A new and exciting series of events is born for startup founders and entrepreneurs who want to network and learn from peers.
The topic of the first TribeX is failure. Let’s face it, Failure is still a taboo topic in Finland, we celebrate success stories but failures are far more common. We all know things in life usually don’t go as planned yet each failed experience holds a valuable lesson worth sharing but for some reason we tend to hide those away.
We are here to change that!
We want to strengthen Tampere’s startup community by exchanging key learnings from founders’ failed experiences. What didn’t work with the product? What lead to hiring the wrong people? How was it like to have the wrong investor? And when was the time to pivot?
- Ilkka Kivimäki, entrepreneur, early stage investor. Chairman of Slush, Kasvurymä, AIMotive, Wolt&Umbra. Ilkka is a serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in running high-growth technology companies. As a Co-founder of Wicom Communications, he ran the company as a CEO until it was acquired by SAP in 2007. He has worked as the Head Coach of Startup Sauna and as Founding Chairman of the Startup Sauna Foundation. Ilkka has been building the Finnish startup scene from day one.
- Otto Chrons is innovative technology leader with an entrepreneur background. Otto has founded several tech companies and is an advisor or an investor in others. He is also the Chairman of the Board at Junction, Europe’s leading hackathon and a converging point for developers, designers, and entrepreneurs from across the world.
- Matti Rönkkö, CEO at Nosto. Matti is behind the wheel of industry leading personalization software for online retailers. He has extensive experience in internationalisation as he took Nosto from Finland to Europe and to the US. The company secured $17 Million investment to own ecommerce personalization in summer 2017.