Mr. Lauri Kuronen

Health

Mr. Lauri Kuronen

Senior Business Advisor


My passion is to meet people and to help businesses to grow.

I have wide-ranging experience working in MedTech and Health sectors in different positions in several SMEs providing new digital solutions. Due to my background as an entrepreneur, I understand the needs and challenges when running a start-up company.

Mr. Juha Paakkola

Health

Mr. Juha Paakkola

Director


I have passion to help people and companies with mission to improve health and wellbeing.

My 30 years of business experience covers pharmaceuticals and life science business. At HBH I am leading Health Capital Helsinki (HCH) program, which is funded by Helsinki area main cities, universities, universities of applied sciences and main hospital.

Health Capital Helsinki develops Finland and the Helsinki region into the best Northern European hub for life science- and healthtech-based innovations and business development. HCH facilitates the commercialization of scientific research, increases the number of business ideas, startup companies and jobs, as well as supports business growth and accelerates export.

→ Read more about HCH project

+358 40 016 3980
juha.paakkola@healthcapitalhelsinki.fi
Juha Paakkola

Mr. Jukka Jokinen

Investor services

Mr. Jukka Jokinen

Senior venture advisor


Looking for quality deal flow?
You’ve found it.

My own background is in venture capital, corporate venturing and corporate executive experience. Advised, invested, steered and exited technology growth companies.

20 years of experience on international growth financing, business development, M&A, investment banking, corporate venturing, informal venture capital and consulting. Comprehensive understanding of KPIs and value drivers in different sectors. Solid track-record in all levels of deal execution and in running multiple complex projects in challenging market conditions.

Mr. Panu Maula

Investor servicesTalent

Mr. Panu Maula

Venture and talent advisor


You ask and you shall receive, let me introduce you to new opportunities.

As Venture and Talent Advisor at Helsinki Business Hub I’m here to support the growth of the startups through these exceptional times. Technology is my passion and I love problem solving. I have years of experience in navigating between growth companies and corporations, and I understand the growth challenges of both worlds.

Ms. Kati Soini

Ms. Kati Soini

Senior business advisor


Hotel operators and investors, interested in establishing your business in Greater Helsinki? Give me a call and I’ll help you make that into a reality.

I work as a Senior Business Advisor focusing on two different business areas, hotel investments and EdTech.

Hotel investments – Goal is to enrich the hotel offering in the enriching the hotel offering in the area to match the rising demand and increase of Helsinki’s international competitiveness.

EdTech – Promote the business, internationalisation and commercialisation of the metropolitan area’s EdTech companies and enhance collaboration between EdTech companies, incubators, start-ups, investors, consultancy companies among others.

Ms. Linda Emelianov

Investor services

Ms. Linda Emelianov

Venture Advisor


Looking for investment opportunities in Finland? I’m here to help.

As a Venture Advisor at Helsinki Business Hub I aim to help international investors in finding investment opportunities in Finland. My focus is especially on serving angel investors.

Ms. Kirsi Taivaloja

Ms. Kirsi Taivaloja

HR & Financial administrator


Team wellbeing is close to my heart.

Helsinki Business Hub’s administrative co-ordinator. HR practicalities, financial management and part of executive assistance work is in my hand.

Ms. Laine Valkama


Ms. Laine Valkama

Manager, Development and Administration


Cooperation with firm but warm grip!

My responsibilities include currently three complementary fields of the development such as

  • strategic planning and development with particular focus on owner relations and stakeholder community engagement;
  • business development including new market entries, developing new focus areas etc.
  • organisational and HR development.

I strongly believe that despite of all technology and advanced processes key to success is in well-being personnel.

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Ms. Maria Melnikova


ICTRussia

Ms. Maria Melnikova

Senior business advisor


Building meaningful connections between customers is my passion.

As a Senior Business Advisor at Helsinki Business Hub, I work across ICT, Cleantech and Healthtech domains with a special focus on creating growth opportunities and helping innovative Russian, CIS and Eastern European companies to land in Finland.

While being a driven business development professional with over 12 years of experience in international relations, project management, marketing and communications from private and public sectors, I possess a vast academic background and two Master’s Degrees in business administration and regional economics from top Finnish and Russian universities.

In addition I have a proven track record in establishing successful partnerships between investors, public and private sector organisations, academic institutions and startups. And as a native Russian, I can also provide our services по-русски.

Feel free to contact me to learn more about the opportunities available in the Helsinki region.

Briefly about HBH in Russian (кратко о НВН по-русски): helsinkibusinesshub.fi/russia

Mr. Miska Hakala



Mr. Miska Hakala

Chief Executive Officer


My aim is to connect the right people, ideas and money to create new businesses and opportunities in Helsinki.

I am the Chief Executive Officer of Helsinki Business Hub heading a team of investment promotion and regional development experts to create new jobs, investments, deals and pilot projects in the Helsinki region. I work closely with the local companies, cities, academia and other public organizations.

I have 20+ years of experience consulting, corporate strategy, sales and business development experience in the energy, cleantech, venture capital, forest and ICT industries. I’ve set up new businesses and accelerators in various corporates as well as funded startups and SME both from venture capitalist and bank perspective.