In an interview for JSON.TV, Pekka Soini, CEO of Tekes, outlined plans for joint cooperation between Finland and Russia in the field of startups, stressing the idea that such cooperation would be very important for both countries. According to Pekka Soini, Finland is very beneficial for Russian companies due to its geographical location. Russian companies are very close to home as well as operate on the European market entirely.
At the beginning of the second day of Startup Village in Skolkovo, there was a closed business breakfast for investors willing to work with the project and want to find interesting startups during Startup Village. The Finnish side was a host of that business breakfast, the Finnish Embassy in the Russian Federation particularly.