SUPERFINNS program

Skip the choir, aim to the spotlight!

SUPERFINNS® sparring program is for Finnish growth companies that have a giant-size hunger for global growth. 

In SUPERFINNS® program entrepreneurs meet other entrepreneurs, investors, and growth experts. The main themes in the program are finance and global growth.

If you want to feel the big city’s heat, take all you can get from SUPERFINNS® experts! We promise to take you to the next level. The program is free of charge.

THE APPLICATION PERIOD HAS ENDED. SCHEDULE FOR SUPERFINNS® 2023 WILL BE PUBLISHED IN AUTUMN 2022.

CONTACT INFO
Inka Hyvönen, Kasvu Open
+358 50 570 3500, inka.hyvonen@kasvuopen.fi

SUPERFINNS

HOW IT WORKS?

At first, you have to impress us with your incredible skills and be selected for the program.

Then enjoy the ride – but remember: SUPERFINNS® is more than just sparring. You also race against your new friends – because only one can be the SUPERFINN of the year.

In the final event, Nordea and supporting partners are choosing the ONE company that they believe to have a sparkling future in global markets. This company gets all the glory and fame that Kasvu Open and Nordea can offer.

Skip the choir, aim to the spotlight.

YOU GET

  • Meet represents from Nordea Startup and Growth, and capital investors (e.g. Inventure, Nordic FoodTech, Saari Partners, Superhero and Voima Ventures) growth experts and entrepreneurs
  • Work in live and online workshops and one2one meetings
  • Network with all the right people who can help you to grow big
  • The validation to call yourself as one of the SUPERFINNS®
  • Spotlight in Kasvu Open Karnevaali

SUPERFINNS ® program is for the SMEs on the threshold of an international breakthrough. The program aims to whip entrepreneurs to the pace at which Finland’s borders will be gone for good.

YOU NEED

  • Pure will and passion to pump up your business
  • Ambition to get global growth – big time!
  • Skills, skills, skills
  • Courage
  • Scalable business model
  • Market potential/market proof
    (customer base or continuing sales)
  • Growth rate – hard as a rock!

Your company can operate in any sector but must meet the criteria. Selections are made based on applications.
Show your best and rock your way to the hall of SUPERFINNS®!

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

Jaana Seppälä, Kasvu Open
toimitusjohtaja

Jaana Seppälä, Kasvu Open
CEO

Kasvu Open is a national business coaching programme that provides help and support for developing and growing business operations free of charge.
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Vesa Riihimäki, Nordea
Head of Startup & Growth

Vesa Riihimäki, Nordea
Head of Startup & Growth

Nordea Startup & Growth is focused on being the go-to partner in the Nordics to help budding startups and high-growth companies scale up and thrive throughout their entire life cycle. Read more

SUPPORTING PARTNERS 2022

Inka mero, Voima Ventures

Inka Mero

Voima Ventures is a deep tech fund that invests purely in startups with deep tech and scientific backgrounds. Industry domains include bio and new materials, medical technologies and life sciences, imaging and optics, IoT and electronics, robotics, software & ICT and AI.
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Juha Ruohonen, Superhero capital

Juha Ruohonen

Superhero Capital is a Seed-phase VC -fund investing into Insight-driven software companies in Finland and the Baltics.
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Mika Kukkurainen

Mika Kukkurainen

Nordic FoodTech VC is the first future food and food technology fund in Nordics. Nordic FoodTech VC is investing in innovative early stage future food and foodtechn companies with global potential in Nordic and Baltic countries.
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Sami Lampinen, Inventure

Sami Lampinen

Inventure is one of the most experienced Nordic venture funds that specializes in helping its portfolio companies with talent and expansion. READ MORE

Mia Sirkiä, Saari Partners

MIA SIRKIÄ

Saari Partners is a fundt hat invests in Finnish service companies with entrepreneurial drive, and the potential to achieve competitive advantage through the means of digitalization, branding and consolidation.
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