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Here are the 5 hottest startups in Finland

The Next Web

Although Finland has the lowest population in the EU, it’s responsible for 10 percent of global startup exits. We’ve also seen a number of international success stories, such as Nokia, Angry Birds, and Supercell, come out of Helsinki. How did a country with such a small population become such a hotspot for tech talent?

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Challenges and Opportunities for Europe’s Metaverse Market


Instead, the technology has been limited to niche operators and start-ups, such as Finland’s Varjo, which makes high-end headphones, and Estonia’s Ready Player Me, a cross-game avatar platform. Even though Finland offers free and high-quality education, it cannot compete with Silicon Valley regarding salaries.


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Silicon Labs Buys Bluegiga in Finland for $61 Million


Silicon Labs announced Wednesday its acquisition of Bluegiga Technologies Oy, based in Finland, for $61 million in cash. The Austin-based company reported the acquisition expands its wireless hardware and software solutions for the Internet of Things marketplace. Austin Silicon Labs'

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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. Lessons Learned.

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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. Part 2 with more observations about Finland and the Lessons Learned will follow shortly.

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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. 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. You know something’s serious when the police gets involved.

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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.'

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