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  • Vigo - Valkee: Bright Light Headset Benefits are Comparable to Those of Bright Light Lamps
    treatment with the bright light headset corresponds with a bright light lamp in 30 60 minutes of treatment The tested equipment included the Valkee bright light headset and bright light lamp devices from two different manufacturers Participants in the test were employees of the Northern Karelia branch of the Finnish Centre for Economic Development Transport and the Environment For the 3 month test they received a bright light headset a bright light lamp or both The test confirmed what s known already that bright light is an effective treatment to symptoms that occur in seasonal depression during the dark months of the year Of the 32 people who answered the test questionnaire 73 had experienced that bright light had either somewhat positive or very positive effects on their seasonal symptoms Read more http www katv com story 20103523 a new independent user study published bright light headset benefits are comparable to those of bright light lamps 2012 11 19 09 03 Marit Tuominen VALKEE 0 Recent Articles Cleantech Invest shifts to an independent board of directors as Matti Vuoria Peter Carlsson and James Penney candidates to the new board 2016 03 30 08 53 Finnish Startup Investments Jumped 23 In

    Original URL path: https://vigo.fi/news-view.php?article=67&title=valkee:-bright-light-headset-benefits-are-comparable-to-those-of-bright-light-lamps (2016-05-01)
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  • Vigo - Valkee's Claimed Benefits Strengthened After Clinical Trial Results
    S A D It s not unreasonable to have some doubts about the device s claims the theory that the ear canal contains the path to the brain s photosensitive areas is an odd concept to most laymen And the device which has small light bulbs inside what looks like MP3 player headphones does seem strange enough to be touted on a late night infomercial as a miracle cure for weight loss But regardless of the misconceptions this week scientists from the University of Oulu are presenting two peer reviewed clinical trials at the 11th International Forum for Mood and Anxiety Disorders in Budapest with strong results in favor of Valkee s claims Source ArcticStartup Read More 2011 11 09 12 55 Marit Tuominen VALKEE 0 Recent Articles Cleantech Invest shifts to an independent board of directors as Matti Vuoria Peter Carlsson and James Penney candidates to the new board 2016 03 30 08 53 Finnish Startup Investments Jumped 23 In 2015 2016 03 21 09 10 Vendep s portfolio company AlphaSense raises USD 33 million 2016 03 07 08 35 ZenRobotics News Waste sorting robots to the USA 2016 03 03 09 03 Vigo on kiihdyttämöohjelma innovatiivisille nuorille yrityksille

    Original URL path: https://vigo.fi/news-view.php?article=53&title=valkee%27s-claimed-benefits-strengthened-after-clinical-trial-results (2016-05-01)
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  • Vigo - Applifier Raises $2 Million in Seed Funding
    network comprises over 100 social applications and reaches more than 55 million monthly active users MAU more than any social game publisher except Zynga Applifier has served over 50 million clicks to its members Applifier empowers all social game publishers with cross promotion capabilities previously available only to the largest social gaming giants We deliver new users for free to our publishers helping them compete on more a level playing field said Applifier CEO and founder Jussi Laakkonen Game publishers participate by embedding a cross promo toolbar next to their games The toolbar promotes other games in the network Each game receives promotion exposure in proportion to how much they are giving Games on Applifier achieve a competitive and promotional advantage previously available only to major publishers cross promoting titles within a portfolio of games Applifier has delivered several million free clicks to individual games within its network Applifier also announced its expansion beyond Facebook to all web games The company is now accepting applications for an invite only beta for any web based game to participate and benefit from a free stream of new users The need for a marketing channel like Applifier is even larger outside the Facebook platform because the cost of user acquisition for web games is 3 4 times higher than that of Facebook games said Applifier CEO and founder Jussi Laakkonen Applifier was launched in April 2010 to help social game publishers grow their applications through cross promotion Based in Helsinki Finland Applifier recently opened an office in San Francisco More information Applifier homepage Applifier press materials Applifier press release at Tekes site 2011 02 04 12 46 Marit Tuominen APPLIFIER FUNDING 0 Recent Articles Cleantech Invest shifts to an independent board of directors as Matti Vuoria Peter Carlsson and James Penney candidates to

    Original URL path: https://vigo.fi/news-view.php?article=45&title=applifier-raises-$2-million-in-seed-funding (2016-05-01)
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  • Vigo - Blaast Brings Flexible Data Plans to Developing Countries
    3 per month Standard data plans are generally unaffordable for the average user In emerging markets it s as expensive as having an AT T subscription and roaming in Indonesia CEO of Blaast Joonas Hjelt said That s what it s like for the local people In terms of spending power it s six to ten times more expensive than in the U S So how do carriers offer flexible plans that would allow users sufficient data access while keeping it affordable This is where a Finnish startup called Blaast comes in Blaast has been around for a few years but they recently launched a new app store that allows users in developing countries to choose which apps they want data access for The company s platform provides versions of popular apps that run partly in the cloud The platform uses compression techniques to drastically reduce data usage for apps running on the platform The platform compresses apps and data usage by up to 50 allowing for a better user experience over slower networks Previously Blaast had only been run in Indonesia Malaysia and Bangladesh on low end Java feature phones but with its launch on Android it promises more apps and more features Blaast was bundled on over 50 million SIM cards but with its Android offering Indonesian operator XL is bundling the Blaast store alongside the Play Store on its Sony Xperia J The carrier is charging 5 per month for the use of Blaast apps that is about half the price of the cheapest option previously available in Indonesia Users could also opt for cheaper deals that give them tailored access to specific apps like Facebook and Whatsapp By promoting this as a channel the operator benefits they can lower their entry price and get more data

    Original URL path: https://vigo.fi/news-view.php?article=71&title=blaast-brings-flexible-data-plans-to-developing-countries (2016-05-01)
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  • Vigo - Blaast: Finnish app store start-up bets on Android in Asia
    Blaast has built a platform to distribute apps to mid range mobile phones enabling carriers to sell more data packages bundled with free access to applications Android is going to own over 75 per cent of smartphone sales in emerging markets said Blaast Chief Executive Joonas Hjelt Blaast said its Android store will launch in Indonesia with No 2 carrier XL Axiata pre installed on Sony s new Xperia J smartphone So far operators in Malaysia and Bangladesh have launched Blaast service for basic mobile phones Google s Android has become the dominant smartphone platform over the last quarters controlling around two thirds of smartphone sales globally Cheap mobile phones have boosted demand for Andriod especially in emerging markets Source Today Online 2012 11 26 09 30 Marit Tuominen BLAAST STAR UP 0 Recent Articles Cleantech Invest shifts to an independent board of directors as Matti Vuoria Peter Carlsson and James Penney candidates to the new board 2016 03 30 08 53 Finnish Startup Investments Jumped 23 In 2015 2016 03 21 09 10 Vendep s portfolio company AlphaSense raises USD 33 million 2016 03 07 08 35 ZenRobotics News Waste sorting robots to the USA 2016 03 03 09

    Original URL path: https://vigo.fi/news-view.php?article=70&title=blaast:-finnish-app-store-start-up-bets-on-android-in-asia (2016-05-01)
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  • Vigo - Start-ups receive EUR 100 million in funding through Vigo
    enabling the start up of high potential growth companies and their entry into the international markets Our evaluation shows that the Vigo Accelerator Programme has started off very well It has succeeded in attracting a substantial amount of equity investment in innovative Finnish start up companies As such we find the Vigo concept very innovative and we believe it has a good chance to make a significant contribution towards the creation and growth of new innovative ventures in Finland says Professor Erkko Autto one of the programme reviewers Participating companies felt they received support through the Vigo accelerators in areas such as strategy development growthorientation and networking with potential customers and investors The report contains several suggestions regarding the duration of the programme flexibility and public funding Vapaavuori an encouraging example of an entirely new approach The report confirms that the Vigo programme is an encouraging example of a new approach the government can adopt when working with private sector entities in order to create new companies that are equipped to generate significant international growth says Minister of Economic Affairs Jan Vapaavuori This programme paves the way for a strong growth company ecosystem in Finland says Pekka Soini Director General of Tekes The Ministry of Employment and the Economy launched the Vigo Accelerator Programme in 2009 The programme now includes nine accelerators that coach 60 selected companies and help them attain international growth Programme participants include Supercell Transfluent Senseg ZenRobotics Enersize and Zokem The assessment The Vigo Programme Mid Term Evaluation For further information please contact Pertti Valtonen Industrial Counsellor MEE tel 358 50 500 3198 Professor Erkko Autto London Imperial College Business School tel 44 77 8622 6452 Pete Pokkinen Special Adviser to the Minister of Economic Affairs tel 040 756 7180 2013 02 04 13 38 Marit Tuominen

    Original URL path: https://vigo.fi/news-view.php?article=23&title=start-ups-receive-eur-100-million-in-funding-through-vigo (2016-05-01)
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  • Vigo - Prince Harry And David Cameron Given Lookalike Dolls On US Tour
    US Tour When you re presenting your finely crafted work to Prince Harry with the world watching you don t really want him to react like this The prince grimaced as he was presented with a doll that was supposed to be his likeness during his trip to the United States Prime Minister David Cameron showed more decorum smiling as looked at his version The dolls were made by British entrepreneur Jo Roach whose MakieLab businesses allowing people to create dolls of themselves operates in Britain and the United States Source The Huffington Post 2013 05 20 10 48 Marit Tuominen MAKIELAB 0 Recent Articles Cleantech Invest shifts to an independent board of directors as Matti Vuoria Peter Carlsson and James Penney candidates to the new board 2016 03 30 08 53 Finnish Startup Investments Jumped 23 In 2015 2016 03 21 09 10 Vendep s portfolio company AlphaSense raises USD 33 million 2016 03 07 08 35 ZenRobotics News Waste sorting robots to the USA 2016 03 03 09 03 Vigo on kiihdyttämöohjelma innovatiivisille nuorille yrityksille joilla on kansainvälistä potentiaalia ja halu kasvaa Vigo ohjelma yhdistää innovatiiviset liikeideat kansainvälisesti kokeneet yrittäjyyden ammattilaiset sekä julkisen että yksityisen Our Latest News

    Original URL path: https://vigo.fi/news-view.php?article=86&title=prince-harry-and-david-cameron-given-lookalike-dolls-on-us-tour (2016-05-01)
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  • Vigo - MakieLab wins at SXSW Accelerator
    3D printed Bruce Sterling around his neck it s fantastic and we re very much enjoying being part of this movement Over 20 000 unique digital Makies have been created at www makie me In February Makies became the world s first 3D printed toy to earn the CE mark certifying them as safe for kids aged 3 and up Makies Doll Factory MakieLab s free build a doll app for iPad was released earlier this month and is available now in the App Store A complete list of SXSW Interactive Accelerator finalists and winners can be found at http sxsw com interactive startupvillage accelerator To learn more about MakieLab and Makies please visit www makie me or www makielab com About MakieLab MakieLab is a London based company making internet connected customisable playthings Formed in 2011 MakieLab has created technology to create physical toys from digital game objects starting with avatars Its first product Makies TM is a world first a customisable 3D printed action figure CE marked and EU certified safe for kids aged 3 Future products include a full mobile game tracking for early summer and further expansion of Makies toys customisation options and accessories throughout the year MakieLab s second toy game product targeted at the boys 8 market is currently in development with partners Martha Lane Fox is the Chair of MakieLab www makielab com makielab About SXSW Interactive The 20th annual SXSW Interactive Festival takes place March 8 12 2013 in Austin Texas An incubator of cutting edge technologies and digital creativity the event features five days of compelling presentations from the brightest minds in emerging technology scores of exciting networking events hosted by industry leaders and an unbeatable line up of special programs showcasing the best new websites video games and startup ideas

    Original URL path: https://vigo.fi/news-view.php?article=79&title=makielab-wins-at-sxsw-accelerator (2016-05-01)
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