June 2015

KNOWLEDGE SHARING, NETWORKING & PARTNERSHIPS

 

We are excited to announce the release of our new list of Nordic startups in the Bay Area!  Our goal at Silicon Vikings is to highlight Nordic innovation and strengthen collaboration through knowledge sharing, networking and partnerships.  In this month's newsletter, we celebrate the successful launch of our new Digital Health SIG and showcase the diversity of events held in the past month.


 

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event!

 

 

Sincerely,

 

Charlotte Danielsson

Executive Director

 

email:  charlotte.danielsson@siliconvikings.com

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social media:  https://koik.me/siliconvikings 


NEW LIST OF NORDIC STARTUPS IN THE BAY AREA ADDED TO OUR WEBSITE.
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Silicon Vikings is proud to announce the release of our new list of Nordic startups in the Bay Area.  Please visit the Startup Spotlight page of our website to see the amazing innovation that Nordic companies and founders are bringing to the Bay Area!

SILICON VIKINGS NEW DIGITAL HEALTH SIG A GREAT SUCCESS.

 

Over 100 people registered for our first Digital Health SIG event featuring panelists Alexander Borve (Founder & CEO of iDoc24), Eythor Bender (Founder & CEO of UNYQ), Dr. Pierre Theodore (tech-enabled surgeon at UCSF), Arti Tulla (Co-founder & CEO BetterDoctor), Bonnie Zell (Co-founder & Chief Quality Officer at Icebreaker Health) and moderator Ran Ma (Co-founder & CEO of Siren IVS). 

 

 

The stunning view from our event host Nixon Peabody's conference room made the networking portion of the event extra special as well!

 

NEW OUTREACH PARTNERS:

 

 

SILICON VIKINGS PARTNERED WITH FWD.US AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS TO CELEBRATE IMMIGRANT HERITAGE MONTH THIS JUNE




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SILICON VALLEY INNOVATION OUTPOSTS: UPDATE
by Eilif Trondsen 

Since new Silicon Valley Innovation Outposts (SVIOs) will likely appear  in Silicon Valley from time to time, while some existing SVIOs will either be closed down or change in form or function (to better meet the parent company's (new) goals and  align with current strategies), my plan has been, and continues to be, to write updates when I have seen enough interesting changes in the SVIO landscape to warrant an update. I therefore expect this update to be only the first in a series of similar pieces that I will write now and then, depending on what I see happening around here.... read full article on our blog

Eilif-a transplanted Norwegian who has spent his whole professional life in Silicon Valley-has led and participated in a number of syndicated research programs and numerous consulting projects during his 35 years at SRI International (formerly Stanford Research Institute) and Strategic Business Insights (a spin-out from SRI, located on the Menlo Park campus of SRI). He has also been Adjunct Professor of Economics at a number of Bay Area universities. Most of his work has focused on eCommerce, Learning, Innovation, and Virtual Technologies, and in recent years much of his work has focused on the Nordic region, especially Finland and Norway, including projects for Tekes and the Norwegian Research Council, and two projects funded by Nordic Innovation. He has been a Board member of Silicon Vikings for the last 5 years, and has been the Chair of the Special Interest Group on Entrepreneurship and Learning since its beginning.

etrondsen@sbi-i.com

 

SRI HOSTS EVENT FOR SILICON VIKINGS.



Audience members heard from Martin Schwirn, Tom McKenna, Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, and Eilif Trondsen about Strategic Business Insights Scan? service, which alerts organizations to signals of change in the business environment.  
FINLAND'S STARTUP SAUNA VISITS SILICON VIKINGS IN PALO ALTO.




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SILICON VIKINGS.  WHO WE ARE.

Silicon Vikings is a 20,000+ network headquartered in Silicon Valley with nodes throughout the Nordic and Baltic regions in Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki, Tallinn, Vilnius and Riga.  Our node in Reykjavik will open this year...and we are contemplating opening nodes in Gothenburg and London as well.  We offer events at each local node plus our new NODEconnections series will provide real-time collaborative events between Silicon Valley and the Nordic and Baltic nodes.


If you are interested in joining any of Silicon Vikings' Nodes, please click on the link below to register (no cost):
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