Do you want to meet with the startups,  initiate capital discussions with some of the entrepreneurs or just learn more about Scandinavian Startup Week?
Join us on DAY 1 – Let’s get down to business and DAY 3 – Canadian capital and Swedish innovations – Is there a match? 


DAY 1 – Let’s get down to business
September 27th (10.00 AM – 02.00 PM MDT) 

Purpose: Increase knowledge and promote business opportunities for Swedish startups and their innovations

10.00 – 10.15 Hello and Bonjour Canada! 
Why Scandinavian Startup Week and what’s our goal in Canada?

10.15 – 10.30 Sweden and Canada relationships at a glance
Sandra Thorsson, Counsellor, Embassy of Sweden

10.30 – 10.45 Swedish voices from Canada
Hans Molin, President Syntronic R&D Canada Inc

10.45 – 11.00 Swedish – Canadian Innovation initiative
Regina Summers, Swedish national innovation Authority


11.15 – 11.35 Meet the startups
Pitches from participating startups with following Q&A

11.35 – 11.55 Swedish voices from Canada
Johan Grafström, CCO, Binogi

11.55 – 12.15 Meet the startups
Pitches from participating startups with following Q&A


12.30 -12.50 Swedish voices from Canada
Jesús Muñoz, Managing Director, Ramudden Inc

12.50 – 1.10 Meet the startups
Pitches from participating startups with following Q&A

1.10 – 1.15 Round up

1.15 – 2.00 Networking session
Interaction between Swedish startups and Swedish/Canadian supporting business/innovation organisations, investors and companies.


DAY 2 – Startups seeking opportunities in four provinces; Ontario, Nova Scotia, Alberta and Quebec
September 28th (08.00 AM – 11.00 AM MDT)

Purpose: Increase knowledge and promote business opportunities for Swedish start-ups connected to the provinces and their competitive offers.

08.00 – 08.40 Presentation of the  participating provincial organizations

  • Alberta – Justin Archer, Vice President, Business Development at Invest Alberta
  • Nova Scotia – Chandra Pottle, Senior Investment Attraction Executive at Nova Scotia Business Inc.
  • Québec – Archit Dhir, Director, Foreign Direct Investment, The Nordics at Investissement Québec  
  • Ontario Peter Liber, Sr. Business Development Advisor at Ministry of Economic Development


08.45 – 09.25 Panel discussion


09.35 – 10.35 Deep dive session
We zoom in on the ecosystem of Toronto, Montréal, Calgary and Edmonton together with Andreas Waller, Business Development and Commercialization Manager at OCI – Ontario Centre of Innovation, Bonjour Startup Montréal (TBA), David Yiptong, Director, Programs for Platform Calgary and Darrell Petras, Director, Business & Community Development for Innovate Edmonton

10.35 – 11.00 Networking session

DAY 3 – Canadian capital and Swedish innovation: Is there a match?
September 29th (10.00 AM – 02.00 PM MDT)

Purpose: Increase knowledge in the process of “receiving” capital from a Canadian investor and vice versa increase knowledge on the investment process from a Swedish perspective. And an opportunity to pitch for Canadian capital or different business networks.

10.00 – 11.30 The process
The process of capitalisation will be visualised by a panel discussion were we will highlight the process from two different perspectives:

1. Capitalisation from a Swedish perspective and with the startup as a client (Viktor Johanson, AssociateRosholmDell, Thomas Lööw, Senior Business Adviser at SISP and former CEO of LifeClean)

2. Capitalisation from a Canadian perspective with the investor as a client (Kate Grant, Business Adviser at Fasken, David Durand, Founder & Managing Partner at Durand Lawyers, Yuri Navarro, Founding Partner, Kanata Ventures)


11.45 – 1.00 The pitch
Here you will find a Swedish smorgasbord of startups that are “ready” to initiate capital discussions and startups that will pitch their idea and solution to explore how future possibilities can be developed in Canada.

1.00 – 2.00 Mingle session
Digital mingle session and interaction between Swedish startups and Canadian investors and supporting business/innovation organisations and companies


DAY 4Current trends and emerging opportunities – how do we use them in our advantage?
September 29th (08.00 AM – 11.00 PM MDT)

Purpose:Let’s take a look at what is trending in Canada right nowHow can we execute on the opportunities presented and how can we use the Scandinavian Startup Week innovation network to fulfill our goals?

08.00 – 08.10 Welcome back everyone!

08.10 – 08.30 Current trends: Cleantech/energy
Stephen Wilson, VP Acceleration at Foresigh

08.30 – 09.00 Panel dialog with our startups Measure & change and Cemvision


09.10 – 09.30 Current trends: Digitalization
Marie Ericsson, Software Technical Architect at IBM

09.30 – 10.00 Dialog with startups

10.00 – 10.20 Matchmaking startups with larger companies
Sasan Shaba, Director of International Cooperation at Ignite Sweden

10.20 – 11.00 End discussion and round up

The program is continuously updated.

If you are interested in meeting with the startups or being a part of the program, please contact us for more information.