Aaltoes Talk with Mårten Mickos

Come listen to one of the most succesful entrepreneurs from TKK. We had a chance to meet him during the Aaltoes Silicon Valley Talkoot trip. There we invited him to come speak for us on his next visit back to Finland. Luckily we didn't have to wait long. Mårten Mickos was a CEO of MySQL AB, which made a major…

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Learning and listening at AaltoVP

Aalto Ventures Park is in principal like any other school: the ideal place to learn and grow. Learning has been at the very heart of the AaltoVP experiment early on, as we’ve listened to both our community and the experts. AaltoVP is going to be great. Last week Aaltoes team visited start-up parks in Silicon Valley with a similar kind of…

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Be A Change 2009 -seminar for social entrepreneurship

Do you want to change the world towards the better? Welcome to Be A Change 2009 in Helsinki, 14-15 of November 2009 in Design Factory! All Aaltoes startups with a social agenda should attend, since the core idea is to realize social enterprise ideas into real sustainable businesses. Be A Change is a two-day conference organized by AIESECers that will…

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Simplicity rules in the second pitching night

Pitching events for this fall are a wrap. All together 23 ambitious startups presented their ideas – some of them get to join us in Stanford, others in Slush. Tonight’s winners, UniMerchandise aims at making the affiliate products for Finnish Universities a lot more appealing. The winning pitch got praised by the judges, Moaffak Ahmed, Kalle Airo and Teemu Seppälä,…

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Start preparing your pitches

As the previous Pitching Evening was so successful, we decided to set up another one on 19th of October at Design Factory. Yep, that’s already on next Monday! Like last time, pitchers will have four minutes and four slides to explain their idea, how it will be beneficial, why it will be successful and what resources do they need. The…

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Come to Aaltoes Cleantech Safari!

Want to innovate and create a new business, but haven't found a technology to do it with? No problem! AES is organizing a Safari together with the Technical Research Center of Finland (VTT - www.vtt.fi) and Aalto University. It's an event where you can get in touch with research teams and their latest inventions. Interested in fibre-based barrier materials or…

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Aaltoes gets a new home

UPDATE: After yesterday's brainstorming we decided to put out a idea sourcing page. Use the widget on the right to submit ideas or go to specific page located at feedback.aaltoes.com to submit your ideas! It’s exciting times here on Betonimiehenkuja. Aaltoes just got the keys to its new 1000 square meter space last Tuesday and we’ve been working hard to…

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Pitching and catching ideas in Aaltoes Pitch

Aaltoes Pitching attracted some 100 people to listen to the ideas and executions of future startups. We had a great array of ideas ranging from dictionaries to mobile reminder services. The winner, Language Café, captivated the audience with a strong social message: connecting elderly people and foreigners to actively learn languages and improve their social connections. The Stage auditorium was…

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Aaltoes Pitching coming up!

It is again the time for all great minds to punch their pitch on the 8th of October! Aaltoes is organizing the first pitching evening of the  semester @ Design Factory, the mecca of creative ideas. We strongly encourage you all who have a good idea to enroll and give your best shot or just show up and enjoy the show…

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Bittersweet in Taik, Aaltoes made the first kick

Taik, the university of art and design, has been a hard biscuit for Aaltoes. As a Taik student myself, I had my hesitations: we value freedom of expression and independent mind. Thus chats about business and industry seem a bit off tone. Indeed, we met lots of doubt in Taik when we tried to convince people to support and participate…

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