Episode 25

Building bridges between Nordic start-ups and South-East Asia | Sami Jääskeläinen, Community Director, Nordic Innovation House, Singapore Singapore based Finn Sami Jääskeläinen runs Nordic Innovation House, a community platform for accelerating Nordic start-ups in the Singapore and South-East Asia region.  Sami’s colourful career included being a professional chef in Helsinki and later moving into advertisingContinue reading “Episode 25”

Episode 24

BRINGING DANISH FLAIR TO AUSTRALIA | MICHAEL T HANSEN, MD NILFISK PACIFIC It is surprising to hear that there are over 600 Danish brands in Australia. How has little Denmark, with 5.5 M people, achieved this success? There is a very special relationship between these two countries, thanks to Jorn Utzon’s design of the SydneyContinue reading “Episode 24”

Episode 23

Solving problems that help people live better lives | Ari Tulla, Serial Entrepreneur, CEO, Board Member, Dad Silicon Valley based entrepreneur Ari Tulla made a big jump from Finnish Nokia and the gaming industry to the healthcare industry in the USA. In 2011 he co-founded BetterDoctor, a comprehensive doctor data engine that powers the healthcareContinue reading “Episode 23”

Episode 22

Create your happiness in a Swedish way | Kajsa Humphreys, Health and Wellness Coach, The Swedish Solution Nordics are well known to be some of the happiest peoples in the world. What do they do to make themselves happy? Kajsa Humphreys is a Sydney based Swedish Health and Fitness coach and a mum of 2Continue reading “Episode 22”

Episode 21

Good food, health and sustainability with a Danish touch for Noosa Cafes  | Nilla Tomkins, Executive Chef & Founder Vanillafoods Today we talk about delicious and healthy food with a slight Nordic flavour in its philosophy. Danish chef Nilla Tomkins,  the founder of Vanillafood, runs two cafes in Noosa, on the Sunshine Coast in Australia.Continue reading “Episode 21”

Episode 20

NAME OF THE DAY CELEBRATIONS AND NORDIC ANSWERS TO HALLOWEEN | NORDIC ODDITIES AND OTHER TRADITIONS In Finland and Sweden, people not only celebrate their birthdays each year, but their name days as well. The tradition of assigning names to specific dates stretches back to medieval times.  As the importance of name days changed over theContinue reading “Episode 20”

Episode 19

From South Africa to Finland |Megs Järvinen, Strategic Brand Builder South African born former Sydneysider Megs Järvinen fell in love with Finland and decided to move there with her Finnish husband and their little son. They now live in Kuopio, a small town with 120K inhabitants. It is located in the lake region in theContinue reading “Episode 19”

Episode 18

Building an award winning niche market destination | Christina Guggenberger, Co-Founder at StockholmLGBT How do you build an award winning  travel destination for a niche segment? My guest Christina Guggenberger, the Co-Founder of StockholmLGBT, has 25+ years experience in creating successful award winning marketing campaigns for Stockholm.  Stockholm today is a very successful all yearContinue reading “Episode 18”

Episode 17 PART 1 & 2

How to become a futurist?| A Global travel technology evangelist and futurist Johnny Thorsen| PART 1 & 2 It would be fabulous if you could predict the future, don’t you agree? My guest Johnny Thorsen is a Global travel technology evangelist and futurist in the corporate travel and mobile world. He is a Dane andContinue reading “Episode 17 PART 1 & 2”