Program

Arctic15, June 6-7, Helsinki

Kaapelitehdas / Cable Factory, Tallberginkatu 1, 00180 Helsinki, Finland
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Arctic15 tracks are carefully curated for you to discover new insights from your field and connect with industry leaders and relevant investors at Deal Room. Tracks focus on various industries, technologies and topics. Impactful founders, thought leaders and top investors from Europe, Asia and US share their views and tell stories about latest tech and innovation.

Program consists of talks, panels, workshops and speed dating sessions. Plan your schedule efficiently to get the most out of Arctic15!

Venue open:

8:30 – 17:30

Welcome to the Arctic15 !

Program is subject to change

Day 1

Program

Thursday, June 6th, 2024

9:25

Event Opening

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The Arctic15 Helsinki 2024 – Event Opening
Bikash Gurung – Event Director, Arcticstartup

09:30

SaaS Track

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Panel | Next-Gen Collaboration: AI and Humans in Software
Bob Thomas – Partner, Oxx
Jussi Lystimäki – Head of Ventures, Schibsted
Felix Martinez – Principal, Seedcamp
Moderator: Heidi Lee – Investor, Dreamcraft VC

10:00

Panel | Investing in B2B SaaS Innovation: Uncovering the Next Wave
Theo Wethered – Principal, Nauta
Martin Ericsson – Principal, Eight Roads
Lily Shaw – VP & Tech Growth Investing, L Catterton
Moderator: Alexandra Balkova – General Partner, Startup Wise Guys

10:30

Panel | Customer Funding vs VC Funding: Advantages and Disadvantages
Rytis Lauris – Founder & CEO, Omnisend
Felicia Nordgård – Partner, Peak Capital
Moderator: Moaffak Ahmed – Angel Investor

11.00

LP Summit Stage Program

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12:10

Investment opportunities in Dual-Tech
powered by City of Riihimäki

Kadri Tammai – Head, NATO DIANA Accelerator in Estonia
Dennis Lewis – Senior Advisor, North Carolina Military Business Center
Thorsten Claus – Deep Tech Investor, NATO Innovation Fund
Scott Sumner – Technical Program Manager, Defense Innovation Unit
Moderator: Teemu Seppälä – Technology and Innovation Director, City of Riihimäki

12:45

Deep Tech Track

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Panel | Next-Gen Robotics: Transforming Industries
Andy Johnson – Partner, node.vc
Jacob Fellman – Principal, NGP
Herbert Magnesius – General Partner, VSquared VC
Moderator: Vladimir Bataev – Managing Partner, Zaz Ventures

13:15

Fireside Chat | Turning Science into Business: Scaling a Quantum Company
Moritz Belling – Principal, Earlybird Ventures
Mikko Möttönen – Full Professor, Aalto University

13:35

Panel | Risk and Reward in Deep Tech: Balancing Innovation and Investment
Vadim Shpak – Managing Director, Vickers Venture Partners
Maria Wasastjerna – Founding Partner, Kvanted Ventures
Harri Santamala – Co-Founder, Stealth & ex-Sensible 4
Moderator: Ville Heikkinen – Co-Founder & Partner, Butterfly VC

14:05

Health Tech Track

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Panel | Funding Healthcare Innovation: Strategies for Successful Health Tech Investments
Lucas Mittelmeier – Investor, Heal Capital
Minna Leisvuori – Investment Advisor to EIC Fund, EIB
Moderator: Daria Gherghelas – Investor, Speedinvest

14:35

AI + Data Track

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Keynote | AI at work
Teemu Vidgren – COO, Microsoft Finland

14:50

Panel | The Future of AI Startups: Navigating Investments in Emerging AI Companies
Luke Pappas – Partner, NEA
Herman Kienhuis – Managing Partner, Curiosity VC
Kart Siilats – Venture Partner, Superangel
Moderator: Magnus Hambleton – Investor, byFounders

15:20

Fireside Chat | Responsible and Transparent AI in 2024
Karoliina Partanen –  Director, AI Finland
Loubna Bouarfa – Founder, OKRA.ai

15:50

How to Scale a Diverse Tech Company

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Paula Schwarz – CEO, Cosmopolis
Af Malhotra – Founder & CEO, Diversity Economics AI
Laura Avonius – Founder & CEO, Audicin
Markus Räikkönen – CEO & Co-founder, Forte
Moderator: Jeanette Carlsson – Founder & CEO, Tech Nordic Advocates

16:20

Wrapping up Day 1

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19:00

Arctic15 Networking

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Networking Night at The Plaza, Wine & Craft Beer

Location: Annanaukio 1, Helsinki.
Free event for all Artcic15 attendees bringing your wristband and badge.

Day 2

Program

Friday, June 7th, 2024

9:50

Event Opening for Day 2

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Opening words for Day 2

09:55

Pitching Competition Intro

10:00

Pitching Competition – Batch 1

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Pitch + Q&A ― BeeSpeaker
Pitch + Q&A Caidio
Pitch + Q&A Controla
Pitch + Q&A Orbit8
Pitch + Q&A SAKURA

10:30

Climate and Sustainability

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Panel | What Will Power The Future? Key Innovations For The Energy Transition
Daniel Niemi – Partner, Atlantic Labs
Rene Savelsberg – Partner, SET Ventures
Adam Chirkowski – Investment Director, Albion VC
Moderator: Caritta Seppä – COO & Co-founder, Tespack

11:00

Panel | Tech Innovations for Environmental Impact: Changing Lives Through Innovation
Magnus Bergman – General Partner, Luminar Ventures
Ewelina Kuna – Principal, Icos Capital
Stine Mølgaard Sørensen – Partner, Alliance VC
Moderator: Petra Koivuvaara – Investment Manager, Greencode VC

11:30

Panel | Investing in Impact: Navigating the Landscape of Socially Responsible Investing
Cristina Almeida – Partner, maze impact
Antti Törmänen – Partner, Antler
Linn-Cecilie Linnemann – Impact Investor, ex-CEO Katapult Group
Moderator: Anna Lundin – Investment Manager, Norrsken VC

12:00

Pitching Competition – Batch 2

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Pitch + Q&A Ekotekt
Pitch + Q&A ― Infine
Pitch + Q&A Virtual Dawn
Pitch + Q&A Chargetronic
Pitch + Q&A ECOCAN

12:30

Fireside Chat: The Art of Local Investments in the Globalized World of VC

Eddy Chan – Founding Partner, Intudo VC
Helga Valfells – Founding Partner, Crowberry Capital

13:10

Fintech Track

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Panel | The Fintech Startup Trends and Challenges in 2024
Patrick Lord – Senior Partner, Truffle Capital
Jeremy Brown – Principal, Anthemis
Moderator: Pirkka Palomäki – Partner, Maki VC

13:40

Pitching Competition – Batch 3

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Pitch + Q&A Green Factory AI
Pitch + Q&A nooon
Pitch + Q&A Orijin
Pitch + Q&A ― Uspacy
Pitch + Q&A WasteLocker

14:10

Food Tech Track

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Panel | Alternative Proteins: Navigating the Future of Protein Sources
Maija Itkonen – CEO, OnegoBio
Robert E. Jones – VP, Mosa Meat
Janne Saarikko – Ecosystem Builder, National Resources Institute Finland (Luke)

14:40

Panel | What are Food Tech Investors Betting On For The Better Future of Food?
Catherine Shiang – Managing Director, Asia Capital Advisor
Juha-Petteri Kukkonen – Managing Partner, KVKI Capital
Valerie Evans – Investor, Five Seasons VC
Moderator: Jan Ameri – Executive Chairman, Arcticstartup

15:10

Gaming Track

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Panel | Future Formats: Unraveling the Transformative Power of AI, Metaverse, and Web3
Elina Arponen – Co-Founder & CEO, Quicksave
Marja Konttinen – Founder, Transparent Eyeball
Jani Penttinen – Co-Founder & CEO, Bitmagic
Moderator: Sonja Ängeslevä – CEO & Co-Founder, Phantom Gamelabs

16:00

Panel | Avenues of Investment Into Gaming Companies
Jari Aalto – Investment Professional, Supercell
Harri Manninen – Partner, Play Ventures
Olli Sinerma – Senior Advisor, Business Finland
Moderator: Sointu Karjalainen – Head of Platform, FOV Ventures

16:30

Pitching Competition Final

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Finalists Pitching

16:50

Announcing the Winner

16:55

Closing Words

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19:00

Arctic15 After-Party

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After Party At The Plaza, Wine & Craft Beer

Location: Annanaukio 1, Helsinki.
Free event for all Artcic15 attendees bringing your wristband and badge.

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