Join us for the Top Fundraising and Matchmaking Event in Europe!
MoneyTalks® Forum focusing Game Industry & Digital Media
brings the rising stars from the knowledge-based industries - the growth-seeking high-tech start-ups - together with the equity financiers, the business angels and venture capital investors.
The event offers for:
venture capitalists, business angels and public financiers an excellent opportunity to see and meet exciting start-ups and follow presentations of pre-screened investment-seeking companies. Here is a place where you can find new companies to invest in!
high-tech and innovation-based 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.
corporations to discover new innovative companies and technologies for partnerships.
all participants new contacts and networking possibilities and a great possibility to book in advance one-to-one meetings with other participants.
Interaction between UK and Finnish game industry and digital media companies and investors!
Enterprise Europe Network’s Company Mission from UK to Finland brings UK companies, investors and stakeholders interested in and curious about Finnish Game and Digital Media industry to the event. The event provides a great opportunity to establish international technology, content creation and business co-operations. There are also companies from many other countries!
The event is being organized by Technopolis Plc. The event will be held in English.
08:30 Registration & Coffee
09.30 Welcoming Remarks
Keynote Speaker Professor FT Frans Mäyrä, Head of Game Research Lab research group,
The School of Information Sciences at University of Tampere
New Trends in Game Business and Research
Seven-Minutes Company Presentations (3 companies)
Two-Minute Power Pitches (2-3 companies)
11:00 Networking Break
11:30 Keynote Speaker Timoteus Tuovinen
Digital Media Finland
Future trends and opportunities in Digital Media business
Two-Minute Power Pitches (2-4 companies)
Seven-Minutes Company Presentations (3-5 companies)
13.30 Buffet Lunch & Networking
14:30-17:30 Marketplace - Pre-Booked one-to-one meetings.
16.30-19.00 Networking Cocktails
All rights to make changes reserved by Technopolis.
Professor FT Frans Mäyrä have specialized in the role of interactive media in culture and society, and particularly to the research issues of digital culture and game studies. In game studies, his areas include e.g. study of player experiences, the socio-cultural analysis of games, and experimental game design research. He has published numerous scientific articles on these themes, as well as monographs such as An Introduction to Game Studeies (Sage Publications, 2008).
He is the head of Game Research Lab research group at the School of Information Sciences at University of Tampere and he is also in charge of the Master's and PhD level postgraduate studies in interactive media.
Mr. Timoteus Tuovinen, Digital Media Finland. Timoteus Tuovinen has an extensive experience in international content business. Tuovinen’s career started in operating a cable TV station in 1985. Since then he has been responsible for the foreign programming and international co-productions on national TV stations. An independent media consultant he has been since 2004. Tuovinen’s specialities are content formats and multiplatform delivery of moving image. He regularly consults content producers and helps them with strategy, business model, product development and export issues.
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!
Due to limited slots for pitching on stage, only a few companies can be chosen based on their application compared to all applications. Make sure you use the various options to connect to financiers the event is offering.
Please fill in the pitching application and send it to Janina.salo (at) technopolis.fi by Tuesday May 8, 2013. Please ad to the subject: Pitching application
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
May 8 Deadline for applications
May 15 Companies will be informed about their selection
May 20-31 Presentation sparring
June 3 Companies pitching seven minutes hand in their final pitching slides.
Marketplace - one-to-one meetings
What to do?
Deadline for requesting meetings: Thursday, May 30.
All the meetings should be accepted or declined by Monday, June 3 by 10:00 am (Finnish time, GMT +2:00).
You need to be registered to the event in order to be able to request meetings from other participants.
1. Requesting meetings
Both companies and VCs can request meetings!
Please login to the system and 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, May 30.
2. Answering for meeting request
All the meeting requests should be accepted or declined by Monday, June 3 by 10:00 am (Finnish time, GMT +2:00).
Login to Technopolis Events and go to MoneyTalks® Tampere. 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”.
Please note the maximum amount of meetings is 9 per participant.
Please note: we will do the scheduling. You will receive your individual meeting schedule via email by Wednesday before the event.
4. The meetings
The Marketplace for the one-to-one-meetings during MoneyTalks® Tampere is arranged on Thursday, June 6, from 14:30 to 17:30, right after MoneyTalks® pitching session. 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
How to register and pay the participation fee
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 Cocktails.
Early bird, until Wednesday, May 8 156€ (incl. VAT 24%) per person
Normal fee 195€ (incl. VAT 24%) per person
Technopolis tenants will receive a 20% discount! Please ask us a discount code.
Technopolis reserves the right to limit the number of participants.
3. Registration to the event
• Create an account to Technopolis Events by 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 by 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®. 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!
4. 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€. We will send an invoice after the event, if the fee is not paid by credit card beforehand.
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. In case you need to cancel your participation, please login to www.technopolisevents.fi or send us an email.
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
• 55 MoneyTalks® events since Fall 2006
• 12 bi-annual special events since Spring 2007
• 200+ companies presented
• 4200+ participants
• 100+ of participating companies received financing
Check Q&A or contact us!
Project Manager, Networking services
Enterprise Europe Network Finland
Mob. +358 40 731 2585
e-mail: riikka.torpo (at) technopolis.fi
Venture Analyst, Growth Services
Mob: +358 40 687 7250
e-mail: janina.salo (at) technopolis.fi
Mob. +358 400 368 599
e-mail: saana.sandberg (at) technopolis.fi
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 24%.
I´m validated to participate at the event. Does this mean I can pitch on stage?
To pitch on stage, you have to apply separately by the given deadline: see Pitching.
We have a limited amount of slots for pitching on stage and therefore validate all those applications separately. The application process and final confirmation to only a few selected cases ensures a diverse variety of cases pitching to the whole audience. All participants can request one-to-one meetings, the decision who pitches on stage has no effect on any other part of the event.
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 events?
You need to register once for Technopolis Events which is providing an 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.
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. In case you need to cancel your participation, please login to www.technopolisevents.fi or send us an email.
Newest Participating Companies
- Tampere University of Technology
- Kovalo Oy
- format4media oy
- Miraflo Ventures Oy
Alma Media is in the event looking for new technologies, digital concepts and co-operation with content providers
By Kimmo Häyrinen on May 3, 2013
Partnership opportunities and needs are in the field of:
- - Digital consumer services benefiting from Alma’s marketing power and user traffic optimization
- Ddigital advertising concepts/formats and marketing services
- Gamification of digital media and consumer services
- Co-operation with content providers and producers for web TV services
Aamulehti is in the event looking for new technologies and innovations for web and mobile environments
By Kimmo Häyrinen on May 3, 2013
Partnership opportunities and needs are in the field of:
- Technologies for light broadcasting in web and mobile environments
- Tools for creating strong communities and getting User Generated Content (UGC)
- Innovations concerning concept design and user interface in web publishing
- Tools for datajournalism and Open Data utilization in journalism and services
Supercell just raised $130 million on a $770 million valuation
By Kimmo Häyrinen on April 19, 2013
Finland’s Supercell — likely the most lucrative iOS gaming company in the world — had raised about $100 million in funding in a round led by Index Ventures, Atomico Partners and Institutional Venture Partners. Source: http://techcrunch.com/2013/04/17/supercell-round/
YLE, Finland’s national public service broadcasting company, is looking for new technologies and content providers in the event
By Kimmo Häyrinen on March 8, 2013
Partnership opportunities and needs are in the field of:
- Technologies for broadcasting in web and mobile environments
- Technologies for production
- New co-operation models with Game Industry in product development
- Needs to increase co-operation with independent production companies and content providers
- More co-operation and new business models with maintenance, hosting and support providers
- 6 June 09:00, 2013
- 6 June 19:00, 2013
- Technopolis Yliopistonrinne, Kalevantie 2,
- Event type:
- The event is for limited audience. All participants are validated, and informed by email.
- The event will be held in English
- Early bird:
- 8 May 00:00
- Last call:
- 30 May 00:00