Young Entrepreneurs Nordic Meetup or YENM is a 36-hour bootcamp for growth-seeking young entrepreneurs from Finland and Sweden to network and develop their human capital in a cross-border context and to seek new investors among VCs and business angels. Find the Facebook event here. 

This year's YENM takes place in Stockholm on the second and third of October and offers inspiring speakers, useful workshops and unique chances to develop one's entrepreneurial skills and to scale one's business. The ferry will leave Helsinki on the first of October at 17.00 and come back on the fourth at 10.00. 

The number of participants is limited to 30 in order to ensure a high-quality experience. The attendees are selected based on the application criteria below. 15 entrepreneurs from Finland and 15 entrepreneurs from Sweden will be able to attend. 

The event is free of charge for the selected participants and it includes meals, accommodation and a ferry transportation to-and-from Helsinki.

YENM is organized jointly by Federation of Finnish Enterprises (Suomen Yrittäjät), Swedish Federation of Business Owners (Företagarna) and the Finnish Embassy in Sweden. 

Why apply?

YENM is an exclusive once-in-a-career experience that allows you to access key people and places in the Stockholm startup and enterprise ecosystem.

The event creates valuable peer networks among the next generation of high-performing Nordic entrepreneurs and business professionals, all that will become useful as you expand your business from the Nordics to global markets.  

Who can apply?

YENM is open to participants from startups and companies representing all walks of business. As such, there will be no limitations – from tech to design! This cross-pollination will hopefully inspire further co-operation.

However, candidates are expected to fulfil certain criteria:

  • The enterpreneur is less than 36 years old
  • The entrepreneur is a member of the Federation of Finnish Enterprises. Not a member? Join here. 
  • The entrepreneur has not previously participated in YENM or its predecessor Framsteget
  • The company seeks to grow and is internationally oriented
  • The company has reached a certain critical mass in terms of operations and turnover 

How to apply?

  • Apply by filling in this form by 1.9.2018
  • No more than 30 entrepreneurs will be selected: 15 from Finland and 15 from Sweden 
  • The selected participants will be notified on the first week of August


  • The event takes place in Stockholm on the second and third of October and includes among other things:
    • Visit to the startup hub of Stockholm, Sup46 
    • Pitch session where you get a chance to present your business case to a select group of VCs 
    • Number of insightful speakers and useful case examples on e.g. marketing, service design, funding and market access from Stockholm-based experts and startups
    • Workshops
    • Networking dinner hosted by the Finnish Embassy
  • A more detailed program of this year's YENM will be published soon!

Travel schedule

  • A complimentary Stockholm ferry from Helsinki departs on the 1st of October at 17.00.
  • A complimentary Helsinki ferry from Stockholm departs on the 4th of October at 16.45.
  • You are free to arrange alternative means of travel at your own cost
  • Participants from the mainland Sweden will arrange their own means of travel


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YENM 2016 alumni