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

Goal setting goals

We've all been in a situation where we’ve no idea what we want and where to go. And that’s ok. Setting meaningful and reasonable goals was never easy, and the pandemic and now a war in Europe can make long-term goals feel pointless — but setting them now is as important as ever. Let’s break down what good goals are like and how to set them like an entrepreneur.

Rising voices from the South

S.U.R. is a decolonizing collective based on the understanding of the Global South not just as geography but as a way of standing, experiencing, and dancing through the world. Amy Gelera, one of the founding members, shares the story of how entrepreneurship, underrepresentation, and pasta created a movement.

Ten years of changes

In the last decade, AVP has changed a lot, and so has entrepreneurship education in general. As AVP turns ten years old, co-founder and co-director Kalle Airo tells the story of how Aalto Ventures Program grew from a potluck party to the education unit it is now.

Student holding a Julkku magazine

Chat with Jubileum Julkku

For most people, Wappu is a rather short period within a year. For them, the first signs of the upcoming first of May are mead and doughnuts, which start to fill up grocery store shelves approximately one month in advance.  A typical Finnish wappu celebration can be described like this: Wappu eve’s night with old […]

29 Apr 2022

Illustration of a coffee cup pouring. Both the coffee and the cup have a smile on their face.

Smells like entrepreneurial spirit — and coffee

A cup of coffee is a good start for the morning, but sometimes it’s not just about the drink. I have the habit of café hopping and getting to know the baristas behind the coffee counters — the ones who put their soul into making a good cup of coffee and inspiring visitors with their […]

20 Apr 2022