Executive & Investor Track
29 August, 10:00–11:00: Executive & Investor Brunch @ Aura Ferry
Executive & Investor meetup with Handelsbanken
Meet other executives & investors over a delicious brunch and listen to the keynotes of the bright minds from Handelsbanken:
Augmented Intelligence @ Handelsbanken by Stephan Erne.
Aura Ferry will take you to the main event venue from the center of Turku.
The ferry leaves at 10:00 am from the front of Pharmacy Museum (Läntinen Rantakatu 13).
30 August, 09:00–11:00: Executive & Investor Brunch @ Ruissalo Spa Hotel
Executive & Investor meetup with Innovestor
Start the second festival day at the beautiful Ruissalo Spa Hotel with brunch and growth talk with Anssi Rantanen.
Anssi Rantanen is a growth marketing expert, serial entrepreneur and public speaker. He has helped over 50+ companies implement and execute growth strategies during a 3-year career at Google. Anssi Rantanen has also founded 3 companies in the last 10 years. He is currently CEO at Growth Tribe in Finland, growth coach and a keynote speaker.
A bus will take you to Ruissalo Spa Hotel from Turku city center.
The bus leaves at 08:45 from Turku bus station (Läntinen Pitkäkatu 4).
28 August, 11:00–18:00: Å-pitch – Official SHIFT Side Event @ Marina Palace & Jakke
Seminar, matchmaking & startup competition
Å Pitch is the first Nordic pitching event under the slogan “do good, do business”. This means we are looking for startups centered around ethical and sustainable business that provide solutions that “do good”, be it combating climate change, fostering sustainable development, peace tech, water, waste and food solutions, trustworthy AI, etc. Of course, the businesses also need to “do business” and have solid business plans. Read more.
29 August, 17:00–18:00: EXIT @ Westin
EXIT – Official Book Publication
EXIT is a book full of incredible success stories, deep insights, and never-before-published anecdotes. With 15 different stories on Finnish entrepreneurship, EXIT is for everybody involved or interested in growing a business. Come and meet the authors and people behind these staggering stories. Read more in the timetable.
29 August, 18:00–19:00: Cocktails by Fondia @ Avidly Lounge
Network with others in a relaxed atmosphere – After Party is almost here!
29 August, 19:00–20:00: Investor Pit @ Westin
Viewpoints to different stages of a company’s lifecycle
What happens when a company needs both equity and know-how, and when is a company ready to be sold or enlisted? We have compiled the field leaders in Finland, ranging from angel investment to large multimillion investors and company development, not forgetting the M&A side. Read more in the timetable.
30 August, 15:00–16:00: Round Table – Jumanne Mtambalike, CEO, Sahara Ventures @ Round Table room 1
Talk with people who make a difference
Real Talk is your opportunity to meet and talk about real issues with top angel investors and venture capitalists, handpicked by us to broaden your perspective. On this Real Talk session, you will meet Jumanne Mtambalike, the Chief Executive Officer of Sahara Ventures. Limited number of seats available. RSVP will open in August. Read more about Jumanne.
30 August, 17:0022:00: Boost Startup Journey Demoday – Official SHIFT Side Event @ Sigyn Hall
Pitching competition and demo session
Witness the finalists of the best accelerator program in Finland* pitch on stage and demonstrate their final results.
*Nordic Startup Awards 2015 Best Accelerator Program Winner
30 August, 21:00: Bore Experience @ S/S Bore
Meet startups in a relaxed atmosphere. It’s time to party!
Boost will also throw a closing party at S/S Bore. The party has been one of the most notorious events during SHIFT week, where startuppers, entrepreneurs, and investors party until sunset. Read more.