From us to you

A collection of thoughts, resources and findings on all things entrepreneurial, from the minds of the AVP team.

Alumni story: Matilde Pelkonen — An influential journey

Monochrome is an influencer agency that builds bridges between brands and the most popular Finnish social media influencers. One of the founders, Matilde Pelkonen, is an AVP alumna who is always excited about something new. We had a chat with her to learn more about her company and her journey of book writing, food delivery, […]

27 May 2021

5 + 1 tips for studying and working

We are once again living those stressful times when many try to combine studying and working as the last courses of the academic year have to be wrapped up while summer jobs are already beginning. At AVP we have four student employees who work part-time throughout the year while studying. For this blog, we gathered […]

21 May 2021

Making history — Combining art, education and entrepreneurship in one course

Art, Education and Entrepreneurship is a course by Nordic Visual Studies and Art Education (NoVA) and Aalto Ventures Program (AVP). We followed one of the course teachers, Jaana Brinck from NoVA, throughout the course to learn how a multidisciplinary arts course is planned and executed, and what goes on behind the scenes. Laying the groundwork […]

12 May 2021

Alumni story: Anttoni Aniebonam — Blood, health and tears

Veri is a Finnish startup on a mission to help people off the path of poor metabolic health. One of the founders, Anttoni Aniebonam, is an AVP alumnus who had clear plans for his future in his childhood. Sometimes life takes an unexpected turn, however — and Anttoni’s story is full of them. Best-laid plans […]

29 Apr 2021

Not all learning comes from education

Yoop is a tool for students and teachers that supports students in taking advantage of the entrepreneurship competence acquired outside formal education and integrating it into their degrees. Johannes Kaira, one of AVP’s teachers, was involved in creating the tool and shares some thoughts on why it’s especially meaningful in our current environment. The ongoing […]

13 Apr 2021

Entrepreneurship for life — two stories of Biodesign startups

The health and medical technology industry has been growing fast for some time now, and there’s no reason to expect it would slow down. Because of our strengths in both healthcare and technology, Finland is one of the best countries to be in for those who want to introduce the latest innovations in the field […]

25 Mar 2021