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Testing Tuesday - Panel: The naked truth of startup funding and investing

  • Xes Helsinki, room 1002 13 Ratapihantie Helsinki, 00520 Finland (map)


How to raise money for your new business? What is the best way to fund a startup in 2019? How do investors make decisions? What does a business angel investment really means for your company? What will future bring to the Finnish startup ecosystem?

This and similar topics we are going to cover during a casual panel with our guest entrepreneurs and investors. If you have any question regarding startup funding and/or investing, this will also be the perfect time to ask them from experienced professionals.

As always, we will provide some coffee and snacks so come around, expand your knowledge and your personal network. ☕

The event is free and open for anyone, only registration required.

The panelists:

Teemu Varpanen - Finnish Business Angel , Startup Investor

Teemu Varpanen is a software industry expert with 25 years of experience in both small and corporate sized businesses. His investment focus is mainly on very early stage B2B SaaS companies with an idea, passion and good team chemistry. Currently, Teemu has a dozen startup investments in his portfolio. He is actively building bridges between people, teams and ecosystems.

Sampsa Siitonen - Entrepreneur, Business Developer

Sampsa Siitonen is a Finnish entrepreneur and business developer who founded his first company Witrafi in 2013 (parking technology). He also is the CEO of SansOx Korea (water treatment technology) and Sales Manager at Suomen Pysäköintipalvelu (parking technology). He has raised a total of 1 million € in financing for his companies and brought several new products to market. Sampsa was awarded his first patent for a Parking System in 2014. Most recently, he opened the Korean office of SansOx and signed relevant partnerships & customers in the country. Sampsa has recently moved back to Helsinki, Finland from Seoul, Korea and is focusing on the parking technology business.

Mikko Järvinen - Entrepreneur, Author

Mikko has 10 years of entrepreneurial experience in startups, including a fair amount of exposure to health technology and digital services. He is also a co-author of “Yritä, erehdy, onnistu”, a lightweight instruction manual for the aspiring entrepreneur. On the side, Mikko is finalizing his Master’s thesis on search funds for Aalto University School of Business.

Don´t forget to register to the event here:

Earlier Event: 3 September
Xes at Vierumäki