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Matchbox Spring 2021 — Wellbeing, Connectivity & Education

Event info

Matchbox is back! Put on your networking pants — or in this case, a shirt — and join the online pitching-networking event on April 13th!

At Matchbox, you can meet up and connect with people from the innovation and startup community. We’ll be hosting a combined virtual stage featuring pitches, ideas, passions and journeys from students and entrepreneurs both, along with a social lounge where you can exchange ideas with like-minded people.

This year, the event will be integrated with Startup Experience course final pitches, so you’ll have a chance to see what our young startup teams have been developing over the last few months.

Along with our expert judges and course teachers, the audience will also get to decide on a winning team, so be prepared to use your vote.

So grab a cup of coffee, enjoy the show, join the conversation and get ready to be inspired!

The event is held in Remo. You can follow our Facebook and Linkedin event pages for more updates on our speakers and pitching teams!

Meet the judges

Erik Kymäläinen

Investment Manager, Wave Ventures

Wave Ventures is the first student-run VC in the Nordics supporting and pre-seed investing in the most ambitious founders with the boldest visions.

Janina Backlund

CMO, Microsoft Finland

Janina is a people-centric and customer-oriented marketer, passionate about bridging technology and empathy.

Katja Anoschkin

Impact Specialist, Impact Startup

Apart from Impact Startup, Katja has also been leading an impact measurement and evaluation project called Measures of Good which aims to help impact driven businesses, non-profits and public sector to find ways to evaluate their societal impact.

Lauri Kuronen

Senior Business Advisor, Health Capital Helsinki

Lauri is specialized in early stage Health and MedTech companies and helping them to develop their business.

Leigh Ewin

Community Manager, A Grid

Hosting a breathing workshop at Matchbox, Leigh creates unique breathwork journeys and experiences for relaxation, self discovery and healing and has studied extensively the science of "how breathing works".

Minna Storm


Minna works as a Nordic Market Expert, Partner and Manager of Nordic business growth, ecosystems and networks - especially within Health, Wellbeing and Sustainable Living & Building.

Walid O. El Cheikh

Pitching Coach

Walid is a pitching coach and program manager/director for early-stage entrepreneurship programs.