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A Quick Guide For Hosting Your Event at Maria 01

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Hosting an event at Maria 01 is a unique experience. Maria 01 is located in an old historical campus in Helsinki. Our campus hosts over 100 startups, 12 venture capital companies, and a plethora of startup organisations. When you are are Maria 01, you are at the heart of Helsinki’s vibrant startup ecosystem. We love […]

A Quick Guide For Hosting Your Event at Maria 01

Hosting an event at Maria 01 is a unique experience. Maria 01 is located in an old historical campus in Helsinki. Our campus hosts over 100 startups, 12 venture capital companies, and a plethora of startup organisations. When you are are Maria 01, you are at the heart of Helsinki’s vibrant startup ecosystem.

We love hosting a good range of events, however, we can’t deny startup events are our cup of tea. Why so? By being a campus that represents a startup ecosystem, we want to keep our events relevant and with potential to be of use to our in-house but also all other startups. For that reason, we screen every single event request we receive and will let you know if your event suggestion is something that fits our organisation.

What do we offer? ⬇️

✔ ️Space Options

Event Space: Our event space is a cultural landmark. It has been restored to its original appearance, reflecting the trends of the mid 50s. The interior architecture was designed by Lauri Pajamies. The space seats about 100 people and is equipped with a projector which works with HDMI and VGA cables, four hand-held cordless microphones, two active speakers and a mixer. Additional screens and canvases can be arranged upon request.

Maria 01 Event Space

Classroom Space: This one is suitable for smaller groups of up to 30 people. Works well for workshops, bigger meetings and seminars. The room is equipped with a projector that works with HDMI and VGA cables.

Maria 01 Classroom Space

Restaurant Starter: The restaurant space can be booked for dinner parties, breakfasts or afterwork events. Starter Restaurant is an independent venue from Maria 01. The space seats 100 people and standing space for 150. Screens and stage are available upon request.

Starter Restaurant

✔ ️Promotion of Your Event

Hosting an event at Maria 01, does not automatically make us responsible for promoting your event. Events at Maria 01 happen on a daily basis, and promoting every single event in our internal networks is not always possible. We understand, it might be the case you want to reach our in-house startups. Due to this, we strongly suggest that you get in touch personally with the startups and forward them your invitations. You can check them all here.

Adding Maria 01 as a co-host to your event on Facebook is an option, but we reserve the right to decide if we co-host or share your event on social media. You could instead, add “Maria 01” as the event location on Facebook. A great option for promoting your event is:

  • Adding it to our Facebook group here OR
  • Bringing posters of the event to Maria 01

FYI: To increase visibility of your event, we recommend you add it to events platform such as Eventbrite. Eventbrite promotes public events to people in the area interested in the topic of your event.

✔ ️Catering Options

Maria 01 does not offer its own catering, but you are free to choose the catering company that is best suited to what you need. Based on overall satisfaction from previous events, we can recommend Starter Restaurant, as they are right inside Maria 01. This means, in terms of logistics using the in-house option might be easier for you. Starter Restaurant space is also for rent.

✔ ️Event Partnerships

We do event and conference partnerships. Becoming our partner, would mean that we both need to benefit equally and spend similar amount of resources. We love partnering with events or conferences that offer special discounts to our in-house members.

We can also partner to host events together, that are of benefit to our community. For example, if you’re a company or person with expert knowledge on a topic that could help our startups, get in touch!

✔ ️Contact

Event bookings here.

Starter Restaurant Catering: bookings@starterhelsinki.com

Event promotion & partnerships: kim@maria.io

Thank you and we look forward to hosting your event at Maria 01! 😉