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Maria 01 is one of the leading technology Startup community in Europe With over 1000 members, they provide access to hundreds of startups, startup programs, Investors and like-minded entrepreneurs who together are part of the bigger mission of building a better future through technology
We will be hosting Ville and Kim the CEO and CMO of Maria 01 alongside Annina, CEO & Co-founder Proximi.io as they will be sharing about the Startup Ecosystem in Helsinki, Finland. If you are a startup founder or planning to start or even join a startup, then you should not miss this event as they would highlight some of the key trends of successful startups and how you can better position yourself in the ecosystem to scale.
Ville is the CEO of Maria 01 - the largest startup campus in the Nordics. He has a background working in both startups and corporate side where he was running innovation and digital business units. He is also co-founder of Kiuas accelerator and one the most recognized accelerator program Startup Sauna. Ville is passionate about sports and owns a brag of a lifetime as an Ironman finisher
Kim Oguilve is the Chief Marketing Officer at Maria 01. She is passionate about the Nordic Startup Ecosystem and entrepreneurs combining technology, science, and design to create products, and services with a real positive impact in our society. Kim is also an active advocate for diversity & inclusion initiatives in Finland.
Annina is an entrepreneur, public speaker and digital innovator. As the founder and CEO of Proximi.io she has built a leading technology-agnostic positioning platform. Annina was the first founder in the Nordics to raise a cross-border angel seed round in 2015. Since then, she has won numerous awards, including her company being named one of Europe's most promising IoT startups.
Annina has a background in history and the tourism industry. With Master's degrees in Archeology and Curating Art, her research on mobile solutions in the museum context forms one of the cornerstones for culture 4.0; the integration of new technologies in the cultural industry. She regularly speaks on the topics of digital disruption and entrepreneurship and is a member of the European Commission's Young Leaders of Industry panel for digitalization.