How to Conquer Germany – Practical guidance for Finnish Startups at Urban Mill 5 November – Willkommen!


18:00-21:00, 5 November 2015, Urban Mill, Betonimiehenkuja 3 E, Espoo

Germany is the engine of Europe’s economy and Finland’s most important trading partner. It features the EU’s largest market, a vibrant startup and investor scene as well as many potential industrial partners. Still there is far more potential for German-Finnish collaboration and the economic mega trends in Germany – foremost Industry 4.0 and Energy Transition – offer huge opportunities for Finnish companies. The question is how to conquer Germany. The German-Finnish Chamber of Commerce and the Espoo Innovation Garden invite you to explore this question.

The event provides latest information, contacts and support. Willkommen!

Please register! The number of participants is limited:


17:30 Registration

18:00 Welcome

Dagmar Ossenbrink, Managing Director, German-Finnish Chamber of Commerce

Tuula Antola, Director of Economic and Business Development, City of Espoo

18:10 Rightware’s Experiences in Germany

Jonas Geust, CEO, Rightware

18:25 The Finnish Startup Scene from an Investor’s Perspective

Oliver Rittgen, CEO, Bayer Nordic

18:40 Opportunities in Germany and the STARTbahn Concept of the German-Finnish Chamber of Commerce

Glenn Gassen, Head of Market Entry & Business Development, German-Finnish Chamber of Commerce

18:50 Greetings from German partner hubs Berlin, Cologne, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich (video)

19:00 Team Finland’s Startup Support

Sampsa Nissinen, Director, startup companies, Tekes

19:15 The German VC industry

Vesa Jormakka, 20 years of experience in the German VC industry

19:30 Networking with German beer and bratwurst

21:00 End of the event

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