HELSINKI - September, 25th 5pm

Join IE Venture Network Helsinki!

Welcome to the second IE Venture Network Helsinki! IE Venture Network (#IEVentureNetwork) is an opportunity for the open entrepreneurial community to share and pitch their own startups while expanding their network with helpful contacts in an informal setting. IE Venture Network Madrid was launched by IE Business School in October 2011 as a weekly initiative.

Since then IE Venture Network, in their different editions worldwide, allows to more than 150 startups every year to engage the entrepreneurial community, promote their startup and at best secure an investment from investors.

During this event, at least three innovative start-ups pitch to a panel of investors to receive feedback, learn from each other and gain insights into the business angels’ market – an invaluable resource for early stage entrepreneurs.

You will also get an update about latest funding options and the status of crowdfunding in Finland during the night.

3 startups that will pitch in 7 minutes


Live interactive online yoga. Yoogaia is the first live online yoga studio in the world. We bring yoga, pilates, core and kettle bell classes to your home, in real-time.


Finnay provides a completely new way of giving and receiving gifts. There are numerous carefully selected combinations of quality design gifts and local experiences available.


Almondella helps families rehearse and celebrate baby's new skills by sending them a milestone specific product package once a month.

IE Venture Network panel of experts

Mika Marjalaakso

CEO of Oak Ventures, is a seasoned serial entrepreneur, angel investor and startup advisor. Mika is Chairman in Walkbase Qaava Medical and holds M.Sc (industrial management, software) from Aalto University of Technology, Helsinki, Finland and EMBA (finance) from IE Business School, Madrid, Spain.

Pontus Frohde

Pontus is the Global COO for Europe's fastest-growing crowdfunding platform, FundedByMe. Prior to this position, Pontus was the CSO, responsible for the rapid expansion of FundedByMe into Norway, Spain and Germany.

Daniel Soriano

Director of the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center, Corporate Venturing Projects Manager in In-Company Programs (Executive Education) and Professor of Entrepreneurship, IE Business School.

Jussi Kallasvuo

Jussi works as investment manager at SanomaVentures and supports the development of young enterprises in digital information, e-commerce, entertainment and education. Jussi has close to 10 years of investment experience and holds M.Sc. from Aalto and MBA from IE Business School.

Agenda #IEVentureNetwork

17:00 - 19:00 - Welcome & Pitch Slam

19:00 - 20:00 - Networking


Email to get access to the event.


IE Business School is one of the most celebrated business schools in the world ranked No.1 in Europe and 8th Worldwide by The Financial Times 2012. IE Business School is also ranked No. 9 Worldwide for Entrepreneurship by Bloomberg´s Business Week. The Venture Lab is IE Business School´s startup accelerator where students and alumni are given the oportunity to launch their own ventures with the support of our expert mentor network, a series of startup workshops, and incubation at Area 31 our startup incubator.

FundedByMe was created in Stockholm, Sweden, in March 2011 to address the need for a user-friendly crowdfunding solution for European entrepreneurs and everyday investors. FundedByMe is one of the first crowdfunding platforms in the world to offer both reward-based and equity crowdfunding. The platform has a major focus on cross-border investments that benefit both entrepreneurs and investors to assist with job creation and economic growth.


Enterprise Helsinki

NewCo Factory supports startups with international growth potential by providing business coaching and services, helping to find talent to the startup teams and organizing various types of events and meetups.


Loyalistic software contains everything you need for successful lead generation. Create Landing Pages with Lead Capture Forms and add Lead Nurturing. Promote your Content to Social Media, with Email Marketingand create Call-To-Action buttons.


Confidence in risk management, fluency in customer relations management. Suomen Asiakastieto Oy provides information services for the use of corporate management, risk management, and sales and marketing. We help your company to thrive more securely and safely!


Thursday, Sep. 25th 2014 at 5pm

Yrityslinna, Ensi Linja 1, 3rd floor (UNO), 00530 Helsinki