Friday Wrap-up

    I missed the Friday wrap-up last week to get the Finnish “startup band” story out, but that only means more links this week. Scroll through and get a broader picture of what’s happening in the Nordic and Baltic startup scene, find an event, or get hired. The top image this week is of Toomas Hendrik Ilves, the President of Estonia, pitching GrabCad and the Estonian internet economy at the Seedcamp event in Tallinn. Image by Sander Saar.


    Lithuania-based Lemon Labs sent us an info graphic they put together: iOS App Designer Guide to Developer Love. “Ourselves being app developers, we’ve encountered a problem of designers not following simple rules of app design as well as annoying developers with incorrect files, formats, etc.” has made their paid features free of charge for one year for startups who sign up today. Click that yellow sun/badge thing on their homepage to fill out the startup form. Read our past coverage on

    An interesting Swedish study provides an indication that 1 SEK invested in fiber over four years brings back a minimum of 1.5 SEK in five years time.

    iZettle is looking for beta testers in Italy and Spain.

    TrueCaller passed the 3 million user milestone.

    Pingdom (Sweden) did some statistics on the current state of the browser wars. They also did something similar on the state of IRC, and connected with the Finnish creator of IRC, Jarkko Oikarinen.

    Wrapp is launching in Japan.

    Toca Boca, the Swedish producer of mobile games for children, won a bunch of awards, passed 9 million downloads, and sets up it’s first office in the US.


    Hey you. Do you live near Stockholm? Ted Valentin of Tripbirds has the rundown of events on his blog. Just read that list.

    Tonight in Copenhagen! Foundable’s Friday Bar.

    Garage48 Valmiera, Latvia is starting up tonight.

    BoostTurku is hosting the first global data science hackathon and meet up on Saturday.

    Startup Helsinki Meetup is getting their drink-on at Nola on Wednesday, May 2nd.

    May third Open Coffee Club Tallinn is meeting up.

    KevätGraph 2012 is happening May 4th at the Aalto Venture Garage. They’re checking out the new hotness in Finnish computer graphics and interaction.

    In Helsinki, Ovelin has an open position for a senior game programmer, Grupz needs a frontend guy and an intern, while 85 Media needs a backend person.

    In Stockholm, Guidepal is looking for an iOS and Android developer. Stereoscape is looking for a business-minded intern.

    In Tallinn, Zerply is looking for a Master Designer and a Visual Developer.

    Find all of these open positions and many more on our Jobs page. Posting a job is free, just click “post a job”