Startup Life: I’m starving among these tea-drinking non-eating hippies!

With a few more weeks to go to apply for an internship via Startup Life, we decided to cross-post some sights and sounds from Pekka's first impressions of working at Ditto and life in the flower city. Usually I'm both starving and lacking caffeine by the lunch time, which is around one o'clock. They're all nice people, though. I'm just…

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Coming to you Live from TechCrunch Baltics in Riga

So a bunch of us hopped on the Travelling Salesman's Landy yesterday, took the ferry over to Tallinn and drove down to Riga in the blistering cold for the TechCrunch Baltics event. It's good to see the Baltic community come together for the event, the house is packed. And what a house! Here's the view from the balcony of the hotel…

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TEDxAaltoUniversity hits the campus on Feb 28th

TEDxAaltoUniversity hosts their first event in Finland! February 29th 18:00 in Design Factory TEDxAalto presents a live webcast from TED 2012 Global event in California. Inspiring talks, TEDx atmosphere and additional surprise programme. The event is open for everybody, limited seats. Registration: http://bit.ly/ABHYdB More info: www.tedxaalto.com

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100 Startups in 2 Days: Looking Back on Slush 2011

The perks of being a small, volunteer-based organization like us include the sometimes slow speed of upload. We've finally gone through the ample video material from Slush 2011 and will go through the harvest in the next blogposts. Taking place in early November, Slush Helsinki was a two day conference but most of all a startup expo; we had demo startups in the house that…

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What is Aaltoes in 2012?

Hello friends! We are currently finishing up the process of envisioning what Aaltoes is going to be in 2012 and beyond. While our sights have been set on the horizon, it is also important to look back at 2011 and reflect on what worked and what didn't.. and we need your help to do it. With such a whirlwind of…

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Welcome to Startup Life 2/2012

This is cross-blogged from the Startup Life website. Read the original post here. We are thrilled to announce the application period for Startup Life batch 2/2012 opened! Last year we kicked off the program by linking students and startups here in Helsinki and Silicon Valley. This year we decided to take on the world and expand the program to four…

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We have a winner! Introducing the Aaltoes Board of 2012

Aaltoes gets ready for the new year and selects the Board for 2012, the 4th board for our growing organization. The new year brings about new frolics and crises and hopefully makes us reach new heights in the upcoming year. I have a feeling that in 2012 Aaltoes is hitting its obstinate age, stay tuned for fun & games. Nils…

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Greetings from LeWeb’11 Part 2

so goodbye Paris and LeWeb! The last minute "etkot" at the sauna, attracted some Finns to take a sauna, and sample the goodies, provided by Foodie.FM, the vodka, proving particularly popular. I think the parties must have been really good, as there were far fewer people around on the final day (as is normal for loner events). Who would want…

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Greetings from LeWeb’11

Day one of LeWeb started in what seems to be the traditional format - cold, raining with not working WiFi. But once the 3300 people started to enter the halls, they soon heated up to an uncomfortable level. The main hall was apparently packed really tightly, so once in you were almost trapped in your seat, if someone from the…

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