Despite the travel restrictions in place, Takeoff Partners portfolio company Videoly has taken on the task of seeking growth in North America. It is working, and now the startup is opening an office in Toronto to take things to the next level.
Takeoff Partners will have a leading role in organizing Boardman's upcoming Growth Board seminar in Helsinki on November 23, 2015. The seminar focuses on sharing best practises in internationalizing businesses. Speakers and roundtable facilitators represent companies such as Reima, GreenStream Network, Booxmedia, M-Brain, Basemark, Digitalist Network, HappyOrNot, and many more.
Boardman's Growth Board 2015 brings together entrepreneurs and business leaders interested in international growth, to share their experiences and thoughts on internationalization. Instead of theorizing, the conference will focus on sharing practical experiences. It will provide concrete examples that spring from the experience of the roundtable facilitators and the participants themselves. Plenty of time has also been set aside for networking. See the full program and registration rates here.
Takeoff Partners' Managing partner Markko Vaarnas is responsible for the theme 'Internationalization' at the board of Boardman2020 and is the chief architect of the Growth Board program. "It was remarkably easy to put this program together, as these entrepreneurs and facilitators immediately saw the value of this kind of exchange of thoughts and best practices. We are really looking forward to a great event!" Vaarnas says.
A program packed with experience
12.30-13.30 Opening & Key Note Presentations
- “Key success factors in internationalization”, Elina Björklund, CEO of Reima
- “All the mistakes that you can make when internationalizing your company: Case Blancco”, Kim Väisänen, Senior Partner at Takeoff Partners
13.30-14.00 Networking Break
14.00-15.00 First round of Round table discussions: 7 tracks to choose from
15.00-15.30 Networking and coffee break
15.30-16.30 Second round of Round table discussions: 7 tracks to choose from
16.30-17.00 Sharing Key Findings of the Round table discussions
17.00-18.30 Networking & Dinner
Round table tracks:1- Scaling a digital service fast and effectively to the global market
Facilitators: Jani Kaskinen and Ville Tolvanen
2- Producing the needed market & competitor information to support business plans and investor decks
Facilitators: Ida Mänty and Jouko Virtanen
3- Designing and executing a winning go-to-market strategy
Facilitators: Jussi Nykänen and Tero Nummila
4- Harnessing the needed human resources and expertise for international expansion
Facilitators: Jaakko Ollila and Markku Sahi
5- Implementing a market entry in practice
Facilitators: Tero Sarkkinen and Jan Kovero
6- Selling internationally
Facilitators: Heikki Väänänen and Marko Vänskä
7- Developing scalable management structures and systems for international expansion
Facilitators: Janne Kärkkäinen and Katri Harra-Salonen
Seats for 70 participants
To keep the event intimate in nature, seats are limited to 70, so move fast to reserve yours! For rates and further information, visit the Boardman website.