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TALLINN, EST: MAY 21-23, 2025

Be Bold. Build New Nordic Bridges for New Talent.

Want to be a part of an ecosystem that offers a globally proliferate environment for top talents in the tech industry? Do you want to exchange ideas with other stakeholders from Estonia, Finland, and Sweden on regional development and collaboration models? Then join the Nordic Tech Valley Talks opening session in Proto Avastustehas on May 23 at 15:00, organized by Startup Estonia and EstVCA.

We all know that one of the critical prerequisites for creating a successful deep technology hub is the ability to attract the world’s top talent. With a combined aggregated value of tech companies founded in Stockholm, Copenhagen, Helsinki, and Tallinn reaching 376bn USD, we have a unique opportunity to combine the strengths of each country’s individual value propositions to create a louder and clearer regional value proposal. 

However, to compete on a global market, we need to work more closely together to attract talents, exchange best practices in technology transfer, integrate development programs, and merge investment landscapes more closely. According to reports, private capital investment into deep tech in Europe in 2021 was 2x less than in China and 3x less than in the US. Are the Nordics doing their best fast enough?

To address this gap in private capital investment and work towards making the Nordics known for deep technology entrepreneurship and research and development cooperation, we have gathered some of the brightest minds in the region to provide actionable insights on navigating these new heights! Entrepreneurs, investors, university representatives, and startup ecosystem participants from Sweden, Finland, and Estonia will be present. 

The opening session will focus on the movement of people and knowledge, discussing how to cross-use our resources across countries and stand out as a more unified attraction center on a global scale. Join us and have a say-in!

Let´s be bold and build New Nordic bridges for new talent! 

Agenda for May 23:

  • 15:00 Keynote speaker: How can we turn the Nordic Tech Valley into a global talent powerhouse? 
  • 15:15 Panel: How can we maximise the deal flow of the most outstanding research and business prospects to the region? 
    Panellists: Inka Mero (Voima Ventures), Kari Sinivuori (Uute Scientific), Erki Mölder (Verge HealthTech Fund, Health Founders), Industrifonden TBC, Moderator Kristjan Vassil (University of Tartu).  

  • 16:15 Panel: How can we increase the pool of top international talent in the Nordic Tech Valley? 

    Panellists: Piret Talviste (Skeleton Technologies), Mattias Nagér (Einride), Marek Kiisa (BaltCap, NordicNinja), Finnish deep tech startup TBC, Moderator Markus Wartiovaara (Hanken Business Lab). 

  • 17:15 Conclusions by Eve Peeterson (Startup Estonia) and Kadri Lindpere (EstVCA)

  • 17:30 Networking with drinks, snacks, great minds and good music. 

Don´t miss this opportunity to be part of a thriving ecosystem that attracts top talents in the tech industry. The Nordic Tech Valley Talks takes off on May 23 at 15:00 in Proto Avastustehas (Peetri 10, 10411 Tallinn). More info and sign-up here.

Read more about the organizers of this official Latitude59 side event: Startup Estonia and EstVCA.

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