Pekka Koponen

Chairman

 

 

Education:

MBA from IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland
MSc in Computer Science and Engineering, University of Oulu, Finland

Relevant experience and positions of trust:

Founder and former CEO of Spinverse
Chairman, Working Group on Innovation, Technology Industries of Finland (2018- )
Managing Director, Sunshine Kaidi (Finland) New Energy Co. Ltd. (2016)
Various positions from R&D to Marketing, Sales, Venturing and Strategy, Nokia (1990-2004)

Tuomas Airisto

Board member

 

 

Education:

MSc in Business, University of Turku, Finland

Relevant experience and positions of trust:

Chief Commercial Officer (B2B), Sanoma Media Finland (2019-)
CEO, Avidly Suomi (2012-2018)
Managing Director, Talentum Events Oy (2010)
Chairman of the Board, Zeeland Media Group (2015-2018)
Member of the Board, Sugar Helsinki Oy (2015-2018)
Member of the Board, Multiprint Oy, (2008-2015)

Laura Koponen

Board member

 

 

Education:

DSc in Technology, Aalto University, Finland

Relevant experience and positions of trust:

Managing Director of Spinverse, (2015-)
Member of the Board, 3DBear (2016-)
Various positions at Spinverse (2008-2015)

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Tomas Hedenborg

Board member

 

 

Education:

MSc in Mechanical Engineering, Helsinki Technical University (now Aalto), Finland

Relevant experience and positions of trust:

Group CEO, Fastems Oy Ab (2013-now)
President and CEO, Finn-Power Oy (2005-2011)
President and CEO, HBPO Group (2000-2005)
President, Orgalim (2015-)
Chairman, DIMECC Ltd (2013-2016)
Member of the Board, Kemppi Oy (2018-)
Member of the Board, Meconet Oy (2019-)

Jorma Turunen

Board member

 

 

Education:

MBA from Helsinki School of Economics, Finland
MSc in Chemical Engineering, University of Oulu, Finland

Relevant experience and positions of trust:

CEO, Technology Industries in Finland (2010-2018)
President and CEO, Finpro (2006-2010)
President and CEO, Stonesoft (2002-2004)

Markko Vaarnas

Board member

 

 

Education:

MSc in International Business, Helsinki School of Economics, Finland

Relevant experience and positions of trust:

Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Takeoff Partners (2015-)
Various Chairman positions (Huone Events Hotels 2017-, Futures Platform 2016-, Meetingpackage.com 2015-, Boardman Grow 2018)
Co-Founder and CEO, Global Intelligence Alliance (1995-2014)
Various Board positions (Spinverse 2016-, Finnish Business Angel Network 2019-, LATO Strategy Tool 2015-2018, Deep Lead Inc. 2015-2018, etc.)

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The Spinverse Innovation Challenge concept is clear and well designed. Another success factor is the network of Spinverse and ability to reach and attract participants.

Niko Korte

Senior Manager, Digital Business Development

The co-operation with Spinverse helped us to see our business models and market needs in new perspective. Our message was simplified, and we found new business possibilities.

Jyri Roselius

CEO, Piceasoft

With the help of Spinverse experts, we expanded our business plan with the right answers to new questions. Without Spinverse I doubt we would have achieved our goals.

Christian Harwanegg

CEO, MacroArrayDiagnostics

We got into European Commission's Horizon 2020 -program, allowing us to develop a new rotor sail model and delivering it to the Viking Line Grace -cruise ship. Without the he...

Tuomas Riski

CEO and Partner, Norsepower