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!
Meet the judges
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.
CMO, Microsoft Finland
Janina is a people-centric and customer-oriented marketer, passionate about bridging technology and empathy.
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.
Senior Business Advisor, Health Capital Helsinki
Lauri is specialized in early stage Health and MedTech companies and helping them to develop their business.
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".
CEO, ECCA Nordic AB
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
Walid is a pitching coach and program manager/director for early-stage entrepreneurship programs.