Baltic Dream Team Campalyst wins the first ever Startup Sauna

This Friday saw Aalto Venture Garage’s biggest Demo day yet as 200+ investors, media, fellow startups and other supporters filled the space to witness the development and current state of the 13 Sauna teams. Startup Sauna is the accelerator program run at Aalto Venture Garage and Aaltoes, that hunts down the best startups and teams in the Baltics and the…

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Summer of Startups: You don’t have to achieve everything in 10 weeks but you can do a whole lot!

Summer of Startups was seen off to a great start this morning when both Peter Vesterbacka of Rovio and Risto Siilasmaa of F-Secure showed up to the dolled-up Garage to hear some amazing pitches! Dare to be different Angry Birds was by no means an overnight success. Since 2003 Rovio made 52 games before hitting the jackpot with Angry Birds. Some learning also…

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The Baltic take off

The startup scene in the Baltic region has been active for few years. However, collaboration between countries has been remote besides nominal Skype-chat. In order to make Baltics reckoned with US-investors and global media the Co-operation is vital. The first collaboration event ever in the Baltic region was organized 19-20th May in Riga. Aaltoes team gathered a little group,  borrowed…

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Aaltoes stands up for single campus

There are a lot of hopes and fears concerning the future of Aalto University’s campus, whose fate will be decided in the upcoming weeks. Aaltoes wouldn’t normally take a stance on a topic like this, if we didn’t find it an absolute game breaker for everything we believe in. During the past 2,5 years, we’ve come to realize that not having…

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Summer of Startups kick off with Peter Vesterbacka, Mighty Eagle at Rovio

Ladies and gentlemen, Aalto Entrepreneurship Society warmly welcomes you to the Summer of Startups kick off on 6th of June, 10 am at Aalto Venture Garage. Summer of Startups is almost here. 11 teams out of 74 were picked for the most amazing summer ever, which is going to be filled with hard work, great mentors, amazing keynotes, customer meetings,…

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Startup Life in Silicon Valley starting in two weeks

Interns, startups, summer  in California - all ready to go! The inaugural batch of Startup Life interns leaves in less than two weeks and it's time to give an update on the programme. We assembled a little QA for your convenience. You can follow us at startuplife.in, in Facebook or on Twitter Well, who's going? Mikko, Mikito, Jori, Nelli, Sanja…

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Announcing the Summer of Startups 2011 Participants

Aalto Entrepreneurship Society is organizing Summer of Startups for the second year in a row. This year, 74 teams applied to participate in the program, including participants from India, China and Russia. Out of these, 11 were selected to participate. The teams will receive funding for the summer, mentoring from 30 entrepreneurs from the Baltic region, as well as working…

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Events: It was about time to Get Physical!

Here's Riku telling about the Let's Get Physical! event last week - thank you, Riku for the good times! --- We got some feedback after the Suomi Hyvinvoinnin jälkeen -event that it would be nice to hear more startup stories about physical product making. As we are used to, we didn`t hesite too long to organize Aaltoes: Let`s Get Physical -panel…

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Building digital media services AND getting ECTS for doing it? Sign me up!

MediaBizLab is a one-year minor studies program, organized in co-operation with Aalto University School of Economics, Marketing Department and Aalto Media Factory. MediaBizLab works together with Aalto Entrepreneurship Society to encourage further development of the students' service concepts. In the program, students will learn the necessary skills to participate in the innovation and business development process of digital media services.…

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Events: Petri Kokko on Digital Trends & Entrepreneurship in Google

Interested in hearing about the latest news on digital trends and entrepreneurship in Google? Interested in a career with Google? We are excited to announce that KY, Aalto ES and Google have arranged Google Director Petri Kokko to come to Aalto University for a presentation about Digital Trends and Entrepreneurship in Google on Monday May 9th at 17:00. If you…

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