Nordic Female Investor Meetup 2021
27th October

Getting more women into investing and entrepreneurship

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Diverse teams create more value.

It is 2021, and female-founded & co-founded companies still get less than 11% of the total investments worldwide. We need more female investors, and we need more women to realize that they have the power to become investors and entrepreneurs themselves. That’s why we are bringing some of the most prominent voices together at Nordic Female Investor Meetup (NFIM2021), on October the 27th. We believe that together, we can help female-founded and co-founded companies to receive more. Nordic Female Investor Meetup (NFIM) is held for the sixth time to set focus on the challenges and opportunities that still lie ahead and to encourage and inspire more women into the startup world.

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Program

9.30
Door open
10.00
Welcome to the event - Aisha Mossberg
10 min
10.10
Pinc Capital - top 10 female founded Nordic companies pitching
90 min
12:00
Lunch
20 min
13.00
Intro NFIM
10 min
13.15
"How do you fulfill your dreams?", Hellen Wohlin Lidgard
25 min
13.40
"Women and patents", Christina Wainikka
20 min
14:00
Short break
10 min
14.10
Update on VC ecosystem, Miriam Olsson Jeffery
10 min
14.20
"What is Femwashing?", Nora Bavey, Malin Frithiffson & Bogdan Tudosoiu
30 min
14.50
Networking fika
30 min
15:20
"From a female activist to an investor", Gerda Larsson
20 min
15:40
"Deep tech founder story", Vanja Samuelsson Plicanic
20 min
16:00
Prize giving ceremony: Pinc Founder of the year
10 min
16:10
Closing remarks
20 min
16:30
AW @Minc
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Keynote speaker

Speakers

Vanja Samuelsson Plicanic
Qoitech
Vanja founded Qoitech in 2017, an energy tech start-up based in Lund, Sweden. Her background is in engineering and product development for telecom industry and most recently research and innovation on 5G, cellular IoT connectivity and low power IoT. She's passionate about lowering our energy consumption and footprint, by means of smart product development.
Christina Wainikka
Confederation of Swedish Enterprise
Throughout her career, Christina has focused on issues related to knowledge-based assets, such as trademarks and patents. Her latest study "Women Entrepreneurs in New Technology-Based Businesses in Sweden: Their Experiences as Inventors, Innovators, and Entrepreneurs" is researching why even though women represent 35% of all engineers that graduate, only 14% are registered as inventors.
Gerda Larsson
Curitas Ventures
As a strong voice for gender equality, innovation and entrepreneurship, Gerda co-founded and led The Case for Her, a FemTech and women’s health investment portfolio. She is the former Deputy Executive Director at UN Women Sweden, CEO at Charity Rating, and CSO at Mitt Alby. Gerda has a long resume of roles and awards such as #1 talent in Sweden by Nova Talent and the Power Together-award by Women Political Leaders.
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"What is Femwashing?"
panel discussion

Nora Bavey
Unconventional Ventures
Nora Bavey, General Partner at Unconventional Ventures, a Nordic VC that focuses on impact tech companies founded by diverse founders. She is the award-winning brand strategist who became a tech entrepreneur only to become an investor who focuses on diverse founders and sees ownership and entrepreneurship as the strongest tools for equality. With her understanding and focus on Sustainability, DEI and future trends, she is building ecosystems in the Nordic region to take advantage of the potential she sees being lost today.
Malin Frithiofsson
Startup Norway
As Program Manager for Startup Norway and President of Women in Tech - Gothenburg, Malin has dedicated her professional life to the intersection of innovation, equality and entrepreneurship. She's an active Angel investor and startup board member, and was awarded the title "Startup Ecosystem supporter of the year" at the Global Startup Awards in 2020. She's currently one of the finalists for "Investor of the year" at the Nordic Women in Tech awards for her work in the femtech space.
Bogdan Tudosoiu
Modcam - Cisco Meraki
Driven and innovative technology expert. Experience of over 25 years in both large companies and start-up, building products, leading teams, and participating in strategic business decisions. One of the founders of Modcam, started in 2013, acquired by Cisco Meraki in July 2020. Now, he is part of Cisco Meraki Camera Intelligence Team and he has co-founded a startup focusing on women wellness (for now in stealth mode)

Moderators

Aisha Mossberg
Internetstiftelsen
Aisha Mossberg works as Community Manager at Goto 10 – a free-of-charge event and workspace for entrepreneurs and innovators, run by the Swedish Internet Foundation. Aisha is a moderator, TEDx speaker and has several years of experience within the innovation and startup ecosystem in southern Sweden.
Miriam Olsson Jeffery
Dagens Industri
With experience from working as a business and tech journalist both in Sweden and in Silicon Valley, where Miriam was a correspondent for Svenska Dagbladet, Dagens industri and IDG, she has a deep understanding of the tech world. She has for many years put effort into cover equality, diversity and inclusion in tech, and is a co-organizer and moderator of the Female Founders event at Di Digital/Dagens industri.

Pinc Capital

Are you a female founder or co-founder running a high-potential startup? Then take the opportunity to pitch at Pinc Capital and win 100.000 SEK in October 2021, sponsored by Abraxas Holding AB, Grenspecialisten AB, Skabholmen Invest AB, and Tassaka ABPinc Capital is a pitching event held by Minc in conjunction with the highly appreciated conference Nordic Female Investor Meetup – NFIM21. NFIM aims to inspire more women to go into entrepreneurship and investing.

Pinc Capital is open for Nordic startups with at least 30% female ownership in the company. Applying companies should be innovative startups with high ambitions and growth-potential. Applicants must be established businesses and should preferably have raised some investments before the pitch (but not mandatory).

Would you like to pitch? Apply before the 24th of September by clicking the button below! The selection process starts at the beginning of September and, if selected, you will be contacted for an interview on September 27th.

Jury

Ann-Sofie
Hörlin
Almi Invest
As an investment manager at Almi Invest Ann-Sofie responsibilities include the entire investment process - scouting the best startups, investing  and supercharge them and finally support the exit process. Before joining Almi Invest, she was Head of Sustainability in the aviation industry, project manager in telecom and business consultant with a focus on e-commerce. She has a Master of Science in Engineering from Chalmers and an Executive MBA from the Stockholm School of Economics.
Heidi
Lindvall
Pale Blue Dot
Heidi Lindvall is a founder and general partner at Pale Blue Dot, a climate tech VC based in Malmö, Sweden. Heidi has a background in media and human rights. She has founded a tech startups and spent time in London and Silicon Valley and more recently set up a startup accelerator in London before moving to Sweden to help run Fast Track Malmö, the accelerator at Minc.
Malene
Enø
Angel Investor
Malene is part of, and a board member of her family’s investment company consisting of her two parents, brother and herself. They invest in everything from stocks to real estate, as well as alternative energy and start ups among other things. Hence the company size, they are very engaged and involved in their investments, especially the start ups. Malene has been investing since 2018, when she signed up for Danish Business Angels (DanBAN), and her goal with being an investor is to enhance the opportunities for impact companies particularly focusing on diversity.
Hekla
Arnardóttir
Crowberry Capital
Hekla is a founding partner at Crowberry Capital, a seed and early stage tech fund focusing on the Nordic region. She studied engineering and began her career in an Icelandic health tech scale-up, within development. With over 10 years of experience in early stage tech investments, and with knowledge in all different layers of tech, she does know the importance of building a good dialogue with customers. During her career she's also spent 5 years in Sales & Marketing in Asia, Shanghai.
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How to invest

Wan’t to start investing but not sure how? Listen to these conversations between Jeanette Andersson - CEO at Minc and Ann-Sofie Hörlin - Almi Invest, when they explain the basics in how to start invest.

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