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Event, Sep. 7: Welcome to NorthernStars!

Oulu is full of great success stories, and it is time to showcase what our NorthernStars are made of, along with their journeys to growth and success. You will hear the stories of companies who snatched that all important investment, reached international growth, and exited. How did all this happen? Come and find out at NorthernStars! A day full of great keynotes, panel discussions, and pitches. Meet with investors and enjoy a great atmosphere plus excellent talks about investing and growth from both the companies’ and investors’ points of view. That is what NorthernStars is made of!

9:00Registration and Breakfast
9:25Welcome words
Laura Meriläinen – Startup and Investor Relations Manager, BusinessOulu
9:30Keynote – Raising startup funding during uncertain financial times
Janne Suhonen – Chief Commercial Officer, Cooliblade
9:50Company pitches
10:00Keynote – From startup to growth Company
Markku Känsäkoski – former CTO, Ginolis
10:30Keynote – Do’s and dont’s for growth strategy in international marker – Cubicasa’s story
Jarmo Lumpus – Director Global Business Development & Founder, Cubicasa
10:50Company pitches
11:00Keynote – Specim’s story
Vilma Torstila – Investment Director, Bocap
12:30Company pitches
12:40Keynote – How to catch an international investor onboard?
Harri Majala – CEO, GBuilder
13:00Fireside chat – Boosting International Growth
Moderator: Jaakko Lampela – CEO, Nordic Option
Pasi Leipälä – CEO & Co-Founder, Haltian
Sami Lampinen – Managing Director & Partner, Inventure
13:30Company pitches
13:40Panel discussion – Views from Funding Scene in Turbulent Waters
Moderator: Matias Itkonen – Managing Partner, SijoittajaPro
Sami Lampinen – Managing Director & Partner, Inventure
Rene Kromhof – Venture Partner, Voima Ventures
Ville Heikkinen – Partner, Butterfly Ventures
14:10Coffee and networking
15:10Panel discussion – Life After Exit
Moderator: Laura Meriläinen – Startup and Investor Relations Manager, BusinessOulu
Heidi Jaara – Founder, Balmuir
Anssi Ylimaula – Managing Director, Topcon
Esko Herrala – Co-Founder and Senior Advisor, Specim
15:55Wrap up and closing words
Laura Meriläinen
16:00Event ends

When & where

7th September 2022 at 9–16
Restaurant Nallikari
Nallikarinranta 15, 90650 Oulu

Let’s reach for the NorthernStars!

Further information:

Laura Meriläinen
Startup and Investor Relations Manager
+358 40 573 1511

Viera Karam
Business Advisor, International Community
+358 40 674 7862