Maria 01 event
Date: April 10th, 2024
8:30-10:00
Where:In person at Maria 01

Hosted by:Maria 01

Past event

Maria 01 Community Breakfast: Best Practices for Building Businesses Inclusively

Maria 01 Community Breakfast:  Best Practices for Building Businesses Inclusively
Maria 01 event
Date: April 10th, 2024
8:30-10:00
Where:In person at Maria 01

Hosted by:Maria 01

We are thrilled to invite you to our next community breakfast on April 10th at the Maria 01 Campus.

Join us for an engaging and insightful morning, complete with a panel discussion and networking opportunities, all while enjoying a delicious breakfast on the house. This time, we will be discussing a very important topic: Building Businesses Inclusively.

We are grateful to the Startup Foundation, Suomen startup-yhteisö, FVCA – Pääomasijoittajat, Finnish Business Angels Network (FiBAN), Slush, and Aalto Entrepreneurship Society for conducting a survey on inappropriate behaviour and practices in the startup ecosystem. Josefiina Kotilainen, CEO of the Startup Foundation will be sharing the key findings from the survey, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Sarita Runeberg, CEO of Maria 01. The panel will feature prominent figures from the Finnish startup ecosystem, including Timo Ahopelto, Founding Partner at Lifeline Ventures, Kristo Ovaska, Founder of Smartly.io, and Jasmin Assulin, CEO & Founding Partner at deidei, who will give their perspectives on the topic.

This event is an excellent chance for everyone who wants to gain practical advice and insights on this topic from a variety of perspectives. The panel will feature speakers from venture capital, startups, and a Nordic-based consulting agency helping organisations kick-off and accelerate their diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) journeys. Don’t miss out on this chance to learn from experts in the field and gain valuable insights into building businesses inclusively.

Timo Ahopelto
Timo Ahopelto, Founding Partner, Lifeline Ventures
Josefiina Kotilainen
Josefiina Kotilainen, CEO, Startup Foundation
Kristo Ovaska
Kristo Ovaska, Founder & Board Memeber, Smartly.io
Jasmin Assulin
Jasmin Assulin, CEO & Founding Partner, deidei
Sarita Runeberg
Sarita Runeberg, CEO, Maria 01

Agenda
8:30

Doors Open

09:00

Welcome words

09:15

Keynote presenting the results of the survey on the Experiences of inappropriate behaviour in the Finnish startup industry, Josefiina Kotilainen (CEO at Startup Foundation)

09:15

Panel Discussion with Timo Ahopelto (Founding Partner at Lifeline Ventures), Kristo Ovaska (Founder of Smartly.io), and Jasmin Assulin (CEO & Founding Partner at deidei), moderated by Sarita Runeberg (CEO at Maria 01)

10:00

Event ends

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