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    FiBAN Pitch Western Finland 4th May approaching – apply now!

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    Finland is full of small but dynamic startup clusters where founders turn their ideas into new innovations and success stories. With its regional operations FiBAN brings together investors, founders and startup ecosystem players based around Finland. The next regional pitching event will be on May 4th together with Business Tampere, Turku Business Region and Prizztech Oy. Application period for startups is open now!

    FiBAN aims to support the Finnish startup ecosystem by harnessing the opportunities that the “new normal” era brings in investing and networking in the remote mode. As the startups continue building new digital solutions that help solving problems, FiBAN aims at supporting their journey by showcasing them to wider audiences. For investors, this brings unique opportunities to spread their wings wider and spot hidden gems all over Finland.

    One example of this kind of a gem is Whiteboard.fi, a company that was founded in Raasepori in 2016. It pitched its digital whiteboard solution to investors in a small pitching event organized in the Castle of Raasepori in 2020. After less than a year of commercialization and rapid growth, the business was acquired by Kahoot.fi providing FiBAN angels with a successful exit.

    Nine companies to be chosen to pitch in the next FiBAN event

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    Next, FiBAN is combining forces with three cities: Tampere, Pori & Turku to organize FiBAN Pitch Western Finland  – event showcasing the smartest startups in the area, boosting the growth of the region, and enabling the next success stories of the region to find their first or next investment.

    Application period for startups is open now. A total of nine companies will be chosen to pitch in front of FiBAN investors!

    “Tampere startup ecosystem is rich with software and digital solutions (IoT, sensors, data analytics, software systems), digital health, gaming, etc. Meet us at Platform6 startup hub, which is the meeting place for investors and startups with high growth potential and global ambition.”, says Tommi Uitti, Startup Community Manager at Business Tampere.

    “Startups in the Turku area are extremely strong in combining digital platforms, artificial intelligence, XR technologies and automation in previously-unseen ways. The Turku region offers an authentic environment for the piloting of new innovations and future solutions.” adds Marko Puhtila, Growth Advisor, Turku Science Park Ltd.

    “Start-up companies in the Satakunta region have strong expertise in combining automation, artificial intelligence and software solutions to promote competitiveness of industry and various service sectors.”, tells Marika Lähde, Project Manager at Prizztech Oy, a business development company in the Satakunta region.

    Startups, apply to pitch here by April 18, 2021.

    Investors, sign up for the event here.

     

    Further information:

    Johanna Ahtiainen
    Training and Development Manager, FiBAN
    johanna.ahtiainen@fiban.org

    Tommi Uitti
    Startup Community Manager, Business Tampere
    tommi.uitti@businesstampere.com

    Marko Puhtila
    Growth Advisor, Turku Science Park Ltd
    marko.puhtila@turkubusinessregion.com 

    Marika Lähde
    Project Manager, Prizztech Oy
    marika.lahde@prizz.fi 

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