Terkkoscope – week 19

The current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic has boosted the amount of online content even further. News, webinars and online events are bubbling from all sources. Much needed tips on how to live with the situation are pouring in from various channels. To provide this information to our readers, we have now picked a few that we consider the most relevant, interesting, or thought-provoking.

Events

A few months ago, participating in events and promoting your career from the comfort of your own sofa was just a joke or a dream on a lazy morning. Now, a couple months later, doing just that is the responsible thing to do. To make the most of it, we have again selected some online events you might find interesting and beneficial.

Sofa Summit | May 12th

To continue with the sofa theme, let’s start with the Sofa Summit, which is a big advertising summit, joining thousands of marketers laying on their sofas to get inspired and to brush up on their skills on social advertising. The summit includes keynotes from industry leaders, masterclasses for personal advice and sparring and some inspiring success stories. The summit is a global event for everyone, who wants to join.

Covid-19 Business Help | May 7th

You can get the feel of community delivered right to your sofa at home by joining this uplifting and informative gathering of entrepreneurs and startups. A Grid and Maria01 are arranging this online community meetup to share knowledge, inspiration and relevant information about working during this ongoing situation. Find the schedule and more details from the link.

Where to get money -webinar | May 7th

This Zoom webinar organised by Inventure, Maria01 and CIVITTA will give information about EU funding opportunities, application processes and benefits.

Startup pitfalls – interactive webinar | May 7th

How to avoid common startup pitfalls and ensure the longevity of your business? How to convince new users while also dealing with saturated marketing channels? These questions among others will be discussed on this interactive webinar, organised by Growth Tribe and Antler.

Opportunities

Since it’s not going to be business as usual for some time to come, new types of opportunities tailored for the prevailing conditions should be embraced. Here we are highlighting a few selected opportunities for startups and entrepreneurs:

Reboot future

Reboot the future – Online pitching | May 22th

This online pitching event for health tech startups is a great opportunity to pitch your product directly to Chinese VC’s and to get important insights into the Chinese market. Registration for startups ends on the 10th of May.

NYCx Co-Lab Competitions 

NYCx Co-Lab Competitions are looking for innovative solutions to pressing neighborhood issues in Inwood and Washington Heights in Upper Manhattan. New York City invites businesses from Helsinki to join the challenges. The first challenge aims to improve the access to mental health care for young people, while the second challenge focuses on improving the information flow on area housing.

Aalto Online Learning 

Aalto Online Learning is offering an opportunity to brush up on your entrepreneurial skills online with a cleverly designed online course.

News & Articles

This week we picked out three interesting articles for you to enjoy on your sofa. Learn useful tips for startups, what have we learned so far from the situation and what is going on with medical research concerning Covid-19.

Startup advice from founders

This insightful blog post by The Hub, uncovers some early learnings from the pandemic that we’re experiencing, as well as expert answers to some pressing questions from startups.

Financial support for solo entrepreneurs 

Solo entrepreneurs can apply for financial support! Financial support can be applied from the municipality that the company has registered as a home municipality in the Finnish Business Information System. In this article, you can find an alphabetical list of counties and the links for more instructions and application forms for each county.

Finnish researchers looking at anti-rejection drugs for coronavirus treatment

Researchers from HUS and the University of Helsinki are collaborating to find out if anti-rejection drugs that are given to transplant patients could protect us from Covid-19, or at least prevent the severe stage of the disease.