Upcoming Pitching event – apply to Pitch Live!

We’re planning to organize a pitching event this autumn at Starttaamo. The idea is to give startups a chance to get REAL live feedback on their idea, the pitch itself, the team, the problem, plans, markets, financing potential, etc. We’re bringing over a good number of business angels and venture capitalists, and hope to matchmake them to the startups. The working title for the event is “Somepitching Live!”, as some of the Starttaamo founders are also founders of the business idea competition Somepitching

There will most likely be very different technologies and industries represented, thus we’re also canvasing very different angels on board. It doesn’t matter if you’re not looking for investment just now, but if you at some point in the future see yourself as possibly be looking for external investors, it’s good to first of all get feedback on the above mentioned things, but secondly also to get your name and face out there – getting to know the angels upfront. Remember, the team counts (according to many) even up to 90% of the investment decision, idea only 10%, so becoming known outside of your little comfortable chamber or room in the addict, come out and play, make friends and let everyone know you’re the MAN what comes to the expertise in your respected area. Tell them about the great venture you’re working on, one that may change the world.

Exact schedule, rules to participate, etc. will be announced later, but get in touch with us asap, we’re already building up a list of potential pitchers. NOT everyone may get a chance to pitch, no promises there, but we’re making the event the best possible, so get your feet wet and give us a shout! The worst that can happen is that you don’t get any feedback what so ever… Then you may never know if your idea had any potential or not!

Let me know if YOU would be interested in joining the event this autumn… Get in touch NOW!

Tom Laine


+358 400 296 196

Ps. All participants may also get help in participating in the actual Somepitching competition if help wanted…

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Launch party a major success!

The launch party last Friday was a major success, almost 80 people joined the party, and it seemed like everyone had a great time!

We had great speakers at the event;

– Eero Kaikkonen from Wantlet

– Niko Mikkola from CIE

– Saku Sipola from Oulu University

– Janne Mustonen from Business Oulu, and of course our own

– Teemu Polo from Soljuva, out fearless Chairman 😉

A special thanks to our sponsors Kaleva and Codemate, help well needed!

Looking forward to greeting our new Starttamo members who left their contact details and want to join the fun! Welcome!


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Upcoming events at Starttaamo

We are scheduling a number of interesting events to take place at Starttaamo premises in the near future. Several well-known concepts will be moved to Starttaamo, and we hope to bring over some very exciting visitors as guest speakers to the events. No name-dropping yet regarding speakers, but some well known individuals whichof some even Internationally recognized names in their niche.

The calendar is shaping up good, and I’m glad to announce that at least the following events will take place during autumn at Starttaamo;

– Mobile Monday

– Socializing Friday (30.9. date confirmed)

– Finnish Mobile Association / Finnmob Open Bar

– Somepitching Live! a.k.a. ‘meet the angels’

– Friendtrepreneur / Ystäväyrittäjä -events

– Oulu Android Dev evenings

…and many other are being planned and discussed. More news to be released soon, names will be dropped here and at our Facebook fan page. Remember to Like and Share the Facebook page and postings to make sure everyone gets to hear the big news…

The Starttaamo launch party will take place 19.8. starting at 5PM, limited amount of people are allowed at premises, make sure you fit in and Like us at Facebook or send email to tom.laine@somehow.fi


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Exciting fall coming for all starttaamo members

The summer holidays are now over and we are back! Starttaamo is now fully active and we are planning a number of events and other activities to fall 2011. We invite everyone who is interested in startups or like to find job opportunities or to connect with exciting and active people.

We will first start with an official opening party (19.8.) starting at 17:00 here at Nahkatehdas, Oulu. We will only accept first 50 people, so hurry to sign in (you have to be a fan of our facebook pages).

Throughout the fall we will have events almost every second week, so keep checking our facebook pages.

We are also now accepting new members and the member prizes are half off in August, so I suggest to join. Please contact me (yka.marjanen(at)gmail.com) to get accepted.


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