Earlier this week we announced the date and setup for our upcoming ArcticEvening in Helsinki. The tickets are now available for free registration below. As a summary, we’ll be having presentations from two very interesting speakers and founders of companies on their journey and how they got to where they are now.

The event will be held on 4th of November, from 6pm to 10pm in Korjaamo (Töölönkatu 51), Helsinki. We’ll start the event soon after 6pm, so try to be there as early as possible. Thanks to our wonderful sponsors, we’re able to offer everyone a complimentary drink upon arrival – so do take a minute to get to know our sponsors as well.

ArcticEvening Helsinki is also the official after party of IBP Camp Helsinki held earlier that day in Korjaamo as well. The day will feature world class speakers, including Andreas Ehn, ex-Spotify and Timo Soininen, CEO of Sulake. Themes of the day handle productization, challenges of the international sales and marketing with scarce resources, building the international team, and successes and failures in internationalization. Highly recommended, if you’re in Helsinki for the day as well. For more information, check out the IBP event page.


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.


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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