Tech Nordic Advocates (TNA), Northern Europe’s largest tech/startup ecosystem, is launching in Finland. The aim is to support the growth of the Nordics/Baltics into a leading global tech hub. TNA has supported and partnered with Finnish tech startups, scaleups and the wider ecosystem and events incl. Arctic 15 and Slush, since the launch 5 years ago.
“TNA aims to be the leading platform and driving force for Nordic and Baltic tech startup, scaleup and ecosystem growth across the region, and help Nordic/Baltic startups and scaleups expand and grow globally through our 18 Global Tech Advocates tech/startup hubs. As we ramp up, the time has come for us to launch officially in Finland to make it easier for us to support and open up our global network to the Finnish ecosystem and partners”, Jeanette Carlsson, Founder & CEO, Tech Nordic Advocates, says.
TNA is simultaneously announcing partnerships with key players in the Finnish ecosystem to support this mission. The Chair of the Finland Board will be Ville Salonen, Partner at Magnusson. Head of Unit, NewCo Helsinki Tommo Koivusalo, will join TNA’s pan-Nordic/Baltic/Global board.
” I’m very much looking forward to further collaboration with Tech Nordic Advocates in our mutual support for the Finnish tech/startup ecosystem. Our technology lawyers in Magnusson Finland have deep knowledge of the latest legal developments and businesses all growth companies need to know about. We are the right legal partner for businesses from new-born startups and scaleups to full maturity and beyond,” Salonen comments.
“I’m happy to welcome Tech Nordic Advocates to Finland, delighted to join the TNA Board and looking forward to further collaboration. Helsinki aims at being one of the most fascinating cities to found new business and we are on a constant basis looking for partners who can bring value to the local tech/startup ecosystem. In this aspect I see great potential in TNA’s strong network”, Koivusalo comments.
International Reach for the Finnish Startups
In addition to Magnusson and NewCo Helsinki, TNA is announcing partnerships with other leading Finnish tech/startup ecosystem partners, like Nordic Startup School and Helsinki Business Hub (HBH), including HBH’s Startup Space Helsinki, a virtual co-working space and community.
“The collaboration with Tech Nordic Advocates will strengthen the international reach of Startup Space Helsinki network significantly. We at Helsinki Business Hub are excited to offer the Startups in Finland valuable events & services and deliver the whole Nordic ecosystem within reach,” Panu Maula, Venture & Talent Advisor, Helsinki Business Hub describes.
“NSS is hoping to create more collaboration on not only Nordic-level but on the European level as well, to help startups grow and scale faster internationally. With TNA, we are creating one of those bridges, since we work together for a better startup ecosystem in Nordics”, Tomi Terentjeff, Co-Founder, Nordic Startup School continues.