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Jul 3, 2020

How Posti explored future growth by empowering employees through intrapreneurship

This spring, one of Epicenter’s accelerator programs dove into future-proofing one of Finland’s most historical brands, postal and logistics service company Posti. The X-celerator program, co-created by Epicenter Helsinki, Result, and Posti, invited the whole staff to take part in the innovation journey, aiming for future growth. The goal of the X-celerator program, launched in January 2020...
Jun 23, 2020

Meet the Member: Bigger, bolder Ambitious Africa

Picture this, it’s early 2020 and a group of entrepreneurs in Helsinki have a moment of epiphany. They have in mind the idea of starting a groundbreaking initiative. An initiative that aims to unite young talents from two different regions of the world through education, entrepreneurship and entertainment. A name for the initiative is chosen. A date and venue for the launch is picked. A contin...
Jun 16, 2020

Revealed: the secrets of successful virtual events

picture of fia nordin producing virtual events in the epicenter studio Just two weeks after COVID-19 turned conference spaces the world over into ghost-towns, Epicenter Studio was welcoming delegates across the globe to hugely engaging digital events, live-streamed from the heart of Stockholm. Our own Head of Brand Experience Fia Nordin reveals how it’s done – and what digital events can do for you. As anyone who’s ever run a Zoom presentation will confirm, ca...
Jun 15, 2020

How to build customer relationships with Robbie Kellman Baxter

The Membership Economy - Fireside chat with Robbie Kellman Baxter Want to take your customer relationships to the next level? We had the pleasure to meet with Robbie Kellman Baxter to get some insight on how to make this happen. Keynote speaker as well as sought-after writer, Robbie’s CV is quite impressive having worked with industry leaders such as Netflix, Oracle, eBay and Electronic arts. As the author of The Membership Economy: Find Your Superusers,...
Jun 2, 2020

Innovation bootcamp with Navin Thukkaram

innovation bootcamp with navin thukkaram For this week’s blog post, we had the pleasure of meeting with quite a special person. Not only is he a successful speaker having keynoted events at companies such as Google and Microsoft. He’s also generated $3 billion in exits and sold one of his companies to Yahoo for 50 million dollars (!!). To put this in perspective, that’s the most expensive app purchase Yahoo ever made. We’re of course...
May 12, 2020

How to future proof a huge corporation with a long history? Dive into our accelerator program with Posti, Finland’s 400-year old postal service company

The rise of e-commerce is forcing historical corporations to renew and innovate all over the world. This is also the case for Posti, the leading postal and logistics service company in Finland. Transforming from public service to e-commerce is not simple for a 400-year-old company employing 20 000 people. But renewal is essential, and Posti is taking resolute steps to transform together w...
May 7, 2020

Four AI applications you need to know

picture of artificial intelligence with ashok samal Artificial Intelligence. Once the stuff of sci-fi, now part of every innovative company’s roadmap. And trailblazing the most disruptive applications is the incredible Ashok Samal, AI Ambassador working at Microsoft. Earlier this year he treated Epicenter members to an AI masterclass. Couldn’t attend? Take a break from everything that has to do with Covid-19 and catch up on our pick of his insp...
Apr 23, 2020

Pricing strategies in times of uncertainty

pricing strategies in times of uncertainty No matter what services or products you sell, you have probably been affected by the current economic consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic. One way or the other. The question “how to make it to the other side” is a very hot topic and talked about in several different forums. There are many aspects of what a business should do to adapt to this new landscape. Adjusting pricing strategies is one...
Apr 22, 2020

B2B marketing and value-based communication

value-based communication Value-based communication has been at the core of marketing for a while now. What we have seen in past weeks however, is a shift in communication where value has become a "must have", not just a "nice to have". We're facing a new kind of reality where "buy, buy, buy" communication is no longer appropriate. This blog post aims to sort out what value-based communication is, and also hands on tip...
Apr 21, 2020

How rapid experimentation can help you survive and thrive in these challenging times

We truly live in interesting times. For fans of Nassim Taleb, it’s like we’re living through two of his books: the black swan and antifragile. Black swan events are unpredictable and unprecedented and shake the global economic machine to its core. Some could argue that the Coronavirus pandemic is exactly that. Being antifragile means that an organism actually gets stronger from stress. For exa...
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