We <3 Ultrahack!

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We love Ultrahack! In fact so much that invested into Ultrahack and welcomed it to our Nestholma family! Now we can both offer our partners and communities new ways to innovate through a complementary offering of hackathons and accelerators. Ultrahack is a global innovation platform for hackers with varying backgrounds and corporations that want to… Read more »

6 Reasons why your startup should join an accelerator (guest post by Feelingstream)

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This is a guest post by Maarit Cimolonskas from Feelingstream Feelingstream is one of our portfolio startups (feelingstream.com). FeelingStream helps large service companies improve customer experience by analyzing customer messages and providing actionable insight on customer feelings using smart analytics. They participated in the first Nordea and Nestholma Startup Accelerator batch. Applications for the next… Read more »

How to talk to your customers and build better products?

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Your startup can only succeed if it can provide real value for your customers. Stop guessing what are your customers’ problems or needs and what they consider valuable. Here’s a framework to help you to really listen to your customer and learn what are the problems your product should solve. Steve Jobs famously said, “A… Read more »

Nestholma Oulu startup program Batch 2 announced

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Nestholma startup accelerator program is a free, intensive three-month program in Oulu, Finland run in collaboration with BusinessOulu. This is the second Nestholma batch in Oulu, and it will run in Spring 2016 (14.3.-3.6.). During the program B2B and B2C startups will get a unique opportunity to refine their idea and product with many industry… Read more »

Nestholma B2B startup program startups announced

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  They are here! The first startups for the Nestholma B2B Startup Accelerator Program have been selected. Nestholma will arrange an accelerator program in Oulu starting in September. The startups are Epic Artiga, FlexiDet, Playsign, SIMO, Technovate and Zemeho The companies provide a wide variety of innovations from creative and interactive uses of e-ink displays… Read more »

Nordea and Nestholma launch a startup accelerator program

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Nordea is organizing a startup accelerator program in autumn 2015 together with Nestholma. The program will include 10–15 startup companies that will innovate new digital services for customers. Nordea startup accelerator program is a free, intensive three-month program in Helsinki, Finland run in collaboration with Nestholma. The program focuses on new, outside the box, innovations… Read more »

Trusted Cloud High Impact Initiative helps SME’s to make a bigger business impact

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Nestholma joins EIT ICT Labs Trusted Cloud High Impact Initiative to help the SME’s to make a bigger business impact and to support the ecosystem collaboration. British Telecom, Telecom Italia, 3D Repo and U-Hopper working together. EIT ICT Labs Trusted Cloud High Impact Initiative (HII) Acceleration Days gathered six SME’s and three large corporations together in… Read more »

Nestholman ja Invesdorin yhteistyö alkoi vakuuttavalla ylimerkinnällä

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Yrityskiihdyttämö Nestholmasta liikkeelle lähteneen Neonto Oy:n joukkorahoituskierros ylimerkittiin vikkelästi. Neonton joukkorahoituskierros on yrityskiihdyttämö Nestholman ja Invesdorin yhteistyön ensimmäisiä hedelmiä. Mobiilisovellusten suunnittelutyökaluja tekevä Neonto Oy lähti hakemaan osakeannilla 25 000–50 000 euroa, mutta keräsikin noin kolmessa viikossa lähes 60 000 euroa. Anti jouduttiin sulkemaan etuajassa odotukset ylittäneen kysynnän vuoksi. ”Joukkorahoituskierroksella halusimme antaa tuotteen varhaisille käyttäjille mahdollisuuden… Read more »

Nestholma’s, Yle’s and Elisa’s future startup stars graduate

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  Press release December 19, 2014 For immediate release The eight startups that participated in the media startup accelerator run by Nestholma and Yle, graduated from the program with high praise. Startups pitched their service to potential investors in the Demo Day that was the final event in the program. Every startup has already received their… Read more »