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The (Almost) Unstoppable Rise of Finnish Health Tech

The Finnish health technology field is booming like never before. In 2017, health tech exports broke new records as their value rose more than 5% to over €2.2 billion. These numbers make Finland one of the few European countries that export more health technology than they import. The fact that the Finnish health tech field… Read more »

Slush 2017 – Nothing normal ever changed a damn thing.

Nine years ago, a small group of visionaries managed to get 40 local startups together and they called it Slush – an event for startups by startups, and the rest is history. A couple of weeks ago, the world’s leading startup and technology conference was sold out, gathering up to 20 000 attendees from over… Read more »

Slush 2016: The rise of health and medicine in the startup scene

“No one in their right mind would come to Helsinki in November”, stated this year’s catch line for the start-up event Slush – and yet they did. Last week, the sold-out conference gathered over 17,000 people from 124 countries under the same roof for two days. Slush started in 2008 as an insider meeting for… Read more »

A Start-up’s Perspective: How to Break into the Global Health-tech Market

The Finnish health-tech industry continues to hit new records year after year. With €1.92 billion in exports last year, it is now the largest high-tech export segment, and its growth seems to be limitless. But what is actually behind the health-tech hype, and what does it take for a new company to break into the… Read more »

Entrepreneurship and Universities – Allies or Archenemies?

Startup is the new black in Finland.

No Coasting: When Building a Brand from the Ground Up, Do the Assembly Yourself

As a cyclist there are many things I could do to make my life easier: pay a mechanic to tune my bike; switch to an electric-assist model; order a sleek and ready-made model from the internet.






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