Startup Tampere Showcase + "Urban Imaginarium" Afterwork

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Startup Tampere Showcase + "Urban Imaginarium" Afterwork

This is an unofficial side event of Tampere Smart City Expo & Conference 2023 and Manufacturing Performance Days 2023.

By Platform6 Startup House

When and where

Date and time

Wed, Jun 7, 2023 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM EEST


Platform6 8 Åkerlundinkatu 33100 Tampere Finland

About this event

  • 10 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

You are invited to Startup Tampere Showcase followed by "Urban Imaginarium" Afterwork at Platform6!

This is an unofficial side event of Tampere Smart City Expo & Conference and Manufacturing Performance Days leveraging and complementing their international and local corporate and investment related programmes and attendees.

Its main goal is to showcase high growth startups based in the Tampere region in the areas of Smart City Development, ICT, Energy, Impact and Deep Tech. This is a great opportunity to get to know and chat with close to 100 startups from the region and hear 25 of them pitch on stage. In addition to this, there will be dedicated slots and spots for speed-dating, ad hoc meetings, an expo area for startup service providers, panel discussions, reverse pitching, office hours and more followed by an afterwork in a relaxed setting.

The event is of special interest to corporates, investors, startups, ecosystem builders, policy-makers, and startup service providers.

Day programme / Open house + pitching


10:00 - 10:05 Welcome Words by Margarita Khartanovich, CMO at Platform6

10:05 - 10:15 Introductions by the event host Ava Koskinen

10:15 - 14:20 Startup Tampere Showcase

  • 10:15 - 10:55 Track 1: ICT & Enterprise Software / SaaS

Startups: Softlandia, NoNoNo, Foxie, Prönö, Kodarit

Experts: Heidi Hurskainen (Founding Partner at Revon Ventures), Lukas Lundin (Data & AI at Microsoft Finland), Tuomas Pahlman (Investor & Founder at Höpöhöpö)

  • 11:00 - 11:40 Track 2: Smart City Solutions & Urban Tech (Energy & Cleantech)

Startups: UDT Technologies, Enion, Ozonium, Nobody Engineering, more TBA

Experts: Emilie Martinsen Christensen (Project Manager at Nordic Edge), more TBA

  • 11:40 - 12:00 Panel Discussion: How EIT Manufacturing brings value to the smart manufacturing hub in Tampere

Panelists: Johanna Stiernstedt (Director at EIT Manufacturing North), Abir Hossain (Business Creation Manager at EIT Manufacturing), Alexandra Santos (CEO at Platform6), Mika-Patteri Kuro (CEO at Helmee Imaging)

  • 12:00 - 12:40 Track 3: Industrial & Manufacturing Innovation

Startups: SUPPLYZ, Liquid Sun, Bamomas, Wield VR, more TBA

Experts: Juha Yli-Petäys (SVP, Global Distribution Management at Metso), more TBA

  • 12:40 - 13:00 Startup Services Reverse Pitching

Talent & Employment Business Services: International House Tampere, TE Palvelut, City of Tampere

Innovation Ecosystem: Spark Finland & TUNI, Business Tampere

Entrepreneurial Communities: Tribe Tampere, Tampere ES

  • 13:00 - 13:40 Track 4: Responsible Collab & Impact

Startups: MorrowX, Commu, Solar Fire, Crowdorsa, Virtual Dawn

Experts: TBA

  • 13:40 - 14:20 Track 5: Deep Tech

Startups: Quanscient, Olfactomics, Lakka Health, more TBA

Experts: Ilkka Sillanpää (Hegemonia Invest), more TBA

14:20 - 14:30 - Closing words by Margarita Khartanovich, CMO at Platform6

Evening programme / Afterwork


16:00 Doors open.

16:15 - 16:20 Welcome words by Alexandra Santos, CEO at Platform6

16:20 - 16:35 Startup Tampere introduction by Vesa-Matti Ruottinen, Development Manager at City of Tampere

16:35 - 20:00 Afterwork with music, drinks, light food, karaoke, rooftop views and fantastic networking opportunities

20:00 Event ends (an unofficial afterparty from 20:00 - TBA)

About Platform6

Platform6 is a startup house in the heart of Tampere that opened its doors on the 1st of October in 2020. It offers startups a structured growth path along with a curated space, peer support, global networks and carefully selected services & programmes that help startups at all stages (from ideation to international expansion)grow, scale and access private investments, public funding, mentors, strategic partners, corporates, top talent, customers, etc.

As of now, we have 70 startups, 7 organisations, 200+ members, and 5 startup programmes, working and running from Platform6 as well as 20 partners to support the startup growth. It is operated by a coalition of startups Tampere Startup Hub and supported by The City of Tampere.

Let’s connect!

The capacity of our venue is limited so we ask you to register only if you are sure that you can join the event. Cancel your registration if your plans change. We expect to be sold out fast - reserve your ticket well in advance. If you have any questions or requests, please direct them to Margarita Khartanovich, CMO at Platform6 via

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