Nordic Scalers, a program to support the best Nordic scale-ups going abroad, have selected seven fast-growing companies for its first edition, according to a press release.

The scale-ups focus on a wide array of emerging technologies and span from sports and health tech to media and communications. 

Yogaia, Dental Media, OZ Sports, ViaBill, Singa, Secomea and Disruptive Technologies are the selected companies for Nordic Scalers program that starts this December and covers the whole Nordic region, starting from this December. Over the next six months the scale-ups will access a network of mentors with a deep understanding of private as well as business customers. About 700 companies have been considered for the program, basing on inputs from the entrepreneurial communities in each of the Nordic countries.

“It has been amazing to see so many talented scale-ups applying for the program. We have singled them down to a group of companies with a strong passion and products or services with great potential. I am excited to see them take on the significant challenge that the American market offers”, comments Bjarne Schøn, Program Director, Nordic Scalers, on the selection process.

The scale-ups were selected after pitching their plans for scaling. The mentor network is a core element of the program.

Nordic Innovation has initiated Nordic Scalers to support Nordic growth companies with high ambitions and a high potential to scale globally. Nordic Scalers runs from 2017-2019 with the ambition to create the next global corporates coming out of the Nordics.

A key component of the program is to put scale-ups in a fast-forward mode to “get their feet on the ground” in a new market. The first market in focus is the US, which the 7 selected scale-ups will visit in Spring 2018.

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