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  • Vigo - Grey Area and Microtask, MindTrek LaunchPad 2011 Finalists
    09 19 12 52 Marit Tuominen MICROTASK MINDTREK LAUNCHPAD 2 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

    Original URL path: https://vigo.fi/news-view.php?article=50&title=grey-area-and-microtask,-mindtrek-launchpad-2011-finalists (2016-05-01)
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  • Vigo - National Library of Finland launches Europe
    its kind in Europe the e program Digitalkoot Digital Volunteers harnesses the power of crowdsourcing to mobilize people to help digitize millions of pages of archive material The e program technology provider is Microtask whose automated platform splits dull repetitive tasks into tiny microtasks and distributes them over the internet Once carried out by interested microworkers around Finland or around the world Microtask puts the results back together into a completed assignment In the first phase The National Library of Finland s e program consists of two online games The online gaming experience provides both entertainment and the opportunity to contribute to the preservation of Finland s cultural heritage Read the complete press release pdf Digital Volunteers homepage 2011 02 09 14 00 Marit Tuominen MICROTASK 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

    Original URL path: https://vigo.fi/news-view.php?article=46&title=national-library-of-finland-launches-europe (2016-05-01)
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  • Vigo - Mindtrek: Digitalkoot won the prize for the most innovative product
    that they are searchable online www mindtrek org 2011 10 03 11 38 Marit Tuominen DIGITALKOOT MINDTREK 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

    Original URL path: https://vigo.fi/news-view.php?article=51&title=mindtrek:-digitalkoot-won-the-prize-for-the-most-innovative-product (2016-05-01)
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  • Vigo - Nonstop Games Raises $2.9m Usd Seed Funding For Its Immersive, Real-time, Free-to-play Games
    tablet and mobile Heroes of Honor will be the first title to show this adds Henric Suuronen President and Co Founder Mobile gaming is exploding and gamers are expecting an increasingly superior game experience Nonstop Games has the team and vision to meet these requirements says Daniel Blomquist Creandum We ve been extremely excited about Nonstop Games since our initial investment in 2011 and we think they are building something revolutionary with their new game says Petteri Koponen Lifeline Ventures Heroes of Honor Nonstop Games next game will launch later this Spring The game is based in a captivating fantasy world with three different factions fighting for power Players build towns and armies form alliances and perform coordinated attacks with their alliance members It features massive real time battles between thousands of player armies concurrently something never seen before on mobile games Juha Paananen Henric Suuronen lead programmer Henrik Karlström and CTO Teemu Ikonen founded Nonstop Games in 2011 Paananen previously ran business development for Nokia in the APAC region based in Singapore Suuronen was Head of Studio at Wooga and Director at Digital Chocolate before that and he has managed over 50 titles on mobile and desktop platforms including several Top 10 hits on iOS and Facebook About Nonstop Games Nonstop Games makes games for gamers across tablet and mobile platforms It was founded in 2011 by a versatile team of industry veterans who have launched over 50 titles across mobile Facebook PC and console platforms Nonstop Games has offices in Finland Singapore and San Francisco and is backed by Creandum and Lifeline Ventures www nonstop games com About Creandum Creandum is the leading Nordic venture capital firm investing in innovative and fast growing technology companies within consumer software and hardware industries The firm has over 250M under management

    Original URL path: https://vigo.fi/news-view.php?article=80&title=nonstop-games-raises-$2.9m-usd-seed-funding-for-its-immersive,-real-time,-free-to-play-games (2016-05-01)
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  • Vigo - Oncos Therapeutics Ltd. Appoints Experienced Industry Leader Frans Wuite as President and CEO
    company In his new role as Chief Operating Officer Simula will be responsible for the company s overall program management covering research clinical development process development and manufacturing Prior to co founding Oncos Simula was Global Program Manager at Varian Medical Systems VAR responsible for the development and market roll out of the company s entire oncology product suite and also held a central role in development of RapidArc TM the latest revolution in radiation oncology Before Varian he worked as Project Director for CRF Health a leading electronic Patient Reported Outcomes technology and services provider for clinical trials and as Project Manager for Accenture About Oncos Therapeutics Oncos Therapeutics develops personalized cancer immunotherapeutics based on its proprietary oncolytic adenovirus technology The Company has clinical experience on 10 purposefully engineered vaccines These have a direct oncolytic effect due to selective virus replication in tumor cells as well as systemic effects through vascular dissemination to metastases and induction of a strong immune response against tumor cells mediated by exposure of tumor antigens by oncolysis In addition most of Oncos product candidates have a transgene that result in cytokine production in only cancer cells e g GM CSF further enhancing the immune response against tumor cells Oncos oncolytic vaccine portfolio will be focused on carefully selected cancer types that respond poorly to conventional therapies Based on efficacy and safety signals obtained in an Advanced Therapy Access Program ATAP with 290 cancer patients for whom standard of care therapies had failed CGTG 102 was selected as Oncos lead product Clinical experience with 115 CGTG 102 treated patients in ATAP has yielded important information on e g optimal dosing and scheduling of the product CGTG 102 has an orphan indication as its initial target indication First line treatment of inoperable Soft Tissue Sarcoma CGTG

    Original URL path: https://vigo.fi/news-view.php?article=66&title=oncos-therapeutics-ltd.-appoints-experienced-industry-leader-frans-wuite-as-president-and-ceo (2016-05-01)
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  • Vigo - Autodesk to acquire Tinkercad, web-based 3D design software
    News Contact Sign In Autodesk to acquire Tinkercad web based 3D design software Autodesk has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Tinkercad an easy to use browser based 3D design tool The addition of Tinkercad to Autodesk will help broaden the popular Autodesk 123D family of apps and supports Autodesk s vision to help anybody imagine design and create anything The acquisition will also revive the Tinkercad service and community despite a previously announced shutdown by its founders and creators 2013 05 20 10 45 Marit Tuominen AUTODESK TINKERCAD 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 Cleantech Invest shifts to an independent board of directors as Matti Vuoria Peter

    Original URL path: https://vigo.fi/news-view.php?article=85&title=autodesk-to-acquire-tinkercad,-web-based-3d-design-software (2016-05-01)
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  • Vigo - Tinkercad Lands $1 Million In Seed Funding
    3D printing more accessible to a wider audience Read More ArcticStartup 2011 11 10 12 56 Marit Tuominen TINKERCAD 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

    Original URL path: https://vigo.fi/news-view.php?article=54&title=tinkercad-lands-$1-million-in-seed-funding (2016-05-01)
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  • Vigo - If in Doubt, Innovate
    in video games Finns have a comparative advantage in the four things that make for great games blood soaked storylines all those sagas bold design ace computer programming and what might be politely called autistic creativity The arrival of the iPad and its apps allowed the Finnish industry to break out of its frozen ghetto Mr Paananen says he now has the wherewithal to build the company of my dreams Screens on the wall display how Supercell is doing against its rivals in real time The games masters talk about IPOs and massive growth curves The company recently moved into new headquarters which poignantly used to be Nokia s R D centre The mood reflected in the summer of start ups can be found across the region investors everywhere are looking for new opportunities and bright young things are running companies in converted warehouses Hjalmar Winbladh one of Sweden s leading entrepreneurs says that the atmosphere has changed completely since he started out in business in the early 1990s Back then people like him were oddities Today fashionable young people worship successful tech entrepreneurs such as Niklas Zennström the co founder of Skype and Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon the co founders of Spotify Mr Winbladh says that his biggest problem is to attract young talent from other start ups They all shudder at the thought of spending their lives in big organisations Nordic governments recognise that they need to encourage more entrepreneurs if they are to provide their people with high quality jobs and that they can no longer rely on large companies to generate business ecosystems on their own They are creating government agencies to promote start ups They are encouraging universities to commercialise their ideas and generate start ups They are telling their schools to sing the praises of entrepreneurship Many of the region s most interesting entrepreneurs operate at the low end of the tech spectrum often to help parents deal with the practical problems of combining full time work and family Niklas Aronsson co founder of a company called Linas Matkasse has applied IKEA s do it yourself model to family dinners He delivers bags containing all the ingredients needed for a meal chopped up and ready to cook a perfect solution for people who are short of time but prefer not to bring up their children on takeaway pizza Monica Lindstedt founder of Hemfrid is also in the business of selling time She has turned her company into a house cleaning giant applying professional management to domestic cleaning and turning it into an employment perk Hemfrid has persuaded the government to treat house cleaning as a tax deductible benefit like a company car It has also convinced companies that this is a great way to reward their employees and free them from domestic distraction Hemfrid now has 10 000 regular customers and 1 326 employees 70 of them born abroad Nordic entrepreneurs are also reinventing retirement homes for baby boomers A Finnish private housing

    Original URL path: https://vigo.fi/news-view.php?article=77&title=if-in-doubt,-innovate (2016-05-01)
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