The first session was held live on our Twitch and YouTube channels and one could feel the passion that these ladies bring. Maria Pennanen gave an intro to the lean canvas model, for which all participants will have to complete before the next session (every Wednesday).
Let us now introduce you to the ladies:
- Miia Kahn with Eventual
Miia joins the entrepreneurial world after a long career in one of the fastest-growing marketing and communication agencies in the Nordics. Eventual is a business platform with new and innovative event consumption. Miia is a huge fan of Electronic Music and was not always able to see the DJs she wanted. With Eventual, this could all change and we will be able to bring our most desired DJs and artists to our cities, all prepaid and risk-free.
- Anu Honkalinna with NuRans Oy Anu had entrepreneurship in her from very early on. Years before food delivery startups became the norm, Anu had the vision of setting up this idea in the 90s. However, she learned that timing is of the essence and she was way ahead of her time. Now Anu comes with extensive experience in the insurance world, and along with her legal background, she is ready to rock the digital insurance for individual needs with NuRans Oy.
- Karla Schoenicke with Synthetic Data as a Service
Karla has always wanted to be a founder, and now the opportunity presented itself. Karla told us: “somehow I knew I had it in me, whenever I had an idea I believed in I just went for it, never asked for permission”. That’s the spirit! Synthetic Data as a Service is a startup that is set to create biased-free data-sets to train AI models and testing environments for complex software systems.
- Hanna Marika Kekkonen with Pilar
Hanna is a natural-born intrapreneur. With years of experience in the chemical industry, Hanna has a massive network in the field of the circular economy. We know Hanna for many years, as she has always been a corporate champion, willing to promote startups and new ways of doing things. Her startup is called Pilar, and it is an open marketing agency investing profits in sustainability campaigns.
Good luck to our new batch. Accelerator Frankfurt is looking forward to the next exciting three months with all four of you!