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

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10:00-10:30

OPENING SHOW and introduction to moderator Reidar Wasenius, CCO at Breaks Finland

Main stage

10:30-11:00

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

Main stage

11:00-12:00

Peter Vesterbacka, founder SLUSH, Angry Birds and FinEst Bay Area

Main stage

12:00-13:00

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

Main stage and Dining halls

14:00-15:00

Walid O. El Cheikh, Pitching coach, Startup Mentor

Pitching With Confidence

Main stage

16:00-17:00

Virginia Vegas, Tech Investor, community builder, co-founder Startup Norway

Main stage

17:00-18:00

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

Main stage and ICE Auditorium

19:00-02:30

ICE Afterparty

Ritz nightclub

Day 1 – November 10th

10:00-10:30

OPENING SHOW

Main stage

12:00-13:00

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

Main stage and Dining halls

13:00-14:00

Paul Iske, Professor Open Innovation at Maastricht University, Owner KnocoM

Main stage

14:00-15:00

Caspar Høegh, co-founder and Partner Noon Ventures

How to get Venture Funding

Main stage

16:00-17:00

Panel debate: Local impact – global reach. Introducing ICE Metaverse.

Main stage

17:30-18:00

CLOSING CEREMONY

Main stage

19:00-02:30

ICE Afterparty

Ritz nightclub

Day 2 – November 11th