Fashion x VC Funding

Finland has seen significant investments in fiber technology in recent years, signaling a commitment to innovation and sustainability in fashion. Despite this, there remains a noticeable lack of direct investment in consumer fashion brands, an area ripe for growth and capable of elevating Finland's position in the global fashion industry. Fashion X VC Funding event, coinciding with Arctic15, aims to spotlight this gap by emphasizing the urgent need for venture capital in these brands.
  • Ajankohta: 07.06.2024 14:00-16:00
  • Ilmoittautuminen päättyy: 02.06.2024 23:59
  • Paikka: Turbiinisali, Cable Factory (Kaapelitehdas)
  • Osoitetiedot: Tallberginkatu 1, 00180 Helsinki, Finland

Tietoa tapahtumasta

The event’s objectives are twofold: to highlight Finnish fashion brands’ potential to make a meaningful impact on both the environment and the economy, and to underscore the strategic importance of early-stage investments in these brands. By directing investments toward the consumer brand goods sector, the goal is to create a robust ecosystem that not only counters the fast fashion trend but also enhances Finland’s contributions to the global market through increased exports.

Preliminary Program: 

14.00 Registration

14.10 Welcome Address

14.15 Opening remarks providing an overview of the day’s discussion topics

14.30 Panel Discussion
A panel discussion with experts on the role of venture capital investment in Finnish consumer or fashion brands. Panelists: Angel Investor Björn Engström (BITE Studios, Sätila of Sweden), Partner Elina Holkko (Lifeline Ventures), CEO Onni Ikonen (Pispala Clothing), CEO Petteri Kiuru (Wølmark Finland), Founder Kalle Gummerus (VIBAe), Investor Evie Kivi (Maki VC), Partner Lauri Kokkila (Inventure VC), moderated by Konrad Olsson, Editor-in-Chief & Founder (Scandinavian MIND) 

15.15 Networking with pizza
An informal session for attendees to network while enjoying pizza, sharing thoughts, and connecting over fashion and financing. 

16.00 Event ends

Get in touch:
Enquiries regarding the event: Kati Nuora,
Enquiries regarding registration: Aleksandra Prami, aleksandra.prami(at)

This event is part of Finnish Textile & Fashion’s project Digital Disruption in the Fashion Industry. Finnish Textile & Fashion project is funded by the European Union –  NextGenerationEU.