Bay Area Nordics and those wanting to learn from them, met over a beer to discuss this burning question at our recent event held in San Francisco. Torsten Kolind from YouNoodle led the discussion with a panel of young entrepreneurs who all have direct experience with Danish and American business culture.
The reason for the topic? Well, the Nordic countries churn out more $1b+ startups than the US per capita, and the region is also known to have some of the happiest people on the planet.
The panel consisted of...
Sara Naseri, Medical Researcher / Serial Startup Founder
Sara Naseri is a medical researcher at Stanford University, where she is working on a new groundbreaking diagnostics technology. Prior to that, she founded BUCKY'o'ZUN, a platform technology which can protect 99,99% against all UV-radiation making it able to both prevent skin cancer and extend the lifespan of materials across a variety of industries.
Ran Ma, Co-Founder and CEO of SirenCare
Alexander Christiansen, Co-Founder, Organic Basics
Cathrine Andersen, Co-Founder of Assemblage, sold to Cisco in 2014
Assemblage builds real-time web applications for a new generation of enterprises, including real-time collaboration apps for shared whiteboarding, presentation broadcasting and screensharing. Cisco especially touted Assemblage’s support for one-click browser-to-browser configurations without requiring extra downloads, plugins, or installations as a strong features.
See all pictures from the event on Flickr.