TiE is a global, not-for-profit network of entrepreneurs and professionals dedicated to the advancement of entrepreneurship. The Nordic chapter of TiE provides a platform to showcase and spread Nordic Entrepreneurial Success stories to its global network. TiE Nordic is Stockholm based, Non-Profit organization that was formed on May 29th, 2007.
We provide Nordic Entrepreneurs a platform to both share ideas and connect their interests with like-minded entrepreneurs in other regions of Europe, Asia, North America, & Australia. Our events have focused on various themes ranging from Cleantech, IT/Telecom, Mobile Services, Emerging Markets, Healthcare, Venture Capital, and Private Equity.
TiE dedicated to equality and diversity in the Start-Up ecosystem of the Nordics. It has initiated Investing In Women MEETUP that brings together successful Entrepreneurs, Investors and upcoming high-growth Women-led startups in Stockholm once a month. Our focus is to create a platform to showcase female role models and an inclusive meeting place for individuals and businesses to connect, collaborate, inspire and invest.
Startup – [stAHrt-uhp] (noun): “a new organization or business venture.” Short, simple, and utterly ambiguous. Courtesy of Wiktionary.
Fortunately, the Urban Dictionary expounds on this unsatisfactory brevity with: “A recently formed company. In modern terminology, it has come to describe a company formed with a business model relying on the internet.” Better, but it’s just not definitive enough.
Paul Graham‘s definition is much more elucidative: “a startup is a company designed to grow fast. Being newly founded does not in itself make a company a startup. Nor is it necessary for a startup to... Read More
Editor note: This post was written by Olle Aronsson, a reporter at Dagens industri. Olle also co-hosts Digitalpodden, a bi-monthly podcast about the Swedish Internet industry.
There’s been a bit of a buzz this week around startups that promise to help other businesses to get in contact with journalists and convince news organizations to write about their product.
For me, as a tech journalist, this debate is interesting because it gives me an idea about what some people in the industry believe is the key to... Read More
Denmark's wine app, Vivino, has just hit the nice round milestone of 5 million users who are snapping pictures of their wine bottles to rank what they've drank. We've covered the company a few times in the past, but if you're just now hearing about them, the app uses computer vision to figure out what bottle and vintage of wine you're drinking, where you can rank it yourself and find more information and rankings about the wine.
Moving 5 million app downloads isn't bad, especially since users seem to be busy within the... Read More
With about 2 days left on their kickstarter campaign, AirDog, the Latvian auto-follow videography drone that allows extreme sports enthusiasts to film their moves, has reached its 3rd stretch goal on Kickstarter, surpassing the mark of $1 million. This exceeds team’s initial estimates more than five times and makes AirDog the most funded Latvian startup on Kickstarter.
AirDog’s team of 10 engineers has announced that the additional funds will be used for research and development. The first feature introduced is the currently patent-pending Obstacle Avoidance Solution desired by many users.
Big acquisition news from Denmark: healthcare information technology supplier Cetrea has been acquired by Swedish medical tech giant Getinge and as a result, the Danish startup will be integrated into Getinge under the Maquet brand. The acquisition price amounted to SEK 110 million, which translates to approximately €12 million.
The deal stands out in significance, especially from a homefront point of view: Cetrea’s technology is used by doctors and nurses at more than 70 departments at 21 hospitals in 4 out of the 5 Danish healthcare regions, making it one of... Read More
Yet another exit for the Nordics. The normally slow summer is turning into a shopping spree by the big players as the Helsinki based drawElements is acquired by Google. The exact amount behind the transaction is not disclosed but we have narrowed it down to eight figures, which is definitely a great achievement for the founders in their 20's and for Finland in general.
You probably never heard of the company, as they are a small but a very important one in the Mobile 3D Graphics space and Google needed them.
Without going... Read More
A sign of a developing ecosystem is when startups start getting built on top of other startups as a service. For example, Groupon-style startups got brought together under Denmark's Bownty, Quantitative Self startups are supposed to be brought together under Health Puzzle, and so on. Mobile wallets have long been popping up, and now can be brought together under Lithuania's WoraPay, if the company uses it's fresh €400,000 raise by Israel's Entrée Capital correctly.
As the company explains, there are plenty of mWallets in the world and all of them are... Read More
PR-tech or startups focusing on helping companies with PR efforts received a lot of attention this week, after Pressfarm – a company who offer the email addresses of top tech journalists (at a price) was heavily criticised by both the entrepreneur and journalist communities. Whilst the execution and messaging was definitely a little wonky (most journalists will happily give you their email address) – there is something there.
For startups, PR is a bit of a pain in the ass. Journalists are notoriously hard to convince... Read More
When we buy our new smartphone, we usually compare several models matching our desired characteristics. Then we spend some time browsing user reviews, talking to people using the gadgets, get our hands on some physical devices to play around with and finally make our choice. However, if you are like most of us, a week, a month or sometimes even years later you end up with a feature you absolutely love but that is ridiculously inconvenient to access.
If you could only create a shortcut to activate this... Read More
Shambling out of the darkness, moaning in creeping horror as it steps in to the light, comes the announcement of a new mobile game based on The Walking Dead TV series from US television network AMC. Next Games, based in Helsinki, Finland, and developers of the game, are celebrating the news by publishing the first promotional trailer which you'll find after the jump.
The Walking Dead: No Man's Land is due for release early next year alongside the mid-season premier of The Walking Dead Season 5. We are told that this... Read More
STOCKHOLM Investing In Women MEETUP brings together successful Entrepreneurs, Investors and upcoming Women-led high growth startups in Stockholm.
Our focus is to create a platform to showcase Female Role Models and an inclusive meeting place for individuals, businesses to connect, collaborate, inspire and invest.