Nasdaq is honored to be a part of the Tahko Ski Lift Pitch for the fifth time. We are thrilled to witness the enthusiasm and energy of the participating entrepreneurs who are seeking new opportunities to expand their businesses. As a trusted partner of growth companies, Nasdaq is excited to support entrepreneurs in raising capital and growing their businesses from small startups to publicly-listed companies.
The traditional role of the stock exchange is to connect investors with entrepreneurs who possess innovative ideas but lack the necessary funds to execute them. In essence, the stock exchange serves as a bridge between those with capital and those with promising ideas, creating a secure and transparent environment for investments and trading.
For over 15 years, Nasdaq First North Growth Market has played a vital role in supporting Nordic and international entrepreneurs in accessing growth capital to develop and expand their businesses. Currently, more than 550 companies are traded on the Nasdaq First North Growth Market, and the ecosystem surrounding the market includes advisors who facilitate a smooth listing process and a diverse range of investors, from retail to institutional.
As the leading SME Growth Market in Europe in terms of number of listings during the past several years, Nasdaq First North Growth Market supports companies from wide variety of industries and countries of origin. Furthermore, the Nordic region boasts the world’s largest retail investor participation per capita. Both local and international institutional investors are actively involved in our Nordic markets.
We are pleased to announce that the winner of the Tahko Ski Lift Pitch will have their picture and logo displayed on the seven-story Nasdaq tower in the heart of Times Square, New York City.
Nasdaq is proud to continue its support of the Tahko Ski Lift Pitch helping entrepreneurs achieve their growth objectives.