Helsinki Startup Day 2019

Helsinki / Helsinki City Hall, Pohjoisesplanadi 11-13
Finland 4 June 2019
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Helsinki Startup Day is in its second year and takes place at City Hall on 4th of June and is free of charge.

All content is in English and free of charge for all attendees!

Helsinki Startup Day will include keynotes, company pitches, workshops, ecosystem presentations and coordinated networking with a matchmaking application. Last year’s event attracted almost 1000 startup influencers.

This year’s theme is New Nordics (Nordic and Baltic countries) and the importance of cooperation in the area, as well as Helsinki’s strengths as a hub for startups and tech industry, gathering key players from the Baltics and Nordics for one dynamic day. The focus is especially in health tech and gaming industry.

This year, main target groups are scale-up companies, VCs and other investors alongside of startups and ecosystem operators.

Agenda & timetable:
9:00    Opening words by City of Helsinki
9:15-12:00    Meet the World’s Happiest Ecosystem with Friends from the New Nordics!
12:00-13:30    Hungry for Being Well? A closer look at health tech and functional food markets. In collaboration with Terkko Health Hub, Upgraded, A Grid Health and Health Capital Helsinki.
13:30-15:30    Level Up! Game industry success stories from today and tomorrow. In collaboration with Neogames, IGDA Finland and Helsinki Games Factory.
15:30-16:00    Helsinki Ecosystem Startup Hero Award
There are workshops in the event for companies and investors. There is a limited capacity to each workshop, so be quick if you want to participate!
13:00-13:45 Why and How to Invest in Game Teams by IGDA Finland
14:00-14:45 How to Approach Different Health Stakeholders by Upgraded
More workshops will be released closer to the event.
Companies and investors can sign up to the workshops when registering for the event.

Workshop Descriptions:
Why and How to Invest in Game Teams
Why to invest in games? Nordics are known for great success in tech industry and game development. Some of the most successful companies belong to gaming industry, which is growing bigger and faster each year. Investors from various fields are discovering the full potential of gaming companies and growing investment opportunities. Come hear more why and how to invest in game teams!

Health Talks:How to Approach Different Health Stakeholders
Most startups know how to pitch to the investors. But do you know what to consider when approaching other important stakeholders, such as researchers, hospitals or media? In this workshop you will learn from the stakeholders themselves what are the do's and don'ts when presenting your solution and how to grasp their attention and succeed in the health industry!

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