As the year end is closing, we would like to take a moment to express our gratitude and thanks to all of our wonderful sponsors who have supported us during 2009, and wish everyone an excellent and even better New Year.
Please have a look at what these firms and organizations have to offer, they are quite a versatile bunch.

Blog Sponsors:

ArcticEvening Sponsors:

  • Amiando – a worldwide SaaS platform for event management and ticketing
  • Demola – an open innovation environment for multidisciplinary student teams
  • DigiTampere – accelerates the development of innovative digital services, products, and business
  • Estonian Development Fund – investing into internationalizing Estonian companies
  • Hammarström Puhakka Partners – law firm specialized in business law
  • Microsoft BizSpark – a startup and entrepreneur support program
  • The Moblin™ – project – an optimized Linux platform for a variety of handheld devices
  • Protomo – A Finnish initiative enabling people to get together and start new ventures
  • EnterpriseHelsinki / YritysHelsinki – Helsinki region joint service centre for startups and acting entrepreneurs
  • Sombiz – Social Media Business Network of Finnish social media & Web 2.0 companies, research institutions, and other organisations and individuals
  • Veraventure – Finnish government backed venture capital company

Naturally, we also want to thank our long-term supporters Nodeta, Nokia, and WordsWorth who help us keep the infrastructure and everyday communications rolling.

 

Finally, short messages from our current blog sponsors:

Brain AllianceBrain Alliance is a fast growing Finnish software developing company, which is particularly specialized in open source web technologies such as PHP, Drupal and Zend Framework. Our clients include Sanoma Data, Lemminkäinen Oyj, YLE, A-lehdet and Hoivanet among few. Company’s founder Jukka Hassinen has build the 35 person employing company in six years. Other key people are Taneli Tikka (Board member), Mikko Hämäläinen (COO), Eetu Hyppönen (Serial Creative Director) and Santeri Lindgren (CTO). Brain Alliance is a part of the NASDAQ OMX listed company Soprano Plc.

MicrosoftStarting Year 2010 BizSpark program will include BizSparkCamps.
In Finland BizSparkCamps start with Azure, 8th of February!

Following the commercial availability of Windows Azure, we’ll be announcing free cloud computing use on the Windows Azure platform for all BizSpark customers. To kick-start developers on this powerful platform, subscribers will get 750 free compute hours per month for eight months.

Book you place and make a mark to your calendar and you are welcome!
Learn more about BizSparkCamp: where, when and what from the link and register!
http://www.microsoft.com/finland/bizspark/default.mspx

Enterprise HelsinkiEnterpriseHelsinki is an ongoing city initiative for new entrepreneurs and startups.

In addition to free basic advisory on starting or growing your business, their mission is to help local startup ecosystem, by organizing and supporting related events, and by providing helpful tools and resources for the ecosystem.

 
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If you wish to become ArcticStartup blog sponsor, please see more information here. If you are interested in sponsoring our ArcticEvening events, please contact events (at) arcticstartup.com.