Finland.org, news site for Finland’s Embassy in Washington and Consulates General in New York and Los Angeles, together with their Facebook page and Newsletter lifted Mobile Brain Bank on their cover this week. We are honored and thankful.
World famous rock band Leningrad Cowboys and animation studio Anima Vitae created a short film around Christmas in New York
Leningrad Cowboys together with Anima Vitae, one of the leading animation studios in Nordic countries, released a Holiday Season film Dog’Y’Dog Christmas. This animated short film tells a story about the busy days leading to Christmas Eve and how Christmas spirit is best found by working together with others. “It felt natural to base the [...]
When preparing for Slush 2012, we got interviewed about our experiences since Slush 2011. Apparently we can call Mobile Brain Bank a ”Slusher” from now on.
We are happy to announce that Smart Grid Executive Mr. Vesa Koivisto, M.Sc. (Eng) and MBA, has joined Mobile Brain Bank as a Partner. Vesa brings with him a strategic, deep professional experience from the Energy industry, where he has held a number of leadership positions in an internationally operating utility. He has an extensive [...]
Mobile Brain Bank took part in Advertising Week, the world’s premier annual gathering of marketing and communications leaders each year in New York City. Taking part in the Finnish Mobile Association stand, we got a lot of good contacts, leads and new partners from the Greater New York area and elsewhere in North America. We [...]
October 4, 2012 New York, New York – In conjunction with Advertising Week, the world’s premier annual gathering of market and communications leaders in New York City, Mobile Brain Bank announces the availability of its new affiliate programs. Mobile Brain Bank is an online service offering business customers an easy and reliable way to find [...]
Mobile Brain Bank has a chance to learn from the youth of Europe by taking part in Global Enterprise Project. This is an initiative designed to to promote greater understanding and awareness among young people about globalization, entrepreneurship and the skills they need to succeed in the global economy. During the 3-year initiative, 40,000 young [...]
Spanish magazine ReadWriteWeb published an article of Mobile Brain Bank, link here. http://devs.ticbeat.com/extrabajadores-nokia-mobile-brain-bank/
Les Affaires of Canada tells the story of post Nokia entrepreneurs, Mobile Brain Bank included, bien sûr!
Talouselämä, the leading Finnish business magazine writes about employment opportunities for engineers let go by Nokia. Mobile Brain Bank is nicely quoted on the story.
GigaOM is adding their view to the story on how former Nokia engineers are fueling the Finnish startup scene. Read how ”Startups rise from ashes of Nokia’s burning platform”, with Mobile Brain Bank included.
In its recent article about Nokia layoffs, the Postimees newspaper also interviewed Mobile Brain Bank. Read stories here and here.
As Nokia announces to cut 10,000 jobs, the media is interested in hearing the story of former Nokia employees. Finland’s Helsingin Sanomat interviews us in their article ”Ex-Nokians have founded new startups”.
Mobile Brain Bank materials have reached the limit of 10,000 views in SlideShare. Thank you for your overwhelming interest in mobile apps development.
Nordic Labour Journal (Arbestliv i Norden), runs our story on their online magazine. Life after Nokia also means new opportunities.
Mobile Brain Bank was invited as one of the seven top startups from Oulu, Finland, to showcase our innovative thinking and talent at ”Oulu Opens”. This event was held in New York yesterday, celebrating Oulu’s election as one of world’s top 7 intelligent communities of 2012. Finals of this competition are held this Friday. Following [...]
Many developers will be happy to hear that Mobile Brain Bank has appointed Daniel Rantala as Project Coordinator, starting May 28th, 2012. Daniel’s role is to ensure that information about projects flows uninterruptedly between business customers and developers. He will also help businesses to write new project descriptions, which are rich with technical information, and [...]
Bloomberg TV visited Finland to run a story on ”post-Nokia Finland”. Petra Söderling of Mobile Brain Bank was interviewed for the story, and her quote ”Best thing that ever happened to Finland was the success of Nokia, and possibly the second best thing was the decline of Nokia” was even used as the tease for [...]
Mobile Brain Bank took part in a ”class trip” of 27 startups and the ”startup minister” of Finland, Alex Stubb. Our agenda in New York was eventful, meeting with the Wall Street Journal, CNN, Bloomberg, local NYC VC’s, digital ad agencies and other relevant new partners. One of the most exciting mornings was ringing the [...]
3T (Teknologia, Talous, Työelämä) chose Petra Söderling for their person of the week on Friday March 12th. See attached in Finnish. PetraS
Mobile Brain Bank spent a week at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. It has been hectic with a full 5 person team, attending business meetings, manning the demo booth and taking part in a hackathon organized by the Aalto University’s Android crew. Congratulations to our team Arto Ahonen, Donato Sapio and Gibran Rodriguez for [...]
Mobile Brain Bank is attending the Microsoft’s Mobile Acceleration Week (MAW) in Finland, Aalto University’s famous Garage, during February 13th – 17th. The week is about accelerating the development of mobile applications on Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 platform. Microsoft has been running MAW’s in San Francisco, New York and Israel, and now it’s Finland’s turn. [...]
Finnish business magazine Talouselämä mentiones Mobile Brain Bank in an article about NEST New York, a business accelerator for Finnish startups. Read more (in Finnish) here.
The Hindu Business Line paid a visit to Aalto Garage, and interviewed Mobile Brain Bank. Read the story here.
Kauppalehti, Finland’s leading business newspaper ran a follow-up story on Mobile Brain Bank. Back in April this year, they wrote about our plans to launch a service to help former Nokia engineers to offer their development talent to international markets. On November 29 they come back to the topic and headline ”Demand for Finnish mobile [...]
Wanna live the startup dream? Mobile Brain Bank is a mobile app development power house on the road to success. We help companies to excel by creating and executing their mobile application strategies. Our unparallel strength lies on the Mobile Brain Bank developer community of over 2000 experienced and trusted mobile software professionals from Finland, [...]
Today’s Wall Street Journal writes about Nokia’s pink slips generating new startups in Finland. Mobile Brain Bank is chosen as one of the two startups to be interviewed for the article. Read full story here.
Talouselämä, Finland’s leading business magazine, discusses female IT entrepreneurs in its most recent issue. Mobile Brain Bank took part in a Future Female event where Petra Söderling met with the journalist. Read full story in Finnish here.
The one year old Aalto University Startup Sauna is already building a legendary reputation in North Europe. This 6 week incubation program is sweaty and intense, featuring some of the area’s and industry’s best startups, coahces and mentors. From some 300 applicants, 18 startups were hand picked, and Mobile Brain Bank is in. We are immensely proud. From [...]
Mobile Brain Bank ry and SEARCH-LAB Ltd are happy to announce the launch of a special training initiative targeting secure coding as a critical quality factor of software development. The mobile ecosystem has become exposed to an expanding set of threats, such as an increased number of personal data leakages, identity thefts, and other incidents [...]
On Friday September 23rd, 2011 we celebrated the launch of Mobile Brain Bank’s online developer service. The service, running at www.mobilebrainbank.com helps businesses and mobile developers to find each other for new mobile application development, or other mobility related R&D projects. Here’s how it works: A business – any type of company, from any industry, [...]
The Next Web made a video interview of Petra while at the Future of Mobile conference in London. Watch the interview at The Next Web.
Mobile Brain Bank ry and Sfonge ltd. announced today a strategic collaboration on developer trainings. Mobile Brain Bank is a global network of mobile professionals, many of which have left large corporation to start a career as an independent mobile developer, an entrepreneur or to form a startup. With Nokia’s announcement to free 7000 Symbian [...]
Innovation Management magazine interviewed us on enabling innovative mobile startups. Read full story at the Innovation Management, the number one online magazine for innovation practitioners.
The Next Web traveled Finland in search of the country’s future, and found lots of good things being launched be former Nokia employees. Mobile Brain Bank was interviewed, and we listed the following interesting firms from our network to be mentioned (in no particular order): Uniqoteq, Futureful, Cluetail, Intosome, Newelo, MyGOBS, Imaginative Minds, Saagatec, Kii, [...]
Mobile Brain Bank was covered by Helsingin Sanomat today, as part of their story on InfoDev’s 4th global forum on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Story in Finnish below.
We are excited to be a member of the Finnish Mobile Association (Finnmob) as they announce plans to open an incubator in New York City. This incubator will offer office space as well as mentoring services and introduction to local investors. From the Finnmob release: ”“We can certainly see a shift from West Coast to [...]
Today’s Kauppalehti writes about Mobile Brain Bank, see article in Finnish (jpg)
In conjunction with Nokia’s announcement today to starts measures to align workforce and site operations with new strategy, Mobile Brain Bank publishes plans to relaunch the non-profit network as a professionally organized service helping Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) globally to make use of the software developer talent being freed from Nokia. The planned [...]
Mobile Brain Bank is working with Web-veistämö for new, improved website. http://web-veistamo.fi/ We expect the new site to be up and running in a few weeks.
We are moving our activities from global networking and business clinic activities into an expanded mode of supporting new entrepreneurs-to-be, by investigating possibilities in seed funding, a dedicated problem solving service, and a more structured demo, business plan and VC pitch support model. Stay tuned.
Mobile Brain Bank (MoBB) is a network energizing the idea that as experienced mobile professionals are freeing themselves from corporate ties, there is a growing population of individual ideas and un-chained inventions on the verge to flourish. The seasoned Mobile Brain Bank members help each others to connect, promote startup mentality, and support each [...]
The Mobile Africa happening in Helsinki on Thursday September 30th exceeded all expectations. Thank you for contributing to the following success: – Over the course of day we had close to 300 visitors from 24 countries (Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Kenya, Pakistan, Japan, Spain, France, China, Canada, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, India, UK, USA, South Africa, Namibia, [...]
Mobile Brain Bank today announced that Mobile Africa will take place at the Astoria conference centre in Helsinki on Thursday, September 30th, 2010. With 500 attendees this will be the largest event in Europe addressing the topic. Mobile Africa is for companies and individuals looking to succeed in the burgeoning African mobile market. It will [...]
Mobile Brain Bank is a global network of idea-rich individuals, entrepreneurs, and start-ups and creating new. We believe that new business, product and service innovation is best generated by sharing ideas, sharing experience, and by solving challenges together. To support the ideology in practice, the Mobile Brain Bank is now being registered as a structured [...]
Twestival, the Twitter festival, is a global charity event that takes place in 250+ cities on March 25th 2010. Helsinki Twestival will be a great party where people meet offline for one night, have fun and do some good for an important cause in the process. This year’s theme is the importance of education. Global [...]
Mobile Brain Bank is growing from the hobbyists’ grass root activity into the serious hobbyist’s grass root activity with style. Our old visual mark was created on the fly by using a word document and whatever happened to be the default font on that document. The hurry back in July 2009 was to get a [...]
Mobile Brain Bank’s website has received over 10,000 visits in its first six weeks of de facto operations. Visitors started flocking to our website during the week of August 13, around our first meeting in Helsinki. By end of September, the 10,000 visit limit was broken. The visitor curve is steeply upwards. The week of [...]
In a kick-off event on Wednesday October 21st in Tampere, Mobile Brain Bank and Protomo will find synergies for cooperation. Protomo is an ”innovation apparatus” for experts, policy makers and enthusiasts aiming at transforming the Finnish economy and innovation system in the middle of the economical crisis. Mobile Brain Bank is a network of young [...]