How can we use space technology to solve emerging business problems here on Earth? There are plenty of entrepreneurs and engineers looking at tapping into space, but it’s not just about the technology anymore. It is about new ways of cooperation between different players to make space more attainable in our daily life.

At the New Space Economy Track, we are going to explore how to turn growing space industry into a space economy.

Valerie Vlasenko

Arctic15 Space Curator, ArcticStartup

Elia Montanari

Head of Control & Management Office, European Space Agency

Walter Ballheimer

Co-Founder & CEO, German Orbital Systems

Markus Ranne

New Space Economy Program Manager at Business Finland

Gareth Keane

Partner, Promus Ventures

Joost den Haan

CEO, PlanBlue

Matti Ekdahl

Head of Business Development, ICEYE

Gemma Milne

Science & Technology Writer, Forbes

Pasi Vainikka

CEO, Solar Foods

Anthony Clarke

Managing Partner, Seraphim Space Fund

Hasan Malik

CEO, CloudAsset

Pravin Luthada

CEO, Addcomposites

Artur Surov

Account Director, Terramonitor

Juha-Matti (Jussi) Liukkonen

Director of Space and New Technologies, Reaktor

Hannah Brocke

COO, PlanBlue

For several years in a row, Nordic countries have been topping the Global Innovation Index ranking. What is the secret behind a small region in the North being on top of the world in fields like economic growth, technology and innovation globally?

During the Nordic Scaleup Summit, we are going to hear firsthand stories from leading business influencers about what it’s like to run a business in the North, and uncover the most exciting scaling companies from the region.

Anna-Maija Sunnanmark

Senior Innovation Adviser at Nordic Innovation

Svein Berg

Managing Director/CEO at Nordic Innovation

Ola Ahlvarsson

Founding Partner & CEO, Result

Falk Müller-Veerse

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

Adam Kostyál

Senior Vice President, Head of European Listings Nasdaq

Sean Percival


Per Esbensen

CEO, Codeable

Tommy Palm

Awarded Game designer, serial entrepreneur

Erik Engellau-Nilsson

CEO, Norssken Foundation

Rene Kromhof

Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Heptagon

Jeff Abbott

Partner, Blitzscaling Ventures

Kaisa Helminen

CEO, Aiforia Technologies

Navin Thukkaram

Lead investor, Skykick

In 2019, almost any business is working with AI one way or another. Automation technologies have affected everything, from healthcare and education to marketing and sales processes. Machine learning has enabled systems to learn on their own, leaving us humans with more creative management tasks.

At the AI track, we are not going to judge whether that is a good or bad thing. Instead, we are going to look into how to tame the ever-growing AI and turn it into a friendly tool for businesses and their employees.

Jeff Pulver

Executive Vice Chairman, Skrumble

Marko Vänskä

Head of Industry, Growth Capital, Business Finland

Paavo Beckman

CEO, Catapult

Ekaterina Almasque

Venture Partner, OpenOcean

Harri Valpola

CEO and founder, Curious.AI

Noora Vesterinen

Product Owner for customer-facing virtual agents, Nordea

Konsta Saarela

Director of Accenture Liquid Studios, Accenture

Kia Tahvanainen

AI Lead, Telia Finland

Lars Ropeid Selsås

Founder and CEO,

Pia Erkinheimo


Chris Pfaff

CEO, Chris Pfaff Tech

The LP community is a powerful resource for the startup ecosystem – with business intelligence, networks and one of the smartest talents in the market, it is capable of driving much bigger outcomes in any businesses they get into.

Our LP Summit program at Arctic15 will cover topics related to relationships between LP and GPs, purpose-driven investment, corporates and LPs. The program will culminate in a culinary experience with Nordic flavors and plenty of networking opportunities. Institutional funds, Fund of Funds, Family Offices and GPs are welcome to join.

Scott Sandell

Managing General Partner, NEA

Asher Siddiqui

Technology Investments Advisor, ADFG (Abu Dhabi Financial Group)

Colette Ballou

Founder, Ballou Capital

Francisco Velázquez de Cuéllar

President of Axon Partners Group

Oscar Farres

Head of Unit, Innovation and Technology Investments EIF

Joe Schorge

Founder and Manager Partner at Isomer Capital

Reetta Repo

Strategy Analyst, Innovation & Venturing at Fortum

Jonathan Sibilia

Partner, Head of Secondaries and Fund of Funds, Draper Esprit

Barbara Piette

Managing Principal, Knightsbridge Advisers

Alex Felman

General Partner, Felman Family Office

Hanna Silvola

Ph.D., Associate Professor, Hanken School of Economics

Stergios Voskopoulos

CEO, Kanoo Capital

Stefan Fällgren

Investment Manager Private Equity, Skandia Mutual Life Insurance Company

Pontus Stråhlman

CEO at Spinnaker Ventures

Inga Chenova

Head of Investor Relations Arctic15, COO ArcticStartup

Makoto Shiono

Chief Investment Officer, JBIC

Mauro Yovane Jauregui

Principal, Axon Partners

Corporations are becoming more engaged in startups than ever before. In the past 5 years, the number of corporates investing in startups either directly or indirectly has doubled while the value of these deals has reached 110 billion dollars.

In the Corporate Venturing track, we are diving deep into the world of corporate venturing and looking into different ways to approach different strategies and models for corporate venturing in the Nordics and globally.

Pratima Ayagari

Corporate Development & Venture Investments at Cisco

James Mawson

Founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief, Mawsonia

Tobias Jahn

Principal BMW i Ventures

Rolf Assev

Partner at StartupLab

Lauri Lehtovuori

Co-founder and Head, Combient Foundry

Topi Tiihonen

CEO and co-founder, Skenario labs

Carman Chan

Founder & Managing Partner, Click Ventures

Fred van Beuningen

Managing Partner, Chrysalix Venture Capital

George Gogolev

General Manager, Severstal Ventures

Tom Vanhoutte


Ilkka Kivimaki


Running a company is like a roller coaster. The journey is full of ups and downs with moments of great stress and great relief. It’s no bed of roses, and only a few will make it to the exit – a pinnacle of many founders’ success.

At the Exits track, we are going to look into the art and science of selling the company and life after that.

Artturi Tarjanne

Partner, Nexit Ventures

Marc Deschamps

Executive Chairman, Drake Star Partners

Risto Yli-Tainio

Partner, CFO, Nexit Ventures

Will Cardwell

Partner, Courage Ventures

Daniel Sasaki

Managing Partner, Mayfair Equity

Sarah Sipilä

Director, KPMG Global Strategy Group

Ever wished to live in a city where your opinion has a real impact on the public services around you? It’s not too good to be true. We’re getting smarter and everything is changing because of it – and that includes the design process of cities and their services.

At this track, you’ll discover how to connect citizens and transform quotidian cities into smart cities through citizen participation, shared economy, new mobility solutions, and more.

Natalia Rincon

Founder and CEO, CHAOS Architects

Peter Vesterbacka

Co-founder, Brand Breaker, Lightneer Inc

Tony Verb

Co-Founder, GreaterBay Ventures

Carl Frauenstein

Director of Program, Content and Coaching, Monacotech

Karri Liikkanen

Co-founder, Nowhere Boy

VR, AR and MR technologies are not only for geeks and gamers. X Reality has found a great fit in a variety of business applications.

At the XR track, you’re in for an exciting business adventure – you’ll learn what it takes to run a XR business and how to use immersive X-reality content in marketing. Expect the unexpected with Nordic XR Startups and get ready to immerse yourself in the boundless possibilities of X reality!

Julia Ognieva

Strategic Product Partnerships, Platform and Augmented Reality, Facebook

Daan Kip

Founder & CEO, XRBase

Masaru “Nogi” Ohnogi

Head, San Francisco Office, Gumi

Ben Costantini

Cofounder & CEO,Startup Sesame

Laura Ala

CMO & Head of XR Sales, Zoan

Sami Ronkainen

Creative Director, Rovio

Arne Schlenzka

CEO, Osgenic

There’s never been a more exciting time to build a business in the digital health space than now. The market is growing exponentially, reaching nearly $14.6 in investments across the globe. Digital health technology in the Nordic region is particularly strong.

During the Health track, we will look into global health investments and trends, how to scale health tech, as well as the role of investments and partnerships in company growth.

Hekla Arnardóttir

Partner at Crowberry Capital

Juliet Bailin

Associate Partner, Mosaic Ventures

Aki Koivistoinen

Ambassador of Europe & Israel StartUp Health

Eugene Borukhovich

Global Head of Digital Health and Innovation, Bayer

Luke Parsons

Vice President, Summit Partners

Tim He


Teemu Suna

CEO and chairman, Nightingale Health

Fredrik Debong

Founder, MySugr and HiHealth

Taneli Tikka

CEO, Vake

5G will lead the technological revolution in the coming years, and it’s bound to change industries in unforeseen ways. No one knows exactly what the leading 5G services will be, and that’s why co-operation between companies, startups, operators, and researchers is crucial in finding out what the future looks like.

Imagine, for, example, a future without buggy teleconferences but instead, with real-time calls on VR. That’s not all – imagine having control of machines at manufacturing facilities regardless of your whereabouts. 5G offers even more advanced ways to connect with humans, devices, and systems for enhanced efficiency and communication.

Gemma Milne

Science & Technology Writer, Forbes

Christian Guttmann

Chief AI & Data Scientist, Tieto

Roy Gunter

Partner, Mobility Ventures

Janne Neuvonen

CEO, Bcaster

Mika Raitola

Innovation Manager, Telia

Marco Suvanto

Head of Telia Lab, Telia Finland

If you observe your city from a satellite, you will behold a world in motion. Urban dwellers are constantly on the go, getting from A to B and back, changing vehicles and delivering goods. Besides being a critical economic factor of any city, mobility plays an important role in our daily lives, whether this is getting to work with ease or exploring the neighborhood in a nature-friendly way.

At the Arctic15 Mobility track, we will delve into how smart mobility will serve citizens, cities and service providers in the best possible way. The track is brought to you by @nordicninjavc backed by Japanese tech giants Honda, Panasonic, Omron and Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC).

Tobias Jahn

Principal BMW i Ventures

Claes Mikko Nilsen

Investment Director, NordicNinja.VC

Tommi Rimpiläinen

COO, Sensible4

Ben Costantini

Cofounder & CEO,Startup Sesame

Thomas Sartori

VC Investor, Aster Capital

Tomosaku Sohara


Marek Kiisa

Partner, NordicNinja.VC

How do you make sure nobody at your company burns-out, which could lead to a catastrophic failure of the whole organization? What is the best way to align your team to a shared goal? What are the mindset pit-falls of entrepreneurship?

These are the questions we will address at Arctic15’s Mindset Track.

Adeo Ressi

Co-founder and CEO, Founder Institute

Dima Sarle

CEO, ArcticStartup

Stewart Rogers

Analyst-at-large, VentureBeat

Carl Frauenstein

Director of Program, Content and Coaching, Monacotech

The year 2019 is all about ecosystems, collaborations between traditional players and Fintechs, and business model changes. The fintech industry is rapidly rubbing off on incumbent financial services providers and revamping the future of financial services.

We’ve already seen considerable scaling in older corners of the financial services ecosystem, ranging from neobanks and alternative lenders to brilliant new business models within retail & corporate banking. Meanwhile, Fintechs’ staggering influence on the market is evidenced by record funding levels for the industry.

Kirsi Larkiala

Finnish Fintech Ecosystem Ltd

Carolina Brochado

Investment Director, SoftBank Vision Fund

Susan Standiford

CTO, Ikea

Anix Lynch

Managing Partner, Expara VC Fund

Monika Liikamaa

Co-Founder and Chairman, Board Enfuce Financial Services

Lasse Vuola

CEO, Fundu

Pekka Viilto

Co-founder, Rundit

Jeff Pulver

Executive Vice Chairman, Skrumble

Harri Lauslahti

Founding Partner, Finnish Fintech Ecosystem

Steve Kirsch

Co-founder and Chairman & CEO,

Marc Wesselink

Founder, VentureRock

Maxine Rior

Venture investor, Kinnevik

Alan Greco

Associate, Anthemis

What do founders care about?

Many will mention global impact, financial stability, business success but in a nutshell, it all comes down to helping people. As it often happens in business, help is never one-sided – you help your customers while your investors and business partners help you.

Join the Funding & Founding track and learn how to build valuable relationships with business angels, pre-seed, seed, series A and growth investors, what to expect from diligence and terms sheets, and how to get your company to the next level.

Zoe Adamovicz

Founder Neufund

Eric Lagier

Partner at ByFounders

Marija Rucevska

Co-founder at & TechChill

Jaajo Linnonmaa

Founder and Chairman of the Board, VirtualTraveller

Reetta Ilo

International Affairs Manager, FiBAN

Sïmon Saneback

Founder, Wellstreet

Sebastian Wossagk

Managing Partner, Acton Capital

Ryan Darnell

Managing Partner, Max Ventures

Rhett Thompson

Investor, FiBAN

Jaakko Salminen

Investor, FiBAN

Nordic countries are top-notch when it comes to implementing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). What is their secret?

The track covers industries such as healthcare, agriculture, water, energy and education, and brings in perspectives from Europe and Southeast Asia. Our goal is to find new ways to develop and commercialize technology for impact.

James Digby

Managing Partner 3B Ventures

Kamran Elahian

Founder and Chairman, Global Innovation Catalyst, LLC

Adeo Ressi

CEO, Founder Institute

Marvin Liao

Partner, 500 Startups

Sami Nupponen

CEO, Goodio

Anix Lynch

Managing Partner, Expara VC Fund

Jonathan Nelson

Managing Director, HackFund

Akash Bhavsarn

Co-founder & Director, WaterQuest HydroResources Management (I) Pvt. Ltd.

Katja Bergman

Co-Founder, Partner – Brightly Ventures

Arctic15, Helsinki 5-6 of June

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


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



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



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


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


We believe that events are at the heart of business and entrepreneurship!

Arctic15 is the most effective matchmaking startup event in Northern Europe. The focus is on making deals and quality networking. The 2-day event brings together a focused international crowd of startups, investors, corporates, media and influencers.

15 Tracks are focused on various industries, technologies and topics ranging from Digital Health and AI to Social Impact and Scaling. 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.

The event is organized by ArcticStartup, a startup media covering Nordics and Baltics since 2007.