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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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Where Are Finland's Education Startups?

ArcticStartup

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

ArcticStartup

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

Top 100 Startups in Finland

ArcticStartup

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.

Tim Draper Is Coming To Finland

ArcticStartup

Investment in Finland. Tim is well known to help entrepreneurs drive their visions through funding, education, media, and government reform.

Healthcare in Finland: The GE Story

ArcticStartup

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.

Finland's IndoorAtlas Raises €3.3 Million

ArcticStartup

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

Finland's Ubisecure acquired by GMO Globalsign for IoT Identity

ArcticStartup

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

Next From MONI - Lets Refugees to Receive Salaries In Finland

ArcticStartup

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

Taxi app Taxify Meets Resistance in Finland Launch

ArcticStartup

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.

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.

Process Genius - Hot B2B Startup Out of Finland

ArcticStartup

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

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Stockholm Has What Finland Lacks

ArcticStartup

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

ArcticStartup

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.

Latvian Spotify for books Fabula launches in Finland with 11 publishers

ArcticStartup

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

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Looking Past "Finland Post Welfare"

ArcticStartup

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

Another crowdfunding platform in Finland? Innovestor takes a new approach

ArcticStartup

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

ArcticStartup

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

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

ArcticStartup

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

The Founder Institute Comes To Finland This Fall

ArcticStartup

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

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

ArcticStartup

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

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Finland and Baltics Grab Investors' Attention At Mobile World Congress

ArcticStartup

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

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

ArcticStartup

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

The Walking Dead is coming from Finland

ArcticStartup

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

ArcticStartup

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

ArcticStartup

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

Microsoft Gives Finland A Chance To Move On

ArcticStartup

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

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

ArcticStartup

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

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

ArcticStartup

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

Facebook Places Now Live In Finland

ArcticStartup

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

Finland's Kippt Releases New Features And Joins Y Combinator

ArcticStartup

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

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

ArcticStartup

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.

Finland Post Welfare (Live Blog Log)

ArcticStartup

We live blogged the Finland Post Welfare from Finlandia Hall. Finland Post Welfare. In short, this was most likely the best startup event Finland has seen in the recent years. Below, you'll be able to find the log of the live blog. We'll have a summary of the event available on ArcticStartup tomorrow morning. Update 21.3.

Vision+ A New Revenue Share Fund In Finland

ArcticStartup

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.

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.

Planeetta Internet Launches Jellastic Cloud Platform In Finland

ArcticStartup

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.

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) .

Some Of Finland's Hottest Innovations Are Spinoffs From LUT

ArcticStartup

Actually, one of the three strategic corner stones is to commercialise research based innovation and through that, create new high growth startups.

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.

True Finns' Rise To Power In Finland Means Change

ArcticStartup

Yesterday Finland held its parliamentary elections where it chose the representatives to drive Finland forward for the next four years.