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Accelerators

ESA’s startup point man reveals the next big trends in space innovation

Speaking to Geektime at Slush 2016 in Helsinki, Finland, ESA BIC Director Frank Salzgeber is optimistic about a new kind of satellite future
Dec 07, 2016

Top 11 accelerators in Finland that will help your startup succeed

Finding the right home to get your startup off the ground is crucial. Check out some of the best accelerators that Finland has to offer
Sep 06, 2016
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Finnish healthtech accelerator Vertical kicks off second round for new startups

A total of ten companies are joining the new roster, with half coming from abroad
Mar 02, 2016
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Big Data

South Korea has the fastest internet worldwide, US is ranked twelfth

Internet connection speed worldwide has risen 21% year-over-year, Akamai reports
Dec 22, 2016

Will Finland’s Solu lead a cloud-based revolution in computing?

Solu brings a more holistic hardware-software experience than the Chromebook and pioneers a new SaaS model, but it needs to survive its Kickstarter first
Nov 01, 2015

Consumer

Marseille startup Unistellar’s lens gives home telescopes power to see galaxies millions of light years away

The French team wants to revolutionize how your kids see the stars
Dec 08, 2016
The Snowfox Trackerphone is Haltian's newest IoT creation. Photo Credit: Screenshot of Snowfox Trackerphone website

Ex-Nokia engineers debut new family-friendly tracking communication device

A company in Finland has stripped smartphones of their flashiest features to create a new phone, helping save young kids from early-onset screen addiction
Jul 11, 2016
Nokia's new camera, the OZO. Photo Credit: Gabriel Avner / Geektime

Finland’s tech scene post-Nokia

This is how the land of a thousand lakes, unicorns, and phoenixes has been shaped by Nokia - and still is
Nov 24, 2015

Design

Entrepreneurship

FINLAND - OCTOBER 25: View of the Katajanokka neighbourhood, Helsinki, Finland. Photo credit: DeAgostini/Getty Images Israel

Helsinki: The next big startup hub?

With more than 500 established startups and counting, Helsinki is quickly becoming known as the next center for startups
Sep 24, 2016

Finnish fintech Zervant raises €4 million Series A to simplify accounting for entrepreneurs and freelancers

For those of you who have never worked freelance or started your own business, then you have never experienced the "joys" of handling invoices to get paid
Aug 17, 2016
2015 was the year everything tried to be smart, including Barbie. Photo credit: Mattel

What was 2015 ‘the year of’ in tech? Geektime writers weigh in

Gabriel Avner, Gedalyah Reback, Laura Rosbrow-Telem, and Alex Lazear explain what they think were the big themes in tech in 2015
Dec 30, 2015
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Events

ESA’s startup point man reveals the next big trends in space innovation

Speaking to Geektime at Slush 2016 in Helsinki, Finland, ESA BIC Director Frank Salzgeber is optimistic about a new kind of satellite future
Dec 07, 2016

Finns launch global ‘Space Nation’ contest at Slush for chance to become astronaut

Anyone can participate using the Space Nation app, then have the chance to advance to field tests before a winner is announced around Christmas 2017
Dec 01, 2016

Chris Sacca levels into Trump, Zuckerberg in front of thousands at Slush in Helsinki

Sacca hit Silicon Valley for having an apathetic attitude that ignored the possibility of Trump threatening the stability of the US economy and its freedom to innovate
Nov 30, 2016
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Gaming

FINLAND - OCTOBER 25: View of the Katajanokka neighbourhood, Helsinki, Finland. Photo credit: DeAgostini/Getty Images Israel

Magic Leap heads to Finland’s Silicon Valley

Finnish VR and AR are growing rapidly, and attracting global notice
Oct 28, 2016
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Done deal: Tencent to buy SoftBank’s stake in ‘Clash of Clans’ maker Supercell for more than $8 billion

Previously, the WSJ reported that the deal could value the firm at more than $9 billion, but it seems to be more complicated than that
Jun 21, 2016

SoftBank increases its stake in Finnish mobile game maker Supercell to 73.2%

If the transaction at the time valued Supercell, which is behind hit games like Hay Day and Clash Of Clans, at more than $3 billion, then what is to make of this?
Jun 01, 2015

Greentech

MADRID, SPAIN - JUNE 09: Motorists queue up to get fuel at a fuel station in Madrid during the first day of a nationwide haulers strike on June 9, 2008 in Madrid, Spain. Photo credit: Denis Doyle/Getty Images Israel

Diesel cars pollute up to 10 times more than trucks and buses in Europe

Researchers urge the EU to adopt stricter emissions standards for popular diesel cars
Jan 07, 2017

Finnish Entocube wants crickets to be your future crunch

Can this company change the way we eat and save the environment?
Dec 13, 2015

Hardware

How Helsinki’s Eve V crowdsourced computer could rival Apple

The crowdfunding campaign raised over $1.3 million in about a month for their crowdsourced design that challenges the MacBook on virtually every spec
Dec 20, 2016

Noiseless Acoustics brings sound to your eyes with its video audio-tracking technology

Helsinki venture Noiseless might be the beginning of a new vertical in startup-friendly technologies: acoustech
Dec 07, 2016
FINLAND - OCTOBER 25: View of the Katajanokka neighbourhood, Helsinki, Finland. Photo credit: DeAgostini/Getty Images Israel

Magic Leap heads to Finland’s Silicon Valley

Finnish VR and AR are growing rapidly, and attracting global notice
Oct 28, 2016
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Health

Photo Credit: Vertical

Finnish healthtech accelerator Vertical kicks off second round for new startups

A total of ten companies are joining the new roster, with half coming from abroad
Mar 02, 2016
Photo Credit: Vertical

A startup’s guide to digital health accelerators in Europe

Min-Sung Sean Kim, a partner of XLHEALTH, a Berlin-based VC fund specializing in digital health, lists relevant and active Europe-based accelerators in the field.
Feb 17, 2016

Keep your devices disease-free this winter with Finnish Nordic Hug

This Finnish health startup has developed a berry-based spray to kill bacteria and is safe to use on delicate mobile screens
Jan 04, 2016
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Industry

Brandenburg Gate lit up during Berlin's 2012 Festival of Lights. Photo credit: SA 3.0 Lotse via Wikimedia Commons

Balderton report on Euro tech talent shows major gaps in Ireland, burgeoning strength in the Nordics

Europe's talent is locked in the London-Paris-Berlin triangle, although the best bet for some developers might be to check out other countries
Dec 12, 2016

Supercell CEO wants to take creative company culture mainstream

With a focus on the creative teams dictating the direction of the company, Ilkka Paananen sees that as the key to enhancing gaming culture worldwide
Nov 29, 2016

Finnish messaging startup Jongla scores $5.3 million finance round to expand across Nigeria and rest of Africa

This Nordic startup is looking to corner the African messaging market. Do they have what it takes?
Nov 17, 2016
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Innovation

FINLAND - OCTOBER 25: View of the Katajanokka neighbourhood, Helsinki, Finland. Photo credit: DeAgostini/Getty Images Israel

Magic Leap heads to Finland’s Silicon Valley

Finnish VR and AR are growing rapidly, and attracting global notice
Oct 28, 2016

Will Finland’s Solu lead a cloud-based revolution in computing?

Solu brings a more holistic hardware-software experience than the Chromebook and pioneers a new SaaS model, but it needs to survive its Kickstarter first
Nov 01, 2015

Internet

South Korea has the fastest internet worldwide, US is ranked twelfth

Internet connection speed worldwide has risen 21% year-over-year, Akamai reports
Dec 22, 2016

Could Russia be behind US election-based fake news on Facebook?

Growing evidence based on cases of Russian disinformation throughout Europe motivated us to look into potential Russian backing of this year's fake US news
Nov 18, 2016

Will Finland’s Solu lead a cloud-based revolution in computing?

Solu brings a more holistic hardware-software experience than the Chromebook and pioneers a new SaaS model, but it needs to survive its Kickstarter first
Nov 01, 2015
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IoT

Microsoft announces Paja foundation for Finnish startups to build IoT prototypes

The effort is the first of its kind in Finland and hopes to collect more corporate sponsors before opening in early 2017
Nov 29, 2016
The Snowfox Trackerphone is Haltian's newest IoT creation. Photo Credit: Screenshot of Snowfox Trackerphone website

Ex-Nokia engineers debut new family-friendly tracking communication device

A company in Finland has stripped smartphones of their flashiest features to create a new phone, helping save young kids from early-onset screen addiction
Jul 11, 2016
Nokia's new camera, the OZO 360°. Photo Credit: Gabriel Avner / Geektime

What does Nokia’s buyout of Alcatel-Lucent mean for Finland?

This acquisition could put Nokia on top as a leader in the next generation of IoT connectivity. Meanwhile, it will create job losses
Dec 01, 2015
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Lists

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Marketing

Finnish augmented reality startup Robust North helps businesses jazz up ads

Robust North and other new startups are catering to a rising demand for more personal, customized, and memorable marketing and entertainment experiences
Aug 03, 2015

Negative SEO is dangerous for small and new websites

You don’t have to be a victim: You can fight back without having to resort to dirty tricks
Mar 04, 2015

How to do good startup marketing and get yourself a perfect cappuccino

You can win only by being both analytical and creative at the same time
Jan 24, 2015

Mobile

Voicenger founders Tuomas Laatikainen (left) and Timo Ruotsalainen (right). Photo credit: Courtesy

Finnish Voicenger sends fun voice messages to surprise friends

Feel like sending a message in the voice of Donald Trump? Now you can
Jan 03, 2016

A Finnish app wants to eliminate food waste

Finnish app Froodly will give customers discounts for uploading photos of and buying soon to be expired food. Also, John Oliver would likely be a fan
Aug 18, 2015

Food delivery apps take over Helsinki

Wolt and Foodora, among others, are shaking up the food delivery space in Finland
Aug 16, 2015
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News

MADRID, SPAIN - JUNE 09: Motorists queue up to get fuel at a fuel station in Madrid during the first day of a nationwide haulers strike on June 9, 2008 in Madrid, Spain. Photo credit: Denis Doyle/Getty Images Israel

Diesel cars pollute up to 10 times more than trucks and buses in Europe

Researchers urge the EU to adopt stricter emissions standards for popular diesel cars
Jan 07, 2017
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Helsinki UI builder Rightware acquired by Chinese OS designer Thundersoft for $68 million

Thundersoft designs operating systems for drones and other connected devices, and Rightware develops graphic user interfaces for connected devices, specializing in [Read More...]
Dec 19, 2016
The Meretniemi family of Finland are preparing to set off on a tour to 75 countries on a boat on which they have installed a digital system, in order to introduce their country's education system to the world. Photo credit: Yunus Icen/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Israel

How Finland is solving the gender gap in science education – and what we can all learn from it

Finland is the only country in the world where more girls perform better at science than boys. Here, we ask experts what other countries can learn from Finland
Dec 12, 2016
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Social Media

Space

Marseille startup Unistellar’s lens gives home telescopes power to see galaxies millions of light years away

The French team wants to revolutionize how your kids see the stars
Dec 08, 2016

ESA’s startup point man reveals the next big trends in space innovation

Speaking to Geektime at Slush 2016 in Helsinki, Finland, ESA BIC Director Frank Salzgeber is optimistic about a new kind of satellite future
Dec 07, 2016

Finns launch global ‘Space Nation’ contest at Slush for chance to become astronaut

Anyone can participate using the Space Nation app, then have the chance to advance to field tests before a winner is announced around Christmas 2017
Dec 01, 2016

Transportation

MADRID, SPAIN - JUNE 09: Motorists queue up to get fuel at a fuel station in Madrid during the first day of a nationwide haulers strike on June 9, 2008 in Madrid, Spain. Photo credit: Denis Doyle/Getty Images Israel

Diesel cars pollute up to 10 times more than trucks and buses in Europe

Researchers urge the EU to adopt stricter emissions standards for popular diesel cars
Jan 07, 2017

Formula 1 star Mika Salo joins Finnish ‘supercar’ startup Toroidion

Toroidion is currently in the process of closing a series A investment round
Sep 10, 2016

Venture Capital

Famous landmark in Finnish capital. Photo Credit: Oleksiy Mark / Shutterstock

The rate of investment in the Nordics is 4X faster than just 2 years ago

Right now, the pace at which Nordic startups are raising money outstrips everywhere else in Europe
Mar 14, 2016

U.S., Israel, and Canada lead the pack for investor confidence two years running

Deloitte report details the regions and sectors investors are most confident in - this is what they found
Sep 21, 2015

An interview with Mike Chalfen of Mosaic Ventures, a $140M VC fund with its sights set on the Nordics

At the Arctic15 conference, Neil Murray from The Nordic Web sat down with Mike Chalfen, partner at the newly formed early-stage VC firm Mosaic Ventures, for this [Read More...]
Aug 22, 2015
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FinTech

Interview with Invesdor , the leading equity crowdfunding platform in Northern Europe

Lasse Mäkelä, CEO of Invesdor, shares his thoughts on where crowdfunding is heading.
Dec 14, 2014

IT

Finnish cloud-TV company Booxmedia to use €450,000 to expand

The Finnish startup raised funds from its current investors and it looking to internationalize its business
Mar 20, 2014

Media

Nokia's new camera, the OZO. Photo Credit: Gabriel Avner / Geektime

Review: How Nokia’s 360° OZO can create Pro level VR content

Is this the solution to the VR content creation problem holding back the industry?
Dec 02, 2015

Wearables

Want to understand your moods better? This Finnish ring could help

This Finnish designed ring is stylish, tracks your mood, and is available for sale on a recently launched Indiegogo campaign
May 21, 2015