Growth & Scale-Up


Whether you are a startup, growth company, or scale-up, SHIFT helps you to pave the way to the next step of your business cycle. The expansive festival kick-starts the business event season with the opportunity to pitch your business, shake hands (or elbows as we do nowadays) with the investors, and set meetings with other future-driven people.

You can find your perfect business match among both virtual and on-site attendees. And it only gets better. You’re given the chance to take part in an epic speed dating record attempt on August 25–27 with over 1000 visitors, startups, investors, and executives from all over the Baltics and Nordics! It’s time to shape the next phase of your strategy.

Join SHIFT Business Festival 2021 and get inspired with two days of thought-provoking talks, networking, and the unique business-goes-festival experience!

Growth & Scale-Up SPEAKERS

Kim Väisänen

Startup Investor

Riku Seppälä

Founder & Partner ,

Vesa Riihimäki

Head of Startup & Growth Finland, Nordea

Mikael Lönnroth

Founding Partner, Saari Partners

Saku Sänkiaho

Senior Manager, KPMG

Julianna Borsos

Chair & Founding Partner, Bocap Private Equity Funds

Kimmo Vanne

Partner, MB Funds

Samuli Sipilä

Partner & Managing Director, Juuri Partners

Ville Koskenvuo

Partner, Vaaka Partners

Elina Lappalainen

Journalist at HS Visio, Helsingin Sanomat

Lauri Reuter

Partner, Nordic FoodTech VC

Reetta Kivelä

Professor of Practice, University of Helsinki

Cecilie Ploug Sarp

International Business developer & Expert in Circular Economy, Azilis Advisory

Harri Latva-Mäenpää

Innovation Director, Foodwest

Thuong Tan

Founder & CEO, Noodelist

Simo Ellilä

CEO, eniferBio

Anton Johansson

Chief Financial Officer, Mycorena

Turo Numminen

Startup Investments, Sofokus Ventures

Pia Santavirta

Managing Director, Finnish Venture Capital Association

Tuuli Saukkonen

Communications Strategist, Finnish Business Angels Network, FiBAN

Janne Saarikko

Food Ecosystems Evangelist, Founder Institute