Tribe Studios LTD in Seed Forum London
Seed Forum International has organized high quality investor seminar over 20 times in London. The last one took place on Thursday 19th April and there were eight promising companies presenting their businesses and seeking investments for their growth and development. – Aalto University Small Business Center started the Seed Forum Finland representative last November and we had our first Finnish firm here in London. Tribe Studios’ CEO Elina Arponen presented their business on really professional way and she was one of the best cases in the whole seminar. We were really proud of her, Seppo Rantalainen, representative of Seed Forum Finland described the seminar results.
– We have had now two firms from Aalto Start-Up Center and in its ecosystem in foreign stages, one in Vilnius in March and Tribe Studios Ltd in London. Our aim is to increase the amount of Finnish start-ups in Seed Forum seminars. In the autumn we bring 2-4 companies in London and try to push the first ones in the United States and in Asia. Seed Forum is the only and very professional organizer of the international investor seminar especially for the young start-up companies. And in addition to these seminars we can offer the exceptional high quality training in Finland for those who are interested and ready seeking the foreign investments, Rantalainen continued.
EBRD finances the knowledge economy
- Knowledge economy is the key issue in the programs of European Bank of Reconstruction and Development. We have studied the problems in progressing the idea and EBRD offers 100.0 m€ funding for investments in young and newly established, knowledge intensive companies in the Eastern Europe. It is first time the bank establish the fund and its use is based on the co-operation with existing venture capital companies acting in the area, Mr Allain Pilloux, managing director Industry, Commerce and Agribusiness in the EBRD opened the London seminar in the very high level board room of the bank he is representing.
The City of London global finance centre
-London is the real heart of the global finance industry. In our Square Mile, the core of London City, there are working more finance professionals than in Frankfurt, New York and Hong Kong together. This is the working environment of 1,3 people. We have here more than 300 different languages and huge amount of foreign banks. In addition to that in Square Mile we have over 16.000 small and medium size firms working in the financial industry. This is the place in the whole world and we are glad to have Seed Forum investor seminar just here, in the middle of the globe, Mr Nick Anstee proudly presented the City of London. He has been Lord Mayor City of London 2009-2010. – Our future looks bright. The industry is recovering from the depth crises and we are going to the growth, Mr Anstee ended his key-note speech and wished every company warmly welcome in the City of London.
Seed Forum is a part of the activities belonging to the Home Market project financed by the Central Baltic Interreg IV A-program. Aalto University Small Business Center is the Finnish partner in this project.