Masterclass at Web Summit Lisbon

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Credits: Embassy of Finland in Portugal

November 14, 2023
04:00 pm - 04:45 pm
Altice Arena (Rossio dos Olivais, 1990-231 Lisboa, Portugal)
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Join us to our masterclass at Web Summit Lisbon 2023.

Finland, the happiest country in the world for the 6th time, is among the most innovative and technologically advanced countries of the world with a vibrant startup ecosystem. How does happiness contribute to innovation? What are the opportunities that Finland can offer to talents and startups? 


Organized by Embassy of Finland in Portugal and Business Finland together with Sitra and cities of Finland, join us in this masterclass where Nokia, Reaktor, Relex and Vincit and public stakeholders share their insights why Finland works and how Finland can work for you.


Agenda for Masterclass:

MC: Heikki Aura, Senior Lead at Sitra


Welcome and opening remarks

Ambassador Satu Suikkari-Kleven



Drussila Hollanda-Grönberg, CEO of Papukaya Oy  


Panel discussion

Hosted by and Stefan Lindström, Ambassador for Digitalization and New Technologies

Speakers from Finnish tech forerunners including:

  • Nokia – Sérgio Catalão, Chairman of the Board and Country Manager

  • Reaktor - Mikael Kopteff, Chief Technology Officer

  • Relex – Michael Falck, Co-Founder

  • Vincit – Janne Salmi, Development Director


Concrete opportunities for talents and start up founders

Hanna Riski, Senior Advisor, Business Finland 


In these events, you can have chance to meet with:  

  • Nokia 

  • Reaktor 

  • Relex 

  • Vincit 

  • SITRA 

  • City of Helsinki 

  • City of Espoo

  • City of Vantaa

  • City of Oulu 

  • City of Tampere 

  • City of Turku 

  • Business Finland  

  • Embassy of Finland in Portugal 


In addition to the Masterclass, Business Helsinki together with Business Finland is inviting international startups to their side event which will be held in the Embassy of Finland in Lisbon, Portugal. More information about Finland's Web Summit 2023 Side Event can be found here.

Hanna Riski

Startup Attraction Senior Advisor, Business Finland

Sezin Ata Diler

Talent Manager - Europe & Türkiye, Business Finland