Westbound

AALTOES sets sail to the Western Lands to capture the Inspirational Startup Scene of Silicon Valley (and to apply said Mojo back to our own Winter Wonderland)   Welcome the Aaltoes Westbound - blog series! Westbound Dates: February 27th - March 17th, 2015 WHAT'S HAPPENING? As some of you may know, we are heading over to Silicon Valley at the end of…

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4 Aaltoes Team Members Attending TechCrunch Disrupt 2011 in San Francisco

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 that overwhelmed. Still, I had…

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Lessons of Silicon Valley

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 the Finnish people going, aviation…

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Tuesday: we work hard to understand what fuels the Valley

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. While on campus, try running…

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Monday: we work hard to understand failure

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 story of how a first…

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Lessons learned in Silicon Valley -recap

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, visit the links below: Aaltoes…

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“Grow the pie, not your slice”

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 intensive entrepreneurial courses offered at…

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The Silicon Valley Talkoot programme

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. The themes of the days are as follows: MONDAY Technology and Teams How the Stanford's Technology Transfer system works and how the university supports students' entrepreneurship ambitions. TUESDAY Startups Visiting Berkeley University and…

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Startups traveling with us in Silicon Valley

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. Aalto Entrepreneurship Society http://www.aaltoes.com Aalto Entrepreneurship Society, more often called simply Aaltoes, strives to create an entrepreneurial eco-system in Aalto University. Our philosophy is that success breeds…

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