Founder Institute Nordics Early-Stage Startup Summit [Fall 2023]

21 September 2023 6:30 p.m.


Do you have a startup or a strong idea for a startup? Are you planning to raise your first funding round? Do you want co-founders or partners for your startup? Founder Institute Nordics Early-Stage Startup Summit [Fall 2023] is an all-in-one startup event for insights, connections and pitching practice that you need to build a scalable global venture. Doesn't matter if you are at idea stage, prototype development, or early-launch phase - join & meet investors, startup experts and founders to accelerate your startup journey!

To pre-submit your pitch, visit
- To prepare, start with your one-sentence pitch. See how it's done using our Madlibs format.

❯ AGENDA (CEST / Stockholm Time)

17:30-17:40 Welcome
- Naimul Abd, Regional Director Nordics | Founder Institute

17:40-17:55 Keynote 1
- Jonas Almeling, Head of Nordics, Seedrs | Republic

17:55-18:10 Keynote 2
- Terhi Vapola PhD, Managing Partner & Founder | Greencode Ventures

18:10-19:00 Panel Discussion: How to Raise Funding in the Nordics
- Thomas Bigagli, Partner | Plug and Play Ventures
- Tiina Laisi Puheloinen, CEO | Finnish Business Angels Network (FiBAN)
- Chris Albinsson, Partner |
- Anna Söderholm, Investment Manager | Almi Invest
- Preben Fjellaker Mathisen, Senior Advisor - Startups | Innovation Norway

19:00-20:00 Pitching Session: Pitch your Startup Idea to Investors & Experts
- Charlotte Ekelund, Director of Investor Relations | Sting
- Anette Nordvall, Venture Partner | Butterfly Ventures
- Elsa Hyland, Investment Associate | BackingMinds
- Andrew Hennigan, Startup & Pitching Coach
- Emil Jerndal, Venture Principal | Invenio Growth


  • Practical advice on how to build your startup
  • How to raise funding in the current climate
  • How to give a concise, yet compelling, elevator pitch
  • What investors are looking for in a startup pitch
  • If selected, specific advice and feedback on your pitch and startup ideas

You will also make connect with other entrepreneurs / startups who join online

❯❯ This is a live, interactive online event, so be sure to RSVP at to receive the Zoom URL to join us live!

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