Do you want to pitch at London Stock Exchange?

Are you a founder/co-founder/C-suite leader of one of Finland’s fast growing tech companies? Do you have sound traction in Finland/Nordics, are UK market ready and looking to raise capital in London? If so, this pitch competition event is for you.

What’s the event?
On 7 May, 13.30-16.30 + networking drinks, Tech Nordic Advocates are hosting a pitch competition event in partnership with the British Embassy in Helsinki.

The purpose of the pitch competition is to select 4 companies who will be offered a unique opportunity to pitch to London/UK/International investors live on stage on 13 June 2024 at the London Stock Exchange during London Tech Week.

What will the winners get? 
The winners will be offered tickets to London Tech Week, 10-14 June 2024, AND get to pitch to London/UK/international investors live on stage on 13 June 2024 at the London Stock Exchange — Tech Nordic Advocates’ unique annual London Tech Week event.

Who should apply to pitch?
Tech Nordic Advocates’ mission is to support and help accelerate the growth and international expansion of any/all tech founders/startups/scaleups irrespective of gender, race, background or orientation.

To that end, and to promote diversity, this pitch competition will select 4 tech companies from Finland to pitch to London/UK/international investors at London Stock Exchange, of which 2 will be led by female/non-binary founders/co-founders and 2 from any other demographic, incl. male founders/co-founders/C-suite leaders and/or founders/co-founders/C-suite leaders from other underrepresented groups than female/non-binary people.

What are the selection criteria?
We invite applications from growth-stage tech startups/scaleups registered in Finland within the above demographics, who will be of interest to London/UK/international investors because you have:

– revenue in Finland (and ideally one other Nordic country)
– demonstrated revenue growth and scaleup potential
– plans to expand to the UK or already operating in the UK
– capital raising and ready to fundraise in London

Who else will attend the pitch competition?
In addition to diverse capital raising tech sector companies ready to pitch to London/UK/international investors, the 7 May pitch competition event will be attended by investors, ecosystem leaders, partners and the wider tech startup ecosystem, including judges representative of the wider tech startup ecosystem.

Inka Mero, Founder, CEO & Managing Partner, Voima Ventures
Pirkka Palomäki, Partner, Maki VC 
Teija Nousiainen
, Deal Flow Manager, Nordea
Elina Holkko
, Partner & CFO, Lifeline Ventures
Timo Tirkkonen
, Partner & Co-founder, Inventure

13.30-14.00: Registration, coffee and networking
14.00-14.05: Welcome – Jeanette Carlsson, Founder/CEO, Tech Nordic Advocates
: Opening words by Her Excellency, Theresa Bubbear, British Ambassador to the Republic Finland
14.15-14.30: Opening keynotes “How to get a yes from the investor”
Inka Mero, Founder, CEO & Managing Partner, Voima Ventures
Sami Ahvenniemi, General Partner, Vendep Capital
Milla Koistinaho, Founding Partner, Innovestor Life Science Fund
14.30-15.15: Pitches (1st round)
15.15–15.30: Break
15.30–16.15: Pitches (2nd round)
: Closing words by Saara-Sofia Sirén, Member of the Parliament and TNA Brand Ambassador
16.25-16.30: Announce winners and next steps for London Tech Week
From 16.30: Networking with Drinks





1:30 pm

The event is finished.