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Learn what it takes to kick off a startup in and from the Arctic

In our Arctic Startup track, we bring the startup ecosystem and know-how under one roof. This track consists of inspiring keynote speakers from all over the Nordics, demos of the coolest innovations, and opportunities to create long-lasting connections.

 

Hear about the new possibilities in the Arctic, and learn how to create a pitch at any point of your startup. Get the best tips to get funded and create connections that help to make the idea to reality. 

Make probably the best move on your career, and join us!

Drawing on a Board

Arctic Startup

Nordic is one of the best places to build a startup - but what it takes to create one? Creative people, know-how, connections - and the secret ingredient that turns ideas into action and beyond. Join us to see what it means in the Arctic!

The Arctic is the place for creating something unique

Secure your seat now!

Registration deadline is on November 9th.

10:00-10:30

Performance by SAVVA and ICE Introduction

Northern Lights Main Stage

10:30-11:00

Welcome speech by Mads Frederiksen, Executive Director of the Arctic Economic Council

Northern Lights Main Stage

11:00-11:30

Katja Gustafson:

What the f* is wrong with these people?

Northern Lights Main Stage

12:00-13:00

10-minute personal break challenge w/ Reidar Wasenius. Program break, entertainment, lunch Arctic Food Fair

Northern Lights Main Stage and Dining halls

14:00-15:00

Walid O. El Cheikh:

Pitching With Confidence

Northern Lights Main Stage

16:00-17:00

Verineia Codrean:

The Equation of Risk & Luck for Entrepreneurs

Northern Lights Main Stage

17:00-18:00

Panel debate:

How can we create sustainable economic growth in the Arctic regions?

Northern Lights Main Stage and ICE Auditorium

19:00-00:00

ICE Afterparty

Ritz nightclub

Day 1 – November 10th

10:00-10:30

Welcome by CEO Kirkenes Chamber of Commerce Magnus Mæland: Love, jobs, happiness and the good life in Kirkenes

Northern Lights Main Stage

10:30-11:00

Peter Vesterbacka:

Creating gravity in Kirkenes – it all starts with Nothingness

ICE Auditorium

11:00-11:30

Yuri Kozik:

Ukraine's development after the war and the role the Nordics should play

ICE Auditorium

11:30-12:00

Katariina Komulainen:

Digital innovation hubs, paving the way for next-generation entrepreneurship

ICE Auditorium

12:00-12:30

Peter Vesterbacka:

Revitalizing the Arctic with the Triple E model

Northern Lights Main Stage

13:00-14:00

Paul Iske:

Sometimes you earn, sometimes you learn!

Northern Lights Main Stage

14:00-14:30

Caspar Høgh:

How to get Venture Funding

Northern Lights Main Stage

14:30-15:00

Sabyachi Sengupta:

Path to Transform

Northern Lights Main Stage

16:00-17:00

Panel debate:

Local Impact from Global Reach: Digital tools to connect remote entrepreneurial ecosystems

Northern Lights Main Stage

17:30-18:00

CLOSING CEREMONY:

Open concert with Signe Sparby

Northern Lights Main Stage

19:00-02:00

ICE Afterparty

Ritz nightclub

Day 2 – November 11th

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