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welcome to the annual Startup spotlight!

The Startup Spotlight, organized by Urban Tech Helsinki, is an annual event that shines a spotlight on our promising startups. This year, we are happy to join the Helsinki Lounge at the Slush conference venue. Selected startups will showcase their innovations, connect with potential investors and stakeholders, and gain valuable exposure.

Please join us on Friday, December 1st, from 12 to 2 pm at the Helsinki Lounge within Messukeskus.

The event will be hosted by Kamilla Sultanova, a dynamic event host and award-winning keynote speaker, who brings her expertise in diversity, equity, and inclusion and her work with Finnish cities to the forefront of the urban tech space.


12-12.45 Startup pitches and presentation of Annual Awards

12:45-13.15 Panel discussion on international cooperation

13.15-13.30 Launch of the Urban Tech Helsinki challenge 2024

13.30-14 Light lunch and networking

program details

Startup pitches from batch of 2023

showcasing their cutting-edge ideas and solutions, our STARTUP STARS from batch 4 will be on the spotlight:

Commu, Exaum, Hemmakoti, Make a BIM, Remoted, The Soil Solution

Panel discussion

an engaging panel discussion, focusing on the importance and opportunities of international cooperation in the startup ecosystem and urban tech

Participants: Joel Dori Startup Amsterdam, Emilie Martinsen Christensen Nordic Edge, Panu Miettinen Vacuumwood. tech

Annual Awards

CELEBRATING outstanding achievements, recognizing community builders, kickstarters, and the City Award recipient for their exceptional contributions

Recognition of awards by our partners Teemu Lehtinen KIRAHUB and Kimmo Heinonen City of Helsinki and Ari Seppänen Urban Tech Helsinki at Aalto University.

the URBAN TECH HELSiNKi challenge 2024

LAUNCHING an exciting opportunity for startups to tackle pressing urban challenges, and drive positive change in the city

Partnering with KIRA Growth Program and Metropolia University of Applied Sciences – join the event to hear the news!