3 leaders shaking up Finland’s tech scene

The Next Web

In 2009, Finland was the second largest investor in early stage European startups based on GDP. Finland’s startup… This story continues at The Next Web. Despite the chilly conditions in Helsinki, the Finnish startup scene is heating up.

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

The Next Web

Entrepreneur Europe Latin America accelerators Chile estonia finland funding TechIt’s hard to get the exact data on how many startup acceleration programs are being launched every year, but it’s definitely a lot.

Silicon Labs Buys Bluegiga in Finland for $61 Million

SiliconHills

Silicon Labs announced Wednesday its acquisition of Bluegiga Technologies Oy, based in Finland, for $61 million in cash. Bluegiga makes wireless products such as ultra-low power Bluetooth Smart, Bluetooth Classic and Wi-Fi modules as well as […] The post Silicon Labs Buys Bluegiga in Finland for $61 Million appeared first on SiliconHills.

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

YoungUpstarts

But in the case of Helsinki, Finland-based location-based app Grafetee (www. It’s currently relatively in wide use in Finland, and the Poliisi – the Finnish Police – intends to tap on the app as a public safety tool and help make neighborhoods safer.

Global Innovation 2011

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Creativity and Self-Expression Innovation Politics & Government Trends, Futurism, and Research Alcatel-Lucent Booz and Company Chile China Confederation of Indian Industry Creativity Demark economics Finland Global Innovation Index Greece Gregg Fraley INSEAD Lithuania Moldova Sweden Switzerland UK United Nations USA World Intellectual Property Organization

More innovation off the beaten path

deal architect

Last entry this year in a series on innovation from places you do not typically expect much innovation from Startup City – Boulder, CO Monument Men – structures across US Desert West Diplomacy and Digital Signatures – Finland, Estonia Technology

International tour about to begin

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Monday, September 14, 2009 International tour about to begin For my international readers: are you in Washington DC, Paris, Barcelona, London, Amsterdam, Malmo, or even Oulu, Finland? Then youll have a chance to come discuss the lean startup live and in-person. Whats that you say? DC is actually not a separate country? Fascinating.) The trip will happen in two separate trips.

The Helsinki Spring

Steve Blank

I spent the month of September lecturing, and interacting with (literally) thousands of entrepreneurs in two emerging startup markets, Finland and Russia. This is the first of two posts about Finland and entrepreneurship.

Nokia as “He Who Must Not Be Named” and the Helsinki Spring

Steve Blank

I was invited to Finland as part of Stanford’s Engineering Technology Venture Program partnership with Aalto University. Unique to Finland with its strong cultural emphasis on equality and the redistribution of wealth is a business press that doesn’t understand startups and is overtly hostile to their success. Many founders mentioned this as a reason not to incorporate or grow their companies in Finland. Nokia was Finland’s symbol of national competence.

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A Blue Print For Successful Startup Hubs

VC Cafe

The Economist published "If in doubt, innovate" a special report on The Nordic Region (Sweden, Denmark, Finland) as a hotbed for entrepreneurship we can all learn from.

The Helsinki Spring

ReadWriteStart

I spent the month of September lecturing, and interacting with (literally) thousands of entrepreneurs in two emerging startup markets, Finland and Russia. This is the first of two posts about Finland and entrepreneurship.

So How Did YOU Get Picked for Accelerator?

SiliconHills

This year, for example, contestants came from Ireland and Slovenia, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, London, Tel Aviv and all over […] The post So How Did YOU Get Picked for Accelerator? By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News So how out of 500 applicants for Accelerator, does Chris Valentine of SXSW choose the 48 companies (and their alternates) who will have the chance to pitch?

The Pay-It-Forward Culture

Steve Blank

Last week in Helsinki Finland at a dinner with a roomful of large company CEO’s, one of them asked, ”What can we do to help build an ecosystem that will foster entrepreneurship?” Foreign visitors to Silicon Valley continually mention how willing we are to help, network and connect strangers.

A Visit With the European Startup Community

Gust

My wife, Ann, and I took a trip this past spring to visit Estonia, Finland, Ireland and Russia. Tallinn is the capital of Estonia, located just across the Bay of Finland from Helsinki. Finland. A two hour ferry ride across the Bay of Finland carried us from Tallinn to Helsinki. The highlight of Friday, May 11, was participating in a panel discussion on how to encourage entrepreneurship in Finland.

Best Companies For Magento Support

YoungUpstarts

Lamia (Finland). The advent of E-commerce opened up a lot of possibilities for everyone. People can now transact business, buy and sell goods and services, and share data anytime and anywhere. As long as they have the connectivity, people find it more convenient to do all these remotely.

Persistence – The Only Difference

YoungUpstarts

Milt went to the Olympic Games in Helsinki, Finland, as a decathlon competitor.

Many Startups Stumble on International Cultures

Startup Professionals Musings

I was once asked by a top executive of a major software company why we were not selling more products in Finland. By Ernst Gemassme r Most of us have travelled abroad and experienced the challenges and frustrations of getting what we want without being laughed at or insulting our hosts.

Homicides vs. Gun Ownership

Diego Basch

We must be careful in drawing conclusions when comparing small, relatively homogeneous countries such as Finland against a population with the size and heterogeneity of the US.

Details of Upfront Ventures New $400 Million Fund

Both Sides of the Table

Boston, Finland and Paris). I am so proud and humbled to be able to formally announce that Upfront Ventures has raised its 6th venture capital fund in the past 21 years. Upfront VI is our latest core fund and is $400 million to invest in early stage entrepreneurs.

Hear This From SXSW: Tech and News

Austin Startup

And in Sweden and Finland, robots now write more news articles than humans. Newsrooms in Sweden and Finland are leading the charge into more fully-automated content, with algorithms analyzing the facts, writing the news, and pointing their human counterparts to the most interesting stories.

From Berlin To Boston: Which City Is Best For Your Startup?

YoungUpstarts

Helsinki, Finland. One of the best things about setting up a startup these days is that nothing is out of bounds thanks to the Internet. You can now trade with clients in other continents. And there is a wealth of resources online that you can help yourself to whenever you need them.

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Founder2be Helps You Find Co-Founders

YoungUpstarts

Bremer then quit his job at the end of 2010 and worked full-time on his startup (while based in Finland). If you think seeking funds is the toughest – and most important – part about founding your own startup, you’re likely to be wrong there.

No Need To Reinvent The Wheel?

YoungUpstarts

I believe this would work with any of the hundred biggest companies in Finland. The thing is, if you look at the growth the one hundred biggest companies in Finland have achieved over the last three years, there’s not much to write home about, is there? by Pekka A.

Snowflakes in the Valley: What Happens When 40 Nordic Entrepreneurs Visit Silicon Valley

ReadWriteStart

To my surprise, the ideas and technology behind that startups were not superior to the ones we have in Finland. Countries such as the UK , Russia and Finland are trying to replicate its ecosystem, to stimulate their local industries.

International Cultures are Key Business Challenges

Startup Professionals Musings

I was once asked by a division manager of a major software company why we were not selling more products in Finland. By Ernst Gemassmer Most of us have travelled abroad and experienced challenges and frustrations of getting what we want without being laughed at or insulting our hosts.

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Lessons Learned: What does a startup CTO actually do?

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Tuesday, September 30, 2008 What does a startup CTO actually do? What does your Chief Technology Officer do all day?

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A Seriously Great Story and Why We Funded Them

Both Sides of the Table

We funded about $2 million, which allowed a full team in Finland to be recruited for building the app and an international management team led from Los Angeles. We are often asked how companies get funded, why VCs make the decisions we make and what we’re looking for in entrepreneurs.

Creative Destruction

Jason Ball

A classic creative destructive force… Nokia was the primary employer in Finland for engineers and tech talent, a safe, solid bet. It’s a painful time in Finland right now economically, but I think a little bit of short term pain will mean amazing things for the country. Last week, I spent 3 days in Helsinki at Slush. It’s the second time I’ve been there – last visit was three years ago.

The Pay-It-Forward Culture: Silicon Valley's Practical Generosity

ReadWriteStart

Last week in Helsinki Finland at a dinner with a roomful of large company CEO's, one of them asked, "What can we do to help build an ecosystem that will foster entrepreneurship?" Foreign visitors to Silicon Valley continually mention how willing we are to help, network and connect strangers.

Join a conference simulcast near you

Startup Lessons Learned

One of the most important things we do with The Lean Startup Conference is make a livestream of the plenary talks available for free to groups around the world, supporting entrepreneurship communities everywhere. The number of hosts has grown annually, and this year, we have 200+ groups joining us on Monday, December 3. They represent more than 10,000 people total. If you're not attending the conference in person, consider meeting up with one of these groups to watch.

Why Twitter Favorites Aren’t Really Your Favorite Tweets

Both Sides of the Table

Check out what some enterprising entrepreneur from Finland did ). Twitter is an ephemeral service. It’s what I love about Twitter. When I’m in the mood to consume what my world is telling me right now I can “tune in&# to Twitter and digest the rapid stream.

[Interview] Pekka Viljakainen, Author of “No Fear: Business Leadership for the Digital Age” (Part II)

YoungUpstarts

I say this because Finland, where I come from, is really bad at this. I see it as the single biggest issue for Finland’s competitiveness moving forward. Leading business information architect and IT entrepreneur Pekka A.

Creating the Next Silicon Valley – The Chilean Experiment

Steve Blank

They’ve been thinking hard and smart about the lessons to be learned not only from Silicon Valley, but with only 16 million people, they are also looking for lessons from other small innovation clusters such as Israel, Singapore and Finland.

Sneak preview, Grockit

Startup Lessons Learned

Interviews

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Friday, April 2, 2010 Interviews Robert Scoble came by my office to learn about the Lean Startup and the Startup Lessons Learned Conference on April 23. By all accounts, the conversation was a success.

Lo, my 57692 subscribers, who are you?

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Monday, September 6, 2010 Lo, my 57692 subscribers, who are you? Since this blogs earliest days, I have made a habit of surveying you, my subscribers.

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. Lean startups try to spend as little money as possible. Truth: The Lean Startup method is not about cost, it is about speed.

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5 Lessons From the Garage48 Helsinki Hackathon

ReadWriteStart

It gathered 120 hackers from Finland, Estonia and Latvia under the same roof and challenged them to go from zero to demo in 48 hours. Garage48 Helsinki , the largest hackathon in the Nordics, took place last week.

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Founder Institute doubles down on Europe, now runs 10 startup accelerator programs continent-wide

The Next Web

The newly launched chapters are Zagreb (Croatia), Helsinki (Finland), Istanbul (Turkey), Rome (Italy) and Kyiv (Ukraine). The Founder Institute , the early-stage startup accelerator that aims to ‘globalize Silicon Valley’, is doubling down on Europe big time. As promised at the end of July , the organization has now announced the launch of five new programs across the continent, doubling its European presence to ten chapters across as many countries.

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Why Venture Capitalists Are Investing in International Startups

David Teten

In addition, HOF has backed 10 companies with roots in Canada, China, Estonia, Finland, India, Germany, Denmark and Russia. Why are more US VCs investing in international startups?

Why Venture Capitalists Are Investing in International Startups

David Teten

In addition, HOF has backed 10 companies with roots in Canada, China, Estonia, Finland, India, Germany, Denmark and Russia. Why are more US VCs investing in international startups?

Israeli startups – Apply for mini Seedcamp Tel Aviv by Feb 3rd

VC Cafe

Last month in London, I got a chance to sit with five startups from the UK, Italy, Finland and Estonia – each with a very different business. For the last three years, I had the pleasure of being a mentor in Seedcamp, probably the largest and most established startup incubator in Europe.

Six streaming locations

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Saturday, April 3, 2010 Six streaming locations Cant travel to San Francisco for the Startup Lessons Learned Conference on April 23, but still want to participate?