about aaltoes

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.


At Aaltoes we believe that the future depends on startups. That's why we bring together the entrepreneurial minded to make a difference.


At Aaltoes we encourage people to dream big, learn from their mistakes, and move on without the fear of failure.


Aaltoes organizes networking events, trips, and a summer accelerator program among other things in order to strengthen the Finnish startup community.

The ecosystem includes

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  • Aaltoes in action in China – Energizing events, keynote speeches, policy recommendations and a lot of fun

    May 2, 2015

    It wasn’t only Julius and Lauri who held speeches for the students. Olga Balakina, as a head of International Operations for Slush, the biggest and coolest startup event in Asia and Europe, was appointed as…

  • Aaltoes World Tour continues: From Silicon Valley to China!

    May 2, 2015

    “Guys, Silicon Valley is boring, let’s go to China!” - Peter Vesterbacka, the Mighty Eagle of Rovio and Angry Birds to Aaltoes It wasn’t long after Aaltoes had returned from Silicon Valley, when we finally…

  • Having a Finnish Background in Silicon Valley

    March 11, 2015marketstreet

    Westbound - Finns Working in the Bay Area What It's Like to Work in the Valley Meet Kaisa Pyhälä Uno Dos Tacos. That's what the sign said infront of the restaurant we were supposed to…

  • On Recruitment and Work Attitudes

    March 9, 2015uber

    Westbound - Entrepreneurship and Success Stories Finnish Entrepreneurs in the Bay Area On Tuesday we had the honor of meeting an experienced entrepreneur - Tuomas Artman, who is currently working at Uber as the engineering manager for the…