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

Professor Ilmoniemi

4 + 1 tips for becoming more entrepreneurial by Aalto Distinguished Professor Risto Ilmoniemi

Professor of Applied Physics Risto Ilmoniemi, Head of the Aalto University Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering, was appointed Aalto Distinguished Professor at the opening ceremony for the new academic year on the 7th of September. This title is awarded to professors of exceptional academic merit, but it’s not the only reason we wanted to […]

15 Oct 2021

Alumni Story: Jesse Tran — Soft shoes, hard lessons

Rens, a company that makes sneakers out of coffee waste, is one of the most celebrated Finnish startups in recent years. The two founders of the company have both been selected to Forbes Europe 30 under 30 in the Social Entrepreneurship category and have been looked up to by most of the Finnish startup scene. […]

17 Sep 2021

Together we will thrive

The multicultural and diverse team of ThriVe won AVP’s challenge titled Reimagining Higher Education in the sustainability-themed hackathon Solve the SDGs organized by AVP and Junction. While the hackathon brought them together, their solution helps students connect with each other and with their professors in a post-Covid, hybrid learning environment. We had a chat with […]

21 Jun 2021

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