Leading Nordic startup hub Maria 01 announced on Tuesday that it is looking for a new Chief Executive Officer. Current CEO Ville Simola is set to part ways with the company in November 2023.
The new CEO will have a crucial role in helping the hub achieve its goal of becoming one of Europe’s biggest startup hubs. Currently, it houses over 180 startups and 1,500 members, comprising investors, ecosystem experts, and corporate partners. They will also support the City of Helsinki’s strategy as a Place of Growth.
In the near future, the campus in Helsinki plans to expand from its current 20,000 square metres of space to 70,000 square metres. This expansion is expected to attract over 600 startups and 6,000 community members.
With this expansion plan, Maria 01 says it seeks someone with extensive Finnish and Nordic startup scene knowledge. Applicants must have exceptional networking skills and the ability to act as a voice for the Maria 01 startup community. The recruitment period begins today, August 29, and ends on September 17.