Arctic15 x Tampere


for startups, businesses & investors

15 June 2022

At the brand new Nokia Arena, as part of DigITre and Tampere Smart City Week Conference & Expo, Arctic15 x Tampere will bring in the startup program inside the big expo for one day on Wednesday, February 2nd, between 10:00 – 16:00.

The event is free to attend for everyone, just register via the main Expo website, but for startups, there is an opportunity to get a pitching slot, and also to get a demo booth for a discounted price.


If you are a startup with a ready product or service to sell, and you want to pitch it on stage to potential investors, clients or partners, you can apply for a pitching slot.

It’s free. As mentioned, we have two separate sessions, one for Smart Cities and the other for all other highlighted industries listed above.

Some of the slots are reserved for companies that will have the demo table, but we will select also those who do not have, so if you think your startups fit in the mix, then you know what to do.


If you are a startup and want to find corporate clients and piloting opportunities, you can book a demo table for the whole day of Arctic15 for just 290€+vat (Normal price 590€+vat). We have a limited amount of booths available so grab yours fast. You need to have a ready product or service to sell.
Includes: Table spot + Electricity + Visibility in the list of exhibitors, on the websites and in the event guide + Visibility in the list of exhibitors, on the websites and and in the event guide + Access to the exhibitor’s portal + Free client invites
Note: The contract is made with Tampereen Messut Oy (not with ArcticStartup)


Startup-corporate collaboration
-How do you find the right partners and work on the onboarding of new innovations and new partnerships.
Startup showcases & startups pitches.
We have two categories
1.Smart Cities
2. All others – related to IT, software and other highlighted industries.
The requirement is that the startup already has a product or service that is ready to sell.

Smart Cities

How does the city of future look like and what can startups contribute towards better living environment.

Startup investing

-How to get an investment, from a business angel, or from a corporate.

Peter Vesterbacka
Jussi Heinilä
Angel Investor
High energy multitasker in the world of growth companies, worked in Finland, Holland (94), UK (97-00), and in the USA Silicon Valley (01-05) developing international business opportunities for technology growth companies.
Pia Kantola
Angel Investor
Dr. Miimu Airaksinen
Senior Vice President, Development
Dr Miimu Airaksinen works as Senior Vice President for development in SRV Group Plc. In her responsibility is the SRV’s sustainability and lifecycle-wise construction strategy. Before she was the CEO and Managing Director at RIL Finnish Association of Civil Engineers. She is also currently a member of the EU Mission Board Assembly on Climate Neutral and Smart Cities. Before she joined RIL she worked for over 10 years as a research professor in the Technical Research Centre of Finland, VTT.
Doris Pryjma
System Manager
At DIMECC, Doris’ role as System Manager includes program planning and facilitation as well as finance management. Doris is also responsible for DIMECC’s Demobooster service that aims to boost innovation by providing a match-making platform for appliers and producers.
Timo Antikainen
Business Development Director
Timo is in charge of the business development of the city of Tampere. He is in charge of economic and innovation policy issues, company relations of the city and startup ecosystem development.
Alexandra Santos
Alexandra Santos is COO at Platform6 | Co-Founder Stream Startup Festival | Ecosystem Builder at Tampere startup community (she/her).
Tuomas Pahlman
Angel Investor
I’m an enthusiastic storyteller with 10+ years of experience as a leader in fast-growing startups and two exits. My most recent startup is at home, and I’ve spent 1,5 years nursing our little ones. In between the company startups and the real-life startups, I spent a couple of years in Sealed Air Corporation / Diversey Inc leading Global Digital Development for the Food & Beverage division.
Jan Ameri
Executive Chairman
Terhi Vapola
CVC, Vice President
Terhi Vapola, SVP at Helen Ventures. Terhi is an experienced venture capitalist and international business executive. Currently she is the leader and founder of Helen Ventures, the investment arm of Finnish energy company Helen Ltd where she is looking to fund the most innovative and transformative European startups in the energy, e-mobility, circular economy, decarbonisation and digital solutions sectors.


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