TECHNOPOLIS PRESS RELEASE MAY 12, 2010, at 13:30
HELSINKI INTERNATIONAL VC ZONE FROM LAUNCHING MAY 20, 2010 AT MONEYTALKS™ FORUM
On May 20, 2010 Technopolis and Greater Helsinki Promotion are launching the
Helsinki International VC Zone at the spring 2010 MoneyTalks™ Forum. The Forum
is a matchmaking event designed to give international venture capital investors
a fast track to meet top notch knowledge-intensive start-ups and growth
companies in Finland. The MoneyTalks™ Forum's long history of helping
companies meet to create successful partnerships and investments makes it the
perfect launch pad for the new VC Zone.
The VC Zone at Technopolis Innopoli is an initiative aimed at top-tier,
technology-focused international VCs designed to provide international venture
capitalists an easier way to conduct business and find interesting companies to
meet with for potential investments or partnerships. By lowering the barriers
to screening, analyzing, executing and managing deals in Finland, the VC Zone
aims to create a service that facilitates the setting up of operations by
international technology-focused venture capitalists so that they will become
more active in the Finnish market.
The service is free, provided by the Technopolis and Greater Helsinki Promotion
International VCs can get access to furnished office space during their visits
to Finland; arranged meetings with pre-screened companies; Full subscription to
Technopolis Online - a leading English-language Finnish market intelligence
service; and access and visibility to the world-class MoneyTalks™ VC/Angel
pitching events as a VC partner, all free of charge to the VC.
Technopolis and Greater Helsinki Promotions are confident that Helsinki is a
dynamic hub for international business, and believe that the VC Zone will
create long-lasting investment partnerships that benefit investors by
introducing them to Finland's most promising high-tech start-up and growth
companies, and in turn, make those young companies grow into global superstars.
For additional information and to make a booking with the Helsinki
International VC Zone at Technopolis Innopoli contact:
Tel. +358 40 352 0010.
Technopolis Plc is a leading listed company specializing in business
environments and services for knowledge-based companies. The Technopolis
service portfolio combines business and development services as well as modern
facilities. At present, approximately 16,000 people work and almost 1,200
companies do business at Technopolis facilities in Oulu, the Helsinki
Metropolitan Area, Jyväskylä, Kuopio, Lappeenranta, and Tampere, as well as St.
Petersburg, Russia. Technopolis Plc is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.
About Greater Helsinki Promotions
Helsinki is a dynamic hub for international business which at the heart of the
Baltic Sea Region provides home and access to great companies. The region
exceeds European standards in many indicators and seeks to be a role model for
Europe in achieving sustainable growth based on equality, innovation, mobility
and integration. Compared to many alternatives, Helsinki is a very
cost-efficient city for running a business. Greater Helsinki Promotion Ltd
(GHP) is the international business promotion agency for the Greater Helsinki
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