Sauna meets ice bucket. They do investment competitions differently in Finland. Graphene company Imagine won best pitch at a sauna challenge and got the ice bucket treatment too. Quiet literally skin in the game.

“Chris Gilbey and Jaakko Kaidesoja attended the EBAN Annual Congress in Helsinki, Finland. 250 angel investors attended the networking event on 3-4 June 2019.
 
Imagine won best pitch at the “sauna meets ice bucket” event, judged by angel investors and online by Privanet customers.
 
“The EBAN Annual Congress is one of Europe’s largest and most international business angel events held annually by EBAN in cooperation with its best members. After 19 successful editions of the event, the last of which took place in Malaga in 2017 and Sofia in 2018, this year’s edition of the event is coming to Helsinki, Finland on 3-4 June 2019 at Kaapelitehdas (Cable Factory) and will be organized in collaboration with Arctic15.”
 
“Imagine’s proprietary graphene sensing technology is designed for the Internet of Things. It enables valuable information to be harvested from the materials that things are made from, then processed and delivered to the user.”
 
“Our sensing systems are integral to the materials themselves. Imagine a future where every component of a road, dam wall, mine, building, car, aircraft, or clothing will provide measurable manageable information.”
 
Imagine Intelligent Materials (Imagine IM), a pioneering Australian graphene manufacturer and creator of smart materials, has its European headquarters in Finland, and Jaakko Kaidesoja is Chief Revenue Officer for Europe.
 
“Jaakko Kaidesoja was a senior executive in Nokia for 20 years. He held numerous senior financial positions before becoming VP of games and then VP of Portfolio Management, helping lead the growth of Nokia into one of the world’s great brands. He has held senior executive roles in Microsoft, and the Post Group in Finland. His passion is businesses that derive revenues from licensing, product sales and SaaS functioning in parallel.”

 
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Source: Imagine, EBAN Helsinki 2019

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