TechBBQ started as a small BBQ gathering for tech enthusiasts and entrepreneurs back in 2013. Over the years, we have transformed into the largest and most ‘hyggelig’ event of its kind in Scandinavia. Every year we welcome more & more people from around the globe.
Our annual summit connects tech & hygge – where we talk about the latest trends, network in a cozy atmosphere, listen to trendsetting & inspiring speakers and enjoy some good old-fashioned BBQ. This year, on September 13-14, we are hosting our 11th event!
Alongside our annual event, we are also involved in a wide range of projects that help grow the local ecosystem. These include Startup Capital – an online startup-investor matchmaking event; Impact Series, which promotes green & impact entrepreneurship; the Founder Wellbeing Project, focused on mental health; StartupDen[t], an easily accessible overview of all Danish startups aimed at increasing investment in the Danish ecosystem; and the Bridging the Gap project, which promotes the life-science ecosystem. We also contribute to other events in the ecosystem and are, for example, co-organizing an event with Rainmaking around the topic of UrbanTech.
TechBBQ’s main goal is to support and strengthen the Nordic ecosystem. We foster growth for startups and scaleups. With us, it’s grilling season all year round!
Nordic Legal Tech draws a crowd
The pelting rain didn’t hold us back at this year’s Tech BBQ. Nor did it stop the many legal tech enthusiasts who came to our two standing room-only panel debates at the Dive-In stage at Øksnehallen.
The first panel was an insightful discussion on ‘What Startups Can Teach Law Firms – and the Consultancy Industry’ with digital consulting house, Nine, law firm Synch, a serial fintech entrepreneur and panel moderator, Nordic Legal Tech CEO, Nicholas Hawtin.
And startups have plenty to teach, it seems! It was clear from this debate that if law firms and traditional consultancies are to avoid their “Kodak moment”, they need to create value for their customers. Just like startups, they should start working with value propositions and building products their customers actually demand. This means building agile teams with entrepreneurial mindsets.
The second panel was a lively discussion with a customer-centric design expert, a research fellow from Stanford University, a professor of law at the University of Copenhagen, an entrepreneur and panel chair, Nicholas Hawtin, on the vexed question: ‘Can Technology Build Trust?’
What we took from the discussion was that we need to collectively engage with and agree upon how we can strike a balance between technology, innovation and the regulation needed to hold tech companies accountable.
We expect we’ll continue to discuss these massive topics at future tech events!