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Arctic15: matching David with Goliath

Written by Jessica Hashemi Wednesday, 14 May 2014.

Finnish blog ArcticStartup is preparing to hold its third annual Arctic15 conference on the 27/28 May in Helsinki and, as its official title (Arctic 15: Exit Path) suggests, it looks set to deliver value for the whole startup lifecycle, from inception right up to exit. And matching David to Goliath is one of its primary aims.

Startups attending the conference will be treated to talks from dozens of experts from across the business spectrum. Speakers include Electronic Arts Founder Trip Hawkins, Zynga Co-founder/Angel Investor Justin Waldron, Deutsche Telekom Investment Director Thomas Grota, and Ballou PR Founder/ CEO Colette Ballou.

Also on the menu are demo stands for startups looking to stand out, Investor Matchmaking, Co-founder and Acquisitions Speed Dating, Syndicating Services and plenty more. The best part of the billing, though, is set to be the Reverse Pitching session, in which corporate Goliaths are given the chance to pitch their problems to an audience of creative entrepreneurs.

By teaching Goliath how to dance with the innovative, creative Davids in the room, Arctic15 is recognising and facilitating a crucial part of the startup lifecycle. One which can supply the corporates with the creativity and innovation they need, offer VCs and Angels an exit plan, and give entrepreneurs a clear idea of the clients they should be serving with their ideas.

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Jessica Hashemi

Jessica Hashemi joined entrepreneurcountry in December 2013 as the content manager, after graduating from the University of Leeds with a degree in English Language and Literature. Her current responsibilities include managing the entrepreneurcountry website and online articles, as well as creating a weekly newsletter for investors and entrepreneurs.
Her main priorities are to search for, and find, unique and intelligent contributors, assisting them in the construction of informative and relevant articles as well as promoting them through social media channels.
With a background in writing, social media, travelling, and student led startups, Jessica occasionally contributes her own pieces to entrepreneurcountry as well as maintaining the site.



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