Friday Wrap-up

    Welp, it’s Friday. Are you exhausted? I’m exhausted. Still, we have a good-sized roundup of the News, Jobs, and Events happening round the region. Top image is from a still of Wavesum’s recent video where they clarify what they actually do, with a nice shoutout to ArcticStartup.

    And a reminder: Sign up for our startup/investor matchmaking at the Arctic15 by Sunday! 

    Helsinki-based RapidBlue Solutions releases its 3D shopper analytics data visualisation for retail and shopping centre shopper analytics data.

    iZettle sent out an email to customers saying that they are “in a positive dialogue with Visa Europe and are confident that we have made some good progress.” Also, they secured 2.75 % for all supported cards, including American Express, which I believe was once 3.75%.

    NYT reports that Estonia has received the highest marks for internet freedom.

    Lithuania-originated Pixelmator is now five years old.

    Vigo accelerated companies have raised more than €100M in funding.

    Web Of Trust has broken down what TLD’s are the spammiest.

    October 17-18: The most awesome event coming up on your radar is the Arctic15 here in Helsinki! Look at this huge lineup. We’d love to meet our readers and the startups we cover. Contact sales (at) before all the demo booths run out!

    October 1: Goto Aarhus 2012

    October 1: Execute4Success: conference & lean start-up workshop Tallinn

    October 2: TalentTalks® matchmaking event Helsinki

    October 3: MindTrek Tampere, Finland

    October 4: Lean Startup Workshop in Oslo – with Tristan Kromer! Oslo

    October 4: Silicon Vikings – Startup Night #2 – Copenhagen

    We’ve got a lot of new jobs posted this week, but it would be awesome to get more from the region. Submit your jobs for free at

    Kiosked is looking for a System Administrator/IT Engineer, Trainee in Services, and Trainee in Sales in Helsinki.

    Mystuff is looking for a co-founder in Tampere

    Qvick is looking for a Sales manager in Helsinki

    Wussap is looking for a Web developer (JavaScript / Python / Django) in Stockholm

    Enreach wouldn’t mind a Lead Developer (Rails) in Helsinki

    And Holvi could use a Lead Frontend Developer in Helsinki