We crowdsource innovations

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We crowdsource innovations, product development, R&D and customer interactions. We are not replacing anything, we just provide the wisdom of thousands of people at the cost of fraction of a internal development team. We follow the Lean Startup methodology, but from our strategic partners perspective it looks more like design thinking. We have copied some of the… Read more »

Big opportunities in Social TV

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Yle Media Startup Accelerator Themes, part 4: Social TV. In the coming weeks we’ll feature some of the themes at Yle Media Startup Accelerator Program and share some interesting things that have caught our attention. See also the list of the themes on the application page Social TV has been in the making for a… Read more »

Who will crack the local media honeypot?

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Yle Media Startup Accelerator Themes, part 2: Local media. In the coming weeks we’ll feature some of the themes at Yle Media Startup Accelerator Program and share some interesting things that have caught our attention. See also the list of the themes on the application page Local newspapers seem to be shrinking or even dying… Read more »

Media and content is vital for wearable tech

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Yle Media Startup Accelerator Themes, part 1: Wearable tech. In the coming weeks we’ll feature some of the themes at Yle Media Startup Accelerator Program and share some interesting things that have caught our attention. See also the list of the themes on the application page Wearable technology has been one of the hot topics… Read more »

Katja takes good care of startups at Nestholma

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Who are you? My name is Katja Meriläinen and I work as a project coordinator for Nestholma’s YLE Media Startup Accelerator program. My task is to take care of all the startups joining our program and make them love it. Tell us more about the program! YLE Media Startup Accelerator Program is a free intensive… Read more »

Don’t be afraid to be wrong! says Topi Järvinen from Nestholma

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Nestholma Mentors’ Voice, part 4: Topi Järvinen. In the coming weeks we’ll showcase mentors that will be active in the Yle Media Startup Accelerator Program. We’ve already featured Will Cardwell, Antti Kosunen and Pentti Mansukoski. Check back soon to see others. Who are you? I’m a product guy. I’ve done tens of products and services in… Read more »

Don’t fall in love with your idea – listen to the customer! says Pentti Mansukoski, mentor at Nestholma

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Nestholma Mentors’ Voice, part 3: Pentti Mansukoski. In the coming weeks we’ll showcase mentors that will be active in the Yle Media Startup Accelerator Program. We’ve already featured Will Cardwell and Antti Kosunen Check back soon to see others. Who are you? Just two or three years back I was an investment banker with Nordea. I have… Read more »

Validate! says Antti Kosunen, mentor at Nestholma Media Startup Accelerator

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Nestholma Mentors’ Voice, part 2: Antti Kosunen. In the coming weeks we’ll showcase mentors that will be active in the Yle Media Startup Accelerator Program. Last week we already featured Will Cardwell. Check back soon to see others. Who are you? Serial entrepreneur. Founded several software companies e-learning/BI/internet. Done several exits and invested tens of… Read more »