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

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

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

Christian Guttmann

Chief AI & Data Scientist, Tieto

Marko Vänskä

Head of Industry, Growth Capital, Business Finland

Anna Puustell

Innovation Lead, Senior Manager, Accenture

Ekaterina Almasque

Venture Partner, OpenOcean

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

Pontus Stråhlman

CEO at Spinnaker Ventures

Inga Chenova

Head of Investor Relations Arctic15, COO ArcticStartup

• LP-LP Networking(Institutional only)
parallel session
• Corporate LP Activity

• LP-Fund of Funds networking
parallel session
• Corporate LP Round Table

• GP Showcases
• LP-GP Relationship Management session

• Why Invest in Europe?
• EIF latest numbers
• Why do we want to invest in Europe? Generation Ventures, Canada
• Purpose Driven Investing Stage session
• The Nordic Opportunity
• GP + Portfolio Showcases

• Cocktails + nordic flavours
• LP – GP Culinary Experience

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Collaboration between traditional players and fintech startups
Business model changes within retail & corporate banking

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

Reetta Ilo

International Affairs Manager, FiBAN

Sïmon Saneback

Founder, Wellstreet

Marvin Liao

Partner, 500 Startups

Marko Vänskä

Head of Industry, Growth Capital, Business Finland

Joerg Rheinboldt

Managing Director at APX Axel Springer and Porsche

The track will culminate in the TOP15 startups of the Arctic15 Funding Program, where we will celebrate deals together with FIBAN and Nordic Angel Program.

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

Sustainable Development Goals
Myths around social entrepreneurship
Impact investing
Collaboration with public sector and value of partnerships
Views from Europe and Southeast Asia

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


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


Corporate innovator program

Save your seat now and register for one of 25 available spots.

Spot at 4 exclusive Innovation Sessions
Innovation Cocktail
Workshop – From Desing Thinking to Design Doing
Open Space Discussion


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.