Working at a startup: Bring on the ruckus!

Aspiring to help and support students and researchers as much as we can, Aaltoes is taking on three different summer programs. On Thursday evening, we held an information session about Summer of Startups, Enternship and Startuplife that quickly turned into a philosophical discussion of what working at a startup is really like. Ville and Karri from Grey Area, Oona from…

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Aaltoes Insight into NFC – Recap

Last Tuesday (12.4.2011) we had an awesome event called Aaltoes Insight into NFC. The concept was similiar to the Insight-event last fall, but this time we focused on a specific technology called Near Field Communications. To quote from Wikipedia: "Near field communication, or NFC, is a set of short-range wireless technologies, typically requiring a distance of 4 cm or less."…"This…

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WinMo Meetup: A Community Kickoff

Windows Phone enthusiasts ahoy! Welcome to the very first WinMo-Aalto evening at Aalto Venture Garage, Otaniemi on April 27th, 2011! We wish to bring people interested in Windows Phone and the possibilities it offers together to discuss, learn and share ideas and ambitions. Windows Phone makes for an undoubtedly interesting case study. It is expected to offer a very competitive…

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Things DO move fast in Silicon Valley

Me, Miki and Otto (a new Aaltoes team member and a hacker) decided to pack our bags last Saturday and leave to Silicon Valley for a week on a 48 hour notice. We were supposed to publish a totally different sort of a blog post until something truly awesome came up. Linda and Kristo have been here building the bridge…

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Get your startup idea heated up in Startup Sauna Warmup Helsinki!

Apply now for the April 12th event http://aaltovg.com/helsinki/ (deadline is April 9th) Venue: Biomedicum Helsinki 1, Haartmaninkatu 8, 00290 Helsinki When : From 9:00am to 5:00pm, April 12th 2011 Startup Sauna, an entrepreneurial program, is looking for the best startup teams in Helsinki. The Startup Sauna is designed to help pre-seed startups to become successful ventures with the coaching of…

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Mårten Mickos: Never work for a large company unless you’ve created it yourself!

Mårten Mickos of Eucalyptus, former MySQL visited the Garage yet again last Friday welcomed by a crowd of 150+ attendees. Mårten is a regular visitor at the Garage (read our blogposts from 2009 and 2010) and proved again an honest, insightful lecturer. The crowdsourced topics touch upon teams, getting started and idea validation among others. Watch the whole talk from below:…

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What’s going on with Aaltoes?

We've had a pretty hectic start for this year and I thought you'd might want to know what's going on -- and also what will be happening in the future. To make it easy for you I decided to write summaries of the first three months. This is going to be a rather long post so get a cup of…

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So you want to intern for a startup?

Startups are extremely selective in their hiring. It requires an entirely different set of skills to be successful in a startup than in a large corporation. "Don't bore me, show me what you built", says Paul Bragiel, the founder of I/O Ventures. Time is of essence in startups and to be able to run fast, you need to be able…

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Finland Post Welfare Takes Place In Laptops, Mobiles, You-Name-It

Tonight we are expecting a full house of 1,700 guests for our biggest event yet, Finland Post Welfare. Over a thousand people were wait-listed and unfortunately couldn't make it, but the discussion will be streamed. The link to the streaming site will be given at the event home page and the event can also be viewed via mobile devices with…

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We've gotten some questions about how you can voice your opinion at our upcoming Finland Post Welfare panel event at Finlandia Hall. So we thought we would write a short post on using Twitter, since with 1700 people attending, we think it will be the best way to gather comments from the audience. We use a Twitter wall at many…

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