When: 1.11.2023, 9.00-16
Where: Ravintola Nallikari, Nallikarinranta 15, 90510 Oulu
Welcome to NorthernStars 2023!
Oulu is full of great success stories, and it is yet again time to showcase what our NorthernStars are made of, along with their journeys to growth and success. You will hear the stories of companies from start to all the way to finish, exit. How did all this happen?
Come and find out at NorthernStars!
A day full of great keynotes, panel discussions, and pitches. Meet with investors and enjoy a great atmosphere plus excellent talks about investing and growth from both the companies’ and investors’ points of view.
That is what NorthernStars is made of!
9:00 Registration and coffee
9:25 Welcome words – Laura Meriläinen, Startup and Investor Relations Manager, BusinessOulu
9:30 Keynote – From Co-founder to Exit to Startup Weekend to Co-founder – Story of Jonos.io
Peetu Nuottajärvi – Chief Technology Officer, Jonos.io and Co-Founder, Buutti
9:50 Company pitches
10:00 Keynote – How to find the courage to jump on a startup rollercoaster when markets are screaming recession?
Juuso Huusko-Viikilä – Co-Founder, Duty
10:20 Keynote – Ten megatrends that will affect our future and bring new business opportunities
Elina Hiltunen – Futurist, Keynote speaker
11:00 Company pitches
11.10 Keynote – From Zero to Hero – How passion and persistence led into success and growth?
Erno Tauriainen – CEO & Founder, Benjamin
12:30 Keynote – How Fiban strengthens regional growth ecosystems?
Antti Lehtimäki – Fiban Board Member
12:45 Keynote – Early launch to engage end users – Steam early Access launch of Great Houses of Calderia
Anna Salomaa – CEO & Co-Founder, Resistance Games
13:00 Keynote – Hedging your angel investments during downturn
Rene Kromhof, Angel investor
13:30 Panel discussion – Founder dynamics, Case Buutti
Moderator: Laura Meriläinen, Startup and Investor Relations Manager, BusinessOulu
Mikko Koistinen – CEO & Co-Founder, Buutti
Peetu Nuottajärvi – Co-Founder, Buutti
14:00 Coffee and networking
15:00 Panel discussion – Gaining Momentum by Failing
Moderator: Sami Halonen, Chief Gardener and Co-Founder, Kielo Growth
Martta Tervonen – CEO & Founder
Ykä Marjanen – CEO & Founder, Manna Insect
Juuso Nissilä – Co-Founder & Chief Scientific Officer, Summa Labs
15:30 Hunting Scalability – Finding the right Product-Market-Fit (PMF) – Case Anicare
Aki Marttila – CEO & Founder, Anicare
15:40 Hunting Scalability – Finding the right Product-Market-Fit (PMF) – reflective panel discussion
Moderator: Laura Meriläinen – Startup and Investor Relations Manager, BusinessOulu
Markku Lappalainen – Angel Investor, Serial Entrepreneur & Mentor
Henri Heikkinen – Founder, Valco
Turo Tervonen – CEO, Murea
16:10 Wrap up and closing words, Laura Meriläinen
16:15 Event ends
…And Afterparty starts
Let’s reach for the NorthernStars!
Startup and Investor Relations Manager
040 573 1511