[Press release – May 18, 2020] Following two successful years of working together, Nordic Startup Awards and Goodwille are pleased to announce they have renewed their strategic partnership for the 8th season of Nordic Startup Awards. This year, the two will deepen their partnership, with Goodwille taking ownership of the “Best Founder of the Year” category as well as hosting webinars for startups around themes of expansion to the UK, scaling a UK team and fundraising in the UK.
The Nordic edition of the Global Startup Awards, the world’s largest independent startup ecosystem competition, is a series of events in the Nordic countries with the mission to recognise and celebrate the startup talent in the region. Goodwille, whose roots are firmly tied to the Nordic countries have helped hundreds of tech businesses, including regional and national finalists of the Nordic Startup Awards, enter the UK market.
Kim Balle, Co-Founder & CEO of the Nordic Startup Awards said: “Our shared interest and knowledge of the Nordic startup ecosystem makes us strong partners. We’re excited to continue our collaboration this year, and Goodwille’s extensive experience in supporting Nordic businesses with their expansion to the UK is no doubt an asset for our stakeholders.”
James Service, Marketing Manager of Goodwille said: “We’ve been working with startups for over two decades, so this partnership is a great opportunity for us to celebrate and recognise the top talent in the Nordic startup ecosystem. We are excited to take the next step in our long-standing partnership with new activities and category ownership this year.”
Over 3,300 companies were nominated for the Nordic Startup Awards in 2019, and the applicants received tens of thousands of individual public votes from across the 5 participating Nordic countries. To contribute to the global recovery from COVID-19, all activities, including the Grand Final Days, will take place online in 2020. This provides an exciting opportunity for Nordic Startup Awards to be a frontrunner of a new way of doing things in the future.
Kim Balle, Co-Founder & CEO, Nordic Startup Awards
James Service, Marketing Manager, Goodwille