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.Get to know the 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.Sign up for workshops >
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.
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.Get to know the speakers >
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.
Nelli Lähteenmäki, a serial entrepreneur, is passionate about building useful, good-hearted and scalable businesses. Enthusiastic about self-development and helping people to make positive change by one micro-action at a time, Lähteenmäki is just the right person to talk about the importance of mindset in FallUp.
From this true multi-talent you have a chance to learn the importance of bold attitude, fun and encouraging atmosphere and building something new.
Kalle Freese, co-founder of Sudden Coffee is a living example of following your passion and making a career out of it. Freese is a two-time Finnish Barista Champion and was ranked as the 9th best barista in the world in 2015. San Francisco based, Y Combinator alumni, Freese knows a lot about building a scalable business in a competitive environment and now shares his knowledge to other startups.
Freese is one of our panelists discussing about the possibilities the future brings by sharing his views on San Francisco and the startup scene.
FOUNDER OF TESTLIO
It is not the big hair, but a shiny personality and a can-do attitude that makes Kristel Kruustük so special. She is the founder and CEO of Testlio, an expert community of verified mobile testers and a QA management platform. She names her team as her source of inspiration and is known for building a people-first culture.
Kruustük and her co-founder are also winners of the world’s largerst hackaton, AngelHack.
Tuuli Kaskinen is Demos Helsinki think tank director specialising in sustainable business strategies and inspirational routes to change. She is an expert of sustainable innovation and future, passionate about tackling the most important issues of our time.
Unique opportunity to learn how you go from idea validation to a great pitch. Hands-on workshop will perfect your pitching skills!
A skill everyone needs; how to negotiate? The specialists from PwC will be sharing their tips with us.
Learn the fundamentals of embracing design thinking in everyday work! Join Siili's designers to an intensive session combined with theory and action.
Get ready to learn the basics of coding and web design! Come with a laptop charged.