Fashion X VC Funding

Friday, June 7th 2024 | 14.00 – 16.00
Turbiinisali, Cable Factory (Kaapelitehdas)

Finland has seen significant investments in fiber technology in recent years, signaling a commitment to innovation and sustainability in fashion. Despite this, there remains a noticeable lack of direct investment in consumer fashion brands, an area ripe for growth and capable of elevating Finland’s position in the global fashion industry. Fashion X VC Funding event, coinciding with Arctic15, aims to spotlight this gap by emphasizing the urgent need for venture capital in these brands.

The event’s objectives are twofold: to highlight Finnish fashion brands’ potential to make a meaningful impact on both the environment and the economy, and to underscore the strategic importance of early-stage investments in these brands. By directing investments toward the consumer brand goods sector, the goal is to create a robust ecosystem that not only counters the fast fashion trend but also enhances Finland’s contributions to the global market through increased exports.

Preliminary Program

14.00 Registration

14.10 Welcome Address

14.15 Opening Remarks Providing an Overview of the Day’s Discussion Topics

14.30 Panel Discussion with Experts on the Role of Venture Capital Investment in Finnish Consumer or Fashion Brands


  • Björn Engström – Angel Investor, BITE Studios, Sätila of Sweden
  • Elina Holkko – Partner, Lifeline Ventures
  • Onni Ikonen – CEO, Pispala Clothing
  • Petteri Kiuru – CEO, Wølmark Finland
  • Kalle Gummerus – Founder, VIBAe
  • Evie Kivi – Investor, Maki VC
  • Lauri Kokkila – Partner, Inventure VC
  • moderated by Konrad Olsson – Editor-in-Chief & Founder, Scandinavian MIND

15.15 Networking with Pizza

An informal session for attendees to network while enjoying pizza, sharing thoughts, and connecting over fashion and financing.

16.00 Event Ends

Sign up before May 30th. Limited seats available!

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