This year, Arctic15 is going to experiment a bit. We thought about the traditional pitching competition, already a staple of startup events, and decided to turn the concept on its head. Since we are all about fostering valuable connections and getting real deals done, why not use the same principles to create a new way for startups to present their ideas to investors…?

This is how the Arctic15 Funding Program was born. In it, instead of announcing one single winner, we give the opportunity for investors to interact and commit, on the spot, to any of the 15 selected startup projects. In case you’re wondering whether you understood the idea correctly, yes, our goal is to create a setting in which everybody wins.

But now, the reason why everybody is here: it’s time to announce our TOP 15 Nordic/Baltic Startups. Here we go!

ADESANTE: What if we could use virtual reality for healthcare, improving surgery success rates? The Finland-based team is focused on using the tech to increase the quality of the care given to patients.

Arilyn: These Finnish experts are combining augmented reality and storytelling in order to create maximum impact for customers and media.

Black Eye: When searching for a way to create better content with their smartphones, these Finns came up with Black Eye, a line of universal photo and videography mobile accessories.

CastPrint: Coming from Latvia, these guys are harnessing 3d-printing technology to create lightweight, durable, custom-made casts.

Decomer Technology: Worried about sustainability, these Estonians have developed eco-friendly polymers that melt when in touch with water.

Dermtest: Hailing from Estonia, this e-consultation platform aims to empower local doctors to diagnose skin cancer and other skin conditions by connecting general practitioners and dermatologists.

Fishency Innovation: From Norway, this team is modernizing the fishing industry by automating sea lice counting.

Future Dialog: Citizen engagement is crucial for the quality of life in cities, and this is precisely what this Finnish platform is about.

Hooves: To make horseback riding more accessible, this Danish team is connecting horses and riders through a community app. Bringing the most expensive sport in the world into the sharing economy!

Ovao: This virtual training assistant that can be attached to swimming goggles brings a simple, yet highly efficient way to improve athlete performance.

Screenful: From Finland, these guys have developed an easy way to improve team performance by compiling data from different existing tools and displaying them together to track project progress.

Sp8ces: From Denmark, Sp8ces is reinventing coworking spaces and helping to utilize the full potential of hotels and restaurants.

Spindrive: This Finnish cleantech startup is developing more efficient, smaller and more powerful high speed driving systems.

TalentAdore: By combining AI and applicant tracking systems, the virtual recruitment assistant developed in Finland aims at creating a superior experience for candidates.

Treamer: In need of temporary workers? The Treamer app connects employers and potential employees in order to ensure reliable, fast and affordable services.

You will see all of our TOP 15 startups on stage during the Funding Program at Arctic15. Don’t miss the chance to make these connections and more. See you on May 30-31 at Arctic15!

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