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..