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Kuopio Goes Slush

Kuopion alue on tunnettu vahvoista startupeista, kasvuyrityksistä ja kovista menestyjistä

Tule verkostoitumaan Kuopion alueen lupaavimpien startupien kanssa, jotka edustavat tämän hetken ja tulevaisuuden kuumimpia toimialoja. Tapahtumassa on luvassa verkostoitumisen lisäksi puheenvuoroja ja startupien pitchaus-kilpailu. Voit jo tutustua tarkemmin tapahtumaan osallistuviin startupeihin tällä sivulla.

Menestystarinat syntyvät siellä, missä niillä on tilaa kasvaa. Kuopiossa rakennat oman tarinasi kannustavassa ilmapiirissä – rohkeudella, luovuudella, sinun omilla vahvuuksillasi.

Kuopio Goes Slush Ohjelma

Tapahtumassa mukana on alueen kuumimpia ja lupaavimpia startupeja. Tutustu startupeihin jo etukäteen ja tule paikalle tapahtumaan tapaamaan ja haastamaan yrityksen edustajia lisää.

Aika: 3.12.2018 klo 18:00-21:00
Paikka: Putte’s bar (Kalevankatu 6, 00100 Helsinki)

18:00 Ovet auki
18:15 Tervetulotoivotukset, Mikko Vuoristo, Savonia-ammattikorkeakoulu
18:20 Key notes: IBM Watson ecosystem for startups – Miikka Kiiski, IBM Ecosystem director SEKÄ Investments and experiences from startup investments – Anna Koponen, Innovestor/entrepreneur

19:00 Startupien pitchaukset
20:00 Verkostoitumista, tarjolla syötävää ja juotavaa
20:45 Pitchaus-kilpailun voittajan julkistus (voittaja saa liput Tahko Ski Lift Pitch tapahtumaan kahdelle hengelle, arvo 500 euroa)
21:00 Tilaisuus päättyy

Tapahtuman keskusteluja ja esitelmiä moderoi Ricardo Patino.

BusinessKuopio

Kuopiossa yhdistyvät hyvä liiketoimintaympäristö, monipuolinen koulutus- ja tutkimusosaaminen sekä kulttuuripalvelut ja luonnonläheinen asuminen. Kuopio on yksi dynaamisimmista kärkikaupungeista Suomessa asuntorakentamisen, vetovoimaisuuden, työpaikkojen ja väestönkasvun osalta. Kuopiossa on lähes 120 000 asukasta ja kaupungin vaikutusalueella elää jopa miljoona ihmistä. Kaupunkialueella on yli 5 400 yritystä, joissa on noin 50 000 työpaikkaa. Vientiyrityksiä Pohjois-Savossa on yli 200. BusinessKuopio panostaa yritysten toimintaedellytyksiin ja tarjoaa vetovoimaisen toimintaympäristön niin alkaville kuin toimivillekin yrityksille. www.businesskuopio.fi

Kuopiossa kasvu on todellakin luonnonvoima – kuten alla olevat luvut paljastavat:

  • Vienti kasvoi 16,4 % vuonna 2017, mikä on lähes kaksinkertaien verrattuna viennin kasvuun koko Suomessa (7,8%).
  • Yritysten liikevaihto kasvoi Pohjois-Savossa 6,7% vuonna 2017, kun koko Suomen vastaava luku oli (6,1%).

Slush

Slush is the focal point for entrepreneurs and tech talent to meet with top-tier international investors, executives and media. Close to 2,000 startups, 800 venture capitalists, and 700 journalists from over 100 countries come to Slush to drive business, and to experience the phenomenal atmosphere. Slush 2017 takes place on 30 November – 1 December in Helsinki, Finland.


Top know how in Kuopio area

Surrounded by unspoilt nature and water, Kuopio is the leader in health and wellness expertise, the growing city is strongly characterized by education and research, culture, tourism and a diversity of businesses. Kuopio is a dynamic and constantly growing business city. The region of Kuopio is a unique combination of science, technology, art, industry and security. It is also one of the country’s innovation hubs and an important university city. People in Kuopio are known as the forerunner of wellbeing, health and environment expertise. Kuopio is the home of several internationally recognised hi-tech and service companies.

Startups from the Most Potential Industries of the Future

Health and wellbeing

Leverage the world’s best ecosystem for health R&D. The combination of a long-standing tradition in efficient healthcare, digitalization of health data and the Nokia engineering ecosystem has made Finland the premier location for health R&D. Because of our free-of-charge and high-quality education at all levels, including university and post-graduate education, finding skilled R&D workers in Finland is easy. This is why Finland ranks as the best country in the world for the availability of scientists and engineers (World Economic Forum). Finland is also one of the leading countries in terms of scientific researchers per capita, and the Finnish government’s R&D expenditure per capita is among the highest globally. These factors combined make Finland the number one global contributor to innovation in terms of policies that support innovation (Information Technology & Innovation Foundation).

ICT and Digitalisation

Finland is the second most advanced digital economy in the EU (DESI) and this also extends to healthcare. Finland has been one of the pioneers in health-related digitalization. National health registries have been held in databases since the 1960’s. Today, 100% population penetration in electronic health records (EHR) make our health data unique in terms of breadth and depth.

Cleantech and Bioeconomy

Finland’s unique location shapes the way we think, work, and innovate. Persistent long-term efforts, public and private sector collaboration, and cutting edge cleantech expertise, have helped us to succeed in protecting our nature. According to the Environmental Performance Index 2018, Finland is among the TOP 10 greenest countries in the world, being number one in Environmental Health, having least environmental health riskis in the world. We have fresh air, pure water, green forests, clean energy, and clean technology. Our Nordic nature inspires us to find creative and sustainable solutions.

Innovations and living lab

The City of Kuopio has Living Lab services that companies developing future healthcare solutions can use to test and improve their products and services in an authentic healthcare environment. The Living Lab environment is for primary health care services and is specialised in geriatric and home care. Through Living Lab, companies receive information about the usability of their solutions, while healthcare providers get information about the benefits of the latest solutions and their cost-effectiveness. More information

Unique environment for business – Savilahti area

The Savilahti area, which also covers the Science Park, has hundreds of technology and service companies, several national research centres and numerous testing and analysis laboratories. The area is a unique combination of skills and know-how in the fields of health and well-being. Also several internationally successful companies have laid their foundations into the region. More information

High-class education

Finland ́s education system is ranked as the best one in the world. The city of Kuopio is no exception. The City of Kuopio offers high quality basic and upper secondary education for children and young people. Great performance in Pisa results, teacher competence, innovative, digital learning environment and collaborative classroom practice make Finnish education unique also in Kuopio. The University of Eastern Finland is one of the largest universities in Finland and offers teaching in more than 100 majors. Savonia University of Applied Sciences is also most versatile Universities of Applied Sciences. Savo Consortium for Education is one of the biggest training providers in Finland on the field of vocational education and training.


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