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It’s been quite a while since our previous event in Helsinki and we believe it’s time to get the startup community together again. The next ArcticEvening Helsinki will be held on the 4th of November from 6pm to 10pm at Korjaamo. The event happens to coincide with TEDxHelsinki, but that’s a day event so make sure you continue the inspirational talks into the evening as well.

So what do we have lined up for you this time? We’ve managed to reserve two very interesting speakers, from slightly different stages of the company lifecycle. However, both of them have the potential to make it very big. These will be talks by the company founders and their experiences in bringing up the companies to where they are currently.


The first speaker will be Applifier’s Jussi Laakkonen. We recently covered Applifier in Mindtrek, making substantial revenues and also winning the main prize in the Startup Launchpad. Jussi Laakkonen will come and tell the story of Applifier from a founder’s perspective – what were the steps that were taken to get to 55 million users on Facebook.

The second speaker is also one, that has received quite a bit of visibility after closing one million US dollars from Inventure and Lifeline Ventures – Thinglink’s Ulla-Maaria Engeström. Ulla-Maaria will be talking about the paths they’ve taken as a company and how their new pivot into the image world is building traction.


We will be holding the event in Korjaamo at Töölönkatu 51, Helsinki. Doors will open at 6pm and we’ll be starting the event straight after so, make sure you’re there early.


Tickets will become available this Thursday (21st of October) at noon sharp (GMT+3, ie. Finnish/Estonian time). They’ll become available in a separate post, so do check back to book your free ticket to the event.

How on earth are we able to continuously provide free tickets to these fantastic events? It’s all thanks to our sponsors, who care about the startup community – take a minute to check out their messages below.


Culminatum / IBP
International Business Program is a Finnish nation-wide program offering help to startups get off the ground and internationalise. The project consists of 3 stages: Internationalization Clinics, Internationalization Camps and Go-To-Market-package. The Project is coordinated by Culminatum Innovation Oy Ltd.

Culminatum Innovation Oy Ltd is a development company owned by the Uusimaa Regional Council, the cities of Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa, and the universities, polytechnics, research institutes and business community of Helsinki region.

The main function of Culminatum Innovation Oy Ltd is to manage the Centre of Expertise Programme within Helsinki Region over the current third programme period 2007 – 2013. This programme promotes utilisation of the highest international standard of knowledge and expertise in business, job creation and regional development.

Windows Azure
Windows Azure is a cloud services operating system that serves as the development, service hosting and service management environment for the Windows Azure platform. Windows Azure provides developers with on-demand compute and storage to host, scale, and manage web applications on the internet through Microsoft® datacenters.

Veraventure Ltd is a Finnish venture capital investment company serving as the hub for public early-stage venture capital investments. Veraventure makes direct investments in innovative Finnish start-up enterprises showing growth and internationalisation potential. Investments are made through Seed Fund Vera Ltd. Veraventure also aims to develop regional venture capital investment activities by operating as a fund of funds and investing in Finnish regional evergreen funds. In addition, the company manages a business angel network known under the name of InvestorExtra. Veraventure is a part of the Finnvera Group.

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