MoneyTalks® Forum

Espoo, Finland
Thursday, 11 October 2012 8:30-17:00

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Join us for the Top Fundraising and Matchmaking Event in Europe!

MoneyTalks®Forum featuring Innovation Mill spin-offs brings the rising stars from the knowledge-based industries - the growth-seeking high-tech companies - together with the equity financiers, the business angels and the venture capital financiers.

What is Innovation Mill:
Since 2009 Innovation Mill powered by Tekes and Technopolis Plc has been the birth place of the most promising ideas and ventures of spin-off companies from the leading technological and hi-tech enterprises: Nokia, Nokia Siemens Networks, Kemira, Metso, Ruukki, Wärtsilä.

”We love Innovation Mill, because it transforms good ideas and venture funding into profitable business” Esko Aho, Nokia Corporation

MoneyTalks® Forum offers for

venture capitalists, business angels and public financiers, both international and Finnish an excellent opportunity to see and meet exciting start-ups and growth companies, follow presentations of accurately pre-screened investment-seeking companies from the newest Innovation Mill pool. In addition to high-tech theme, Innovation Mill now offers a strong Cleantech angle to investors. Here is a place where you can find new companies to invest in!

high-tech and innovation-based companies companies a possibility to apply for company-to-financier presentation slot, request one-to-one meetings from financiers and other participants and network efficiently. Here is where Finnish and international high-tech companies meet and get business done.  Here is where the best spin-offs from Innovation Mill obtain new business partners.

corporations to discover partnership opportunity with the innovative spin-off companies and technologies.

all participants will have a great opportunity to book in advance one-to-one meetings with other participants including new stellar companies from the heart of Innovation Mill!

The event is being organized by Technopolis Plc for the twelfth time. The event will be held in English.


08:30          Registration & Coffee

09.00          Welcoming Remarks

09:10          Partners’ Greetings

09:15          Keynote Speaker

09:45          Seven-Minutes Company Presentations (3 companies)

10:20          Two-Minute Power Pitches (2-3 companies)

10:30          Networking Break

11:00          Two-Minute Power Pitches (2-4 companies)

11:10          Seven-Minutes Company Presentations (3-5 companies)

12:10          Keynote Speaker

12:40          Wrap-up

13.00          Buffet Lunch & Networking

14:00-17:00 Marketplace - Pre-Booked one-to-one meetings.

17.00-19.00 Networking Cocktails 


All rights to make changes reserved by Technopolis. 

Pitching Opportunities! On stage and one-to-one!

Pitch on stage! 
There will be pre-selected investor-targeted seven-minute company presentations and several two-minute power pitches. If you are a company seeking financing and have an innovative and scalable new product, application or service - apply now!

Pitching slots mainly for Innovation Mill cases. Pitching slots mainly for Innovation Mill cases. Some places also for others, preferably spin-off companies..

Please fill in the pitching application and send it to Janina.salo (at) by Tuesday September 18, 2012. Please ad to the subject: Pitching application

Pitch one-to-one!
Request one-to-one meetings from financiers from the participant list
For further information, please check the “Meetings” –section.

Any questions? Contact Janina Salo

Pitching application in word-format
Pitching application in pdf-format

Timeline for pitch on stage
September 18         Deadline for applications
September 24         Companies will be informed about their selection
September 27 – October 2 Presentation sparring
October 3                Companies pitching seven minutes hand in their final pitching slides.

Marketplace - one-to-one meetings
What to do?

Deadline for requesting meetings: Thursday, October 4 (24:00).
All the meetings should be accepted or declined by Monday morning, October 8 by 10:00 am.

You need to be registered to the event in order to be able request meetings from other participants.

1.        Selecting meetings

Both companies and VCs can request meetings!

Please request meetings through the participant list. The meetings are requested by opening a profile, choosing a specific company and person from list. And just push send. You can add also a short message.

Meeting requests must be confirmed by both sides in order to be scheduled. Please note: we will do the scheduling and send you your confirmed meeting schedule before the event. It is possible that not all of the meetings which are accepted by both parties can be arrange, due to limited timetables or cancellations.

You can categorize the importance of the meetings by choosing the amount of stars. Five stars = most important, one star = not so important. The categorization cannot be seen by the other party. It is a message used only by the organizers to help making the timetables.

Deadline for requesting meetings is: Thursday, October 4 (24:00).

2.        Answering for meeting request

All the meeting requests should be accepted or declined by Monday morning, October 8 by 10:00 am.

Login to Technopolis Events and go to MoneyTalks Forum. Choose “Meetings” in the top and click a meeting request open. You can add a short message there and some stars indicating the importance of the meeting. Then push accept or reject and send it.

Please note the maximum amount of meetings is 9 per participant.

3.        Schedules

You will receive your individual meeting schedule via email by Wednesday morning before the event.

4.        The meetings

The Marketplace for the one-to-one-meetings during MoneyTalks® Forum is arranged on Thursday October 11, from 14:00 to 17:00, right after MoneyTalks®. The meetings last a maximum of 20 minutes each. On-site support is available during the whole event from Technopolis staff.

If you have any questions, please contact us!

We look forward to seeing you at the MoneyTalks® Forum

Marketplace in collaboration with Enterprise Europe Network


1.        Invited are
High-tech and innovation-based start-up and growth companies seeking financing and partnerships.

Venture capitalists, public financiers, corporate M&A and business angels.

No consultants and service providers: access is limited to sponsors only; please contact us for sponsorship opportunities.

2.        Participation fees
The fee includes participating in MoneyTalks®; Marketplace and Networking Reception.

Early bird special, until Monday, September 17    250€ (incl. VAT 23%) per person
Normal fee                                                                     490€ (incl. VAT 23%) per person

Technopolis tenants will receive a 40% discount! Please ask us a discount code.

Technopolis reserves the right to limit the number of participants.

3.        Paying instructions
Please pay the participation fee by credit card through the Technopolis Events.

  • - Login to the Technopolis Events and choose the event you have registered from the Events Home Page.
  • - In “My Event Status” (in right) you can find text “Buy ticket to event”. Click it and the Amiando Ticket shop opens.
  • - Choose Number of tickets.
  • - If you have a promotion code, please click the orange box below and enter the code.
  • - Fill in required personal information and credit card information.
  • - Buy the ticket.

If you wish to receive an invoice instead, please let us know. The additional invoicing fee is 10€.

Cancellation: The Customer has the right to cancel an ordered participation in an event (e.g. training, seminar or coaching events) up to one week prior to the event. The cancellation fee of 5€ will be charged from the credit card. Should the cancellation take place after that, Technopolis is entitled to charge the whole price.

4.        Registration to MoneyTalks Forum
- Create an account to Technopolis Events choosing “Subscribe now” in the right top corner. Or login if you already have an account.

  • - Start writing your company name in the box “Search your company…”
  • - Select your company in the appearing list or create a new one clicking: “No company found! Click here to add a new company…”
  • - Fill in required information and send registration for the account.
  • - You will receive an email with a link to verify your email address. Click the link and create a password.
  • - Now you can register to MoneyTalks Forum. Choose the event from the Events Home Page and register.
  • - Remember to also fill in “What I am looking” and “What I am offering” –sections. Based on your profile financiers and other participants decide if they are interested to meet you.
  • - You will receive an email confirmation within two business days about your validation to the event.
  • - Now you are ready to see other participants and request meetings from them.

Please, check that your profile and contact information are up to date in “My profile” -section. Your mobile and email is not shown to other users and are used only by the organizers and in event related communication.

VCs: Fill in what kind of companies you are interested!


What is MoneyTalks®

  • Entrepreneur-to-financier pitching, targeted networking and matchmaking event
  • In close partnership with Finnish and international VCs
  • Pitching by pre-screened high-tech and innovation-based companies
  • Focus on seed and early stage financing
  • Established by Technopolis Ventures in 2006

MoneyTalks® in Figures

  • 51 MoneyTalks® events since Fall 2006
  • 11 bi-annual special events since Spring 2007
  • 200+ companies presented
  • 3900+ participants
  • 90+ of participating companies received financing

Check Q&A or contact us!

Riikka Torpo
Project Manager, Networking services
Enterprise Europe Network Finland   
Mob. +358 40 731 2585   
e-mail: riikka.torpo (at)

Janina Salo
Venture Analyst, Growth Services
Mob: +358 40 687 7250
e-mail: janina.salo (at)

Saana Sandberg
Events Coordinator
Mob. +358 400 368 599
e-mail: saana.sandberg (at)

Tekniikantie 12, FI-02150 Espoo, FINLAND




Technopolis Plc works to discover new companies and helps them grow and succeed. Technopolis combines modern premises with business and development services into one package to provide the optimal environment for high-tech companies. Measured by the number of corporate customers, Technopolis is one of the Europe's largest technology center operators.


Enterprise Europe Network Finland Europe's largest network offering practical internationalization and partnering services for globally aimed SME-companies, universities and research centers in over 40 countries.


Why doesn’t my profile show in the participant list?
        All the profiles are validated by Technopolis before they are published. You will receive an email confirmation within two business days about your validation to the event. After receiving the confirmation, please login to the Technopolis Events and buy a ticket to the event. After payment you will get full access to the event information. Please note that the ticket fees include VAT 23%.

How are the meeting schedules done?
        We will do the scheduling for you after the meeting requests have been accepted. You will receive your timetable via email shortly before the event.

Why aren’t my accepted meetings in the timetable?
        Due to limited timeslots or cancellations, it is possible that not all the meetings which are accepted by both parties can be arranged.

Do I have to write the profile again if I have attended previous MoneyTalks Forums?
        You need to register once for Technopolis Events which is providing a online registration service for signing up for all of our events. There is no charge for this registration. After the registration you need to complete your profile in the “My Info” section and thereafter the information will be automatically updated e.g. for the event’s list of participants. No more writing new profiles every time! You will also be able to add event specific information.

Cancellation policy?
        The Customer has the right to cancel an ordered participation in an event (e.g. training, seminar or coaching events) up to one week prior to the event. The cancellation fee of €5 will be charged from the credit card. Should the cancellation take place after that, Technopolis is entitled to charge the whole price.

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It’s time to request meetings!

By Riikka Torpo on September 26, 2012

NOW is the time to request meetings from other participants and have a chance to pitch one-to-one to financiers! The meeting requests must be done by Thursday, October 4.


Win a Nespresso coffee maker

By Riikka Torpo on September 19, 2012

Visit the Nespresso stand at MoneyTalks Forum, enjoy a fresh cup of espresso or cappuccino and win a nice new coffee maker. 


Registration is open!

By Riikka Torpo on August 16, 2012

The registrations for MoneyTalks Forum in now open. Take advantage of the Early Bird price until September 17, 2012.

Technopolis clients gets 40% discount. Ask from us a discount code!

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General infoGeneral info
    • Start:
    • 11 October 08:30, 2012
    • End:
    • 11 October 17:00, 2012
    • Venue:
    • Technopolis Innopoli 2, Tekniikantie 14,
    • Event type:
    • The event is for limited audience. All participants are validated, and informed by email.
    • Language:
    • The event will be held in English
  • Deadlines
    • Early bird:
    • 21 September 00:00
    • Last call:
    • 1 October 00:00
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