Terkkoscope – week 20

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

Yes, this pandemic situation is causing us a lot of inconvenience and different issues in our work lives, but at least these ridiculously short commutes are saving us some time every day. In case you don’t know what to do with all this spare time and freedom, take a look at our suggestions of events and conferences for startups and entrepreneurial minded professionals.

Strategy of the brand for some success | May 13th at 10 am

NewCo is arranging two online events focusing on branding and marketing your business online in social media platforms. The first part gives guidance on how to form a strategy for different platforms and channels.

Content strategy – NewCo | May 20th at 10 am

The second part of the event duo focuses on content strategy and how it can support the company’s brand image and connect you to customers.

TNW couch conferences

The Next Web is organizing a whole bunch of cool couch conferences and calling the tech community sitting at home to share knowledge among each other, ponder the shifting landscape of technology and to cook up strategies for success. Themes of the conferences vary from economic issues to rebranding.

Legal Q&A with Lexia | May 15th

Lexia attorneys and Maria01 have put together a questions and answers session for startups to ask questions about any legal issues, they can think of – e.g. about data privacy, company documentation, IPR, licencing agreements or international distribution. Juuso Turtiainen from Lexia will be there to set your mind at ease.

DMEA sparks – the digital DMEA 2020 in June!

Social distancing is not stopping DMEA. The Digital healthcare trade fair and congress will be arranged online this year! Selected talks and interviews will be live streamed and all the virtual material will be available free of charge! Anyone can now utilize the inspiring talks to spark up new ideas.

Opportunities

We hope some of these opportunities will catch your attention!

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Startup Journey 2020

If you have a viable business idea and a team with a kick-ass attitude, first of all good for you! Second of all Startup Journey might be just the opportunity for you. Startup Journey is an early-stage accelerator program taking place during the summer 2020. The program is organized by Boost Turku and it contains two different tracks to choose from – the game track and the business track. Go fill your application before May 20th! The program itself starts on July 7th and ends on August 27th.

EIT digital challenge

EIT Digital Challenge is a pan-European competition for deep tech scaleup companies and an initiative to support the European ecosystem. Top 20 companies will get the chance to pitch in front of a jury of high-profile (and highly intimidating) corporates and investors. Submit your application by June 7th.

Salto Growth Camp: New Norm | June 1st – 5th

Salto Growth camp is an 100 hour accelerator for building the new normal. Now that Covid-19 pandemic is shaking our ways of life, the “normal” will require some edits for it to work again. Our norms and ways of working will have to be rethought to some extent. This fully free online accelerator program is a chance for startups to put their heads together and develop their products to solve our global challenges.

News & Articles

What is going on with researchers and Covid? Learn about a happy surprise in a biochemical research lab in Viikki. With this inspiring news article from the University of Helsinki, we wish you a nice week!

Drug lead molecule by Viikki biochemists may be of help against Covid-19

Biochemist and Academy of Finland fellow Ville Paavilainen has been studying a molecule since 2014, which is now showing promise in targeting the coronavirus. The research group studies cell secreted proteins and the protein homeostasis of cells. The link between their research and Covid was a surprise.