Technology Salon

Helsinki

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a discussion at the intersection of technology and development

Tech Salon Helsinki is organized by Mika Välitalo of Plan International Finland. Salons serve as sounding board and focus group discussions for emerging topics in ICT for social change. We tackle tough topics in a safe space that sparks cross-sectoral learning.

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  • What Technology is the Silver Bullet for International Development?

    Helsinki | By on December 22, 2016 | Comments Off on What Technology is the Silver Bullet for International Development?

        The third Technology Salon event hosted in Helsinki, Finland, brought together a room full of representatives from private sector, public sector, governments, startups, NGOs and universities from countries like Lebanon, Tanzania, Mozambique, Denmark, Finland, India, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Iran, United States, Belgium, France, South Africa, Egypt and Zambia – to name a few! This…

  • 13 Considerations for Finnish Start-ups Seeking Social Impact

    Helsinki | By on February 12, 2015 | Comments Off on 13 Considerations for Finnish Start-ups Seeking Social Impact

    Technology Salon Helsinki kicked off as part of Slush, a fantastic start-up and technology event that takes place with about 10,000 people every Fall in the Finnish capital. Slush added a social impact stream for the first time this year, making it a good fit for Technology Salon. Plan Finland organized the Salon and Netlight…

  • How Can Technology Start-Ups Increase Social Impact?

    Helsinki | By on November 11, 2014 | Comments Off on How Can Technology Start-Ups Increase Social Impact?

    Access to mobile phones has exploded across the globe. The availability of smart phones and the mobile web is also increasing rapidly. This opens up exciting opportunities to reach the “base of the pyramid” with products and services that could improve the well-being of millions of people living on less than $2 per day. At…

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