We all need new inspiration. Get insight to new idea networks. Find your kick-start to the next generation of Finnish actors of sustainable economy. Reach out to startuppers and good cases with hands-on tools for your business!
On 12th June, 2019
from 10AM till 7PM (10PM)
Budapest Music Center
1093 Budapest, Mátyás u. 8.a
People with ideas / people looking for new ideas
Because we all need
Keynote speaker: Mikael Jungner
Speaker: Tuomas Syrjänen
Speaker: Markus Kalliola
Speaker: Péter Balogh
Speaker: Karol Mattila
Speaker: Joachim Welander
Speaker: Emilia Lahti
Speaker: Rita Veres
Speaker: Dea Frankó Csuba
Speaker: Sari Hurme-Mehtälä
Speaker: Tajta Ákos
Speaker: Gyöngyi Mátray
Speaker: Linda Emelianov
Speaker: Sauli Böhm
Speaker: Jaakko Korpela
Speaker: Barnabás Csikós
Speaker: Pouria Kay
Speaker: Patrik Furu
Mikael Jungner is an inspirational personality with cross-border creative knowledge. Free spirit, free mind, free to create. Jungner was the one who led the launching of all on-line Microsoft services in Finland and in the Baltic region in the late 1990s. He led the digital transformation of the Finnish public broadcasting company, YLE and turned its 50 million euro minus to plus 700.000 in 3 years. He knows how to introduce large scale digital services from scratch. He was the funding father of media startup ecosystem in Finland as member of the board in Holygoal. He is now the head of the biggest Scandinavian Communications agency, Kreab.
Mr. Jungner’s speech touches the roots of startup phenomenon in Finland gives us the recepipt of a well functioning startup ecosystem and the all level structures of a well functioning innovation infrastructure. We learn to give the real value of startups in a country that has no raw materials. We will peep behind the cool trend factor: how the startup ecosystem’s support can be maximized and used at its best.
Tuomas Syrjänen is currently Chief Artificial Intelligent Officer in digital engineering and innovation consultancy company Futurice.
Futurice has existed since 2000, currently employes 500+ employees, has run more than 1000 innovation processes in 7 cities around Europe, showing up a +25% year on year growth in the past 15 years, 60M+revenue in 2018. He is also a former CEO (2008-18) of Futurice and one of its founders. Today. Their core competence is in aiding different size enterprises, from startups to big, multinational companies in generating innovations.
In his speech, Tuomas Syrjänen leads us to the creative processes of how innovations are born on all levels in Finnish companies today. We also hear practical case examples of electromobility and energy projects. Futurice acts as an example of how companies can facilitate the innovative processes within their own structures employing outside know-how.
Markus Kalliola is Senior Lead in Sitra, the public fund that was founded in 1967 to build tomorrow’s successful Finland.
Sitra is a think tank of all levels of specialists whose primary task is to find new practical models for the Finnish society, predict future trends and ensure sustainable development and wellbeing of the country and its people. Markus Kalliola is currently Leading Specialist in the project IHAN that seeks solutions and models based on human-driven data economy. We have stepped into a new phase of information exchange and a new economy where data is a valuable resource.
In his speech, Markus Kalliola will show us a whole new dimension of the much cursed GDPR. Imagine it is no limitation on you but a tool that will create you dozens of new business ideas. Imagine you own all your adata and you can merchandize them! He will uncover the new possibilities that human-centered data economy will open for you
Emilia Lahti is a presenter on topics of courage, compassion and excellence in leadership. In her Ph.D. she is pioneering the research on the Finnish construct of sisu which denotes deep embodied fortitude in the face of adversity. Her work has been featured by The New Yorker, BBC, Scientific American and Forbes, among others. She has delivered speeches at Fortune500 companies, as well as Stanford University, TEDx, and Singularity University at NASA Ames where she studied futurism and exponential technologies.
Emilia Lahti will speak about topics related sisu (unlocking embodies inner fortitude), courage to live out our dreams, and how to be a conscious leader in times of uncertainty, within the frame of 21st century entrepreneurship. Our shared moment with her will offer a chance for inner exploration of what success, innovation, inner strength and courage mean to us in our daily lives. Emilia completed a 2408 km/50-day run/bike journey across New Zealand for peace, nonviolence and compassion in 2018.
Joachim Welander studied at Åbo Akademi, graduating as Master of Science in Business Administration. He comes from an entrepreneurial family and has gained experience over 10 years in the restaurant business – a good ground to get fully engaged with sustainable food technology business. From 2017 he has been working for Gold&Green Foods as CCO. He is building the commercial activities and focusing for the global scaling. Joachim’s expertise is building technology companies. He believes the best moments are to see how new opportunities are changing the way we live.
Gold&Green Foods is the company behind a great Finnish food innovation, plant-based protein pulled oats that furnished its factory for full scale factory production in 2 month, managed to turn customers for its products that people could only take 2 boxes so that everybody could get it, and yes it all happened 70 years after WWII.
In his speech, Joachim Welander shares the success story of the company: how its founders inspired innovation within food technology and sustainable economy and how the hype around new products and innovations was built.
Karol Mattila is the director of government relations at Nokia. He is based in the company HQ in Espoo, Finland, covering the Nordic and Baltic region. Before joining Nokia, he worked in Brussels. Lawyer by education. Human at heart.
Nokia has gone through a vast change. It is undoubtedly a legend in Hungary and definitely so all around the world. No other company has been praised as much for its logical work processes and human centeredness.
In his speech, Karol Mattila will show us how Nokia secures innovation today: what kind of processes and solution are behind the vast changes and the prevailing success of the company.
Patrick Furu is a Partner at TalentMiles. Patrick has a PhD in International Management from the Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki, Finland. He has published internationally on topics such as leadership in jazz bands, knowledge creation and transfer in multinational companies, as well as on the role of the board of directors in medium-sized companies.
TalentMiles combining the pedagogical insights from the world’s best education system with cutting-edge gaming technology.
Patrick is an engaging speaker whose interactive workshop shows clearly how the quality of strategy execution and task performance depends on shared (team) leadership. Business and creative fields are intertwining more and more and we could profit by making the most of it.
In the workshop, a team of professional jazz musicians demonstrate how directive vs. shared team effort approaches work in a live situation. Leadership effectiveness is constantly accentuated by both the individual musicians and the band as a whole.
Sari Hurme-Mehtälä is one of the founders of Kide Science. She has worked in big companies´ marketing and sales and has 13 years business experience globally and locally from media, retail, design, and ICT industry. After she became mother of two little scientists, she realized she wants to promote them never stop exploring. So she funded Kide Science in 2017, with Aino Kuronen and Jenni Vartiainen, scaled Kide Science in Finland and now they are expanding globally, with already 13 different countries.
Kide Science is a Finnish ECE startup that is developing early science education. Its key idea is to teach natural sciences through play-based learning. The company relies on proven pedagogical methods that are based on rigorous academic research. Its innovative standpoint is to bring scientific thinking closer – and as a part – of education and everyday life.
In the workshop we will see a completely new and earthshaking model of how to attract and keep children close to science. In Kide science children grab and do not let go the fantastic feeling of discovering, learning and innovating.
Sauli Böhm, the CEO of ResQ Club, enjoys tapping into unknowns and going where everyone else sees the impossible. Though we all are always running and late from deadlines, there is one deadline we cannot miss – deadline for our planet. Before coming a CEO of the company in 2017, Sauli worked as a Chief Revenue Officer and Chief Marketing Officer. He is not a stranger to starting his own business, nor digital growth and marketing.
ResQ Club's frontier and therefore contribution to this deadline is to make zero-food-waste a reality. The company wants to make sure food doesn’t end up in the trash bin. ResQ turns this problem into an opportunity with an online marketplace for surplus food where restaurants, grocery stores, and cafes can sell their surplus food to nearby users with a discount. ResQ Club operates currently in Finland, Sweden and Germany.
In the workshop you may learn from a very fresh example how to startupize an idea. How can it grow into business in Finland. What steps does it take from the abstract dream to a the reality of a good business practice. If you have an idea that saves our planet and you want to realize it into a business this is your workshop to participate!
Ecotelligent has transformed the concept of telecom towers by enabling the use of wooden materials in antenna support constructions. Ecopol is originally the innovative idea created by a Hungarian company Szigma-X Kft. Ecotelligent was founded in 2017 and its mission is to create a pleasant living environment where high technology fits naturally.
Ecotelligent is also the story of a Hungarian lady, Gyöngyi Mátray, who knows nothing is impossible. Mrs. Mátray runs the operative responsibilities of EcoTelligent Oy. She is originated from Hungary but lived in Finland over 20 years. She has a background in multicultural networking, operations management and marketing via her 25 years’ experience of working with European organisations, municipalities, business representatives and companies in different EU projects. She also has, through project activities, experience on implementation of innovations related to protection of environment and sustainable development.
In the workshop you may learn that nothing is impossible: even sel wood to Finns. From the example of Ectelligent you will also learn what is it like to export a Hungarian patent to Finland. How you can build up a company. What kind of support you might get, how network has to be built, what channels can you use. If you want to start a business in Finland this workshop is compulsory!
Linda Emelianov is the Head of European Operations at Slush. She has a Master of Science degree in marketing and marketing management. Before her present role, she worked as the Head of Finance at Slush. A lady of tough figures fallen in love with promoting the idea of an ever growing bottom-up event-chain that helps next generation of great, world-conquering founders. in Helsinki, Tokyo, Shanghai and Singapore.
Slush is the world's leading startup event with tens of thousands of attendees yearly. The philosophy behind Slush is to help the next generation of the great, world-conquering founders. Held during the darkest time of the year in Helsinki, Finland, Slush has always been characterized by its unique energy and sheer enthusiasm. The very core mission of Slush is to facilitate founder and investor meetings and to build a worldwide startup community. Slush is a student-driven, not-for-profit movement originally founded to change attitudes toward entrepreneurship. In 2018, Slush was organized in Tokyo, Shanghai, Singapore and Helsinki. Meet the unique atmosphere of Slush and hear their story now in Budapest!
In the workshop one will get all the necessary information on SLUSH that will make him/her want to see it with her own eyes. You will see why is it is so worth it to make a trip to Slush Helsinki in November!
Jaakko Korpela is the CEO and co-founder of EntoCube. He has a engineering background in biotechnology and an MBA degree. Jaakko is experienced in managing various projects in the area of food R&D, internationalization of food sector as well as research of utilization of insects as food and feed.
The story of Ento Cube began when Robert, an astronaut candidate and civil engineer, stepped into a heated office container at a construction site mid-winter 2013–2014. He soon realised this environment could be a solution for sustainable food production and nutritious edible insects could be grown in climate-controlled environments in the middle of the snow, the desert or the vacuum of space. Today EntoCube is the leading company in the Nordics for insect farming with a network of contract farmers. EntoCube’s partners include agriculture industries, research institutes, universities, municipalities, farmers and schools, NASA, ESA and the aerospace industry to feed two planets. The future of food is here.
Eating insects is rather strange you would think...But what if it is clean protein and tastes good? You can grow it anywhere and thus help people from starving. On top of all you can have a good business that does not kill but protect our planet.
Last year I closed the first chapter and 20 years of my career journey, being the female leader of the year, heading Aon’s fantastic HR consulting team and Singularity University Budapest Chapter. I gave myself some time to get lost in my dreams and challenged myself how I can best contribute to the society with my skills and talent.
With Edisonplatform we would like to make an impact on the lives of 20,000 children. Edisonplatform is an innovative community, initiated by business decision makers to create synergies among knowledge-based players who share the same purpose to prepare kids for the future.
Barnabás Csikós is in the Business Development Team of INPUT Program. He always wanted to work with new ventures, when completing his studies in Hungary and in the Netherlands, he had the chance to work with startups. He identifies their challenges and finds solutions for them, as well as developing their business strategy.
In INPUT Business Development Team he helps idea owners to set strategic goals by providing consultancy, oversee partnership management and operations in order to help them enter international markets.
INPUT is a high priority government project financed by the EU, that was established in 2016. The program aims to create and nurture internationally competitive tech startups. It intends to facilitate the growth and transformation of the Hungarian startup ecosystem by encouraging entrepreneurs and helping them build sustainable ventures. The INPUT program offers four core services: trainings, mentoring, business development and international market access. One of the three target economies that INPUT is building its network is Finland.
Introducing a best-practice of supporting startups in their journey to international markets, covering the entire process from a macro perspective. A case study on how to boost the - at some places non-existent – startup ecosystem and build an international network that provide life-changing opportunities for startups of any maturity.
Ákos Tajta is the Head of Wolt Hungary. He got his MBA degree from the University of North Texas and has worked with mergers and acquisition processes for 8 years at companies such as Iron Mountain and GE. From 2016, he was consulting venture capital processes for small and large businesses and assisting in investment decisions and developing the portfolio. Ákos joined the Wolt team in 2018.
Wolt is an Apple-awarded technology company building the number one app for discovering and getting great food in your city. The idea is inspired: Choose a restaurant, build your order and hit send. Follow your order’s progress by the minute and have your meal delivered to your home or your office, or pick it up yourself. Since launching in Finland in 2015, Wolt has expanded to 15 countries, grown to more than 2M registered users, and partnered with more than 3,500 restaurants. Wolt has managed to raised €15M in funding from some of the biggest names in European tech venture capitals. Wolt Hungary is part of the international family.
In the workshop we will see the very core of how Wolt was built, what is the heart of this company that makes it so attractive that you will be an addicted user from the first order onwards. You will get the chance to understand the magic of design based thinking if you really take attention and that is truly worth learning.
Pouria Kay Founder & CEO believes in the 21st century, you shouldn’t have to spend weeks or days to learn a software like I did. You should be able to pick it up and do whatever you want to do with it.
Grib is a new 3D application designed for maximum convenience in 3D modeling using mobile and augmented reality.
With Grib user can start modeling already within a few minutes without having 3D software skills or training. We believe the time that the user had to spend time and learn the software to be able to use it has passed.
Dea has been developing innovative education programs for leaders and business professionals for 10 years, as mentor she has supported digital transformation projects throughout Europe. Her favourite topics are future of workplaces, future of work and the realtionship of men/women and digitalization. She passionatly researches on companies’ digital culture, the factors that motivate those, how that can be developed and how organizations’ flexibility can be enhanced. Her interest lies also in how personal and community level torsions on digital cultures can be uncovered and eliminated. In her free time she has been a devoted yoga teacher for 10 years.