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Maria 01 Community Breakfast: Forming Successful Startup-Corporate Collaborations

In-person at Maria 01, Event Space
Maria 01 Community Breakfast: Forming Successful Startup-Corporate Collaborations

Welcome to join us for yet another Maria 01 Community Breakfast hosted in collaboration with Konecranes

We’re thrilled to invite you to our next Community Breakfast at the Maria 01 Campus on 2 November. As a continuation of last year’s Konecranes startup-corporate collaboration guidebook, we’re yet another year wiser and more empowered on how to build successful collaboration models between startups and corporations. The aim of this breakfast session is to give startups and corporations hands-on advice and share know-how on how to establish successful partnerships.

During the breakfast, we will learn from Jussi Havu, CEO of Glue, (the leader in real-time virtual collaboration software), about their learnings from collaborating with corporations. We’ll hear more from a startup point of view what their goals for a successful cooperation look like, what have the hurdles been and how you reach a stage where the collaboration is a smooth process where everything is moving forward seamlessly. More insights will be shared during the session whilst we also will go through the latest key takeaways from this year’s guide on Forming Successful Partnerships.


  • 8:30 Doors open & Breakfast Served
  • 9:00 Welcome words Henri Kuusla, Network Manager at Maria 01
  • 9:02 Key takeaways from Konecranes Guidebook, Iina Seppälä and Ville Hoppu
  • 9:10 Fireside chat with Jussi Havu from Glue about successful corporate collaboration
  • 9:30 Q&A and Open Networking
  • 10:00 Event ends


Olli-Pekka Nieminen, Head of Digital Experience & Business Design

Olli-Pekka is fascinated by new technologies solving the most demanding challenges in business and society. Now, he leads Konecranes’ Digital Experience and Business Design team.

Ville Hoppu, Partnership Manager

Ville is passionate about innovation around sustainability solutions and at Konecranes, he drives the startup collaboration and engages like-minded out-of-the-box thinkers.

Iina Seppälä, Startup Collaboration Specialist

Iina is specialising in open innovation in cross-functional teams at Konecranes. She is fascinated by the adaptive entrepreneurial mindsets and opportunities in today’s fast-evolving environment.

Karl-Johan Silvander, Field Operative Development Manager

The initiator and business owner in several startup collaborations at Konecranes. He is responsible for field services’ learning development and currently driving new hybrid training implementations with Glue.

Jussi Havu, CEO

Jussi is a business leader with the passion for technology and start-ups. He has more than a decade of international experience in Sales, Business Development, Strategy, Corporate Finance, M&A, and Investor Relations.