Finland's tech scene is booming. The country is home to successful companies like Rovio, the maker of Angry Birds, Nokia, and multibillion-dollar gaming company SuperCell.
In Finland tech ecosystem alone, the start-ups are highly supportive of each other. The Finnish government also provides financial assistance to start-ups to fuel its ecosystem. Last year, Finnish government-backed public agency Tekes invested €135 million in growth start-ups. Over the years, it has backed hundreds of companies including Nokia, Rovio, and Supercell. Finland is also home to Slush, one of the leading start-up conferences in Northern Europe and Russia.
IndoorAtlas wants to become the GPS of indoors.
Finnish start-up IndoorAtlas wants to become the go-to technology for navigating indoors. If the company gets its way, you'll never get lost inside a mall or department store again.
It maps out indoor locations using the magnetometers already found in your smartphone to detect magnetic anomalies that come from things like steel beams, and other obstructions in inside buildings. IndoorAtlas offers its API to companies and retailers to create indoor-location applications.
IndoorAtlas already has 15 patents filed, and has raised €600,000 in funding, from KoppiCatch, Mobility Ventures, and Finvera.
Roman Kikta has been named a speaker and judge at The 8th Annual New England Venture Summit, held on December 11th 2013, at the Hilton Boston Dedham. The New England Venture Summit organized by youngStartup Ventures is the premier industry gathering connecting venture capitalists, corporate VCs, angel investors, technology transfer professionals, senior executives of early stage and emerging growth companies, university researchers, incubators and premier service providers. For more information & registration visit: http://www.youngstartup.com/newengland2013/overview.php
Roman Kikta is participating in Startup Weekend Lithuania as a coach and advisor. Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 400 past events in 100 countries around the world since 2011.
The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.
Roman Kikta is a Featured Speaker at Silicon Valley Comes to the Baltics Conference, Vilnius LithuaniaWednesday, 23 October 2013 Published in News in 2013
Roman Kikta is named a featured speaker at the Silicon Valley Comes to the Baltics Conference in Vilnius Lithuania on November 9-10, 2013 held at the LiteExpo Convention Center. Silicon Valley Comes to the Baltics (SVC2Baltics) is a two days conference on entrepreneurship, and the biggest event in the Baltics region bringing together the experience of Silicon Valley and the ambition of the Baltics region-- with 15 speakers, 20 startups and over 2,000 attendees within the two days.
Roman Kikta to speak at Capital Factory, the leading incubator in Austin, Texas on "Setting up in Europe" discussing the role of venture capital, innovation & entrepreneurial activities in Europe, at 3:30 PM on Oct. 22, 2013. http://capitalfactory.com/
Roman Kikta is speaking at the Austin Chamber on "venture capital, innovation & entrepreneurship transforming Europe into a land of opportunity" on Oct 22, 2013 see: http://members.austinchamber.com/events/eventdetail.aspx?EventID=897
With today's technology, it seems like almost every bit of Earth has been mapped--even parts of the underwater world. But it's a different story inside buildings. With the accuracy of GPS faltering indoors and radio waves providing marginal improvement, navigating inside isn't as simple as firing up a maps application.
IndoorAtlas believes it has found a solution to this problem--by tapping into the magnetic field, which for millions of years has been guiding turtles, whales, salmon, and other migratory animals. Enabled by ultra-accurate positioning, IndoorAtlas believes product-proximity ads could be the next forefront of advertising. The company opened up its magnetic-field API Wednesday and said its mapping app will soon arrive for iOS and Android.
The Wall Street Journal: GPS has revolutionized the way people get from place to place but it hasn't prevented people from getting lost once they reach their destination. A new app aims to change all that by introducing indoor GPS to the shopping experience that helps orient shoppers to items. Dr. Janne Haverninen, CEO of Indoor Atlas, joins WSJ Live — Digits for a discussion on enhancing the shopping experience.
Roy Gunter to participate as a panelist at Spain Startup & Investor Summit, the largest meeting point for Spanish entrepreneurs, companies and national and international investors organized by Spain Startup and IE Business School and held in Madrid October 9-11, 2013. For more information please visit http://www.spain-startup.com/en/about-us/
Roman Kikta to speak at the Association of Regional Banks of Russia, Dalnevostochny State University, Vladivostok Russia Oct. 3-4, 2013Thursday, 19 September 2013 Published in News in 2013
Roman Kikta to speak & participate at the round table on "The role of financial institutions in Russia and APEC countries in the implementation of economic potential of the Far East region" at the The Association of Regional Banks of Russia conference with the support of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation at the Dalnevostochny State University (Far Eastern Federal University) in Vladivostok, Russia on October 3-4, 2013.