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Maria 01 Community Breakfast with Taival: You need resilience, agility, and speed to enable growth

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Maria 01 Community Breakfast with Taival: You need resilience, agility, and speed to enable growth

Welcome to join a Community Breakfast with Maria 01 and Taival!

In this event, you will learn more about how you can utilise a growth strategy to keep your business afloat and even accelerate your growth in times of uncertainty by developing resilience, agility, and speed.

In the event you will learn:

  • How do you stay on course in times of uncertainty to hit those growth targets you’ve been setting?
  • How do you make sure you target the right clients, develop the right offering, or team up with the right partners?
  • Why a growth strategy is crucial from day one for startups and how investors are viewing growth strategies

Developing a growth strategy will provide you with the needed insights and guardrails to guide your startup through rough waters while keeping the eye on your growth target. It frames where to focus your resources to maximize the return on investment and provides a solid set of scenarios to reach your final destination.

Agenda Friday 8.4.2022:

8:30 Doors Open and breakfast is served
8:45 Program starts with welcoming words by hosts
8:50 Petri Salo keynote: The power of Growth Strategy, startup and VC angle
9:05 Founder Story with Monika Liikamaa, Co-Founder and Co-CEO at Enfuce
9:20 Panel discussion with:

Monika Liikamaa, Co-Founder and Co-CEO at Enfuce
Petri Salo, CEO& Executive Partner at Taival
Terhi Vapola, Vice President, Head & Founder at Helen Ventures
Michael Hanf, Executive Partner at Taival

9:45 Program is over
10:00 Event is over



Monika Liikamaa, CEO & Co-Founder of Enfuce

Monika Liikamaa is the co-Founder and co-CEO of Nordic payment service provider Enfuce. Monika’s visionary thinking and her 20+ years of experience in the fast-paced payment industry has enabled Enfuce to integrate services for its customers in record time.

Building sustainable solutions is a core value of the company and this is made possible thanks to Monika’s wide knowledge of the industry. Enfuce is one of the leading Fintechs in Europe, with close to 10 million end-users on its platform. In 2021, Enfuce was listed as one of the hottest startups in Helsinki by WIRED UK.
Terhi Vapola, Vice President, Head & Founder, Helen Ventures

Terhi Vapola is an experienced venture capitalist with a proven track record in creating new tech businesses and driving growth through board work. Currently, she is the leader and founder of Helen Ventures, the investment arm of Finnish energy company Helen Ltd.

Earlier she has been CEO of Springvest (growth capital), MD of Lureco (seed capital), angel investor, and business executive at Nokia. She has co-founded multiple startups, including one that won the coveted Red Herring Europe and Red Dot Design awards.

Petri Salo, CEO & Executive Partner at Taival

Having worked with multiple start-ups and growth companies throughout his 20+ years as an advisor, Petri Salo from Taival will outline his experience and insights as to why a growth strategy is important to guide a start-up through its growth journey. He will specifically consider the perspective of the start-up as well as the investors.
Michael Hanf, Executive Partner at Taival Facilitator

With almost 20 years in business and technology consulting, Michael has deep experience in helping companies deliver and navigate disruptive change. He’s passionate about bringing together corporates, start-ups, and senior experts into an open ecosystem to deliver impact and value for Taival’s customers.