Tag Archives: Helsinki
March 28, 2011
… over 500,000 people are now homeless or displaced (that’s equivalent to the whole population of Helsinki). As governments across the world pledge support, crowd funders have also stepped up.
Crowdrise is a non-profit platform that lists individual fundraising projects (like a charitable version of Kickstarter). Organizations register, describe their cause and set a target for crowd funded donations. The HopeforJapan section of the site has over 60 projects listed. There’s something …
March 21, 2011
… of Europe’s biggest VCs. RocketPack, a web gaming startup, has moved into Disney’s office in Helsinki. Supercell, with its talented and experienced team (CEO is Ilkka Paananen, founder and former CEO of Sumea) has just released a beta version of a free-to-play social RPG called Gunshine.net.
The Finnish line approaches
For some at GDC, it probably seemed like Finland’s gaming industry has suddenly struck it lucky. Helsinki-based studios produced Alan Wake and Angry Birds, …
March 7, 2011
… that it’s possible to use technology to modify people’s perception of everyday experiences. In Helsinki, the massive Jätkäsaari redevelopment project has surprisingly similar aims (plus a handy €60 million of investment money). As well as creating eco-friendly architecture, a key part of the Jätkäsaari project is changing consumer behavior: the idea is that visual stimuli and well-designed user interfaces can get people to interact with their environment in new ways. …crowd, crowdsourcing, Game Developers Conference, Golden Gate Bridge, interface, microwork, san francisco, Twitter, Web 2.0 Summit, widesourcing | Leave a comment
January 24, 2011
… worry, the startup scene is not the same everywhere. Don’t expect every place to be like Helsinki, where it is very easy to do stuff like this.”
Faced with this challenge, Kristoffer decided to take the trip to a whole new level. “In a lot of places I just went knocking on doors – like a real travelling salesman. Some people couldn’t even understand what we were doing. We only wanted to find out about startups – no catch – but perhaps it wasn’t always very …Denmark, Finland, Iceland, nordic countries, Norway, salesman, Sweden, tech startups, travelling, trip | 5 Comments
October 25, 2010
… has a winch and a cute little snorkel – the truth is it may not help much. Last winter even in Helsinki it got so cold that the windscreen froze and I had to drive with my head out the window. Although it is a good way to wake up, it makes for a mean ice-cream headache. (On the upside, if he ever decides that the entrepreneurial lifestyle is not for him, he has a future with those other highly intelligent Finns, the Dudesons.)
Start me up: Silicon Valley of the north?
But the main …
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