The New York Times article explains how the Nokia and Microsoft layoffs have created a surplus of unemployed tech workers in Finland and how there has been special effort in encouraging these workers to start their own companies. Specifically, the article mentions Quuppa, Creoir and Piceasoft, which are Spinverse Innovation Mill companies.
In the previous column ‘Large Cooperates Join SLUSH too!’ I regretted the absence of large corporations in SLUSH. There was an appreciable amount of feedback; for example, Kimmo Alkio reported he brought along the entire management group of Tieto to the event. Excellent!
Pekka Koponen, Spinverse CEO, writes about the value of patents. This column was originally published in Kauppalehti on the 3rd of October 2011: