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Swedish delegation, Nordic participation in Singapore FinTech Festival 2017

As the annual Singapore FinTech Festival (organised by Monetary Authority of Singapore) returns on 13-17 November 2017 it comes with strong elements of Nordic participation, including a Swedish business delegation. By arranging the festival Singapore is out to benefit from Fintech (financial technology) – and learn from its peers. The festival features workshops, a 3-day…

Finnish startup company bets on Finnish blueberries

Although they are only 18 years old, Patrik Pyöriä and his three class mates already founded a successful company. “I’m Blue” is the name of the startup firm that produces blueberry soda. The whole thing started back when Patrik was 16 in Finland. They had an entrepreneur class in school and Patrik and his three…

Norwegian ‘Start-up in Hong Kong’ seminar

On 9 November the Norwegian Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong is hosting a ‘low-key’ seminar with Mr Jørgen Sevild who will share an insight in how to set up a business in Hong Kong. The guest speaker graduated with a degree in industrial- and system engineering and management from Hong Kong Polytechnic university in 2015…

Assigned to re-write Denmark’s identity: Create Business Cup

The Creative Business Cup (CBC), a global ecosystem, network and start-up competition for creative, each year gathers the national winners to compete in its global finals in Copenhagen, including participants from Malaysia and Thailand. CBC has also developed a global network for stakeholders related to creative and innovative entrepreneurs, as well as for investors. And,…

Swe start-up Covr’s banking security draws Bangkok Bank’s interest

When Bangkok Bank in connection to the ‘Startup Thailand 2017’ event announced Thailand’s first ever, international fintech accelerator programme one of the selected eight start-ups was Swedish. Covr Security, or Covr in short, had been selected to join the newly launched Bangkok Bank InnoHub, where the Thai bank had partnered up with Nest, an experienced…

Swedish fintech start-up completed Bangkok Bank’s InnoHub accelerator

During ‘Demo Day’ for Bangkok Bank’s InnoHub fintech accelerator, Covr Security from Sweden, one of only eight selected start-ups for the programme, attended to present their plans to Thai and international investors, particularly those in Asean. These potential investors include Bangkok Bank and its subsidiary Bualuang Ventures, a venture capital firm focusing on small and…

Danish start-up finalist in Singapore’s Global FinTech competition

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) on 15 September announced a Danish start-up, ERNIT, among the finalists for the 2017 Global FinTech Hackcelerator and FinTech Awards. These are among the highlights of this year’s Singapore FinTech Festival, which will take place in Singapore from 13 to 17 November 2017. In May 2017, MAS published a…

Digital Innovation and Regional HQ: Opportunities in Finland

Finland is the only Scandinavian country that is part of the Euro-zone. Its capital is logistically well connected to Asia, and it is cost-efficient compared to the other Nordic countries. The Helsinki Business Hub hosted a digital innovation and regional headquarters presentation of the opportunities Singaporean businesses have in Finland and Helsinki as their way…

Carsten Lehn sells DAFI Tropicdane to Danish furniture company

Carsten Lehn, the founder of the Danish furniture company DAFI Tropicdane in Vietnam, has together with his wife Le Nguyen Da Bich sold DAFI Tropicdane to the Danish furniture factory Carl Hansen & Søn. Carsten Lehn will stay in the company in Vietnam for 3 years as a designer and on the board as an adviser,…