Business Rally

Agenda 2023

Agenda Thursday 
3rd of August

We reserve the right to make changes to the programme.
Event place: Restaurant Sataman Viilu
Moderators: Nina Rautiainen, Business Jyväskylä and Marko Sorri, The Startup Factory.

  • 10:00 Doors open, registration & coffee
  • 11:00 Welcoming words
    Ari Tolonen, Director of Business Development and Employment
  • 11:15 Keynote "Potentials and Ethical Choices for Investing in AI and Health", Charles Sidman, EBAN/ECS Capital Partners
  • 11:45 Sparky, pitch presentation and jury feedback, á 5+5 min
  • 12:00 Precision Phage, pitch presentation and jury feedback, á 5+5 min
  • 12:15 Neuwo, pitch presentation and jury feedback, á 5+5 min
  • 12:30 Lunch & networking pitstop
  • 13:15 ImpactOS by AskKauko, pitch presentation and jury feedback, á 5+5 min
  • 13:30 ACT Head Impact Tracker by NSII, pitch presentation and jury feedback, á 5+5 min
  • 13:45 ONIT Sport, pitch presentation and jury feedback, á 5+5 min
  • 14:00 Coffee break
  • 14:30 EAS Project, pitch presentation and jury feedback, á 5+5 min
  • 14:45 Evogenom, pitch presentation and jury feedback, á 5+5 min
    15:00 Coffee break & jury meeting
    15.30 Keynote “Funding Is Good, but Architecture Is Key”, Jonas Lundberg, Liquido.vc
    16.00 Announcement of the Investor Day winner
    16.15 Cocktails & networking pitstop
    17.00 End of the day and buses leaving to the VIP Harju City Special Stage (SS1 Harju, First car starts on the stage at 19:05)

Dress code: Smart casual 

Atmospheric VIP experience in the heart of the city!

The very popular Harju city special stage has been seasoned with a new route and a completely new driving concept. The first run on the special stage on Thursday will be the opening of the race and the lap will be run twice.

The terrace area of Harju Stadium’s event yard offers a great view right to the special stage. The event area expands inside the Stadium, offering guests more space to dine, move around and socialize. You can also see and follow the competition on the screen of our comfortable VIP area.

Agenda Friday
4th of August

Investor Day guests can also participate in the Business Rally City Stage event the following day. 

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We offer Howspace event space for networking before, during and after the event. All confirmed participants will get access to fill out their profiles and meet and greet at Howspace. 


Keynote Speakers

  • Jonas Lundberg, CEO of Liquido VC

    Business Rally Investor Day’s first announced keynote speaker is Jonas Lundberg, CEO of Liquido Ventures Oy. Lundberg has been a member of the information security giant F-Secure’s management team. Before jumping into the startup world, Lundberg was responsible for F-Secure's consulting business in Finland, Poland, and Japan. Lundberg also has experience in entrepreneurship as he ended up at F-Secure after they bought his company nSense in 2015. 

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  • Charles Sidman, EBAN

    Charles L. Sidman, MBA, PhD, is Founder and Managing Partner of ECS Capital Partners, LLC, an innovative early-stage venture fund based in USA. He is a founding member of the American Angel Capital Association (ACA), a frequent advocate for and speaker on financial, entrepreneurship, policy and ethical issues and a member at NACO, EBAN, GBAN networks. He invests in and supports early-stage companies throughout the world.