The 2017 edition of the West Nordic venture capital forum held many interesting subjects and great visitors. On the agenda was future tech trends, innovation in life science, women in the entrepreneurial and investment scene and the future of the Gothenburg entrepreneurial scene.
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With a specialization in digital health, Sahlgrenska Science Park is a perfect partner to Connect2Capital. The life science hub helps companies sharpen their value proposition, getting better understanding of the regulatory landscape and testing the feasibility and technology in cross-industry projects.
At the heart of Connect2Capital - Social entrepreneurship and impact investment for a sustainable startup scene
AddTruly helps connected businesses highlight their social responsibility efforts through an innovative model that matches them with hand-picked. After a successful pitch at the event, the two co-founders of AddTruly connected with Lennart Grebelius of Sätila Impact Invest. A connection that turned out to be fruitful, as Grebelius later moved to invest in the social startup.
Looking to do business in Finland? You’re in luck! Come to C2C to meet the Finnish Business Angels Network:
Starbright will be making a return to Connect2Capital after great success in the past.“We are impressed in the diversity of companies that we have met at Connect2Capital and so far we invested in two innovative companies and entrepreneurs that we have met here. We see a bright future in the cooperation between innovative entrepreneurs and new-thinking investors” said Hans Börjesson.
Multiple award winner and first company in the world to produce a universal bioink at Connect2Capital
CELLINK is one of Sweden’s hottest startups, Gothenburg in particular,. CELLINK is the first company in the world to produce a universal bioink. Along with selling bioinks CELLINK also makes 3D Bioprinters. CELLINK has won numerous awards in 2016 and continues to thrive. Just 10 months after CELLINK launched they became a publically traded company on Nasdaq.
With decades of experience in entrepreneurship and tech investment Anette Nordvall is a true angel investor with sharp advisory skills. She is currently invested in a multitude of companies in the tech scene. At Connect2Capital she will be giving a talk about upcoming trends in the investment scene as well as why networking and talking about the ideas you have is so important.
Any startup that is participating in the Connect 2 Capital conference 2017 can enter the competition. Factors that will be assessed include the startups’ strategic alignment with its current readiness level, applied to Technology, Market and Organisation (TMO); as well as its priorities of unknowns and design of experiments to build a proprietary evidence base for the startup.
Over the past few years, Connect2Capital has grown and the number of attendees continues to rise. We are fortunate to have many interesting and talented participants. Sam Manaberi, CEO/Co-founder of TRINE, took the time to talk with us about why Connect2Capital is valuable for him. TRINE has recently been featured on CNN and BBC.
Anu Bhardwaj Founder of Women INVESTING in Women: building a global community of engaged champions for advancing the status of women and girls.
Anu Bhardwaj is founder of Women INVESTING in Women DIGITAL and will be a keynote speaker at Connect2Capital this year. Read below to learn more about her career and the obstacles she has faced along the way. We all know the road to success is anything but easy!
Looking for tailored advice regarding investments? Connect2Capital is joining forces with the independent financial advisor Nordic Investment Solutions. Read about why they find the western Nordics especially important. Independent financial advisor Nordic Investment Solutions join Connect2Capital as Lead Partner.
Recently listed as one of the top 101 most promising talents Sweden has to offer by Veckans Affärer, GP Bullhound director Carl Wessberg has had an impressive career so far. In 2007 he started his investment banking career at Credit Suisse in London and has since moved on to join the investment banking firm GP Bullhound at their offices in Stockholm. Carl as Keynote Speaker at Connect2Capital.
Springboard Enterprises' Dolphin Tank will be stopping in Gothenburg, Sweden as a part of an international series in partnership with Dell, Guggenheim and Women Investing in Women Digital. Elevator Pitch Session for Female Social Entrepreneurs. Female entrepreneurs with a social impact element to their business are welcome to apply!
In the midst of bubble discussions and rising valuations on startups, there are still deep pockets available to startups in 2017. In Sweden, the young tech companies are going for a record year in 2016 due to a flood of private investors joining the ranks of the angels. Below three sectors to keep en eye on.
As a bank that is truly in the know when it comes to supporting emerging businesses, Collector Bank offers more than just the standard banking services. With a service offering focusing on giving small to medium sized businesses nische support, Connect2Capital is the perfect venue for collaboration.
One of the biggest hurdles business owners face when starting out is finding funding. Most startups seek capital in order to get on their feet to put their business on the map. As a startup, you will talk to a variety of individuals such as venture capitalists, angel investors, bankers, government investment agencies and even your friends and family to help raise money.
We’re proud to announce this year's host at Connect2Capital: Günther Mårder of Företagarna. "Connect2Capital is an important hub for networking and inspiration for people from all parts of the business. I look forward to a day filled with interesting conversations, exciting meetings and interviews with inspiring thought leaders. It’ll be a delight hosting such a great event.” says Günther.
Anu Bhardwaj, founder of Women INVESTING in Women DIGITAL will be a keynote speaker at Connect2Capital this year. Bhardwaj specialties include international business development for private equity professionals, women in private equity, women in philanthropy, high-growth women entrepreneurs, Angel Networks/Angel Capital focusing on women and crowd funding initiatives focusing on women.
Due to the large number of startups that attend C2C, we thought it'd be helpful to give you a few pointers on marketing trends for 2017. As 2017 approaches, it’s time to get ahead of the game. Below are a few marketing trends that all startups should be staying on top of during 2017
We are proud to have Nasdaq as one of our partners for Connect2Capital next year. Today we interviewed Niclas Holmberg, Managing Director of Global Listing Services. Let’s take a look at Niclas’s thoughts on C2C and the business climate in West Sweden:
Time to buy your tickets for Connect2Capital, west Sweden’s go-to event for growth companies and investors. Prepare to network and be inspired. For the fourth year in a row we will have another inspiring event within Connect2Capital. If you’re a startup, an investor or just interested in learning about the business climate in the Nordics, come check out Connect2Capital.