Avnit Singh

Avnit Singh is a Columnist at Grit Daily. Avnit is also the CEO of TechBBQ, the largest startup and innovation summit in Scandinavia, which will welcome over 7000 guests over the 18th and 19th of September 2019. The event promotes the best that the Nordic tech ecosystem has to offer, bringing together startups, scale-ups, investors, and tech enthusiasts for two days of networking and knowledge sharing in Copenhagen, Denmark.

“Godfather of Entrepreneurship” Dr. Zoltan Acs Makes a Point We Can’t Ignore

The world’s economy has undergone a rapid shift in past decades to rely on digital technologies and platforms. With this shift comes the need for societies around the world to adapt, regardless of their development level. To understand how and why different nations are adapting to the rise of digitization, think tanks have emerged that measure digital business and entrepreneurship. Chief among these is the Global Entrepreneurship Development Institute (GEDI), led by Dr. Zoltan Acs.  Dr. Acs...

The Nordics Look East

Over the past few decades, Nordic tech companies looking for investment opportunities outside of their home region have often turned to Silicon Valley. It’s natural, given that Nordic emigrants have punched “above their weight” when it comes to Bay-area start ups. But this is beginning to change. The Nordics are beginning to look less to the US for funding and more to the rapidly growing tech hubs in East Asia. The tech and venture capital industries in Asia are booming, and...

Maersk Growth’s Sune Stilling gives us a glimpse into the future of trade

The Nordics have long been major players in the maritime industry, from Danish Maersk to Norwegian energy production. The environmental movement is more prominent —and important— than ever, leading to changes across many industries from food to trade logistics and more. The world’s population is growing rapidly and a lot of the food that could feed this growing population goes to waste, in large part because of outdated and/or inefficient trade practices. Globally-known shipping companies such...

What do Skype, Zendesk, Spotify, and iZettle all have in common?

What do the unicorn startups Skype, Zendesk, Spotify, and iZettle all have in common? They were all founded in the Nordics, a region which consists of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Despite being a relatively small region with a total population of 27 million people, the Nordics in 2016 established themselves as a veritable “unicorn factory,” producing more billion-dollar exits compared to GDP than any other region in the world. Moreover, in 2018 Denmark was ranked first in all...

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