Friday Wrap Up

    Hello Nordics and Baltics. Yes, we have news, we have events, and we have jobs for you to take a look at. A couple people actually sent in events and jobs to include in this list, which got me all flustered. You guys read my Friday wrap up? Really? I’m touched. Feel free to pass anything my way at Greg (at), or tweet tips my way @arcticstartup.

    Wrapp has launched in Finland! we didn’t do a full write up because we’ve covered basically every country they’ve ever thought about considering, but our Finnish readers can finally find them in the App store. The full press release (with the supported companies) can be found here. We have no idea what Wrapp’s deal is with the shark, will do some investigative reporting. wins gold at Channel Innovation Awards.

    Robert Scoble interviewing

    Paypal and Erply launch a new major partnership.

    Growth Forum by Forum Virium is accepting applications until the end of this week, so be quick and take part. You can get up to 70% of third party service costs paid by the program. Only available for Finnish companies unfortunately.

    Kippt is throwing an event Tuesday the 29th here in Helsinki. Catch the guys before they run off to the Valley. is throwing an event: User communities as a source of sustainable competitive advantage. Thursday May 31 at the Aalto Garage.

    Listen. We’ve got a ton of events in our event directory from every Nordic and Baltic country. Check it out. Here are a few coming up:

    matchNhack Stockholm 2012 happening tonight!

    OPENBAR is having a couple drinks in Helsinki and talkin’ Appcampus tonight.

    Norwegian readers: Workshop and hackaton with Glenn Block: Node.js in the cloud with Azure tomorrow.

    May 30th: Future Female Meetup – Fundraising for Startups

    Metrify (who we just covered) is looking for a Sysops Engineer with strong background in AWS Hadoop and Python. Email Kristo (at)

    Aside from that, there are a lot of front and back-end developer positions open in Helsinki. Check them all out on our job page.