Arctic15, June 5-6 Helsinki

In 2019 the most effective networking startup conference in the Nordics and Baltics will raise the bar again.

“Arctic15 is focused on creating real value through connecting international investors, corporations, and startups.”

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

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

Arctic15, June 5-6 Helsinki

In 2019 the most effective networking startup conference in the Nordics and Baltics will raise the bar again.

Arctic15 speakers

Zoe Adamovicz

Founder Neufund

Zoe Adamovicz is the CEO and co-founder at Neufund. A serial founder and investor. Co-founder and CEO at Xyologic Mobile Analysis GmbH (exited to Nasdaq-listed venture Digital Turbine Inc.), Head of EMEA and Executive VP of Group Technology Development at Digital Turbine. Strong background in electronics and informatics and 20 years of experience as a founder. Mentor at the Gaza Sky Geeks, supporting technology entrepreneurship in the challenging area of the Gaza Strip and helps to introduce Blockchain.
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Eric Lagier

Partner at ByFounders

Eric Lagier is Managing Partner at byFounders, the New Nordic seed stage venture fund. Backed by some of the most accomplished founders from the Baltics and Nordics, byFounders invest in the next generation of founders with global ambitions.

Eric Is a successful tech entrepreneur, with more than 20 years of experience from leading tech companies Skype (Acquired by eBay), Tradeshift and Memolane (acquired by HP).

Based in San Francisco, Eric has since long advised and supported other entrepreneurs on early stage ventures. Leveraging his many years of experience to help bring scale and growth to early-stage companies.

Hekla Arnardóttir

Partner at Crowberry Capital

Hekla is a General Partner at Crowberry Capital, a Nordic venture fund at the forefront of technology growth. As a seed and early stage investor, Hekla has backed many tech startups and worked closely with the founders on funding strategies, product and team development.

Hekla joined a health tech startup right after graduation in Mechanical Engineering. Emphasis on innovation was a key to the company’s success and during Hekla‘s time at Ossur (www.ossur.com) the company grew into an international leader in its field, developing breakthrough products helping amputees gain better mobility. Roles at Ossur included leading product testing in R&D and product management. She moved to Hong Kong and then Shanghai to set up Ossur offices for the Asia region, hiring a local team and passing along the company culture to new employees in the region.

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Francisco Velázquez de Cuéllar

President of Axon Partners Group

Francisco has more than twenty-five years of experience in venture capital, investment banking and strategic consulting, having worked in more than 30 countries, with reputable private clients, governments and investors
across the globe.

Francisco Velázquez de Cuéllar founded Axon Partners Group in 2006, and he is currently the President. Axon has become one of the largest Spanish advisory companies, with more than sixty employees, international offices,
and a very extensive list of clients and international investors. Within the venture capital division, Axon manages more than two hundred million euros. In additional to his role at Axon, Francisco is a Board Member of
numerous companies such as nxtGen and Captronic in India; O4IT and Mercadoni in Latin America; and Finizens and NicePeopleAtWork in Spain. Previously, he was an investor and Board Member of numerous successful
companies, including Akamon, Wuaki.tv and JustEat.

Francisco began his career as a systems engineer, first at Airbus and then in Hispasat, where he had the opportunity to lead the satellite Hispasat 1C and 1D and its satellite mission team. Subsequently, before founding Axon, he was partner in Analysys Mason, a British Consulting firm, where he advised international transactions valued at +20 bn dollars, in addition to his work as a consultant in the launch of important companies like ONO or Jazztel in Spain.

Francisco is a member of YPO (Young Presidents Organization) since 2012 and holds degrees in aerospace engineering and an MBA from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

Joe Schorge

Founder and Manager Partner at Isomer Capital

Joe has over 20 years’ experience working as an LP, GP and technology operations executive. He founded Isomer to access early stage technology opportunities through commitments in funds, company co-investments, and providing liquidity to firms and founders via secondary purchases. Prior to Isomer Joe was MD for Business Development at Pomona Capital, a leading global secondaries firm, and earlier at Cambridge Associates responsible for advising institutional investors on $2bn of private equity investments. Joe began his career in information technology operating roles, most notably at Invensys plc (now Schneider Electric) in the US and Europe. He received a BS Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth and an MBA from London Business School.
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Falk Müller-Veerse

Partner & Head of Germany/Nordics Bryan, Garnier & Co. GmbH

Falk is an experienced M&A and fundraising professional with over twenty years of experience in the software, technology and internet industries. He has a global network in the investor and acquirer community and closed successful deals with companies such as Microsoft, Disney, Blackberry, Balderton, Swisscom and Telefonica.

Falk was the founder and managing partner of Cartagena Capital which merged with Bryan, Garnier & Co. in January 2016. Before that Falk worked for Durlacher (acquired by Lazard), Gartner Group, Logica, McGraw-Hill and Nokia in various management, consulting and investment roles.

He is also a founder and private start-up investor as well as board member of private and public companies in the technology sector.

James Digby

Managing Partner 3B Ventures

James is a Managing Partner at 3B Ventures, focusing on investing in innovation that can impact the lives of the next 3 billion. Also the founder the Global Startup Awards, a pan-regional startup competition that recognizes entrepreneurs and their respective supporting ecosystems around the world, and co-founded the award-winning startup incubator Rockstart Accelerator in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

As a seasoned board member, most recently with Louisiana State University (LSU), James has also served on the management team and a personal mentor for a number of startups that have gone on to raise significant funding and global traction, recently with the award-winning AIRTAME wireless HDMI streaming device that became the most publicly backed crowdfunded project in Europe on Indiegogo of all time.

James has more than a decade of entrepreneurial experience working with startups and alongside corporations like Samsung, and public organizations such as the Saïd Business School at Oxford University and the Kauffman Foundation to develop innovation & strategy workshops as well as lecture and keynote on entrepreneurial techniques with a focus on ‘lean’ methodologies and social innovation.

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Joerg Rheinboldt

Managing Director at APX Axel Springer and Porsche

Joerg is one of APX Axel Springer and Porsche's Managing Directors, Europe's most ambitious early-stage VC and tailor-made program. Back in 2013, Joerg joined the Axel Springer Plug & Play team as its new CEO.
He started his first company denkwerk while studying Business Administration in Cologne in 1994. In 1999 he co-founded alando.de AG which he and his co-founders sold to eBay Inc. after 6 months. Until 2004 Joerg worked as managing director at eBay and helped to grow the company from 6 person startup to one of Germany's most successful e-commerce companies with more than €500 Mio of revenue.
After his time at eBay Joerg took a parental leave to be with his wife and his twin sons for several months. In 2005 he started M10 Partners together with his business partner. They have invested in numerous Startups and have worked with several companies over the last 9 years.
In 2008 Joerg co-founded betterplace.org the transparent online donation platform and non-profit organization. More than 6,000 projects already use their free technology and advice and more than 470.000 donors have contributed.
Joerg has worked with more than a hundred startups as shareholder and mentor at Axel Springer Plug and Play, M10 GmbH, hub:raum, Startupbootcamp, Startup Institute and as a member of the faculty at the Humboldt Viadrina School of Governance. Together with two friends, he published SimplySeven.net in 2012 - a book about internet business models. In 2014 Joerg is a co-founder of Unternehmerschule at ESCP.
Creating opportunities for success and bringing out the best in people is what Joerg is doing for the companies at APX. Friendly and direct is how he likes to work with our companies.
In his off the grid moments Joerg spends time with his family, likes traveling, loves being outdoors, plays the drums and collects knowledge and gadgets.

Who else is coming

Arctic15 speakers

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Famous for effective networking

We optimize the matchmaking process beyond imaginable. Our networking area is open to everybody – be it a startup, an investor, a corporate partner, a journalist, a future employer or employee, or even a volunteer. That is the sole purpose of Arctic15 – to help you find the one and close that deal.

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Arctic15 2019 Partners

5000 Meetings in 2 days

In Deal Room, you get to meet, negotiate deals and receive feedback from your future investors, business partners and potential employees. Find the people you want to meet, pre-book meetings well in advance and have efficient 20-minutes long meetings on the spot. 40% of meetings in the Deal Room lead to real deals.

It’s a place to efficiently find new business opportunities in privacy and comfort.

Deal roomDeal room

5000 Meetings in 2 days

In Deal Room, you get to meet, negotiate deals and receive feedback from your future investors, business partners and potential employees. Find the people you want to meet, pre-book meetings well in advance and have efficient 20-minutes long meetings on the spot. 40% of meetings in the Deal Room lead to real deals.

It’s a place to efficiently find new business opportunities in privacy and comfort.

Deal roomDeal room

Arctic15, Helsinki 5-6 of June

In 2019 the most effective networking startup conference in the Nordics and Baltics will raise the bar again.

Startup

Network and close deals with investors and corporates

Ticket for 2 days
Pre-event matchmaking tool
Deal Room during the event
Food and beverage
Full program and workshops

359€

Attendee

Meet startups and find ways to make your company more agile

Ticket for 2 days
Pre-event matchmaking tool
Deal Room during the event
Food and beverage
Full program and workshops

599€

Investor

Discover and meet startups and syndicate with other investors

Ticket for 2 days
Pre-event matchmaking tool
Deal Room during the event
Food and beverage
Full program and workshops
Invitation to Investor VIP Reception

777€

Startup Demo Stand Package

Showcase your startup to investors and clients. Find new talent

Demo Stand for 1 day (2x2m)
2 Startup Tickets for 2 Days
Pre-event matchmaking tool
Deal Room during the event
Food and beverage
Full program and workshops

1199€

Arctic15 & EBAN Investor Combo

Pre-network with angel investors at EBAN Congress

Ticket for 4 days – both EBAN Helsinki & Arctic15 conference days.
Pre-event matchmaking tool
Deal Room during the event
Food and beverage
Full program and workshops
Invitation to Investor VIP Reception

869€

We believe in true entrepreneurship!

That is why at Arctic15 we focus on quality networking and helping people make deals. We match businesses in the most efficient way by bringing together a focused international crowd of startups, investors, corporates, media and influencers under one roof for effective 20-minutes ling meetings.

We have investors, entrepreneurs and thought leaders from 15 different verticals, and all of them are available for meetings on the spot.