Aalto Entrepreneurship Society

Europe’s #1 student run entrepreneurship community.



Since 2009, Aaltoes has made vast strides forward in improving the public’s opinion on entrepreneurship as a viable career path. Many universities, as well as cities, have followed our example and established their own entrepreneurship societies to help make Finland the place-to-be for startup entrepreneurship.

"The best time to start a business was yesterday. The second best is today. The longer you wait, the harder it gets." -Sami Inkinen

Students

Gain hands-on experience and learn from Europe's most prominent entrepreneurs, and best of all, work for your dreams instead of someone else's.

Startups

Need a kick-start for your idea or want to globally scale your company? Learn from the best at our accelerator programs and other events!

Companies

Need something different? Partner up with us for hackathons, pitching competitions, networking events and coding competitions, among others!

Ideology

Ask for forgiveness rather than wait for permission.


Our culture is based on an open community, anyone can join and work with projects they feel passionate about. All our events are free so the barrier of entry is as low as possible. All you need to do is to show up.

Our can-do, pay-it-forward attitude is part reason for MIT nominating the Aalto ecosystem among the TOP5 in the world.

“If you have an apple and I have an apple, and we swap apples — we each end up with only one apple. But if you and I have an idea and we swap ideas — we each end up with two ideas.” -Charles Brannan

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Our mission

Make Finland the best place for startups.


Aaltoes encourages high-tech, scalable entrepreneurship and builds a leading startup ecosystem in Finland and Northern Europe. New innovations, great companies and success stories are born when talented people get together and exchange ideas. Community is key to serendipity.

Our attitude should grow to match our resources for lack of ambition is the only thing preventing us from flourishing. One learns best by doing – but an inspiring example helps to set aims, widen the horizon and avoid a few missteps here and there.

We intend to make Finland the startup hub of Europe and Russia by 2017.