Time to be real
Founders' Day - Helsinki

"I have received from .Cocoon much more than an invoice can cover" - Henri Nordström, CEO of Jobilla

Openminded CEO of a company with ARR above 0.5M?

Join us on November 9.

25 tickets. Free of charge

Dream or Limbo?

Business starts with a dream. Most don't cross the seed stage. But it's not your story.

Your business has grown. As more people join, it gets more complex to take everyone's needs into account while staying true to your real self and your dreams.

We start to wear masks. One for the investors. Another for cofounders. Third for managers and fourth for team members. Fifth... for yourself. 

Years pass, and we don't notice how we now live in limbo instead of living the dream.

Be real, gain clarity

We will provide a safe space where to put the masks off and reconnect with your dream. To re-learn how your business can serve your dreams and not vice versa. 

We will look at your challenges to get clarity on resolving them in new ways.

Also, it will be a rare experience to network while being authentic and without masks.


More than 200 founders have appreciated the way we work. 

We're excited to co-create this experience with you in Helsinki. 

Among the guests...

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Ville Simola

CEO of Maria 01

I’m joining the Cocoon event because of many good recommendations from my network. My goal is to meet like-minded peers and to get concrete advice on developing myself as a leader and as an individual.

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Henri Nordström

CEO & Co-founder of Jobilla

On Founders’ Day, I will share my journey and I am happy to contribute to this event as I have received from .Cocoon much more than an invoice can cover. I really want to give back with my support.

Read Jobilla's case study with .Cocoon


Jussi Pyörre

Partner at Superhero Capital

As an investor I often see how founders struggle with leading businesses, despite having a lot of information available. At this event I am hoping to find a way to support founders to find the root causes of their challenges.

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Oleg Podsechin

CEO of Toughbyte

I'm looking to meet like minded founders and discuss the challenges of running a startup as well as ways to address them in a private setting.


25 scaleup founders will gather in Helsinki. You will be guided by scaleup mentors & coaches who specialize in founder psychology and have personal experience in business and leadership.

Afternoon 1 PM

Let's look at your business from a new perspective. This event is for people who have a curiosity about life, business and themselves.

  • Learn from true challenge stories,

  • Experience honest mentoring,

  • Co-create new level of networking,

  • And expect the unexpected.


Join a dinner (joy and drinks included in the menu) with participants and mentors. The official dinner ends at 8 PM, everyone is welcome to stay for longer to network and enjoy the evening.

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We broke 500K in monthly revenue now in September. When we first met with .Cocoon about 9 months ago, our monthly revenue record was 230K. It has been an excellent year for us and we feel that .Cocoon has helped us a lot in our growth story, thank you!

Janne Rotko, Jobilla co-founder & CFO

Mentors & coaches


Dmitri Sarle

Mentorship through action. Mentorship for me is not just about sharing knowledge. It is about the shift of perception and helping others to find the right answers for themselves. Where lies action, lies feedback and through feedback - we can find solutions and meaning.


Hristo Neiland

I believe that all our barriers are made by ourselves, therefore with proper support, we can also take them down.


Ansis Farhad Lipenitis

I support entrepreneurs in their path to True self and wellbeing.
Into self-discovery since 2013 (psychotherapy, psychology, studies, mentee, mentor, individual work). Entrepreneur since 2003 (software, B2B, B2C, startups). Interests: mystic, nature, hiking, social dance. Keywords: straightforward, deep, confronting, caring, analytical, sensing.


Triin Sarri

I believe our perception of the outer world is the reflection of our inner world. If we arrange and coordinate our inner realms, it will also reflect in the physical world.


Carl Frauenstein

My “answers” are only an understanding which leads me to my next question. In all I do I seek to learn about myself, about my world. As I gain insight, that insight in itself alters how I see things which then leads me to my next contemplation, based on a different understanding.


Rein Lemberpuu

I see true knowledge as a personal experience and personal power as result of impeccable execution in all daily matters. I stand for personal power and freedom from social conditioning. I represent not only passive acceptance of what is but also active participation in life to fight for what I believe in.


Anu Martinson

I am a door-opener helping people discover their inner superpowers. I have been on the path of self-development since 2005 and worked with quality, process and people management since 2010. Interests: nature, people, photography, mystics, dancing, handicrafts. Keywords: soft, but straight; curious; deep and sensing; positive and caring.


Ingmar Elm

The moments that mostly remind me how much I love my job are when a group of sceptical individualists discover that something special has happened and they feel the effect of trust and cooperation fulfilling the core need of belonging.


Martins Bicevskis

Co-Founder at Association of Technology and Startup Transfers
I have been a mentor in Latvian Junior Achievement Leaders program for 6 years and 3 years in .Cocoon.
My strength is team building and development. I notice talent, let it grow and flourish.


Una Klapkalne

Although it might sound idealistic or naive I believe each of us have to become better person and thus make life better for society as well.  This is my driving force.

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Get the invitation

.Cocoon Ventures will sponsor 25 tickets for qualified participants:

  • This event is for CEOs and other C-level positions can join their CEO,

  • You want to become a better leader and are interested in self-development,

  • Annual Revenue €500 000+ or you have raised €2M+

After you have filled out the application, we will call you to get to know each other and agree if you are invited to the .Cocoon Founders' Day.

The deadline for filling out the application is the 30th of October.