Friday Wrap-Up

    Hi folks, it’s later than usual, but here’s your Friday wrap-up. Along with more news and events in the region, we have a good amount of jobs posted this week, especially from Stockholm.

    Top story is that Helsinki-based Living Junction has won both the €15 000 grand prize at the Mindtreck conference in Tampere, as well as “The most potential in international markets” prize. The social magazine startup is now focusing more on the educational space since we last covered them.

    “We haven’t officially launched it yet to public, but are piloting it with schools from Finland, USA, Netherlands, Spain and Chile and are allowing people to sign-up requesting early access. We’ll start rolling it out school by school later this year,” says Living Junction CEO Olli Laesvirta. You can see a video of their product in action here.

    Liiqu has added basketball to their sports club management platform. See our past coverage here.

    Bloomberg: Skype Founder Wants Startups to Show Him the Money

    Scarlet Motors has announced a partnership with Metropolia University of Applied Sciences to “help build the future of European electric cars.”

    Alekstra spoke to Forbes about Ratemizer, and the Three biggest mistakes consumers make in choosing mobile plans.

    In my opinion, the only thing you need to keep on your radar is the Arctic15 happening October 17-18 in Helsinki. Don’t have a ticket yet? Get one before they run out! And check out that speaker list!

    October 7: Sunday coding brunch Stockholm

    October 8: Customer Development Workshop with Tristan Kromer Helsinki

    October 9: Viope Game Programming Contest Launch Helsinki

    October 11: Silicon Vikings Pub Evening at K-Bar

    See lots more regional events on our event page.


    Manio Tech: Web developer Helsinki

    Coursio: Lead Backend Developer and Lead Frontend Developer Stockholm

    CommsResources: IOS Developer and Android Developer Stockholm

    MyNextRun: Lead Front End Developer Helsinki

    Think: Data Scientist/Backend Developer Stockholm

    Kiosked: System Administrator/IT Engineer, Trainee in Services, and Trainee in Sales Helsinki