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31
Jan

100 Startups in 2 Days: Looking Back on Slush 2011

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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

16
Jan

Welcome to Startup Life 2/2012

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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

17
Dec

Take part in Stanford classes on AI, iPhone development and Steve Blank methodologies!

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Ever wanted to study machine learning? Or make a deep dive into iPhone programming? This is your chance to take some of Stanford’s and STVPs most popular courses. As a part of the new online education initiative, Stanford is offering a lot of great course content with integrated quizzes, videos and learning materials, free for

10
Dec

Greetings from LeWeb’11

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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

01
Dec

Starting anew: Helsinki Spring combines fears, hopes and visions for Finland

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Steve Blank, serial entrepreneur-turned-professor, visited Helsinki in September 2011. Well-informed of the Finnish growth entrepreneurship environment and policy, Blank met hundreds of people, including dozens of startups, students and founders as well as politicians, government officials and business influencers. Helsinki Spring (Finnish only) summarizes diverse opinions, thoughts and wishes gathered during that week, as well as

22
Jan

What is Aaltoes in 2012?

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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.

20
Dec

We have a winner! Introducing the Aaltoes Board of 2012

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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

15
Dec

Greetings from LeWeb’11 Part 2

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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

05
Dec

Bring on the heat – Startup Sauna demo day approaching

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Startup Sauna, the 6 week seed accelerator program for chosen startups from around the Baltic Rim is approaching its grande finale. Next week, on December 15th, the fall, programs’ 15 participating startups will graduate in an open Demo Day. This time we are trying out something new – don’t get me wrong, it will still be a

13
Nov

Fourth day: @GigaOMRoadMap

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On the fourth day of our awesome journey, most of us attended the GigaOM RoadMap conference. Time flies when you are listening to awesome talks and networking with the Silicon Valley posse! Om Malik, the founder of GigaOM, was moderating most of the talks. We really enjoyed the day, which was filled with top-notch speakers,