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Oct 8, 2021

The Adjacent Possible came to Helsinki for Growth & Tech Opportunities

The 90 Day Finn Program, created by Helsinki Business Hub, works to help foreign companies grow and develop their business in Helsinki - and thereby attract upcoming talent to Finland. Part of this year's program is The Adjacent Possible, and Open Innovation Studio recently launched in Finland. Meet William Carbone, Co-Founder & CEO, as well as Nick Sgobba, CTO. Could you please introd...
Sep 23, 2021

Helsinki Business Hub & 90 Day Finn – Making Helsinki a Hub for International Entrepreneurship.

Helsinki Business Hub, is the international trade and investment promotion and talent attraction agency for the capital of Finland. With their 90 Day Finn Program, hosted at Epicenter Helsinki, they are attracting the best international talent, founders and investors to Helsinki’s entrepreneurial scene. Finland’s need for more international talent, connections and investments are the three cor...
Jun 2, 2021

Online events vs. physical events: Why your next event should be virtual!

As covid-19 hit the world and spiraled our everyday lives into an unexpected global turbulence, various industries were disrupted and faced an inevitable, yet speedy, need to adjust. Finding new ways to engage with future customers and connect with employees became challenging, independent of the size of the business. Specifically, the event industry, known for traditionally being tied to phys...
Apr 23, 2021

Entrepreneurship doesn’t have an age limit: Epicenter Helsinki’s youngest members want to offer consumers a clear path to the world of art and culture

The top names in Finnish culture enter through the door: Jorma Uotinen, Robin, Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto and many others. They are greeted by two high schoolers interested in culture. The discussion topics include the art of dance, fast fashion, dressing and music. What exactly is it about? Secondary students interested in culture and art, competition dancers, Aaro Ristola and Markus ...
Mar 16, 2021

How to train your brain to optimise innovation, new learning and creativity in daily business life

This week marks International Brain Week, a global campaign celebrated since 1996. Recognised by companies, individuals and professionals across the globe, the week aims at increasing public awareness and support about the progress and benefits of brain research. The brain is the most important muscle of the human body with over one hundred billion neurons - the same as the number of stars ...
Jan 26, 2021

Supercharge and innovate

By Riikka Jakovuori, Country Manager at Epicenter Helsinki. We were made for this stuff! Today, we are sitting at the beginning of the end of the old way of working. Now, more than ever, we are not just innovating because we want to. We are innovating because we must. Now we need to take into use all great technologies there is to speed up and disrupt the way used to do business and to a...
Jan 11, 2021

Does business competitiveness rely on individual’s capability to lead emotions or will AI manage it all?

Leading with emotions has been the it word for some time, but nevertheless, its importance is not going to vanish, even if AI is taking huge leaps in every direction. On the contrary, emotions are directly needed in 2021, when leading has been shifted to virtual channels and face-to-face interaction has been scarce, says Epicenter’s Fireside chat guest, forerunner of emotional l...
Dec 9, 2020

3D experience is the next step to scale up virtual meetings and gatherings

Wouldn’t it be great to get a little more buzz to virtual events and meetings? In order to avoid unnecessary visits to the fridge at your home office during a virtual meeting, its content has to offer you engagement beyond ordinary. To upgrade into sparkly events in 3D motion, a solution might just be at your fingertips; one that will leave you not wanting to retu...
Nov 25, 2020

Community partnership: FundYou, River Recycle and EANA joining forces

During what may felt like the most challenging of times, we have been privileged to witness some of the best of humanity: the power of community during COVID-19 is something to behold. Within a community driven coworking environment filled with some of the brightest minds in the startup, scale-up and entrepreneurs scene, sparks of creativity have become fuelled by the ever-changing situat...
Nov 18, 2020

The secret recipe to modern sales is here

During recent months, companies have been forced to make drastic changes to their operations. The value your business provided yesterday might be irrelevant today, and how you communicate might need to be tweaked. As the world changes, companies adapt, and you might find yourself contemplating: How can I leverage a multichannel approach to sales? What can I do to maximise sales? What are ...
Nov 4, 2020

How to build a value driven community

COVID-19 has disrupted life as we know in various ways, particularly when it comes to how we work and connect. Coworking and community driven workspaces were on the rise long before the pandemic, providing value through functional space and professional networking opportunities. Yet as employees' have adapted to the new normal and demand for more flexible working solutions is on the rise,...
Nov 4, 2020

The future of work

We are living in extraordinary times. The way we live, work and do business is being disrupted. Working from home has proven itself to be efficient. BUT – does that really mean that employees want to spend all of their working life at home? Let’s find out! We asked 200 of our members within our tech savvy business environment around the topic of the future of work. Now that a majority ha...
Oct 5, 2020

How can VR/AR help us create fun and people-centric virtual experiences?

Everybody: stay home. Those three words came as a worldwide shock earlier this year. Lockdown. Many traditional offices closed their doors. Social life plummeted. How were we supposed to stay connected, working and engaged? Overnight, most of us jumped on Zoom, Teams, Skype calls. The old “this could have been an email” joke became “this could have been a phone call”. While useful, some of ...
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...

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