepreneurs and scale-up experts and offers peer-2-peer learning.

 

The programme is implemented as a public-private partnership and will run until May 2019. 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.

 

 

 

 

Batch 3

 

Batch 3 scale-ups had a kick off at Epicenter Stockholm on Thursday 11th of October where they started their intense 10-week programme.

 

Fishbrain, Sweden

Crowdsourcing fishing data and then applying machine learning to give users a fishing forecast.

 

Volumental, Sweden

Helps shoe shoppers can buy the perfect fitting shoe the first time around.

 

Readly, Sweden

A new way of reading magazines on mobile and tablet devices: all magazines bundled into one subscription.

 

Gigstr, Sweden

An app that helps companies find and hire students and young professionals who freelance.

 

Star Stable, Sweden

Popular online girls’ game about horses.

 

Kaptio, Iceland

An easy-to-use flight search engine. Search and match routes to find the best way of flying between two places at the best price.

 

Meniga, Iceland

Helps financial institutions worldwide utilise their data to personalise digital channels and drive customer engagement.

 

Quuppa, Finland

Provides innovative real-time location systems (RTLS) using proprietary technology.


Trademark Now, Finland

An intelligent web-based trademark management platform, used by enterprise companies,law firms and branding agencies for instant trademark search and watch results.

 

GO DREAM, Denmark

Offering gift cards to a great range of unique and varied experiences perfect for everyone.

 

Happy Helper, Denmark

Connecting people who needs a cleaner with people who wants to clean.

 

 

Nordic scalers batch 3

Picture by Magnus Buer, Nordic Innovation

 

 

Batch 3 shows that there are many scale-ups with great potential in the Nordics. This is great news, but while the Nordic region has a thriving start-up scene, only 0,3% of all the Nordic enterprises are scale-ups that contribute to job creation and economic growth.

 

 

“We started the Nordic Scalers Programme because the Nordic region should be a leading place, not only to start up but also to scale up businesses”

 Anna-Maija Sunnanmark, Senior Innovation Adviser, Nordic Innovation

 

 

 

Interested in the Nordic Scalers Programme?

 

Is your company in need of support from mentors and companies to scale up your business? We will soon be looking for more scale-ups to take part in Batch 4 of Nordic Scalers. The fourth batch runs from April to May 2019. Stay tuned on Nordic Innovation’s channels, as well as Nordic Scalers’ Twitter, to be the first to know when you can apply for next year’s batch.

 

 

 

For your company to be a part of Nordic Scalers, you must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Generating revenue in preceding 3 years
  • Annual revenue at minimum of 2M€
  • Personnel of at least 10 people
  • Annual growth figures of at least 20% in the past 3 years

 

 

 

If you want to know more about Nordic Scalers, visit www.nordicscalers.io

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