Women & startup funding: how to begin building your future

Want to start your journey as an entrepreneur? Come and learn what options for funding on your journey you might have. Or come and just get inspired by listening and sharing startup entrepreneurship stories!

How do startups get funding? Which financial instruments should every startup familiarize themselves with at the early stages of entrepreneurship? What is Tekes and what kinds of new projects are they funding? What are the characteristics of a good investment proposal and applicant? How does the application process work? Tekes funding helps Finnish companies develop innovative businesses and succeed in international expansion.

We are bringing a Tekes funding expert and female entrepreneurs together to discuss funding opportunities for early stage startups. You’ll gain perspective and inspiration for entrepreneurship and startup businesses, while having the opportunity to network with likeminded individuals. And worry not – you don’t have to be an aspiring or current entrepreneur. As long as you’re interested in hearing about startups and funding, we’re happy to have you!

Time: Wednesday June 14, 4:30 PM
Place: Frantic, Porkkalankatu 20 A
Organizers: Frantic, Future Female and CherryOnTop Accelerator

4:30 PM Doors open: light refreshments and snacks
4:45 PM Welcome
5:00 PM Eeva Salminen, Director, Startup Companies, Tekes
5:30 PM Mervi Pänkäläinen, CEO & Founder, Mightifier, The Mighty United
6.00 PM Mia Karlsson, CEO & Founder, See how you eat, Health Revolution Oy
6.30-~8:00 PM Networking with a glass of wine, or two

More info about the speakers coming up!

The event will be hosted by Tiina Zilliacus from CherryOnTop Accelerator.

Only about 3% of technology startup entrepreneurs are women – both in Finland and globally. We want to promote entrepreneurship as a potential career move to all talented people, regardless of gender. However, exploring this opportunity is much easier, once you understand all the different opportunities to get startup funding.

On organizers:

Frantic – www.frantic.com

Frantic is a 20 year-old strategy, design and application development company focused on solving critical business challenges with human-centered digital products.

For a technology company, we have a rather nice gender ratio: one third of our almost 100 professionals are women. This is something we are proud of, as we want to inspire and encourage more women to get interested in technology and make a career in the industry.

To us, design and technology are inseparable and good design requires versatility. Diverse thinking, different skillsets, backgrounds form the core of our innovative culture and we want to enable and encourage this also in the future.

CherryOnTop Accelerator – www.cherryontopaccelerator.com

CherryonTop accelerates and invests in early stage startups. We are interested in digital products, services, and platforms that create real human and industry value.