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Turku 24.8.2023

Global Founders Network Meetup in Turku

3 PM – 6 PM
Tykistökatu 4, Turku


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Hanna Riski
Senior Advisor
hanna.riski (at)

Megumi Hayashi
Senior Specialist, Internationalisation services
Turku Science Park Oy
megumi.hayashi (at)

John Holmberg
Growth Advisor
Turku Science Park Oy
john.holmberg (at)

Global Founders Network is a community where international startup founders based in Finland and the local startup communities can come together, exchange ideas and learn through networking.

Welcome to the network’s next meetup, which will take place in SparkUp in Turku (Tykistökatu 4) to hear valuable insight from investor’s point of view on investment readiness, join the discussion on how to network across startup hubs and mingle with like-minded people with a slice of pizza!

The event will take place on the 24th of August starting at 15.00. Register by the 22nd of August


15:00 Doors open for networking with refreshments
15:30 Welcoming words and keynote presentations

Investment readiness – An investor’s point of view
Kimmo Irpola, Trind.Vc

Investment Readiness Process for Founders
Arto Branders, Turku Science Park

16:15 Entrepreneurship Ecosystem roundtable discussion and testimonials from local entrepreneurs, incl.

Leevi Mäkikalli, Boost Turku
Yiran ChenRonnie’s Gourmet

17:00 Networking and pizza
18:00 End of the event

Please note that Business Festival SHIFT will be organised in Turku on 23.-24.8.2023. This Global Founders Network MeetUp is open for all and accessible without a SHIFT ticket, however the attendees of this event will be provided a discount code for SHIFT tickets. 

This event is organised in collaboration with Turku Business Region

In case you are not able to join the event but you are interested in joining the Network, please contact: hanna.riski (at)