Finland: The Hotbed of Technology and Startups

Mar 10, 2017 | 9:30pm – 10:30pm

Speakers

Pekka Parnanen

MAD-Partners

Jaan Apajalahti

Zero Keyboard

Ossi Honkanen

Hasan & Partners

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