The Consulate General of Finland in New York hosted an event yesterday showcasing the Oulu based startups and truly innovative thinking. The participating companies had prepared dazzling presentations and the companies were regarded highly appealing both by media and investors.
The Capital of Northern Scandinavia, Oulu sends this week a notable delegation headed by the mayor Matti Pennanen to New York City, US for the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) Summit, where the winner of the intelligent community of 2012 will be announced this Friday, June 8th.
The latest of Oulu's ‘100 Acts’ is all about a group of youngsters aged 11-14 living in the Heinäpää district of Oulu. Assisted by an older youth, they set up a Junior Youth Group to build a positive atmosphere in their local community - starting from their own back yard and expanding to the entire Heinäpää district.
The City of Oulu has selected Butterfly Ventures to manage the Northern Startup Fund that will be established in Oulu. The fund will invest in startup companies that have operations within Oulu region.
Snowboarding and freestyle (‘new school’) skiing are wildly popular activities among young people, but the Oulu region was lacking a suitable place for practising these. The problem was solved when a freestyle park was built near the Kimmoke clubhouse of the Kiimingin Urheilijat sports club.