Silicon Valley

10
Nov

Silicon Valley 2011 Day Two – I/O Ventures, Opinno and Eventbrite

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The second (“damn long day”) day’s program started off with tours at two different co-working spaces, followed by a visit to the Eventbrite and for some of us the day was concluded with 8th founders showcase -conference, while the rest had some time to see the City. The two co-working spaces were I/O Ventures and

11
Feb

Lessons of Silicon Valley

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Journal kind of a thing from Silicon Valley by Miikka Peltola October, 2010 Miika Peltola is an entrepreneur & student at Aalto University School of Art and Design I decided not to go to the Aalto Entrepreneurship Society’s trip to Silicon Valley. I’m afraid of flying, I didn’t know any other person except one from

25
Oct

Monday: we work hard to understand failure

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With our recent FailDay what would be more appropriate than kicking of the Valley week with a whole day of celebrating failure! FailCon gathers the best entrepreneurs to share their lessons learned on the theme of failures, obstacles and making them work for you. Continuing from that we have invited Gagan Biyani to tell his

30
Oct

“Grow the pie, not your slice”

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These words from now-retired venture capitalist, Andy Rachleff, stayed with me throughout his lecture on early-stage venture capital at the Stanford Graduate School of Business on Tuesday. Whilst the rest of the Finnish group was attending FailCon in San Francisco, Rohit and I took the chance to attend a lecture at one of the most

26
Oct

Startups traveling with us in Silicon Valley

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Here are the startups traveling with us in Silicon Valley during the week. All of them have great stories to share, so if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact them.

12
Sep

4 Aaltoes Team Members Attending TechCrunch Disrupt 2011 in San Francisco

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A few days ago the Aaltoes team made a quick decision: Nippe, Juhana, Juho and Riku will attend TC Disrupt on Sep 12th-14th. We were lucky to have Ramine coach us “a bit” yesterday. The four hour session included so much new information to remember, advice, tips and hints that I don’t actually remember the last time I’ve felt

25
Oct

Tuesday: we work hard to understand what fuels the Valley

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The loose theme for the day is Stanford and how the student activities build the grassroots necessary for the rest of the ecosystem. With the BASES 150K kick-off & ASES meeting fresh in mind, we’ll cover the various student activities around campus. The schedule is pretty loose and there’s room to explore solo the campus.

30
Dec

Lessons learned in Silicon Valley -recap

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A month back Aaltoes hosted a recap session on the legendary Silicon Valley Tour. We heard some of the entrepreneurs traveling with us share their key insights from the trip. Now the videos are uploaded, so if you want to hear the ideas that arose from visiting the number one entrepreneurial hotspot of the world,

26
Oct

The Silicon Valley Talkoot programme

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Follow our programme from the Google Calender. The programme is due to some changes – however you can read recaps of the days afterwards from our blog.

25
Oct

San Francisco Startup Culture

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We had to wake up at 6 o’clock this morning to attend Startup School. The day has been full of great experiences on the amazing startup culture here in the Valley. The valley culture truly supports entrepreneurship. Having a bunch of people around you that want to do the same thing is a real boost.