Marina Biniari and Mikko Jääskeläinen have been appointed as assistant professors at the Aalto University School of Science for five years. The professorships are in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management. The field of the professorships is high-growth entrepreneurship.

Marina Biniari

Marina Biniari’s focal research area is entrepreneurship inside enterprises. She gained her B.Sc. from the Athens University of Economics and Business in 1999 and M.Sc. from the University of Strathclyde, UK, in 2000. She got her Ph.D. in 2007 at the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, University of Strathclyde, UK. From year 2007 to 2008, Biniari was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Cass Business School, City University, UK and in 2008 she was appointed as an Assistant Professor at the Strathclyde Business School. In 2010, she was a visiting research fellow at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, in the United States.

Mikko Jääskeläinen

Mikko Jääskeläinen’s research focuses especially on how new fields of operation are organized and on the financing of growth companies. Jääskeläinen took on his present duties after working as Professor of Strategic Management at Aalto University from 2012. He gained his M.Sc.(Tech.) from the Helsinki University of Technology in 2001, and M.Sc.(Econ.) from the Helsinki School of Economics in 2002. He defended his doctoral dissertation on capital investment at the Helsinki University of Technology in 2009.

An important task of Biniari and Jääskeläinen will be management of teaching as well as development of the new Aalto Ventures Program. The Aalto Ventures Program supports and coaches students in Aalto University to become growth entrepreneurs. The program works in close cooperation with organizations such as Startup Sauna and Aalto Entrepreneurship Society as well as the Stanford Technology Ventures Program located in Silicon Valley.

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