The Finnish Software Entrepreneurs Association is a non-aligned association for innovative, professional, growth-driven and entrepreneurial software business executives. Association drives the success of software business as an industry and supports individual software companies in their road to success.
Currently, there are over 500 members. The association operates Finland-wide, covering all the major cities having software companies and entrepreneurship.
We offer broad offering for software company executives including training, networking, business development forums, growth cliniquesa and ability to impact the governmental and industry-level decission making.
Our intent is to raise the awareness of software business as one of the key growing industries in Finland. We are also pushing positive messages out to the media to improve image of industry and the companies within.
Plans for the future
We are going to focus on developing the associations infrastructure and operations. Our goal is to include more activities that the members find interesting: seminars, educational events, information and know-how exchange, and help in recruiting board members, investors, and employees.
We will also try to influence the key players and decision making in the field, but without getting involved in the politics. We want to position ourselves as an association for the top management of the software industry. Our goal is to double our membership within the next years.
The software industry, now and in the future
We continue to represent a growing, dynamic, and fast-paced industry. Commercialization of software will grow more important, replacing traditional programming. That's one of the reasons why we are working to pull business developers and marketing professionals into the software companies. It is also important to know your customer's business.
The Finnish software industry is not going to compete for subcontracts on price. There will always be a cheaper offer from another part of the world. Instead, it is important to develop innovation partnerships where a software company can take responsibility for problem solving and innovations in a particular sector and provide the work needed.
Any inquiries, please contact:
Finnish Software Enterpreneurs Association