Below are the partners of Arctic15 – our awesome sponsors and cool demo booth companies. All of our sponsors will also have a stand at the event, so you can walk up to them and have a discussion.
Tempo - Platinum Partner
The Tempo project from Tekes finances early stage projects. Tempo encourages startups to launch mobile applications and services quickly. Customer input is then used to develop the product further.
PayPal - Gold Partner
Created in the digital age, for the digital age, PayPal has been connecting buyers and sellers through technology for more than a decade. Now, PayPal enables your customers to pay you online, on their mobile or tablet, via email, over the phone or by post and always receive the best checkout experience.
Rubylight - Gold Partner
Rubylight is new technology and investment fund founded by the team of successful tech entrepreneurs. The fund's business approach is based on three keywords: Experience, Technology, Investments. Rubylight offers its professional tech team, proprietary technology and financial funding to help fast growing consumer internet startups to scale and expand globally. Its head office is located in Riga, Latvia.
Microsoft Bizspark - Gold Partner
Microsoft BizSpark is a global program that helps software startups succeed. Through a global network of 2,400 BizSpark partners, the program provides over 45,000 members from 100 countries a wide range of Microsoft technology, technical and business expertise, enhanced market visibility, and access to the rapidly growing BizSpark entrepreneurial ecosystem. More information and application form is available at www.microsoft.com/bizspark.
Vigo - Gold Partner
Vigo is an acclelerator program for dynamic startups. The program combines funding, experience and essential networking to build successful companies. We work intensively with each company to get them into the best possible shape and to the global markets.
Conor Venture Partners - Silver Partner
Conor Venture Partners is a leading early-stage technology VC investing in Finland, Sweden and the Baltic countries. With 70 million euros under management Conor invests in disruptive technologies in ICT, embedded systems, electronics, new materials and optics. The Conor portfolio includes companies such as Aito Technologies, AnaCatum, BehavioSec, Crystalsol, Eniram, Imbera Electronics, Neo Technology, Omegawave, Plexpress, Scint-X, Sensinode, Supponor Systems and TactoTek.
Creandum - Silver Sponsor
Creandum is an early-stage investor focusing on backing the leading Nordic and Baltic entrepreneurs within the consumer, software, and hardware sectors. Creandum was as an example the first institutional investor in Spotify, Wrapp and iZettle, and is the fastest growing independent partnership of its kind in the Nordic region.
Finnvera - Silver Partner
Finnvera's Venture Capital Investments serve as the hub for public early-stage venture capital investments. Finnvera makes direct investments in early-stage technology companies and in technology-intensive or innovative service companies through Seed Fund Vera Ltd. Investments are made as minority investments and the fund’s holding varies between 10 and 40 per cent. Initial investments are at most 500,000 euros. Finnvera also makes ‘fund of funds’ investments in regional funds and manages business angel network Investor Extra.
Inventure - Silver Partner
Inventure is a technology investor in early stage companies, actively supporting growth oriented entrepreneurs to internationalize Nordic success stories. Inventure’s entrepreneur driven team works actively with the portfolio companies and brings their knowledge and network’s support. Founded in 2005, Inventure has offices in Helsinki and Shanghai. Examples of Inventure’s portfolio companies are e.g. Canatu, Rightware, Conmio, Freespee, Beneq and Thinglink.
UK Trade & Investment - Silver Partner
UK Trade & Investment is the Government Department that helps UK-based companies succeed in the global economy. We also help overseas companies bring their high quality investment to the UK’s dynamic economy – acknowledged as Europe’s best place from which to succeed in global business.
UK Trade & Investment offers expertise and contacts through its extensive network of specialists in the UK, and in British embassies and other diplomatic offices around the world. We provide companies with the tools they require to be competitive on the world stage.
International VC Zone - Silver Partner
International VC Zone seeks to lower the barriers for screening, analyzing, executing and managing deals in the Baltic Sea Region: Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and the greater St. Petersburg area in Russia. Our services are designed to help top-tier VCs find the best investment opportunities from a pool of plenty. We are a team of private and public players who are dedicated to entrepreneurship with the common goal to match international financiers with the deal flow from the region.
Please talk to us at the event or contact Janina +358406877250 directly if you are a high-tech and innovation-based start-up and growth company seeking financing and partnerships.
Technopolis - Silver Sponsor
Technopolis Plc is a listed real estate company that specializes in leasing space and providing services. Its core business idea is to combine business support services with modern, flexible, multi-user business environments. There are approximately 22,000 people and almost 1,400 companies and organizations in Technopolis premises in Finland, Russia, and Estonia.
Vendorio - Silver Partner
Vendorio is an international B2B trade house helping companies increasing their product sales. Customers are start-ups, innovators, growth companies or corporate ventures that want to increase their market share or expand to new market area. We package customers’ offering professionally and sell them through our sales network - customers just take care delivering successfully. As a turnkey solution, Vendorio offers customers a rapidly growing global sales channel mostly on a commission fee basis.
San Francisco - Badge and Lanyard Partner
Launching at Arctic15, San Francisco is the first marketing agency in Finland focused solely on startup companies.
Our clients seek unexploited business categories and niches, with the ultimate goal of winning the #1 market position internationally. We work with startups in all areas of marketing communications, from strategic planning to daily operations.
With creative, analytical and performance-based approach, we strive to help your startup to do World’s Best Marketing.
This year we have significantly increased the amount of demo booths available for startups and companies to showcase their services on. Below are listed all the companies that have booked a demo booth and will be hosting their services at the event.
If you are interested in the possibility of having a demo booth, please contact us. The price is 750€ and it includes a 2x2 metres area, a cocktail table, electricity and wireless internet connection as well as two tickets to the event.
Get your startup a demo booth and get noticed! Demo booth packages include two tickets to the conference and a demo booth as well as promotion on our event website. Get started here.
Aava Platform is a new way to implement modern, web-based ERP-systems, which are totally customized, cost-effective and fast to deploy. It is an object-based, dynamic metasystem, which can be used to produce real-time information management systems by modeling real-world information models and logic. Enterprise -level architecture enables scalability and integrability to corporate needs.
AppGyver is a development platform that makes creating native mobile apps with HTML5 as pleasant and rapid as when building for the web. It targets developers who already know how to make websites in HTML5 and want to make great mobile apps with familiar technologies, without slow development flows or unfamiliar design paradigms.
AppGyver makes sure the final app performs like a native app should and gives access to device hardware features such as camera and location.
Arkkeo is a personal online bank account where you automatically receive, instantly organize, and securely manage all the important documents you get from the companies, service providers, retailers and individuals that you deal with.
No more paper clutter. No more folders, filing cabinets or boxes. No more lost documents.
Winners of Summer of Startups 2012, Catchbox is the only company in the world that makes throwable audience microphones. The Catchbox, through friendly yet effective design and technology, makes it easy to engage audiences. Speakers can simply throw the Catchbox to kick start a discussion. It’s fun, fast and effective.
Coursio is a simplified cross-platform service for managing and interacting around all sorts of educational material in new ways (i.e. educational books, lectures, seminars, corporate education and distance courses). Users today include everything from bloggers, individual tutors, schools as well as SMEs/larger companies and organizations.
Deveo is a collaborative code hosting service for software development projects. It offers both cloud and on-premise hosting, depending the organizations’ needs. With version control in the heart Deveo is combined with easy user management, team collaboration and integrations to other necessary tools in software development.
FiBAN is a Finnish, non-profit association of private investors that aims to improve the possibilities for private persons to invest in unlisted potential growth companies. The association consists over 200 private investors and focuses on sector based match-making, syndication, trainings and sharing best-practices. Submit your business summary free-of-charge (www.fiban.org/submit).
Finnish Web Payments
Finnish Web Payments is the leading online payment service provider in Finland. We co-operate with banks, other financial institutions and software service providers to enable the most efficient online payment transfers. Finnish Web Payments is the only company specialising in online payments that is a licensed, authorized and regulated Payment Institution by the Fin-FSA under the Payment Services Directive.
Gapps Ltd. is an authorized Google Apps reseller from Helsinki, Finland. Founded in 2010, Gapps has quickly risen through the ranks to establish itself at the top spot of Finnish Google Apps companies.
Working with Google Apps and other cloud-based IT services, Gapps helps clients increase productivity, enjoy better service and save IT costs while moving to the cloud. Basically, by employing cloud-based tools a professional company can get rid of most of their IT infrastructure and users can work on and access all their files via any computer, smartphone or tablet. The data is always stored and transmitted in a secure environment.
Heebo's Beta is a talent community where professionals and employers are able to match and meet based on mutual culture, personality, motivations, skills, experience and much more. Heebo goes way beyond a CV helping job seekers to pinpoint their professional value and promote their profile and potential. For employers Heebo will offer a complete tools' package to manage recruitment and branding experience online in order to find the best overall match. During the Beta stage Heebo operates in Finnish offering employers a modular social media branding and recruitment service.
Holvi is a complete replacement for traditional banks, specifically targeted at teams, projects and organisations. A very fluid user interface is combined with fully integrated bookkeeping that can be shared by the whole team, and even made public. Merchant functionality is built in, making it perfect for event organisers, sports activities and businesses. Holvi is built by a team of technology-focused startup entrepreneurs with a passion for helping other make great projects realities. Holvi - More than a Bank.
Idean is a unique user centric design company. We provide customer-driven user interface design, holistic research, market analysis and innovation services. Our wide range of solutions represents the cutting edge in the digital domain - our playground is where people meet digital devices. Idean delivers solutions that are easy to use, exciting and relevant for the target audience.
We create world-leading digital concepts, applications and platforms for web, mobile and integrated industry systems. Everything you need to create a soul for digital products and services.
Incentive is a collaboration tool that your co-workers will use because they want to – not because they are told. Incentive is a downloadable server software that includes activity streams, wikis, blogs, and apps – that you set up securely behind your own firewall.
The iZettle service includes a free iPhone/iPad app and a mini chip-card reader that lets anyone take secure card payments anytime, anywhere. Founded in 2010 by serial entrepreneurs Jacob de Geer & Magnus Nilsson and later funded by Index Ventures, Greylock Partners, Creandum, Northzone and MasterCard, iZettle is based in Stockholm. The iZettle service is currently available in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and the U.K.
Kapu Toys creates adorable and fun-filled digital toys for kids for iOS devices, which spark the imagination, inspire families to play together and let kids learn along the way!
LivLiv Solutions Oy
LivLiv Solutions brings people closer by providing application and services that make the usage of smart devices intuitively simple - no matter your age or technical proficiency. Our Liv+ -service‘s main feature, remote tutoring, let you master smart technology carefree, while expandability ensures a controlled learning curve.
Look4Care brings together families with care-providers like nannies, home-tutors and domestic helpers. Our target market is the EU, a total of 50 million families with kids under 9 years old. And there is no good solution how to find a good babysitter from your local community by your network. Trust is a very big issue and we aim to solve this problem for families.
Maître is the coolest way to order at your favorite restaurant. Using the Maître app, you can order food and drinks right from your phone. You can also call the waiter and ask for the bill, without having to wait at all. Download the Maître free app from the AppStore and discover a new way to enjoy food and drinks.
Meetin.gs adds an online dimension to both physical and digital meetings. Meetin.gs combines efficient scheduling linked with online calendars and address books, a dedicated meeting space for material sharing and preparation, automated notifications with links to materials, and persistent storage for follow-up collaboration. All this for free, while meeting organizers enjoy increased productivity, decreased need to worry, and more professional appearance. www.meetin.gs
Microtask sells a smart text recognition service. It is used for efficient digitization of printed material, such as forms, invoices, receipts, coupons, archives and more. Our service minimizes the cost and time in handling massive volumes of paper documents. Our unique selling points are affordable and accurate handwriting recognition, pay-as-you-go pricing and scalability.
Ostohyvitys.fi is like an online bonus card. With over 10 000 registered users and 350 partner e-commerce sites, Ostohyvitys.fi has already changed the way Finnish consumers shop online. Some of the biggest partners include Hotels.com, Booking.com, Apple Online Store, Nelly.com and Sokos. Russian version of the service, Kopikot.ru, is going to be launched on H1 2012. You can register as an user for free at: http://www.ostohyvitys.fi
Oikian is energizing your neighbourhood no matter if you are a consumer or an advertiser. As a consumer you will participate in the hottest hyper local discussions, events, news or offers. For advertiser they are offering risk-free marketing platform for hyper-local businesses around the world. They bring consumers, near around you, physically to your Brick and Mortar Store. They are challenging today's advertisement channels with efficiency.
Ovelin is changing the way how people learn to play a musical instrument. Our interactive music games are played with a real guitar, and helps players to learn to play real songs. WildChords is "Best European Learning Game", "iPad Game of the Year" and #1 music app in 34 countries.
Parseco is a telecom API platform enabling developers to build mobile cloud applications. With Parseco's user-friendly RESTful APIs and libraries, developers upgrade their web and mobile applications to send and receive SMS messages. Parseco mobilises your code!
Publishzer is the future of online publishzing. A revolutionary way for bloggers to be editor-in-chief of their own online mag, them gaining full service for publishing, social tools and monetisation. The company mission is to support a healthy publishing business online and get a mention "online publishing done right". Publishzer is at least 2 years ahead of any other publishing service. This shows through committed publishers, who currently reach more than 900.000 readers.
Publishzer has focused heavily on design and how to enable layout editing to be fun, easy and shareable. The user interface fees like this: https://vimeo.com/42693781
A user review: http://thingforthebling.costume.fi/2012/08/30/publishzer/
RapidBlue Solutions brings measurability to brick-and-mortar by providing in-store and out-of-store shopper analytics for retailers, commercial property owners and media companies throughout the entire consumer path to purchase. To-date the company holds data on 1.9 million unique individuals across 1.56 billion data points globally.
Skyhood brings the benefits of headhunting to mass markets and helps companies to find top talent faster. We match interesting career opportunities and potential candidates together more effortless and efficient. Our Grand Eleven candidate invitation service is currently being piloted by 25 leading Finnish headhunting and recruiting agencies.
Snipbase lets you build and share photo-based shopping lists for products from fashion to groceries. It also saves you money by finding related coupons and other promotions from leading brands.
Launched in Finland in spring 2012, more than 20 000 users and 20 advertisers have signed up, including leading retailers S Group and K-Group. We aim to launch the app worldwide in time for Arctic15.
The Eye Tribe
The Eye Tribe software makes it possible to control a mobile device just by looking at it. By combining eye control with existing means of control, like touch, tilt, and key press, The Eye Tribe will make it easier and more natural to use a mobile device. The software relies only on standard components that are easily integrated into the next generation of smartphones and tablets.
Tripbirds is a hotel booking site for the Facebook generation. See hotels that your friends have visited, check out Instagram images from hotels, and much more! Tripbirds is a hotel booking site for the Facebook generation. See hotels that your friends have visited, check out Instagram images from hotels, and much more! All the profits from the bookings will go towards the Grand Prize at Arctic15: Book here
Tunaspot is a location based music service designed and built in Sweden using Spotify, Soundcloud and Foursquare APIs. Tunaspot enables music to be shared and discovered music based on a geographical location or a venue.
Since all of the world's music is already available online, why should we need to download files just for deejaying? Until AM is the first full-fledged DJ tool tailored especially for the era of online digital music, allowing for a seamless blend of cloud-based music storage and local audio files.
Quja is a coworking campus for startups hosted by Tecnotree Corporation in its Espoo premises, Finland. As a subsidised office space, it offers an enticing environment to accelerate business ideas ranging from telecom solutions, mobile applications to Internet and media services to accelerate to commercial success.
Warrantify is an easy-to-use, free web and mobile based service that helps you manage all product related documents like warranties and receipts and make them available across all your devices. Paperless.
An award winning concept, we’re aiming at building a world free of paper clutter.