Helsinki, 16.11.2017 @ TECHCODE



 Are you a startup or early stage growth company looking for financing? Better come prepared because it is a jungle out there!

Venture Day is your personal guide to help you reach your goal. With keynotes from financing experts, business angels and experienced fundraisers Venture Day will help you navigate to find your investment opportunity.


Reserve the date and pre-order your tickets now!


*More speakers to be announced soon!

Mika Marjalaakso

Mika Marjalaakso

Serial Entrepreneur, Toughloveangel, Chairman of the Board at Polka Dot Studio

Mika was the founding CEO of Viola Systems, the company which was selected as the best European startup in 2001. Mika is first and foremost a product guy and experienced startup executive and board professional. As a hobby he has personally raised and helped fellow entrepreneurs raise almost 100m€ from prominent angel and institutional investors in Finland, USA, and Russia, and advised countless startups over the past 15 years.

Harri Manninen

Harri Manninen

Serial Entrepreneur, angel investor & gaming executive

Harri is a serial entrepreneur & angel investor, and currently the Managing Director of Nordic VR Startups, a new VR/AR accelerator based in Helsinki. An entrepreneur since 2002, he’s previously co-founded Rocket Pack (acquired by Disney) and Shark Punch (Matchmade). He’s an active investor & advisor in early stage companies, focusing mainly on games & VR/AR.

Joni Karsikas

Joni Karsikas

Investment Manager at Tesi

Joni Karsikas is an Investment Manager in Tesi, a venture capital and private equity company that accelerates companies’ growth by investing in them, both directly and via funds. Joni is focused on finding the next international success stories as well as contributing to the growth of his existing portfolio companies. He joined Tesi in 2017 after 6 years as a consultant in KPMG’s Global Strategy Group where he specialised in growth and M&A strategies.

Juho Risku

Juho Risku

Serial Entrepreneur, Co-founder, Partner at Butterfly Ventures

In the fore front of digital technologies from mid -80s, serial entrepreneur since 1996, founder in four companies, M.Sc. in Economics (thesis about the effects of VC-Founder relationship quality), VC since 2012, participated 100+ investment rounds, visionary technology guy and an enthusiast ice climber and mountaineer.

Juha Heinola

Juha Heinola

Business Adviser at Tekes

Juha has a background in robotics and automation. He is currently working with the most ambitious, rapidly growing startups in Finland, as a senior adviser at Tekes’ Young Innovative Companies (YIC) funding programme.

Full program will be published on 19.10.2017

*We reserve the right to make changes


09:00 – 09:45 Networking Breakfast

09:45 – 10:15
– Top 5 mistakes entrepreneurs are making

10:15 – 10:45
– How to score a seed funding round

10:45 – 11:15 Coffee Break

11:15 – 11:45
– Public funding as accelerator for growth

11:45 – 12:15
– Looking beyond the Finnish borders

12:15 – 13:15 Networking Lunch



13:15 – 13:45
– How to get the blessing from an angel

13:45 – 14:15
– What are VC’s looking for, a later stage VC’s view

14:15 – 14:45 Coffee Break

14:45 – 15:15
– VC’s case studies, a closer look

15:15 – 15:45
– So you raised your first million, now what?

15:45 – 16:15 Afterworks

Venture Day will:

1. Help you to nail your company’s financing.
2. Consolidate hundreds of hours of information into a single day.
3. Let you avoid the most common mistakes made when raising financing.
4. Save you from hours of fruitless activity.
5. Reduce the risk of failing.

Get your tickets on Holvi!

Early Bird Ticket

99,- EUR + alv

Until 28.09.2017

Pre Ticket

129,- EUR + alv

after 26.10.2017

Standard Ticket

159,- EUR + alv

after 26.10.2017

Contact Us


Sjoerd Postema
+358 (0) 45 2222 350

Partnering with Venture Day

Our partnership solutions cover most aspects of a targeted marketing campaign. Give us your insights on the most relevant speakers, invite your key prospects to the event, and engage yourself in business meetings. Venture Day is a medium that combines a full digital marketing campaign with networking and customer appreciation opportunities – a concept no other can offer.



Anu Ivanoff
+358 (0) 50 407 4003



Kaisaniemenkatu 13 A, 2nd Floor, 00100, Helsinki


About Techcode

Techcode is building the leading global entrepreneurship ecosystem to help innovative technology companies to scale up and access Chinese market. Techcode is Chinese company that has global network of incubators. Techcode has more than 10 locations in China and offices in Silicon Valley, Berlin, Tel Aviv, Seoul and now in Helsinki. Techcode provides technology companies incubation, acceleration, venture funding and soft landing services to China.

Venture Day is a part of the Growsmart program

GROWSMART is a series of workshops & events focused on growth organized by the professionals of HUB13. The workshops & events are free for members of HUB13 and are also accessible for paying customers.
The HUB13 GROWSMART program guides startup teams and established companies to accelerate the growth of their own business. The program deals with various themes of growth, financing, leadership & marketing with experts that are the top in those fields. The experts know how to grow a business but never forget about the startup mentality. The program provides an active and hands-on approach to where and how growth can lead to opportunities for the future, and what are the practical tools and methods to further accelerate the growth that is needed when the company already has gained some experience.

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