Starttaamo premiered at KickNetwork

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Oulu’s first wave – Experience from Nokia helps new entrepreneurs

Excerpt from Youtube description:
“Oulu has been a city of Nokia. For engineering students, a career at the big company was the number one thing to pursue after graduation. And for the employees it was a place where you could use your know-how in an international environment.

But times have changed and now Oulu’s engineers and other experts are learning new things, for example how to become successful entrepreneurs. They are confident in what they do and lot of knowledge in technology, telecoms and hardware.

Couple of years ago, entrepreneur Teemu Polo, a former Nokia employee, and his friends put together Starttaamo, a startup hub for Northern region. Founding members Polo and Ykä Marjamaa tell us that Oulu is now experiencing its first wave of startups. The ecosystem is growing fast and Starttaamo is a good example of it.

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Starttaamo hosted a team from Samsung for second time

We have had a pleasure of welcoming and hosting teams from Samsung that want to find new innovation and technology partners. Now we have introduced roughly 20 Oulu startup companies (almost all Starttaamo members) to Samsung, plus number of other institutions and teams in Oulu.

Due to the nature of the visits, the visits are typically arranged within small circles, but last time – thanks to MobileMonday and BusinessOulu sponsorship – we were able to arrange “public access”, i.e. anybody was able to approach Samsung team, and pitch their companies.

Next steps are already being planned. It seems there will be third wave of Samsung visits coming soon. As theme or focus areas are still not decided upon we are not selecting companies yet, but as soon as things start to clear up we’ll approach our member companies to start prepare the pitches. Meanwhile we of course try our best to keep the leads of existing companies progressing..

Teemu Polo
Starttaamo chairman

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