We’re super excited to announce more speakers to Arctic15. Our new bunch of speakers include representatives from organisations such as Airbnb, iZettle, Accel Partners, Jolla Mobile and Startup Sauna. We’ve still got about 20 more speakers to come which include the representatives from the 15 finalists.

In addition to the speakers, we’ve also announced the topic of one of our panel discussions: scaling your business. The panelists will include Ole Ruch, MD of Airbnb Northern Europe, Jussi Hurmola, CEO and Co-founder of Jolla as well as Sverker Ingre, Nordic Business Area Manager of iZettle. All of the companies are a little bit different, but still looking to scale (and at least in the case of Airbnb, have already scaled) their business immensely. This will be a panel discussion not to miss.

In addition to the above mentioned panelists, we will have Aman Ghei from Accel Partners participating in our investor panel on the 18th of September. Other investors on the panel will be announced shortly as well. Accel Partners has of course invested in a number of successful companies and are constantly looking for new investment opportunities in the region.

Last, but definitely not least is Antti Ylimutka, the Co-CEO/Captain of Startup Sauna. Startup Sauna has been stated as one of the hottest accelerators in Northern Europe, and not just because of the sauna.

All of these and our previously announced speakers can be seen on our Arctic15 speakers page.

Please sign-up for the two days of action if you’re a founder, entrepreneur or an investor – it will be worth it.


We also want to thank our awesome sponsors who are making our event possible. Below are our Platinum and Gold sponsors, but other partners – including the demo stand companies – are visible on our partner page on the Arctic15 website. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you’d like to promote your company at the event.

Tempo – Platinum Partner
The Tempo project from Tekes finances early stage projects. Tempo encourages startups to launch mobile applications and services quickly. Customer input is then used to develop the product further.

PayPal – Gold Partner
Created in the digital age, for the digital age, PayPal has been connecting buyers and sellers through technology for more than a decade. Now, PayPal enables your customers to pay you online, on their mobile or tablet, via email, over the phone or by post and always receive the best checkout experience.

Microsoft Bizspark – Gold Partner
Microsoft BizSpark is a global program that helps software startups succeed. Through a global network of 2,400 BizSpark partners, the program provides over 45,000 members from 100 countries a wide range of Microsoft technology, technical and business expertise, enhanced market visibility, and access to the rapidly growing BizSpark entrepreneurial ecosystem. More information and application form is available at www.microsoft.com/bizspark.

Vigo – Gold Partner
Vigo is an acclelerator program for dynamic startups. The program combines funding, experience and essential networking to build successful companies. We work intensively with each company to get them into the best possible shape and to the global markets.

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