Silicon Vikings

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