(GOOD NEWS FROM FINLAND) No fewer than seven Finnish companies have been named finalists in the 2012 Bully Awards honoring Europe’s leading technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) companies. They are Canatu, Cognitive Maps, Kiosked, Transfluent, Tribe Studios, Vilant Systems and Visma Severa.
“This year’s finalists were selected on the basis of excellence in innovation, the promise of growth, and the potential to weather the changes and challenges inherent in the TMT sector”, said Farley Duvall, Founder and CEO of White Bull Summits which organizes the award. “The Nordic applicants were incredibly strong this year – a clear indication of the kind of innovation coming out of the region.”
Sweden topped the list of finalists with 13 companies represented. Denmark, Spain and the United Kingdom all had six companies represented. The finalists, who were chosen after a three-month selection process from hundreds of nominated European TMT companies, fall into three categories – classic start-ups, early stage companies and growth stage companies. “We have carefully selected this year’s finalists based on business proposition, market strategy, technological solutions and understanding of customer needs”, added Duvall.
Thirty winners (ten per category) will be announced at the White Bull Summit 2012, Pathways to Exit event in Barcelona on October 3.