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Jussi Heinilä

Finland needs diversity


My name is Jussi Heinilä I am coming from Accelerando which is an international acceleration company and I am also acting as an angel investor, and I have about twelve investments and portfolio companies.

I have lived in four countries myself and I have always thought that diversity and international teams are the best that company could have, it´s very natural. We are coming from different sources, from different countries, different cultures, it´s important to have the local knowledge.

In most of the Finnish cases, if we want to become international companies, we always hire international talent, they bring us the local knowledge, their own networks, their language skills, their cultural knowledge. Without international talent, there is no, no way to go, and conquer the world from the stat-up point of view.

Finland needs, needs diversity, there is no question about that, if we try to create businesses, only based on Finnish talents, we miss about 99% of our markets, in all cases we need international members in our teams and in our sales people, in our marketing, whatever we do, it needs to be an international team.

Jussi Heinilä


With a heavy heart

Published on
November 14, 2017
Twinkle Network

Despite the extraordinary effort from a dedicated team that fought until the end, we have to inform you TWINKLE 2017...

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TWINKLE 2017 is here!

Published on
August 1, 2017
Yacin Dehairi

Twinkle Association’s biggest event is here! And this time the theme is “Creativity and Innovation through Diversity”. At TWINKLE 2017 you will have the chance to interact with companies, organisations, talents, embassies and renowned speakers to network, dialogue, inspire, and do business in a new way.

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How diversity can be an engine of creativity and innovation

Published on
June 21, 2017
Imaneh Ameli

Diversity seems to be a buzz word in the business world these days, and scholars are talking about how diversity can boost the engine of a company in order to be more productive, creative and innovative. Before going further, let’s define diversity:

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Globelics Academy and Twinkle Association linking SMEs to markets in Global South

Published on
May 16, 2017
Mika Raunio

Internationalization and entering to foreign markets is not easy task to do for the small companies. Especially when target markets are culturally, institutionally, economically and geographically very distant in from the home base of the company. In other words, when they are currently fastest growing economic areas, in Africa, Asia or Latin-America, in “Global South”.

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What’s up, TWINKLE?

Published on
March 27, 2017
Viivi Savelius

It has been a while since our last blog post but TWINKLE is here full of energy and passion and will shine here more actively starting on now! Before telling about the plans that TWINKLE has for this year, let’s go quickly through what happened during the end of last year.

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