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If in doubt, innovate - The Nordic region is becoming a hothouse of entrepreneurship

If in doubt, innovate - The Nordic region is becoming a hothouse of entrepreneurship | Finland | Scoop.it

IN 2010 A GROUP of students at Aalto University, just outside Helsinki, embarked on the most constructive piece of student activism in the history of the genre. They had been converted to the power of entrepreneurialism during a visit to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. When they got home they organised a “summer of start-ups” to spread the word that Finland’s future lay with new companies, not old giants. The summer of start-ups turned into a season of innovation.

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Focus 2012 published: Creative solutions from Finland

Government.fi: Focus 2012 published: Creative solutions from Finland http://t.co/RJdVlGbf...

 

Focus on the Economy and Technology, the annual publication showcasing Finland and targeted at key international markets, has just been published for the tenth time. This year’s issue highlights Finland’s strengths in design, start-up entrepreneurship and natural resource economy sectors.

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Steve Blank visits Finland · September 5th-9th 2011

Steve Blank visits Finland · September 5th-9th 2011 | Finland | Scoop.it
Serial entrepreneur, the leading revolutionizer of entrepreneurship education and ecosystems is visiting Finland for one week in September 2011.

Join us to develop a world-leading startup ecosystem of Finland.
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7. Finland - The World's Happiest And Saddest Countries - Forbes

7. Finland - The World's Happiest And Saddest Countries - Forbes | Finland | Scoop.it
Helsinki. Finland ranked 7th overall and 3rd in both entrepreneurship and opportunity as well as safety and security. 
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Israel, United States, Sweden and Finland among leading providers of venture capital/ most entrepreneurial nations

Israel, United States, Sweden and Finland among leading providers of venture capital/ most entrepreneurial nations | Finland | Scoop.it
Israel, the United States, Sweden and Finland are among the leading providers of venture capital and the most entrepreneurial nations according to a new OECD report.

The report says would-be entrepreneurs need cash to launch new businesses, but countries are far from equal when it comes to funding young, innovative and growth-oriented companies.
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The Democratization of Entrepreneurship « Steve Blank

The Democratization of Entrepreneurship « Steve Blank | Finland | Scoop.it
The Democratization of Entrepreneurship...


Last week I had 15 Finnish entrepreneurs out to the ranch (Aalto University has a partnership with Stanford’s Technology Ventures Program.) Monday we hosted 40 Danish entrepreneurs for dinner and today its graduate students from Chalmers University in Sweden.
Looks like the ice is melting in Scandinavia.
Welcome to the democratization of entrepreneurship.
Hermione Way of TheNextWeb grabbed me for a short interview below that covers the challenges and opportunities of startups outside of Silicon Valley and the never ending discussion of the “new bubble.” (Skip the first minute.)
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