Nordea Growth program

for improving 8 SMEs readiness for financing and growth!

Kasvun Roihu and Nordea are executing Nordea Growth program for the second time in year 2017!

In Nordea Growth program award-winning companies receive their own advisory board – Growth Board for a year. These Growth Boards are build for each company’s own needs. The main goal of the Growth Board is to improve company’s readiness for financing and growth.

Each Growth Board includes three advisors from which one is Nordea’s financing specialist. Two other advisors are selected by taking company’s own needs into account.

This year Nordea Growth was given to the TOP 8 companies of Kasvu Open, which were:

1. Aurelia Turbines

2. Cityvarasto

3. Classic Pizza Restaurant / Hangon Makaronitehdas

4. Flexound Systems

5. Paptic

6. Norrhydro

7. Opti Automation

8. U-Cont


"The common factor behind all of the companies is strong know-how and will to grow. These companies are building their own future around the high quality service and innovative technology. Customer experience and concrete benefits are keywords in these companies business. Most of the companies also have proofs of profitable growth and winning challenging customerships." Sampsa Laine, Executive Vice President, Head of Business Banking Finland of Nordea

© Kasvu Open / Matias Ulfves

© Kasvu Open / Matias Ulfves

Nordea Growth program was executed first time already in year 2015-2016.

In the first year Growth Boards were build for 20 Kasvu Open finalist.

Most important benefits these companies received from Nordea Growth program were:

1. Challenging and encouraging

2. New ideas

3. New contacts

4. Financing

"Right from the beginning our Nordea's advisor was extremely active and committed to find solution for our financing challenge. With the help of this financing we are able to make our first investment for international sales and that way for international growth." Vesa Haapaniemi, CEO of Finncode

© Kasvu Open / Matias Ulfves

© Kasvu Open / Matias Ulfves

Find out more:

Nina Rautiainen
044 044 1111