Why am I moving from Software to Foodtech

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I have been working with mostly software and hardware startups for more than 20 years. First in Hermia Incubator and Hermia area, where companies like Solita, Vincit or OptoFidelity were born. Then in the Tampere city center in New Factory, which was a home of companies like Intopalo, Yousician (Ovelin) or Framery. I have also […]

Why Magic Happened

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Text by Kimmo Rouhiainen, Cover Photo by Wortley / Pixabay.com, Photos by Arcile Tapayan I was one of the main organisers of Talent Tampere Export Gateway, which was a successful pilot in every aspect; numbers, results, social media activities, feedback and so on. I wanted in this blog to reflect my opinions why this pilot […]

Why Internationals are so vital in Finnish startups

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I have been working in the Finnish business development and startup ecosystem for 20 years and during that time I’ve started two companies with internationals. In 2008 I worked with Dr. Ahmed Shalaby from Egypt and in 2016 with Dr. Keir Finlow-Bates from the UK. I want to share some of my findings on international talent integration. You may […]

Bootcamp expand Your horizon

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I have been organizing startup programs and even bootcamps for 20+ years. It was almost a new experience to be a participant in EIT Ultimate Bootcamp in Tartu 7.-8.7.2017. It was worthwhile to change the perspective, here I tell why. First of all, I want to thank the organizers of the Bootcamp in EIT Health, […]

Words carry Innovations on their shoulders

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Have you ever wondered why new technical innovations are hard to understand or explain? I have, a lot of times. Virtual Reality, Indoor Navigation, Blockchains. Add here. Summary. I suggest people dealing with technical innovations use a lot of more time finding and redefining common words what their key stakeholders and opinion leaders use. It […]

20 startup tips from 20 years

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I did a session 24.2.2017 in Crazy Town Hämeenlinna, Finland focusing 20 important aspects from my career I would focus in a startup. It was really interesting to get comments and I will summarize the discussion. Systematic I really wanted to emphazise this point and explained how we tried to develop methods to manage tasks […]

Best Seasonal Presents for startups

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After a few years as business developer in prepincubation/incubation business I started my own business and as co-founder in Chainfrog.com. It has been about quarter of a year and already some things come back to my mind what is the startups really need and what would be the best ”Seasonal Presents” for them. * Demanding […]

Night in a Game Jam

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I was lucky to be one of the organizers and overseeing one night shift of a RAY Game Jam! Inspired by ”Night in the Museum” I will be making a diary every hour what happened here in Game Jam (19.-20.11. Saturday night). What is a Game Jam? Check here:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_jam. We had a 48h RAY Game […]

Inspiring Communities

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This week I have participated to Tampere internationalization and Kangasala Municipaly Future seminar. There seems to be a need for cities, entrepreneurs and citizens to find new ways to communicate and network as public resources are diminishing and the world is changing so fast. I have had an honor to be in my 15 career […]