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Sponda wins gold in Finland’s Nordic Startup Awards

Sponda Plc                      
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29 April 2016 at 13:10

Sponda wins gold in Finland’s Nordic Startup Awards

Sponda’s Mothership of Work (MOW) won the gold medal in Finland’s Nordic Startup Awards in the Best Office Space category. The winner was chosen from five finalists by a jury consisting of eight people and by votes cast in a public poll.

Communities named as participants in the Best Office Space category have received recognition for their help and services to the startup community and have succeeded in creating an environment that supports innovation. The award criteria included companies/individuals in the office space, culture and environment, service and support, community activity, price and lease term.

“We’re extremely happy with the win, it’s an honour to be representing Finland in such great company. The greatest thanks goes out to MOW members, who have made our journey to the Nordic final possible”, says Nina Ruotsalainen, MOW Captain.

MOW is a communal cowork hub developed by Sponda. It is designed for freelancers and companies doing creative expert work in Helsinki city centre, at Pieni Roobertinkatu 9. MOW’s versatile facilities and services were developed in co-operation with the target group and cater to the users’ needs, adding convenience to working and strengthening communality.

Nordic Startup Awards have been organised since 2012, and it is carried out annually in two rounds. First, national finals are held in each country, after which the national winners, such as MOW, will move on to the Grand Finale. This year, it will be held in Iceland at the European-wide Startup Awards on 31 May.

Sponda Plc

Additional information: Pia Arrhenius, SVP, Corporate Planning and IR, tel. +358 40 527 4462

Sponda Plc is a property investment company specialising in commercial properties in the largest cities in Finland. Sponda’s business concept is to own, lease and develop retail and office properties and shopping centres into environments that promote the business success of its clients. The fair value of Sponda’s investment properties is approximately EUR 3.7 billion and the leasable area is around 1.2 million m2.