Finland: The Hotbed of Technology and Startups

Speakers

Finland has strong background in mobile technology and ICT, but recently Finland has made inroads in many other industries, like games (e.g. Clash of Clans, Angry Birds), health & wellbeing (e.g. wearable heart rate monitors) and Cleantech.
This session investigates the Finnish Technology ecosystem, ranging from VC-funded startups to possibilities for bigger foreign companies to transfer R&D functions to Finland (Foreign Direct Investments). We will also investigate the reasons behind recent emergence of startups in Finland. Finnish society is highly supportive of entrepreneurship, with a flourishing Silicon Valley-inspired business culture. Wired listed Finland as one of the best countries for start-ups and the annual Slush start-up event in Helsinki is among the largest in the world.

Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Interactive Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Film Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Beginner