Finland National Finalists

Best Accelerator or Incubator Program

Nestholma

Finland

Description

Renewing organizations by working with startups – like startups

Kiuas

Finland

Description

Kiuas is Finland’s #1 startup accelerator that help early-stage startups by top-level support, including connections to investors, software tools and coaching.

Boost Turku

Finland

Description

Boost is a Turku-based entrepreneurship society that inspires and helps young students become startup entrepreneurs.

xEdu

Finland

Description

xEdu is the leading European accelerator that works with EdTech startups. Based in Finland, we maximize upon the expertise of our nation’s educational system and pioneering tech scene and combine it with our dynamic global network of innovators, educators, and investors.

Nordic XR Startups

Finland

Description

Nordic XR Startups is the leading accelerator in the Nordics supporting companies developing the future of VR & AR

Best Climate Impact Startup

Geyser Batteries

Finland

Description

Geyser Batteries offers high-power heavy-duty energy storage solutions based on novel proprietary water-based electrolyte and unique engineering and manufacturing know-how. Geyser Batteries is setting up the production line in Finland.

Zadaa

Finland

Description

We are the world’s first marketplace to make selling and buying secondhand as simple as in an online store.

Paptic

Finland

Description

Paptic produces a unique new Paptic® material, where the main raw material is sustainably sourced wood fibre. It is a renewable, recyclable and reusable packaging material that enables the replacement of e.g. plastic in flexible packaging, such as carrier bags and e-com mailers.

Soletair Power

Finland

Description

Soletair Power is a company capturing CO2 from building ventilation to make people to have better performance and wellbeinbg indoors. Captured CO2 can be combined with hydrogen to create renewable fuels.

Best Coworking Space

Helsinki Think Company

Finland

Description

Helsinki Think Company is the entrepreneurship society of the University of Helsinki. We’re a community, a coworking space and an event hub focused on taking academics to action. We provide you with all the right tools for making an impact with your entrepreneurial journey.

Innovation Home

Finland

Description

Innovation Home is a unique business home concept for start-ups, growth companies and corporations alike.

MOW

Finland

Description

MOW is, above all, a coworking space that provides all of its members the best possible conditions for work. We believe that coworking is how work will be done in the future, and this belief is reflected in our values in MOW hubs.

Sofia Future Farm

Finland

Description

A meeting place for interested and interesting people, right in the centre of classic Helsinki. Our guiding stars are curiosity, hospitability, openness and friendliness. They are the tools of our trade, day in, day out.

Gamified Cohousing

Finland

Description

We turn empty buildings into cohousing and coworking economies. This 1st pilot project, we bought an abandoned school, Hyrsylän Koulu.

Best HealthTech Startup

KAMU Health Ltd

Finland

Description

KAMU Health Ltd develops and markets digital therapeutics for respiratory-illness care, to help chronic respiratory patients manage their condition and collaborate better with their healthcare professional.

Osgenic

Finland

Description

Osgenic is Helsinki-based company that is creating an online surgical training platform. Their mission is to make surgery safer by providing an intuitive way for surgeons to prepare for surgical procedures.

SurgeryVision

Finland

Description

ADESANTE is a Finnish healthtech start-up developing Extended Reality solutions for healthcare service providers.

Predicell

Finland

Description

Predicell works for better healthcare&welfare services by ecosystems, data platform, analytics and preventive care paths.

Buddy Healthcare

Finland

Description

For hospitals and clinics, Buddy Healthcare provides a care coordination platform that helps them to automate and digitize patients’ care pathways and to make care accessible, actionable and measurable for everyone, everywhere and anytime.

Best Newcomer

We Encourage

Finland

Description

We Encourage is on a mission to make the world a better place for girls and women by building a fundraising platform and an AI tool.

Menddie

Finland

Description

Your clothes are Mend-to-be. Menddie connects all the tailors in Finland with those in need. Menddie supports this old-fashioned industry with online payments, customer acquisition and point-to-point logistics.

Rond

Finland

Description

ROND is an event production agency that develop a fully modular platform that offers unique 3D virtual spaces with all the necessary communication and presentation tools after being hit hard by the pandemic.

Leadoo

Finland

Description

A Helsinki based Martech start-up that strives to help it’s customer never miss a lead again.

ReOrbit

Finland

Description

ReOrbit is developing a new type of microsatellite platform which is highly modular, reconfigurable and designed to enable in-orbit activities, such as servicing, inspection and assembly, but also to allow spacecraft to be used for more than one mission throughout its lifetime.

Ecosystem Hero of the Year

Anne Badan

Finland

Description

Entrepreneur, Impact Designer, Startup Speaker and Mentor. Anne is the founder of several ventures: The Shortcut, A2B Philanthropy, Aalto Social Impact. With more than 22+ years of experience, she has worked with high profile Fortune 500 companies, governments and NGOs. Anne believes that finding solutions to the most pressing societal issues require a multi-disciplinary and the participation of multiple actors’ involvement. That is why she is building collective impact ventures to ensure that solutions are holistic
https://www.linkedin.com/in/annebadan/

Jari Jaanto

Finland

Description

I am the co-founder of IRC-Galleria, Ninchat, Heimo, Ellie and others.

Petra Erätuli-Kola

Finland

Description

Founder and CEO of InnovationHome the place to be for innovative startups looking to grow and networking.

Alexandra Santos

Finland

Description

Alexandra is the COO of Platform6 – recently opened 4000m2 startup house in the heart of Tampere, and co-founder of Stream Startup Festival – a not-for-profit startup event in Tampere, Finland empowering local startup scene by bringing practical support and tools of growth for early stage startups. Over the last 3 years Alexandra has also been working in various roles in the local startup community Tribe Tampere pushing its startup scene forward!

Jan Ameri

Finland

Description

Entrepreneur-by-heart – and by actions since 1998. Being an expert in spotting new opportunities and creating new concepts, I have been partner or co-founder in seven different companies in various industries. In the early 2000’s I was pioneering some of the very first WAP, SMS, and interactive TV based wireless games and fantasy sports games in the Nordic countries. I love to watch Shark Tank on my free time.

Founder of the Year

Perttu Ojansuu

Finland

Description

Perttu is the CEO and co-founder of Happeo. He started in the SaaS industry by building the biggest Google Cloud company in Finland. As companies expanded their digital toolsets, he saw problems in the way they collaborate and communicate – more tools, more information silos. More information silos, more miscommunication. More miscommunication? Less happy employees. Perttu found his new mission. Work needs to be a happier place, wherever it is; remote or in-office. That’s why Happeo exists.

Jesse Khanh Tran

Finland

Description

A serial entrepreneur in Fashion Manufacturing and member of Forbes 30 under 30 in both Europe and Vietnam 2020. Co-Founder & CEO of Rens Original, a pioneering sustainable fashion brand from Finland.

Denise Johansson

Finland

Description

I have been working within the payment industry since graduating from school. I have seen the evolution through last 15 years. As a founder I’m mostly proud of my diversed team of employees that have decided to join us on our journey in building Enfuce.

Rudi Skogman

Finland

Description

Rudi is the CEO & Co-founder of Blok, the largest digital real estate agency in the Nordics. Before founding Blok he spent 2011-2015 as a core team member at Slush where he was a part of building the event up from 1000 visitors to 17,000 visitors. After Slush he spent a year on the dark side as a venture capitalist. He’s been an active member of the Finnish startup scene for over 10 years and is very well connected to the scene both in Finland and Europe.

Arne Schlenzka

Finland

Description

I’m a medical doctor in fifth generation and was becoming a surgeon in third. So I was a surgeon-in-training before quitting my day job three years to found Osgenic. I was also doing research in surgical error claims and still am. Osgenic is my mission to solve a problem that for me as a medical doctor and as a human has to be solved. We are training on patients and it can’t go on like this. Additionally to fulfilling my hippocratic oath through Osgenic I enjoy spending my time with my family which consist of my wife and three little daughters.

Investor of the Year

ICEBREAKER

Finland

Description

Venture capital and community for pre-founders and founders. We help domain experts to take their startup ideas and themselves to the next level. We invest €150k – 800k in Finnish, Swedish and Estonian software-driven companies in idea, angel and early seed stages.

Wave Ventures

Finland

Description

Wave Ventures is the largest student-led VC-fund in the Nordics, providing pre-seed funding for the boldest teams.

Maki.vc

Finland

Description

Maki.vc is an early-stage VC firm in Helsinki, Finland, that invests in deep tech and brand-driven companies across consumer and enterprise spaces.

Startup of the Year

Happeo

Finland

Description

Change the way your company communicates- an intranet, enterprise social network, and collaboration platform that lets your communications flow seamlessly, making work a happier place for all.

Zadaa

Finland

Description

We are the world’s first marketplace to make selling and buying secondhand as simple as in an online store.

Leadoo Marketing Technologies

Finland

Description

A Helsinki based Martech start-up that strives to help it’s customer never miss a lead again.

ultimate.ai

Finland

Description

ultimate.ai is the leading customer service automation platform and helps brands give great support experiences to every customer, instantly.

Enfuce

Finland

Description

Enfuce was founded to enable change and innovation within the Payment industry. We do this by enabling payment processing (card schemas) to everyone and then we add innovative services to help our customers attract their users.

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