We warmly welcome our new Corporate Member Luxus Worldwide

Luxus Worldwide is the world’s smallest global digital marketing and technology agency. Founded in 2001 in Helsinki, Finland, Luxus is on a mission to help leading brands drive impact and become more meaningful through marketing, design and technology. Today, Luxus is a group of companies with operations on four continents. Their offices in Helsinki, Helsingborg, London, Dallas, Singapore and Sydney still manifest the same core idea: becoming better every day.

Find out more about Luxus Worldwide from www.luxusworldwide.com

Goodwille is on a mission to identify Nordic start-up stars ready to take over the world


British professional service provider Goodwille introduced Instagram hashtag #startupthursdays to identify the most promising Nordic start-up stars at an early stage of growth, exposing them to the UK, one of Europe’s most attractive markets.

Scandinavia has become a ‘Unicorn Factory’ over recent years, many of whom have successfully changed planet earth. You might not realise that some of the world’s biggest video games, streaming sites and FinTech companies hail from the cold of Scandinavia – but they do.

We believe these ambitious start-ups deserve early exposure and attention, and we would like to be a part of making the UK market aware of these awesome young companies. – James Service, Marketing Manager, Goodwille.

The growing Instagram hashtag #startupthursdays was founded in 2015 and has since featured a new and promising Nordic start-up every week. Goodwille, with the majority of its client base from Scandinavia, saw that the Nordic start-ups performed very well on the UK market but as a new company often struggled to gain exposure in the UK.

By recognising and celebrating these ambitious Scandi start-ups we wish to give them a kickstart in the UK. Not all of the featured companies exist in the UK but they are all companies we believe have potential for future international expansion. – James Service.

The fields the featured start-ups are active in is not limited but the general tendency is FinTech or app development, but the list also includes companies in the biotech, service and electrical sector. Feel free to contact Goodwille if you know of a Nordic start-up that deserves exposure to the UK market.

Follow Instagram account @Goodwillegroup to stay updated about the latest, and hottest Northern start-up stars.

Press Contact & Media Inquiries for Goodwille
Lovisa Sekund: lovisa.sekund@goodwille.com

Business Inquiries for Goodwille
James Service: james.service@goodwille.com

Press release from Goodwille.

MeetingPackage wins the 2016 AmCham EU Youth Entrepreneurship Award

One of our most recent Corporate Members, MeetingPackage.com, is the winner of the 2016 AmCham EU Youth Entrepreneurship Award. The Finnish online meeting room booking platform was announced winner by the American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union (AmCham EU) and Junior Achievement Europe. We wish all the best to the company as they are gearing up to start operations in London.

Read more at Good News Finland

We warmly welcome our new Corporate Member Scandicanvas

Scandicanvas is a start-up business based in the South of Sweden, close to the beautiful South coast and the scenic Österlen. The company offers canvas art inspired by Scandinavia. Their products are unique, affordable and produced in an eco-friendly way. Scandicanvas provides scenic views to your home and office or make great gifts for family and friends. Most of the images are from around the owners’ local area but there is also a selection of canvases with pictures from other parts of Scandinavia and their travels. All images are their own and are carefully selected by them.

Find out more about Scandicanvas from: www.scandicanvas.co.uk

Outdoor sauna installed at Southbank Centre for Nordic Matters festival


Next year there will be a great opportunity to explore the Nordic culture at Southbank Centre in London. Nordic Matters, a year-long festival will give visitors a taste of traditional Scandinavian and Nordic activities. One of the highlights will be an all-weather outdoor sauna which has been designed by architecture students and will be open for public during the festival. In addition, Nordic Matters will feature Nordic gastronomy, an exhibition devoted to the Moomins, social dances including Finnish Tango, as well as mass knitting, among other activities. It will be the first time that the Southbank Centre has programmed a year-long festival dedicated to one region of the world.

Read the whole article here.

Valve produces real-time responsive ads with Wake Dynamite

This fall, Valve has come forth with Wake Dynamite: a new Dynamic Ad Insertion Tool for Broadcasters. It allows you to react to the reality of the current conditions in live broadcast, e.g. the weather, social media buzz in your commercial campaigns on television and on the net. Wake Dynamite has been used during the Icehockey World Championship Tournament 2016 to respond to current situation of the game, and a current weather reacting online campaign together with Foreca and Otavamedia. This is opening up fascinating possibilities in advertising! See Wake Dynamite in action and read further from the links below.

Valve Website | Valve Blog (in Finnish)


We warmly welcome our new Corporate Member Keto Software


Keto Software produces enterprise level software that allows large organisations to become more innovative and run better projects. It is a cloud-based system with modules covering ideas management, project selection, project portfolio management and project management. In the UK, clients include Boots, Tata Steel, Sellafield and HMRC. The company has been established for over 5 years in Finland and counts many leading public sector and private sector companies as clients, such as Kone, Elisa, OP Bank, Vacon, Ministry of Finance and the City of Helsinki. The newly opened UK operation is based in MediaCityUK in Manchester to take account of the growing number of opportunities available in the UK market. Keto Software is a Crown Commercial Supplier, Microsoft Partner and Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) member.

Find out more about Keto Software from:

Finnish-British Chamber of Commerce

The FBCC is an independent, non-profit organisation, recognized throughout the Finnish, British and international business communities. The Chamber offers four different membership categories: Patron, Corporate, Professional and Young Professional.