Terkkoscope – week 31


Rainy days have been dominating July, nonetheless it could have been worse, right? Snowy summer isn’t unheard of in Helsinki. Let’s hope for the best and see what August brings us. 

Continuing in our usual fashion we have gathered relevant events, opportunities and news for you that have come up in the past month, as well as have the relevance for the moment. Pay attention to dates, because some opportunities and events will be expiring quite soon. Ready to go through them with us? Let’s do it.


CME: Business Modelling and Scalability | August 11 at 11 am

Business model innovation and scalability have become an increasingly hot topic for not only startups but also for corporates to keep up with the competition. In this workshop, AVP Co-director Kalle Airo will share his thoughts on how to put ideas into sustainable business concepts, what should be taken into account, and how to think globally! 

START Demo Day | August 25 at 9 am

START Demo Day is the perfect environment to enable efficient matching of great ideas with the necessary capital and expertise! This year you will have the chance to experience all of this from the comfort of your home or office as the event will be fully virtual. The event will contain pitches from 21 selected startups, Q&A-Sessions with investors, and speeches from experienced professionals. 

HiDATA: Sustainability and Data Science | September 3 at 9–11 am

How do we tackle sustainability questions with the help of data and data science? What is sustainability research? Come to Tiedekulma Think Corner or join the webinar to hear more and be prepared for a lively discussion! The event is free of charge and open to the public.



Founder Institute Finland’s Virtual Fall 2020 Program | Apply by August 30

Want to build a company with the help of Helsinki’s top startup experts to redesign a better, post COVID-19 future? The Finland Virtual Fall 2020 program is led by some of the region’s top startup leaders, including Janne Saarikko (Founder, Office Nomad), Mikko Honkakorpi, Tasha Tolmacheva (Co-Founder, Haze Shift). In addition, some of Finland’s top investors, entrepreneurs, and CEOs will be participating in the program, providing them with expert feedback and evaluation. 

Pivothon | Apply by September 1st

It’s time to turn the COVID-19 crisis into an opportunity! Do you need help making sure you are on the right track to adapt your business to the new, post-pandemic world? Pivothon is looking to assist startups that are significantly affected by the world crisis, to find new opportunities and facilitate their pivot process. Do you think you fit in this definition? It’s time to start writing your application right away!

Northbound Startups Accelerator | August 9th

Northbound Startups Accelerator is a seven-month acceleration program with six practical and exclusive training days from the experts – free of charge! The program is open for early-stage startups, entrepreneurs, researchers and teams with a viable business idea and a cross-border mindset. The events will be arranged in the Science Parks in Tallinn, Turku and Västerås and partially online.

Apply for operating support for sole entrepreneurs | By September 30th

The operating support for sole entrepreneurs is a one-off payment of 2,000 euros to cover costs that arise from the business operations during the coronavirus situation.

Node by Slush – Connecting the World of Startups

Node by Slush is a new platform that allows startups from all over the world to connect with investors, mentors, partners, and each other – every single day. Whether you are a startup, investor or something else, it’s now time to sign up for early access to the community!

RDI loans in Disruptive Circumstances |  Apply by October 31st

Are you an entrepreneur seeking funding? Has your business been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic? Business Finland’s temporary research, development, and innovation loan is intended for SMEs and midcap companies employing at least six people and for foundations and associations doing significant business.

Nordic Health Virtual Market Entry Programme Singapore 2020 |  Submit by September 1st

Are you a Nordic Health company interested in the Singapore and Southeast Asia market and opportunities? Nordic Health Virtual Market Entry Programme Singapore 2020 is open for applications from Finland, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, and Denmark.

Business Finland publishing a digital booklet about cancer and oncology care |  Apply by July 31st

Help Business Finland to make their digital booklet that displays cutting edge Finnish solutions within the cancer and oncology fields! Business Finland is now inviting companies with solutions and applications ready for implementation abroad in, for example, hospitals, research centers, private and public cancer clinics, insurance companies, national health systems to be featured in their brochure. The digital brochure will be used by Business Finland’s Global Network of 140 professionals, together with the wider Team Finland network. It will also be used in Team Finland Business Missions, at Finnish Embassies, by Finnish companies, Invest in Finland and during different Business Finland trade promotion events.

News & Articles

P6 Genomics to Healthcare

Genomics to Healthcare (P6) is a large-scale national initiative aiming to prepare the Finnish health care system for the clinical utilization of genetic risk information. It is coordinated by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL). This initiative will create vast opportunities for personalised, preventive public healthcare!

Startup Genome

Startup Genome is a top research and policy advisory organization for governments committed to accelerating the success of their startup ecosystem. Earlier this summer they assessed over 270 ecosystems across over 100 countries and selected the best “Emerging Ecosystem” in which Greater Helsinki came 4th. AI, Big Data & Analytics and Digital Health have been outlined as the strengths of the ecosystem. We are also thrilled to have Health Incubator Helsinki mentioned in the report!