Silicon Vikings

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Silicon Vikings
Founded 1997
Type 501c6
Location
Area served Silicon Valley and the Nordic countries (Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden)
Members 3500 [1]
Mission To connect the business and technology sector in the Nordic region to Silicon Valley
Website www.siliconvikings.com

Silicon Vikings is a non-profit professional networking organization, working to connect the business and technology sector in the Nordic region (Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden) to Silicon Valley.

Background and activities[edit]

In 1997, the organization was initiated by Kjell Olsson, Håkan Lindh and Magnus Eriksson to provide networking opportunities for Swedish professionals in Silicon Valley.[2] Later, the group decided to re-focus the organization to include anyone interested in the intersecting world of business, technology, Silicon Valley and the Nordics.[3]

In 2011, the organization went through a re-structuring by changing its online visual identity and by hiring Adiba Cremonini as Executive Director.[4]

Silicon Vikings creates technology and business driven events, projects and social networking events.

Chapters[edit]

Apart from the headquarters in Palo Alto, California, Silicon Vikings also has activities in the Nordic countries. The Nordic chapters include the following cities:

Silicon Vikings Copenhagen Chapter[edit]

Silicon Vikings Copenhagen Chapter (SVC) was founded on October 18, 2011, by Navid Ostadian-Binai (Head of EMEA, Cogniance). It covers the Øresund Region.[5][6][7][8][9]

Silicon Vikings Oslo Chapter[edit]

Silicon Vikings Oslo Chapter (SVO) was founded on April 19, 2012, by Thang Vo and Tone Ringstad. It covers the Greater Oslo Region.[10][11]

Silicon Vikings Stockholm Chapter[edit]

Silicon Vikings Stockholm Chapter (SVS) was founded in 2009 by Jakob Vendle. It covers the Greater Stockholm Region.[12][13]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Silicon Vikings LinkedIn group". LinkedIn. Retrieved March 10, 2012. 
  2. ^ "NordicWay Places: San Francisco, CA: Silicon Vikings". NordicWay.com. February 2001. Retrieved March 10, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Silicon Vikings: About Us". Silicon Vikings. Retrieved March 10, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Sverige borde synas mer i Silicon Valley (in Swedish)". ComputerSweden IDG. March 16, 2012. Retrieved March 17, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Silicon Vikings Copenhagen Chapter". Silicon Vikings. Retrieved March 10, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Han vill ta Öresund närmare Silicon Valley (in Swedish)". Sydsvenskan. October 19, 2011. Retrieved March 10, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Silicon Vikings i hemmavatten (in Swedish)". Elektroniktidningen. October 12, 2011. Retrieved March 10, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Et netværk fødes (in Danish)". Iværksætteren. December 2011. Retrieved March 10, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Silicon Valley-netværk åbner i København (in Danish)". Iværksætteren. October 13, 2011. Retrieved March 10, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Silicon Vikings Oslo Chapter". Silicon Vikings. Retrieved March 10, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Silicon Vikings Oslo Launch Event". Silicon Vikings at Eventbrite. Retrieved March 10, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Silicon Vikings Stockholm Chapter". Silicon Vikings. Retrieved March 10, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Teknik-vikingar intar Stockholm (in Swedish)". IDG.se. June 8, 2011. Retrieved March 10, 2012. 

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