Helsinki will be in the epicentre of European innovation, as three major investor & startup events will be held on 3-6 of June to highlight the position of the city in the global startup ecosystem. Finnish Business Angels Network (FiBAN) together with NewCo Helsinki and Arctic15 are co-organizing the events, focusing on the matchmaking of investors, startups, and general public. Thousands of startup ecosystem influencers and more than 600 international investors are expected to visit Helsinki during the week.

EBAN Helsinki 2019 is the annual congress of European Business Angels Network (EBAN), which is the biggest event in Europe for business angels, held annually in different countries. Helsinki edition will provide international business angels the best possible networking experience, tied with professional training sessions on the current hot topics about angel investing. The EBAN Congress experience on the 3-4 June will be continued on the 5-6 June in the form of the Arctic15 startup conference, where the investors can meet with the best startups the Arctic region has to offer.

Arctic15 is an annual startup business conference in Helsinki focused on networking and meetings between international startups, investors and corporation representatives. It is bringing to Helsinki each year in total 2000 attendees from 50 countries. 15 tracks of the event tackle various industries, technologies and topics relevant to the Nordic & Baltic startup ecosystem, such as Impact, SaaS, Fintech, Health, AI, and Scaling. The conference also features the most promising Nordic and Baltic early stage startups in a Funding Program organized in collaboration with FiBAN which connects startups to angel investors from the region for cross-border investments.

To top it all, NewCo Helsinki will organize the highly successful Helsinki Startup Day on the 4th of June. The event brings to front the strengths of Helsinki as a hotspot for startups and technology fields gathering all the local ecosystem players together for one dynamic day. Helsinki Startup Day is designed to connect startups with service providers and enhance connectedness of the local startup community as well as introduce international contacts. Helsinki Startup Day is an annual event organized by NewCo Helsinki, a part of City of Helsinki, with selected key partners. The day will offer keynotes in selected fields, workshops for growing business as well as matchmaking.

About the organizers

Finnish Business Angels Network (FiBAN) is a non-profit association of private investors on a mission to inspire private investments. The network is one of the largest and most active business angel networks in Europe with over 650 approved members. FiBAN is a member of the European Business Angels Network (EBAN), and was chosen as the Business Angel Network of the Year in 2012 and 2014. FiBAN received the esteemed Internationalization Award of the President of the Republic of Finland in 2017.

Arctic15 is the most effective matchmaking startup event in the Nordics and Baltics taking place in Helsinki, Finland on 5-6 June 2019. The 2-day event brings together startups, investors, corporates and media from 50 countries. The focus is on making deals and quality networking. The event features the top early-stage startups from the Nordics and Baltics in a Funding Program fostering cross-border investments. The event is organized by ArcticStartup.

NewCo Helsinki, as a part of City of Helsinki offers services for founding companies and startups and for developing and scaling business ideas internationally. In the core is to support the local Helsinki region startup ecosystem helping it thrive. Together with other members of the local community NewCo Helsinki delivers approximately 200 events per a year to cater business needs in different phases.