June 1th, 2023
at 10:00 AM
A collaborative gathering focused on investors' shared knowledge and building long-term relationships. The aim of GROW Invest is to highlight the multifaceted and interesting mixture of industries and areas in the Nordics. Investors and key players in the Swedish and Nordic growth scene will gain valuable insight into what is happening in the region.
The 2023 event will be held the 1th of June, in Helsingborg.
Agenda of Grow 2023
The day consists of three panels, completed with group discussions where we divide deeper into the subjects.
Radisson Blu Metropol, Helsingborg
Program for the day
09:00 Optional: networking breakfast @Mindpark 9.00
10:00 Registration of participants
10:30 Welcome on stage
10:55 Panel 1: AI and challenges
13:30 Panel 2: Upcoming trends in sustainability
14:15 Group discussions
15:00 Fika mingel
15:30 Panel 3: Investing in startups during precarious times
16:15 Summary and thank you!
16:30 The end!
Moderator of the day
Emma is a curious changemaker. She fell in love with the Innovation world while working for Tjejjouren Miriam. Here in Skåne she entered the eco-system as a project leader at VentureLab where she arranged two hackathons including Lund Innovation Challenge.
Inspire others to believe in their dreams and ideas while supporting them are the best part of her job as manager of Campus Webbyrå. People and creating change are the focus of her life as she also studies psychology.
Panel 1: AI and challenges
Evelina Anttila is Managing Partner with early stage venture capital fund Wellstreet based in Stockholm, Sweden. She is also co-founder of legal tech company Justic, advisor to AI Sweden and holds board positions. Evelina previously served as General Counsel & Head of Public Affairs at AI company Peltarion and has a background as an M&A lawyer at leading Nordic law firm Mannheimer Swartling.
Martin is the CEO and founder of SentianAI, which offers a product for optimization of the process industry to increase efficiency and reduce emissions. He has worked with AI for more than 15 years in areas such as predictive healthcare, natural language, image recognition, search and financial AI, in various roles including angel investor.
Malin is the Head of operation ecosystem and partner management at AI Sweden, Sweden´s national centre for applied AI. With the mission to strengthen and accelerate the use of AI for the benefit of the society, competitiveness, and everyone living in Sweden. She has +25 years of strategic leadership experience of how to develop organizations, industries and society with the opportunities and challenges, with the implementation of emerging, technologies, digitalization, and AI.
Steen is an AWS senior solutions architect based in Stockholm, working with startup customers in the business to consumer industry. He has +20 years of experience in various roles in software development including founding his own startup. His current interest is helping customers adopt AI and ML to solve their business needs.
Panel 2: Upcoming trends in sustainability
Karsten is co-founder of Mindpark and a multi-entepreneur. He has a past both within tech startups and sustainability focus companies. His passion is to understand how to use trends and changes in society to create something that makes peoples lives better.
CEO of Elonroad, leads a pioneering deep-tech e-mobility company. Elonroad's groundbreaking charging infrastructure is at the forefront of the electrification revolution, driven by Karin's resolute belief in innovative solutions. Her diverse experience at Vinge, Linklaters, Vestas, and Almi Invest equips her with a unique blend of legal, industry, and investment expertise, positioning her as a visionary leader in the deep tech e-mobility sector.
Rickard is General Counsel/head of legal at Pale blue dot, a Swedish-based seed-stage VC fund that invests in climate tech companies in Europe and the US. Rickard has 10+ years of experience in advising startups and investors in tech and cleantech. His current work includes looking at how climate regulation can leverage market opportunities for tech startups.
Educated architect and low-energy designer having developed and build reallife sustainable climate solutions for almost 20 years. Founder of a green NGO working with circular economy. Worked as a climate adviser for the Danish Counsil for Green Transition, advising businesses, organisations, the danish parliament and ministers about the green transition for almost 15 years. Now co-founder of a danish green tech startup having solved the problem of EV charging for “garage orphants” in dense urban areas.
Panel 3: Investing in startups during precarious times
Sandy is a PR and communications specialist with a focus on fast-growing and venture-backed technology companies. Sandy has worked with more than 60 scaleups in the Nordic, British, and US markets over the past decade and has helped scaleups like Wise and Klarna turn into household names. Additionally, Sandy was the Head of Communications at Mapillary, the mapping company that was acquired by Meta in 2020.
Henrik was a co-founder of allabolag.se where he was CMO and Board Member as well as the co-inventor and designer of the unique search algorithm in use. Henrik has a history of working in the startup sector with private angel investments before co-founding Node Ventures.
Nenne has been working with financing at Almi for more than ten years. Almi offers loans to companies with growth potential and assists in their business development. This applies to businesses in the start-up phase as well as established companies. Almi is owned by the Swedish state and the regions. Almis activities shall complement the private market with respect to the financing and business development needs of companies.
Arvid is CFO at Wihlborgs, a property company that focuses on commercial properties in the Öresund region and has a great commitment to the region's development. Arvid Liepe has long-term experience from capital-intensive businesses with a focus on financing and, among other things, was finance manager at Perstorp. He is also a board member of Mindpark Group.
Nicolaj Højer Nielsen
Nicolaj is the entrepreneur who turned into an investor. He is based in Denmark and mainly invests in the Nordics. Outside the Nordics, he only invests in founders he knows already or with local solid lead investors (preferably investors he knows and trusts already). Nicolaj invest in software and biotech startups, mainly in the first round(s) of funding.