An Eventful Year 2013
In 2013, altogether over 80 matchmaking events were organised in Technopolis premises in Finland, Tallinn, St. Petersburg and Vilnius. The events offered an opportunity for our customers to find new partners, customers, talents and financiers.
Technopolis Business Breakfast – interesting topics and networking
The Technopolis Business Breakfasts this year focused for example on wellbeing at work, inventions and how to commercialise them and challenges of leadership. As international topics, there were discussions in Vantaa and Tampere on how to expand business to Russia and the USA.
Pop-up Media – meet journalists
Pop-up Media event was a special treat to Espoo and Tampere customers. The representatives of Talouselämä financial weekly magazine, together with our customer panelists, gave useful tips on media visibility for start-up companies. Next year, Pop-up Media events will continue in other Technopolis sites as well.
Meet the Neighbors and get to Know your campus
In the “Meet the Neighbors” and “Get to Know your Campus” events in the Helsinki metropolitan area, Kuopio, Oulu, Lappeenranta and Tampere our customers did not only network with each other but got to give a short pitch on their company. Technopolis Mediapolis in Tampere provided a unique stage for several interesting matchmaking events, the biggest being the Technopolis Summit. At Technopolis Summit, about 200 Technopolis customers from all Technopolis sites got together to a full-day event for excellent keynotes and lively networking.
Money Talks – in search of financing
Money Talks events in Tampere, Oulu and Tallinn attracted financiers and start-up companies for example from the gaming business.
Customers comments on our events
“We have our office in Technopolis Yliopistonrinne and in September 2013, I joined two Tampere Technopolis Business Breakfasts. They turned out to be excellent networking events: I met several new potential customers, with whom we are now having negotiations. It is great that Technopolis brings people together!”
– Markus Räikkönen, Marketing Director, VK Global Oy
“The [Technopolis Summit] event has been organized very well and the has been world-class speakers. Elastinen was fabulous and very natural, he clearly spoke from his heart. I got lots of energy for my work and I have met interesting people. I cannot wait for next year’s event.”
– Agnes Makk, Kühne+Nagel, Tallinn
In4Mo attended a TalentTalks matchmaking event in February of this year. It was an interesting day where the company obtained many leads to international talents whose experience can add real value to our business. We recruited one of these talents in November to manage our increasing customer pool.
– Kursat Inandik, CEO, In4Mo
Thank you for joining our events this year and welcome again in 2014!
For more information and sign-up to the events, go to Technopolis Events website.