Merry Christmas from ArcticStartup: 2013 In Review

Wow, what a year it has been. We want to thank you all for reading what we had to say, and for taking part in the journey. On behalf of the whole ArcticStartup team, Merry Christmas!

It was an important year for the region and for ArcticStartup. We had to restart the blog and while it was tough, in the end our numbers improved significantly and we could not have done it without you. In addition to that we started venturing out and doing other exciting things such as the Minimum Viable Office, our co-working space in central Helsinki. Then there is Wire.as, which many of you heard about already, which is going to be our "Angel List" for Northern Europe and Baltics.

But before we expand on all of that, we want to give you a little Christmas present in the shape of the absolute TOP 10 articles on ArcticStartup.com in 2013. So let's get right into it:

Read more »

Summer, Startups And BBQ - Summer Of Startups New Batch


Finland is notorious for having very long vacations during the summer. Last year, even the Metro was shutdown for a month. The startup spirit, however, remains unbroken and entrepreneurs are working full-time even during the summer. Especially with Summer Of Startups, a two month startup acceleration program by Aaltoes starting their fourth batch on the 7th of June.

The program provides a 5 000 EUR grant and access to a network of seasoned entrepreneurs and professionals. You might remember Catchbox, Healthpuzzle and Netmedi, all of which were started at Summer of Startups.

Read more »

Question Of The Week: What's Your Startup New Year's Resolutions?

New Years is a bit silly, it's a holiday celebrating the passage of time. Something that happens almost every day. But the good thing it brings is a chance to start fresh in our next lap around the sun.

So while new habits and goals are on everyone's mind, what are your startup New Year's Resolutions? What do you want to change up in your workflow, or what's that milestone to reach? Let's get the discussion going in the comments, or on Facebook, Twitter, or G+. With any luck, someone out there will see your resolution and add it to their own list, or get a chance to discuss realistic expectations.

Read more »