Our demo booth area is built for meeting new faces and making connections. The area is full of industry leading companies who share the entrepreneurial mindset with us and innovative startup companies.
Our goal is for everyone to leave the event with new, concrete skills and experiences. You will be able to develop your skills in hands-on workshops that are arranged by industry leading companies and experts.
TalkUp, an open mic idea sharing competition, is a great way to develop your speaking skills in front of an audience and challenge yourself. Share your ideas and let us hear what you're passionate about. More info coming soon.
The event day culminates in the stage show at Finlandia Hall. Inspiring entrepreneurs take over the Finlandia stage to share their stories and inspire you to become the best version of yourself and to develop an entrepreneurial mindset.
Mika Anttonen is the founder of St1. Anttonen has managed to grow the St1 group from zero to one of the biggest fuel companies in Europe in only twenty years. Even after all the success he still feels a hunger to make a positive impact and tackle the challenges of our era.
Anttonen is known as the advocate of renewable energy, actively developing more sustainable energy sources tofill the energy needs of the future.
Despite the young age of 21, Perttu Pölönen has already been awarded as the most creative Finn in 2017. Pölönen is the founder of Musiclock. Last year he also attended Singularity University in Silicon Valley, the prestigious program with a mission to inspire and empower future leaders to solve humanity's grand challenges.
Pölönen is an inspiring combination of an artist, inventor, entrepreneur and composer, in other words he’s the perfect person to share insights about problem solving and imagination.
Patrick “Pata” Degerman is a man of over 40 expeditions from the Arctic to the Antarctic and from jungle to deserted islands. In his journeys, Pata has faced
all sorts of challenging situations, and most importantly always figured his way out of them. Not only is Pata an experienced explorer but also an inspirational speaker and a Speakersforum’s speaker of the year in 2006.
In his speeches, Pata shares his unique experiences and utilizes his knowledge to speak about topics such as teamwork, goal reaching and outside the box
As a managing partner of Reaktor Ventures, Oskari Kettunen seeks out the most promising startups of the Nordics and provides them with both investments and expertise. Kettunen himself has a lot of experience in the world of startups and technology is close to his heart
His experience makes him the right person to talk about the future, vision and the leap of faith needed to succeed as an entrepreneur.