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

Don’t hate the game, fix the player

OurDebate won AVP’s challenge titled Sustain Your Mind in the Junction 2020 Connected hackathon with their app that helps people develop their discussion skills. Now, they’re planning on publishing it to a wider audience. While the final name of their app is still up for debate, their team spirit is unfaltering. If you’ve used social […]

01 Dec 2020

Sometimes doing the right thing takes more than just obeying the law

In Finland, we have this thing called limited liability companies act, which defines that the purpose of a corporation is to generate profit for its shareholders. In a hundred years, people will feel about the section in question the way we now feel about slavery in the 1800s. To be honest, having organizations whose only […]

10 Nov 2020

Creating a multidisciplinary course: Cosmetic product development and R&D management

Multidisciplinarity is one of the key elements of entrepreneurship education — anyone who wants to build a successful company must understand topics or work with people outside their own major. True multidisciplinarity, however, can be difficult to achieve. Even though Aalto is one university, the different schools still have different systems and students tend to […]

28 Oct 2020

Make teamwork great again, part 1: Forming teams

Teamwork. Some students love it, others hate it. At its best, teamwork courses can be great: students will learn not only about the topic of the course — and often more deeply than by doing an exam — but also about each other and themselves, making them much more prepared for working life. At its worst, […]

18 Jun 2020

Johannes studied six weeks in Berkeley and founded a startup in Hawaii

In January, AVP alumnus Johannes Salmisaari was on his way to UC Berkeley in sunny California, not knowing that the campus would close in six weeks because of the new coronavirus. As a part of an AVP-Berkeley contract he and a fellow student, Henrik Helenius, had been chosen for Startup Semester, an entrepreneurship program focusing […]

28 May 2020