Finland is home to many innovative and interesting startups. The ideas range from reducing food waste to sending people into outer space. Take a look at the five we listed below.
1. Res Q
Res Q app is your easy access to delicious meals at a discounted price. It give prvides a platform for places like hotels, restaurants, cafes and bakeries to sell their surplus food quickly and easily while it is still fresh. A good thing about this app is that it will notify when there are new offers available. Choose your favorite meal, purchase it from the app and pick it from the venue, for a cheaper price than you normally would. Not only does this app allow for customers to get cheaper food, but also reduces food waste. Here’s a really creative ad for Res Q Club:
2. Bucket List
The Bucket List is another Finnish startup. It is a web community, whose mission is to help people live their dream by achieving their goals. They do this by aiding people in making a list of life goals, setting deadlines for the completion of those goals etc. The platform also allows people in the network to communicate with one another and support each other’s dreams. If you can’t come up with some good ideas for your bucket list, you can always scroll through the list of ideas that is available on the website. If you don’t want other people to be able to see your bucket list, you can always make them private!
3. Space Nation
The Space Nation Astronaut program is one of the most interesting and innovative startups in Finland. The company’s idea is to have multiple people apply for their astronaut program, after which they will select one lucky person to take a ride into outer space. The selected participant will undergo proper astronaut training in the months prior to his departure to space. The program is yet to be launched, but in the years to come, Space Nation intends to send one person to outer space every year. You can visit their website to find a lot more information about how it all works! Why not give it a try?
4. Nature Gate
Nature Gate is a very unique startup. The idea is that the Nature Gate website allows users to identify different types of plants, birds, butterflies and fishes in Finland simply by inputting some simple information into their website, such as the location and time where it was found. After the identification of the item, Nature Gate also provides a wide range of information on each of the species that they have. This identification can also be done through their iPhone app – OFFLINE! Click here to visit their website.
Yes, this well-known app is one of the most innovative startups in Finland. It is advertised as “the easiest way to learn guitar, piano, bass and ukulele”. The platform offers its users interactive tutors, meaning that users get instant feedback from their tutors. The app also offers step-by-step tutorials with exercises that fit the expertise level of the user. It’s also possible to go premium, but for an additional fee. The whole process of learning the musical instrument that you want is “gamified”, thus making it a lot more interesting for the users. The app can be downloaded on both Android and iOS phones.
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