1159 days ago · Topics:  

Who Is Hiring in Finland? The Startups!

After last week’s big announcement, its pretty apparent that it is not the Big N company creating new jobs in Finland. While certain employees at certain companies are bracing themselves for unemployment, it is also the time of the year when students are frantically searching for a summer job. So who is hiring in Finland now? For anyone who has …

1159 days ago · Topics:  

Jobs: Engineers @ Microtask

Microtask is developing a solution for the global distribution of digital labor. Quite simply, we are going to change the way people work, all over the world. Right now our experienced team is looking for an experienced software engineer and a senior software test engineer in Tampere, Finland. Experienced Software Engineer As the successful applicant, you will help develop our …

1164 days ago · Topics:  

Lessons of Silicon Valley

Journal kind of a thing from Silicon Valley by Miikka Peltola October, 2010 Miika Peltola is an entrepreneur & student at Aalto University School of Art and Design I decided not to go to the Aalto Entrepreneurship Society’s trip to Silicon Valley. I’m afraid of flying, I didn’t know any other person except one from the Finnish people going, aviation …

1167 days ago · Topics:  

Startups Studio on Wednesdays

Aalto Entrepreneurship Society is proud to announce a new event concept called Startups Studio. It’s going to be organized every Wednesday 6pm until summer at a pre-announced location. The events are a series of interviews from a variety of topics with selected entrepreneurial individuals and startups. The catch is that these discussions are as informal as it can get i.e. …

1169 days ago · Topics:  

Aaltoes Fair: Burning Down The Factory

Consider this an activation post! This Wednesday evening, it will definitely be worth the trouble to buy a bus ticket to Espoo and head to Aalto Design Factory to part….ehh, network. Aaltoes Fair, the biggest startup fair showcasing promising startups and connecting different actors in the ecosystem, introduces the startup shakers and movers to a selected audience of investors, business …

1178 days ago · Topics:  

Mobile Dev Camp Will Be Back Feb 26th

Mobile Dev Camp, one of the biggest mobile development events of Northern Europe, will be held at Arcada in Helsinki on 26th February 2011. Organized by local mobile geeks and start-ups, Mobile Dev Camp’s purpose is to share knowledge and experiences around mobile development. Mobile Dev Camp is also known for showcasing the next big thing in mobile and presenting …

1180 days ago · Topics:  

Jobs: Marketing-Oriented Co-founder @ Difogic

We are Difogic, a team of two professional software developers working on a powerful data aggregation technology and we are looking for a marketing person to join our team. Using our technology, we have created Verkkoale.com – an online discount aggregator which allows to easily find many great discounts in one place. It is currently in beta stage and already …

1184 days ago · Topics:  

2011 Can’t Even Handle Me Right Now

This weekend Aaltoes Board 2011 gathered to plan the year ahead. 2010 saw many new concepts emerge, as well as the amount of media interest and community expanding. This year, we are happy to see cool community initiatives, like Android Aalto and Garage48, emerge and look forward to giving them a home at the Garage. Likewise, other ambitious projects are …

1185 days ago · Topics:  

Start Up Your Day

We had our very first Aaltoes breakfast today. Though we hadn’t really marketed it, surprisingly many people showed up. From now on, everyday is going to be breakfast day – meaning that if you consider yourself as part of the aaltoes / venture garage community (and why wouldn’t you) or just want to know what we are all about this …

1189 days ago · Topics:  

Lessons learned from Garage48 Helsinki

People have already written various reports on Garage48 Helsinki, so I decided to take a different approach to the experience. I want to emphasize the stuff that I learned during the weekend. There’s no particular order of importance for these remarks, since they’re all equally important when participating in such an intensive project with a very short deadline – be …

1189 days ago · Topics:  

Garage48′s Videos of the Winning Teams

OVERALL WINNER of Garage48 Helsinki LapLab - Website | Twitter | Facebook Team: Sven Tiirusson, Daniil Harik, Kaspars Driķis, Kert Valbet, Silver Sepp, Boriss Gubaidulin, Helen Kokk Winner of PUBLIC VOTE and Nokia special prize Montroller (ex Mii). Website | Facebook | Twitter | Youtube Team: Annika Toit, Anton Narusberg, Asko Seeba, Jaen Saul, Pearu Orusalu, Sander Saar Special prizes and runner-ups Ordimo – Table Ordering Service: Website | Twitter | Facebook Team: Dmitri Zutskov, Joni Pitkäranta, Jüri Kaljundi, Māris Zinbergs, Valdis Pornieks, Veli-Johan Veromann, Jaak Sarv …

1191 days ago · Topics:  

Hacking away @ Garage48 Helsinki: Introducing the projects

For the past few months we have been working intensively with the Garage48 foundation from Estonia to organize the first ever Garage48 event outside Estonia. It takes place this weekend at our very own co-working space Aalto Venture Garage. The event was kicked-off with over 30 ideas where the best ones were chosen to be developed during the event. Below …

1215 days ago · Topics:  

Twas the night before Christmas and all though the Garage…

Twas the night before Christmas and all though the Garage, Not a startup was stirring, just Natalie writing a montage. The startups were nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of seed funding danced in their heads. And Kristo in the kitchen making a call, because even if it’s Christmas- he doesn’t stop at all. With so many paragraph …

1218 days ago · Topics:  

Welcome on board, Aaltoes 2011

Aalto Entrepreneurship Society selected its third board last Tuesday at Aalto Venture Garage. The 5-member board, backed up by our wonderful team, will shape the Aaltoes activities during 2011. Needless to say, familiar faces will not disappear anywhere, but we are all at your disposal, a mere call or tweet away. Says outgoing chairman Jens Sorensen: “There’s a lot of stuff on …

1223 days ago · Topics:  

Congratulations to Kristo

The co-founder of Aalto Entrepeneurship Society and Aalto Venture Garage, Kristo Ovaska, was awarded on Tuesday 14th by the Minister of Culture Stefan Vallin. Kristo was one of the 10 young people awarded with the significant sum 50.000 euros. The requirements for the award were: the person is a 29-year-old or younger has created independent, creative and innovation action the …