Business Kuopio


Welcome to Meet Finland’s Most Promising Startups

Kuopio – here growth is a force of nature. Kuopio region is known for a strong and growing startup scene.

Come and meet the most promising startups from Kuopio region, representing the most potential industries of the future.

The event is a great opportunity to listen keynote speakers, network with the startups and to get to know about their business and innovations in a pitching competition. Check the right column for more info about the startups.

Time: Dec 3, 2018, from 6 pm to 9 pm
Place: Putte’s bar (Kalevankatu 6, 00100 Helsinki)

Startups from the Most Potential Industries of the Future

Health and Wellbeing

ICT and Digitalization

Cleantech and Bioeconomy

Technology Industry


Kuopio Goes Slush Program

18:00 Doors are open
18:15 Welcoming words, Mikko Vuoristo, Savonia University of Applied Sciences
18:20 Key notes

  • IBM Watson ecosystem for startups: Miikka Kiiski IBM Ecosystem director
  • Investmens and experienced from startup investments: Anna Koponen, Innovestor/entrepreneur

19:00 Pitching
20:00 Networking, food and drink available
20:45 Announcement of the winner – winner will receive a ticket for 2 persons to the Tahko Ski Lift Pitch event (value 500 €)
21:00 Event ends

Event discussions and presentations moderated by Ricardo Patino.

Kuopio – here growth is a force of nature

In Kuopio region, growth really is a force of nature – as indicated by the figures below:

  • Exports grew by 16,4 % in 2017, which is almost double in comparison to the export growth rate of Finland (7,8%).
  • Turnover of the companies in Northern Savonia grew by 6,7% in 2017, which is more than the turnover growth rate of all companies in Finland (6,1%).

Get to Know the Startups

The event represents the most promising startups of the Kuopio region. Get to know the startups in advance and visit the even to discuss more about their business and innovations.

Other participants:

  • AdamantHealth
  • 3A Water
  • Heart Treatment
  • Afekta