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13
Apr

WinMo Meetup: A Community Kickoff

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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

07
Apr

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

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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

02
Apr

What’s going on with Aaltoes?

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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

21
Mar

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

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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

14
Mar

Work in a startup: three tracks for Summer 2011

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Not inspired by a summer job in a corporation? We have something way cooler for you. In summer 2011 startups are everywhere. If you’ve ever wanted to get your hands dirty working with your own idea or intern in a fast-growing startup either in Helsinki or Silicon Valley, this is your year Two years ago

08
Apr

Things DO move fast in Silicon Valley

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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

03
Apr

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

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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

30
Mar

So you want to intern for a startup?

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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,

18
Mar

Aaltoes

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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

11
Mar

Enternship: This Summer..Don’t Go Corporate, Go Startup!

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Aaltoes Enternship – An Internship Startup Style! Aalto Entrepreneurship Society is proud to present our first summer entrepreneurial internship program called Enternship. Experience the summer job of a lifetime – 10 weeks in a growing Finnish startup. We’re looking for awesome people – programmers, designers and business developers to work in interesting startups around Helsinki.