During my 20 years in both startups and grownups, I have really come to admire the entrepreneurial spirit that lights up the Finnish startup scene today. I truly believe that these Northern stars will have a role in responding to the global challenges we face now and in the future.
1. Business digitalization happens right here, right now.
This is why also global players look for Finnish expertise and experience to solve their complex high tech needs. Huawei has already increased its staff by tenfold at its mobile R&D hub in Finland and Zalando has transformed into a mobile powerhouse by opening its tech office here.
2. They are everywhere, those Finnish startups!
Thanks to the famous Nokia intellectual capital, we can see amazing buzz and concrete business emerging from our startups. For example, we have the highest concentration of digital health startups in the world per capita. Health startups – and grownups, for that matter – utilize our national world-class biobanks, isolated gene pool, and extensive healthcare registries for creating their Next Big Thing in Finland.