Innovation House is opening a new coworking space and business home as a community and growth platform for Finnish and international companies in Los Angeles near Santa Monica Beach. At this time, Tomi Alapaattikoski, Leena Tukiainen and Sirpa Selänne, who live in California, also join the Innovation House story.
The soft opening of the newest branch of Innovation House, will take place on March 8th, 2020. The building near Santa Monica Beach is also home to a famous business accelerator, and facilities near the ocean are well suited for events, such as product launches, says Katja Aalto, one of the founders. The entrepreneur's daily life is made easier by the fact that the premises also allow for overnight stays.
"Our dream is to help Finnish companies to grow internationally and bring a new Nordic working culture to the world. We have built Innovation House into a concept where sales, wellbeing, design and the network formed by our members are everything to us. We believe in community, holistic approach and genuine caring to support the success of our members”, the enthusiastic founder duo Petra Erätuli-Kola and Katja Aalto add.
Innovation House Los Angeles aims to provide a concrete platform for collaboration and collaborative culture between start-ups and corporations as well as showroom services, enabling companies to easily expand to the United States, offering them an address amongst many other services, says Petra Erätuli-Kola, CEO of Innovation House.
Companies entering the US market, need help to create a network, and this is where we can help. We have a very strong support network to help conquer the US. The Consulate General of Finland in Los Angeles, Stefan Lindström has offered great support with networking and we have received amazing help from our US-based advisor Risto Lähdesmäki. Tomi Alapaattikoski who has founded and grown international companies, also an investor in Santa Monica property, joins Innovation House as an investor / advisor. Sirpa Selänne also joins the company as an owner. Sirpa has a huge network and it is of great benefit that she is ready to help Nordic companies wanting to enter the market. Together with our manager Leena Tukiainen, Sirpa is also creating a heart and a home for the member companies within our Business Home.
Innovation House Los Angeles is 100% owned by the Finnish company Innovation House Finland.
"The concept is completely unique: we combine our service concept with local expertise, a strong network and know-how. The first clients are Goodio, who have already started to conquer the market, Cryotech Nordic ice treatments who are ready to hit the market and Finnair, who are now flying direct flights from Helsinki to Los Angeles", says Erätuli-Kola.
“For our first members, we offer a virtual membership including an address, mail forwarding, local networks, an inspiring community and active social media marketing”, lists Leena Tukiainen, manager of Innovation House Los Angeles.
Innovation House Finland is the first Finnish coworking concept that has grown into an international community of over 150 companies and 1000 members in less than three years. The first startup center opened in Otaniemi, Espoo on March 8, 2017, and after that, on the same day, centers have been opened every year, like the ones in Kallio and Arabia in Helsinki. Congratulations also to Innovation House Singapore, celebrating 1-year in operation on March 8, 2020!
For more information:
Innovation House Finland CEO Petra Erätuli-Kola, +358 400 415946, [email protected]
Innovation House Los Angeles Leena Tukiainen, +1 (323) 428-5492, [email protected]
About Innovation House Finland
Co-working space with holistic well-being and smart working services.
Finland's fastest growing co-working concept that in only two years has expanded to host a community of more than 100 companies and over 600 members. The first start-up hub opened in Otaniemi, Espoo in 2017 and the second was opened in Kallio, Helsinki last September. Singapore will be its third and latest installation in 2019.
Contact: Petra Erätuli-Kola [email protected] | +358400415946
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