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Arctic15
30-31 May 2018
Helsinki, Finland

Arctic15 is the most effective matchmaking startup event in the Nordics and Baltics taking place in Helsinki, Finland on 30-31 May 2018. The 2-day event is organized by ArcticStartup, a leading startup media covering Nordics and Baltics.

The focus is on making deals and quality networking. There are 15 Tracks from Health and Fintech to AI and Talent. Industry players can use the time efficiently and gather under one roof. The core of it all is one-on-one meetings in Deal Room with pre-screened contacts. Networking is optimized to the absolute maximum with Pre-Event Matchmaking, Ad-Hoc Meetings, Networking Areas, Side Events, Workshops and Roundtables.

Arctic15 gets its name from the Pitching Competition that makes the centerpiece of the conference, in which the TOP 15 early-stage startups from the Nordics and Baltics compete for a 50 000 euro syndication deal from the Finnish Business Angels Network (FIBAN). The pitching competition has introduced several of Northern Europe’s most well-known startups to a wider audience, including Kiosked, Pipedrive, Infogr.am, Yousician, Transfluent and Entocube. To date, Arctic15 finalists have raised a total of 120 million euros.

In 2018, a special guest Gary Vaynerchuk, one of the world’s leading marketing experts, angel investor and venture capitalist, is joining the event as well as 80+ speakers – tech influencers, investors and entrepreneurs from all over the world. Arctic15 is optimal size. It brings together 450+ startups, 300+ investors, 150+ corporates and media from 60+ countries.

About ArcticStartup
ArcticStartup is helping to build communities with uncapped opportunities through media, events, PR and consulting since 2007. ArcticStartup reports on digital startups and growth entrepreneurship from the Nordic and Baltic countries and organizes Arctic15, a yearly international matchmaking startup event. ArcticStartup is currently led by Dmitri Sarle. www.arcticstartup.com

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Forbes
“Arctic 15 is focused on creating real value through connecting international investors, corporations, and startups.”

Forbes
Techcrunch
“The center of the conference is not the speakers on stage as at so many, but relationship building. People just kept chatting.”

Techcrunch
Tech EU
“Largest startup event in Finland in the spring time, heavily focused on matchmaking and business connections.”

Tech EU