We have selected 10 companies to represent our region in “Arctic Pavilion” at this year’s TC Disrupt EU, which will be held in London October 20-21st. These companies are a nice mix of interesting stuff coming out from our region, some of them are already at A-series stage so they will be looking to nail good VC meetings and then the younger ones launching their thing will be looking to get nice media visibility.
Selected companies are:
CosmEthics (FIN) – Providing information about cosmetic ingredient safety
Froont (LAT) – Drag and drop website design
Nintu (FIN) – Developing the next generation social network
Pilvi (FIN) – Cloud based eCommerce solutions
RePack (FIN) – Reusable packaging for retail industry
Screenful (FIN) – Tools for agile software development
Smarp (FIN) – Arctic15 pitching competition winner providing a platform for employee advocacy
SpectroCoin (LIT) – All in one solution for Bitcoin
Sprinkle (SWE) – Distribution platform for editorial content
Virtusize (SWE) – Virtual fitting solution
We had a lot of interest but this time TechCrunch limited the pavilion size to just ten companies so unfortunately we could not accommodate all the interested companies in the Arctic Pavilion. However if you want to exhibit in the Startup Alley, we do have a deal for discounted packages available. Enquire for more details and prices by sending email to jan (åt) arcticstartup.com. TC expects Alley to be sold out this week so hurry up if you want to secure your spot. Startups wanting to participate in Startup Alley must be less than 2 years old, with less than £1.5 million in funding.
As for standard tickets, we have got a special discount for our readers. By using code ASU15 you will get 15% off the normal price.
TechCrunch has updated their speaker list and also announced the agenda, and we can see couple of very interesting names, like Saul Klein of Index Ventures, Eze Vidra of Google for Entrepreneurs who will actually hop on stage with the whole Google Ventures EU team for the first time to share how they plan to take over Europe, Eileen Burbridge of Passion Capital and Justin Kan of Y Combinator (who seems to be storming all the European startup events this autumn).
Also Neelie Kroes, the European Commissioner for the Digital Agenda will give one of her last interviews on stage before handing the office to the former Estonian Prime Minister Andrus Ansip on November 1st. One more interesting speaker is Jason Goldberg, founder and CEO of Fab, which bought One Nordic Furniture earlier this year and just launched Hem.com. We’re still waiting for some surprise superstar name to appear on the list. Maybe Sergey Brin will be in town, or Jay Z and Beyoncé. We’ll find out in a two weeks!