Monday, August 28, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM PDT
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K&L Gates 
4 Embarcadero Center
Suite 1200
San Francisco, CA 94111

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Charlotte Danielsson 
Silicon Vikings 

Startups & Innovation: The Nordic Bridge to Silicon Valley 

The Bay Area Council Economic Institute and Silicon Vikings invite you to join us for a special forum on the startup and innovation ties linking the Nordic region with San Francisco Bay Area. The program will feature discussion of the findings of three recent studies: a report by the Bay Area Council Economic Institute on Europe’s startup connection with the Bay Area (Innovation Bridge: Technology, Startups and Europe’s Connection to Silicon Valley), a special Institute report on the Nordic region’s startup ties (Nordic Dreams: Innovation, Startups and the Nordic Region’s Connections to Silicon Valley), and a new report from Silicon Vikings Nordic Tech in Silicon Valley.

The findings will be discussed by a distinguished panel of experts and members of the audience. 

Speakers/Panelists include:

Sean Randolph, Bay Area Council Economic Institute

Charlotte Danielsson, Silicon Vikings

Michel Wendell, General Partner, Nexit Ventures & Finland's Honorary Consul

Anne Lidgard, Vinnova & Nordic Innovation House

Gro Dyrnes, Innovation Norway

Miika Mantyvaara, The Vault San Francisco

Markus Lampinen, Crowdvalley

Soren Juul Jorgensen, Innovation Center Denmark