Finance Board 9.3 ”Raising Finance for International Growth”

Finance Board 9.3 ”Raising Finance for International Growth”

Welcome to Boardman2020’s Finance Board conference. THE meeting place for entrepreneurs and investors. Don’t miss out! The conference was sold out last year!

When? 9.3.2017 from 12.30-19.00             Where? Vanha Ylioppilastalo, Helsinki

⇒ See who’s attending this year – ATTENDEE LIST

Finance Board brings together entrepreneurs and business leaders interested in financing international growth as well as the various providers of finance for internationalization. The conference focuses on practical experiences and providing concrete examples that spring from the facilitators’ and the participants’ own experiences.

Thank you to Arctic Startup, FIBAN, FINAC, FCVA, Helsinki Business Hub for helping us as co-organizers!



12.00-12.30 Registration

12.30-12.40 Opening words from Markko Vaarnas, Managing Partner at Takeoff Partners

12.40-13.05 keynote: “Financing Growth & Internationalization: Thoughts from an Entrepreneur and Investor” – Ilkka Kivimäki, Partner at Inventure

13.05-13.30 Keynote: “Case Bonusway – Raising 7 mEUR of Growth Finance to Build Value Through User Acquisition” – Lasse Järvinen, CFO at Bonusway

13.30-14.00 Networking Break

14.00-15.30 Reverse Pitching® followed by Finance Provider Crossfire powered by ArcticStartup

15.30-16.00 Networking Break

16.00-16.25 Keynote: Case Naava – Raising 3.2 mEUR Growth Finance to Support Internationalization, CEO Aki Soudunsaari / Naava

16.25-17.00 CEO & Investor Fireside Chat: “Raising 33 mEUR of Growth Finance: Case M-Files” – CEO Miika Mäkitalo / M-Files & Venture Partner Mikko-Jussi Suonenlahti / Draper Esprit

17.00-19.00 Networking, cocktail bites & drinks with “Info Booths” from the Finance Providers

Reverse Pitchers:

  1. Invesdor
  2. Nordea
  3. Open Ocean Capital
  4. Reaktor Ventures
  5. FIBAN
  6. Norvestia
  7. HBH/Vczone
  8. Nasdaq
  9. Excedea
  10. Spinverse
  11. Grannenfelt Finance
  12. Finnvera
  13. M&M Growth Partners
  14. Inventure


Participation fee: only 85€ per person (+VAT)

Includes the program, food and drinks provided during the breaks and a glass of wine.


Cancellation policy:

We reserve the right for fee and program changes. The participation fee will be billed beforehand. Cancellation fee: 30 EUR + VAT/person if attendence is cancelled 14 – 7 days before the event. If participation is cancelled later than 7 days before the event, we reserve the right to charge the participation fee in full. However, please note that you can transfer your reserved spot to another person if need be. If you are forced to cancel due to sickness, we can only provide reimbursement once you have presented a medical note.