Maria 01 is a community of over 1500 members and home to 180 tech startups from various industries. “Everything we do centres around supporting our startups in scaling their business and bringing startups together with our network of partners, investors and ecosystem organisations, all helping each other succeed. Through our partners, we are able to offer startups valuable expertise on various topics as well as 1on1 mentoring and connections to established corporations,” says Ville Simola, CEO of Maria 01
Google Cloud offers a comprehensive and diverse product portfolio and mentoring ecosystem. This ecosystem is not limited to cloud tech but also focuses on growing together to reach all the people who can benefit from the unique value added by startups. Additionally, Google Cloud offers an extensive Google for Startups Program that provides startups with access to support, dedicated mentoring and Cloud and Firebase cost coverage up to $100,000 for the first two years in the program.
“It’s a privilege to welcome Google Cloud to the Maria 01 Community. We are excited to help Google establish a stronger presence among Nordic startups while offering our startups the best possible tech support from the Google team“.Ville Simola, CEO of Maria 01
Having a direct link to the Finnish startup ecosystem is key for Google Cloud when looking to establish a stronger presence in Finland. “At Google Cloud, we are on a mission to support thriving, diverse, and inclusive startup communities around the world. We are excited to partner with Maria 01 and help connect startups with the right people, products, and best practices to help accelerate their growth,“ says Markus Hongisto, Country Manager, Google Cloud Finland.
In addition to the support and programs offered to Maria 01 startups, Google Cloud will host regular events at the Maria 01 Campus throughout the year. The events will bring together local communities tackling similar scaling challenges and focus on guiding startups on how to connect with the right people within Google, giving strong tech support and consultation, as well as educating startups about the Google Cloud portfolio.
The first event of the year is hosted on the 30th of March at the Maria 01 Campus in Helsinki. The event will give you a sneak peek into the latest Google tech and the opportunity to learn more about growing in the new normal and facing tough times. The event is open to anyone in the Finnish startup community looking to learn more about working with Google. Reserve a seat at the event by registering here.