Maria 01 event
Date: April 27th, 2022
8:30-10:30
Where:In person at Maria 01 Starter Restaurant

Hosted by:Maria 01, Arrow, Microsoft

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Maria 01 Community Breakfast: Scaling up your SaaS business with Arrow and Microsoft

Maria 01 Community Breakfast: Scaling up your SaaS business with Arrow and Microsoft
Maria 01 event
Date: April 27th, 2022
8:30-10:30
Where:In person at Maria 01 Starter Restaurant

Hosted by:Maria 01, Arrow, Microsoft

Event recording added

Scaling up your SaaS Business with Arrow and Microsoft

Arrow, together with Microsoft, offers SaaS providers the support and technology that enables the building, running and scaling of businesses. The newly launched partnership with Maria 01 enables startups to get support on technology onboarding and optimisation, find new customers and boost their growth. This is enabled through Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub and Arrow Innovation Factory Program.

Welcome to join our next community breakfast to get insights into the programs, and how a startup throughout its lifecycle can grow with the help of Microsoft For Startups and Arrow Cloud Innovation Factory. In addition, we will get advice and insights from startups on how to make the most out of the programs along with great case examples from Cuckoo Workout on how they went to Microsoft Teams and scaled their business through Microsoft for Startups and how Arrow supported Simplified Solutions on their growth journey.

The breakfast will take place at Maria 01, Restaurant Starter and as usual, breakfast is on the house. Some company swag is also guaranteed for breakfast attendees. The breakfast is free and open for anyone to join, but secure your spot by signing up in advance. You can find out more about the morning’s speakers and agenda below.

Program:

8:30
Doors open and breakfast is served

8:45
How Microsoft can help you in your start-up journey and how to scale sales – Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub & Marketplace explained
Inari Bergius – Partner Development Manager, Microsoft
Mika Hämäläinen – Customer Program Manager, Microsoft

9:05
Startup Story: How Cuckoo went to Teams – Learnings and Insights
Anni Havas Partnerships and Wellbeing, Cuckoo Workout

9:15
Arrow’s Cloud Innovation Factory program is built to help SaaS companies to build for the future
Samuli Romppanen Business Manager, Arrow
Niklas Kurki Field Associate, Arrow

9:30
Startup Story: How Simplified Solutions scaled their SaaS business and how Arrow helped them in their journey
Juhani Aro Co-Founder of Simplified Solutions

9:40
Q&A Chat with SaaS experts
Anni Havas, Inari Bergius, Juhani Aro, Niklas Kurki
Moderator: Josephine Benzie Networks Manager, Maria 01

10:00
The program ends, attendees can stay for some light networking

Welcome!

Speakers taking the stage:

Anni Havas
Partnerships and Wellbeing, Cuckoo Workout
Anni is the wellbeing specialist and partner of Cuckoo Workout. The company inspires users to smart habits through gamified activities. Cuckoo workout is spreading the Cuckoo joy together with 300 companies worldwide.
Mika Hämäläinen
Customer Program Manager, Microsoft
​​Mika drives the co-operation with software companies and Microsoft Finland. Mika is helping startups and software companies in other stages leverage Microsoft programs and offerings to develop solutions and services leveraging the most comprehensive Microsoft cloud platform.

Samuli Romppanen
Business Manager, Arrow

Samuli is the Business Manager at Arrow ECS Finland, with a focus on helping partners to archive more through Arrow Cloud Innovation Factory Program. Samuli specializes in working with Microsoft partners, helping them grow and scale their businesses.
Juhani Aro
Co-Founder, Simplified Solutions
Juhani is the co-founder of Simplified Solutions. Juhani is always on the look for more efficient ways to do daily work for himself and the customers.
Niklas Kurki
Field Associate, Arrow
Niklas helps startups through the Arrow Cloud Innovation Factory Program. You can often spot him in the Clinic Room at Maria O1 assisting startups, or occasionally stressing about his PhD side-hustle. Either or, don’t hesitate to stop him at any time for a chat!
Inari Bergius
Partner Development Manager, Microsoft
Inari is managing strategic partnerships with B2B software companies in Microsoft Finland. Inari helps partners to scale their business both through Microsoft Azure and Microsoft global commercial marketplace.
Josephine Benzie
Networks Manager, Maria 01
As a Networks Manager at Maria 01, Josephine is taking care of the strategic partnerships and service provider partnerships. Josephine is a enthusiastic facilitator who enjoys connecting members and support partners, navigating the Maria 01 startup community.

About Arrow Cloud Innovation Factory Program
Get Set for Success with Arrow’s Cloud Innovation Factory Program. Arrow helps companies to accelerate their business success; from business planning and strategizing, to onboarding to cloud marketplaces. Book a business planning session with Arrow today!

About Microsoft For Startups Founders Hub

Designed to support all founders from idea to exit, Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub brings together the technology, guidance, and support you need to hit your next milestone. Receive Azure credits (up to $120K for 2 years) and gain access to free Visual Studio and GitHub Enterprise and much more via Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub. Learn more and apply to the program via Microsoft for Startups website.