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Nordic Insights Session

  • Faegre Baker Daniels 2200 Wells Fargo Center 90 S. Seventh Street USA (map)


Join the local Nordic community in Minneapolis on January 9th for a collaborative get-together where Björn Lapakko will present key information about the Nordic investment and entrepreneurial ecosystem. 

He will also spend time focusing on specific activities in each of the regions he recommends people to attend and will share a few specific cases and key players in each region.

About the speaker: Björn Lapakko is a native of Minneapolis, MN and is an alumnus of St. Thomas University (BA Marketing) and Oregon State University (MBA Entrepreneurship). He has been living in Tallinn, Estonia for the past three years working for a financial technology company with a global investor and entrepreneur user base. He has spent most of his time supporting this ecosystem across the Nordics and Baltics and would like to share his experiences with us.


17:00 - Arrive & Networking

17:30 - Introduction to the Nordics

17:50 - Q&A

18:00 - Closing & Networking

* The building closes to the public at 18:00. People can still arrive after 18:00 but will need to enter the doors at the corner of Marquette Avenue South and South 7th Street.

Thanks to Elaine Kumpula, the Finnish American Chamber of Commerce, and Faegre Baker Daniels for hosting and sponsoring this event. Additional thanks to The Norway House and the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce for sponsoring and collaborating to make this event come together.

For more information, you can visit their respective websites: