What does your company sound like?
If you do not have a clue, you might want to consider doing something about it. Last Friday Polkuni and Tempo Music decided to put up a new innovative project around music and branding. "We will awake more life to brands and will come out in Slush 2016", said CEO of Tempo Music http://tempomusic.fi Vesa-Matti Mattsson.
Several speakers pointed out at the Presidents Institutes meeting last week about a latest image of Homo Sapiens in the development of mankind. To break big you need to find the solution that touches the end users narcissistic sensors. That has been my weekly question to current accelerator xEdu teams. If you do not have one, get one. The easiest way to get investors attention is to make them or their kids want the product too, In digital educational solutions it's easier sai
What if ?
Brexit, Dexit, Sexit... I had a chat with Nigel Farage of Ukip https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigel_Farage at President Institute's DISRUPTION conference in Copenhagen. It's good to ask yourself "What if" sometimes. What would change in my life or how I should react to exciting unpredictable future ? In this case I'm asking what if we need a EU 2.0 because it turns out that Brits are way better off without EU? And what should you think of a person who says that British teenage
Spanish interest on Finland
We have now worked a while to promote Finnish startups to Spanish markets. Last week I witnessed a big step forward in Madrid. Let's see how many deals we are able to announce at Helsinki Slush end of November? Here a visit to Santander city and meeting with LaLiga http://www.laliga.es/en
This is a pin Michael https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_López-Alegr%C3%ADa is wearing. Joining NASA you get a silver one and the golden one is handed usually to you in space. What are the minimum qualifications to be an astronaut; To be able to read a recipe and build Ikea furniture according to instructions.
Shenzhen the world's leading hardware R&D location... whats it tells us about education.
I saw a great documentary last night at metta in HK about Shenzhen and its new role in the world. The documentary examines the unique manufacturing ecosystem that has emerged, gaining access to the world’s leading hardware-prototyping culture whilst challenging misconceptions from the west. The film looks at how the evolution of “Shanzhai” – or copycat manufacturing – has transformed traditional models of business, distribution and innovation, and asks what the rest of the wo
Ace of Space
Things are moving forward with Space Nation . Today Cohu team had dinner at Madrid with Space Explorers like Michael Lopez-Alegria. Dream of going to space is getting closer to reality in very near future. Space also gives education a great reflection point. Maybe we finally also start appreciating Mother Earth.
Garage +, really cool Accelerator in Taipei
I had the opportunity the other day to make a very interesting visit to an accelerator in Taipei called Garage +, (check out www.epoch.org.tw), it was really interesting to see the sort of companies that at looking to enter the accelerator. The companies who had hardware solutions to the products were able via Garage +, to link up with some great Taiwanese manufacturing partners, having this sort of access to top engineers when you are looking to go from a prototype to a manu
Finland - Taiwan Smart City Forum, Taipei 14th October
Polkuni had the opportunity in Taipei to share our thoughts about Finnish EdTech in Asia, specifically Asian Pacific where we mainly operate. The event was arranged by FinPro and the Helsinki Business Hub, the core theme on the Education side was the new approaches Helsinki were making in terms of the curriculum and the school design to meet the needs of the 21st Century. The focus was on Helsinki and not Finland as a whole as the event was organised through Helsinki City. Th
Polkuni HK to work with Singapore start up iMMERSiVELY on VR in Education sector.
Yours truly and Lionel Chock, Creative Technologist and founder of iMMERSSiVELY Singapore. VR in many ways is still in its infancy, but given all the big players, Google, Facebook and most popular HTC are all pushing forward, its a technology we cannot ignore, especially in education. The future of VR really allows for immersion in subjects, where content can be delivered in a way that all the senses are engaged, in this context any learning will be much deeper. Hardware is s