ArcticStartup, together with INFO (The Regional Development Agency of Murcia) is bringing a group of Nordic and Baltic startups to Murcia, Spain on March 25th-27th for a couple of days of hard-core business event trip. We still have few spots available for interesting companies. Join us now and grab this special opportunity.

The reason why we chose Spain as the target of Arctic Startups in the Sun – Murcia Edition, is of course the very interesting Spanish and Latin American market opportunity. In Spain alone there are almost 50M people which is a lot more than all Nordic and Baltic countries combined. And via Spain you can find the right connections and partners to enter into the whole Latin America of 600M people. During the event we’ll be exploring possibilities, facilitating meetings with the right partners to help you enter, grow or pilot your business in these markets. So if you have plans regarding Spain and Latin America, this is your chance to take the next steps.

Looking for investors for your next round? Most of the startups and growth companies tell us that they either just closed a round, they have a round open or they will open a round anytime soon. So to facilitate your next investment round, you will meet a group of international and Spanish investors like Balderton, Wellington, Dawn Capital, Amérigo, Inventure, Conor VC, SmartCap, Wayra, Tekes, Telefónica Open Future, Wallstreet, H.I.G Capital, Megadon, Kubide to name a few. Also a group of high profile private investors looking for deals will be joining. Want to have one-on-one with some of these investors? As this is not a mass-event, you will have a chance to meet with them privately. That’s why they are coming, to meet you!

The program is quite interesting.

On Day 1 we’ll have a day full of learning in various workshops, like Go-To- market strategy, Early stage legal challenges, Media relations etc. by industry experts. Workshops are followed by intensive coaching sessions. This is where you get the real value and you’ll be prepared well to meet the investors and media during the next days and in the future.

On Day 2 is the Main Event at the amazingly beautiful El Batel Auditorium right at the Port of Cartagena. On and off stage you’ll see Oscar winner movie producer Andrés Vicente Gómez, Ecommerce and startup guru Carlos Barrabés, Ambassador of Finland to Spain Roberto Tanzi-Albi, Founder of Starlite Festival Ignacio Maluquer, and also presentations from telco giant Telefónica, Falk Muller-Veerse, Micke Paqvalen and Rami Alanko.

Not to mention a Sports Panel with La Liga clubs and Investor Panel with Spanish and international investors. Also the representatives from various public organizations like Extremadura, Bilbao, Murcia, Cartagena and Malaga, all looking for new products and services and we’ll hook you up with the relevant ones for you.

After the main event in the evening there will be a networking dinner and an after-party.

On Day 3 you’ll be enjoying a day in beautiful outdoors setting in the Cuartel de Artillería courtyard in Murcia city. Prepare to go deep in one-on-one meetings with investors, service providers and media representatives. Remember to bring your sunglasses.

And if you have time, for Day 4, we have some recreational activities in place, like cruise on Mar Menor, visit to a Spanish Bodega or a Round of Golf.

We still have few slots available for Nordic and Baltic companies in the categories: Media, Web, Mobile, Gaming and Ecommerce, Sports, Health and wellbeing, Cleantech, Education, Logistics, Food Technology and Tourism. So if you are looking for an investment or looking to make business in Spain or in Latin America, this is a great opportunity for you. Please sign up HERE and we’ll be in touch shortly. You’ll be joining the likes of  3plet, GisGes, Edurio, Educativo, Jalousier, Icareus, Beemray, FogScreen, RelaxBirth, Claned, SongHi and many more.

Nordic and Baltic companies are waived from paying the participation fee. You just need to cover your travel and accommodation expenses. We have a special hotel offer which will be sent upon your confirmation.

At this point we have to be very grateful for all the support we have gotten from our partners. Big kudos goes to:

INFO Murcia as our local organizing partner warmly welcoming us to the south.

Finpro and Team Finland for understanding the great opportunity for Finnish companies

Barrabes Group for providing interesting content and helping companies to scale up

Vocento. Our partnership with one of the biggest media houses in Spain brings a lot of media attention to the event and you’ll get a chance to talk to press one-on-one and try to convince them to publish a story on you.

–  Also Telefónica deserves credit for bringing in top quality people with a startup mindset ready to help your company move to the next level. They are very interested in engaging with Nordic companies and the possibilities with their massive network of clients are infinite.

See you in sunny Spain!