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Ukraine, Estonia, Chile, Finland: The saga of four accelerators

The Next Web

It’s hard to get the exact data on how many startup acceleration programs are being launched every year, but it’s definitely a lot.

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Top 100 Startups in Finland


Having a flourishing startup ecosystem is great, but what is even cooler is to be able to see who are the most active participants. Tuxera.

Where Are Finland's Education Startups?


Hey, Finland. Where are your education-focused startups? There''s no real point to this article but to raise the question.

Offerilla Fills Groupon Size Hole In Finland


In the Nordics, Finland was the only country without any offer platforms in the Nordics before Offerilla's launch.

Largest Startup Acquirer in Finland, Fonecta, Starts Investing


Fonecta , the Finnish directories business that was founded in 2002, is known to be the largest acquierer in Finland. says Pirinen.

Healthcare in Finland: The GE Story


Deltort and Mikko Kauppinen, who now heads the Health Innovation Village, were open to the idea that all they have to do is to be open to startups and you know what - it worked. It was an absolute blast to see them become more and more involved with startups every year. They simply had floorspace and wanted to use it.

A Blue Print For Successful Startup Hubs

VC Cafe

With a bit of a wiggle, I've transformed it to a blue print for Successful Startup Hubs. [[ This is a content summary only.

Finland's Startup Scene goes to the movies in 3 upcoming titles


Startup connection. Startup Connection. Here are ArcticStartup''s nominations for Best Picture: Big Game. Iron Sky 2. Iron Danger.

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Finland's Ubisecure acquired by GMO Globalsign for IoT Identity


As it stands currently, OEMs and startups are left on their own to build their own silos of communication, which somewhat defeats the purpose.

Taxi app Taxify Meets Resistance in Finland Launch


Earlier this year we gave a second look at the Estonian startup Taxify , which was doing some serious changes into the Estonian way of ordering a taxi.

Stockholm Has What Finland Lacks


It made me think though, looking at all the successful companies in the room, what is it that Sweden has that Finland doesn't? Sponsors.

Touching Base With Senseg - One Of Finland's Hottest Technology Startups


Be forewarned, this post might be a little breathless, but this has to be one of the coolest technologies coming out of Finland right now.

Process Genius - Hot B2B Startup Out of Finland


A certain type or startups is easy to write about. Let’s run an experiment. So, the question is, do you know Process Genius ? ??Probably

The Founder Institute Comes To Finland This Fall


The Founder Institute , claiming the title for the world's largest startup accelerator, is arriving to Finland this fall.

Entrepreneurship Visa In Finland? Not Unless Your Startup Is Profitable!


Here is my experience with Finland. Then you cannot get a self-employment visa to Finland either. The day came when I was downsized.

Latvian Spotify for books Fabula launches in Finland with 11 publishers


Latvian team of book geeks, incorporated in Finland after Startup Sauna batch of 2013, just launched their service here.

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Another crowdfunding platform in Finland? Innovestor takes a new approach


But this one is different - Innovestor pulls from the banking roots of its founders, and is bringing something different to the table.

Denmark, Finland Lead World in Positive Attitude towards Entrepreneurship


Second and third place go to newly added countries: Finland with 87%, and Australia follows with 84%. The U.S. is not Silicon Valley.

Looking Past "Finland Post Welfare"


Students in Finland have come a long way in a few years. Finland has to become more appealing on an international level as well.

Finland's IndoorAtlas Raises €3.3 Million


Oulu-based Indoor Atlas , the indoor positioning startup, announced yesterday that it had raised €3.3

Finland's Tekes Re-Launches Tempo With 75% Non-Dilutive Funding


In total the program funded 61 startups such as Kiosked , LivLiv and HeiaHeia. The total amount provided came to EUR 3.7 Million.

Finland and Baltics Grab Investors' Attention At Mobile World Congress


There were 28 exhibitors from Finland and 43 from the Baltic States. think the success stories attract investors and new startups.

Finland's Top Genetics Startup Thrives in an Industry Under Renovation


This is exactly what happened with Blueprint Genetics , a Finnish startup company who specializes in the diagnosis of serious genetic diseases.

Next From MONI - Lets Refugees to Receive Salaries In Finland


Finnish fintech startup MONI is taking important steps in helping refugees, while preparing for a public launch and for an A round investment.

The Walking Dead is coming from Finland


The Walking Dead: No Man''s Land is due for release early next year alongside the mid-season premier of The Walking Dead Season 5.

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What is a startup?

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Monday, June 21, 2010 What is a startup? How can that be part of a startup? What is a startup? Wrong.

Indoor Location startups innovating Indoor Positioning

Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing

Lots of startups are going after this market too. WalkBase (Finland) (Low/ $) . Quuppa (Finland)  (Unknown) . EveryFit (Unkown) .

What Makes a Successful Startup Community? Is it Possible to Build One Where You Live?

Both Sides of the Table

Today I’d like to talk about what startup communities outside of Silicon Valley look like, how they emerge and what makes them take hold.

Going to change the world? The Global Impact Challenge is calling Finland


One of Finland''s alumni, Henrietta Kekäläinen, tells us that she''s always wanted to save the world. Kekäläinen points out.

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Four myths about the Lean Startup

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Sunday, April 18, 2010 Four myths about the Lean Startup Myth: Lean means cheap. Expo SF (May. for H. for Har.

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Finland's Jakamo Raises €700 000 to Create Cross-Business Communications


Seinäjoki based startup Jakamo has successfully closed a recent investment round today, with €700 000 in raised funds.

Planeetta Internet Launches Jellastic Cloud Platform In Finland


Planeetta Internet , a Helsinki-based hosting firm, tells they've launched the Jelastic cloud platform in Finland, which might be interesting to some local startups. In all, it looks like an interesting solution for Finnish startups. Jellastic is a similar platform to Heroku, except it claims to be easier in some ways to set up.

FundedByMe To Launch Branch In Finland As Crowdfunding Heats Up In The Nordics


FundedByMe has expanded from their native Sweden and launched their equity crowdfunding platform in Finland. The company clarifies that their product is already "global" (meaning it's up to you to know the regulatory limitations of your country) but Finland will be the first to have its own office.

Lessons Learned: The lean startup

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Monday, September 8, 2008 The lean startup Ive been thinking for some time about a term that could encapsulate trends that are changing the startup landscape. After some trial and error, Ive settled on the Lean Startup. Of course, many startups are capital efficient and generally frugal.

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Recruitment platform Games Jobs Finland hopes to solve Finland's workforce shortage


As a sign of how Finnish gaming has developed recently, Finland now has a new matchmaking platform and jobs board for game developers.

Microsoft Gives Finland A Chance To Move On


For Finland''s entrepreneurs I think Supercell CEO Ilkka Paananen summed it up well: What an ending to Nokia's story. billion.

Finnish Police To Tap On Location-Based Service To Make Neigborhoods Safer


But in the case of Helsinki, Finland-based location-based app Grafetee (www. You know something’s serious when the police gets involved.

Finland's Kippt Releases New Features And Joins Y Combinator


Along with the announcement, Kippt has announced new social features that help groups share lists of bookmarks publicly and privately.

Facebook Places Now Live In Finland


It seems Facebook has finally enabled their Places service in Finland. The feature could be significant for a few different reasons.

Vision+ A New Revenue Share Fund In Finland


Vision+ is a new royalty-based fund set up in Finland that is looking to invest in applications, games, and services on all digital platforms.