Plastic has a bad reputation that it doesn’t entirely deserve. It’s a durable, lightweight material that — when recycled correctly — can be used repeatedly with low costs and very little material loss. AVP alumni and serial entrepreneur Mona Taponen Balzarini wants to demonstrate this with her Muoviamo project by showcasing and letting people try how plastic waste turns into new objects.
A while ago, we had the pleasure of having Mårten Mickos — an Aalto alumni, entrepreneur and current CEO of HackerOne — visit us for a talk. He shared his journey from Otaniemi to Silicon Valley, full of useful tips for the aspiring entrepreneur. We gathered eight of what we think are the most important lessons from his talk
Imran Asghar is a researcher who wants to break the boundaries of his lab. He wants his research to get out into the world and make an impact. But he didn’t always think like that. This is his story from academics to industry and back again — and it has robots.
Rosa-Maria Alaraasakka and Tuomas Hätälä are the founders of Opack, a startup that aims to revolutionize the reusable food packaging industry. The company is based on an idea born on Startup Experience and it almost died during Covid, but was born again thanks to an unexpected savior — the EU.
From Ivy Leagues to Moominland: A Look at American and Finnish Universities’ Entrepreneurial Education
In this opinion piece, AVP student Júlia Vila provides insights from AVP’s Bay Experience, which they joined last January. During the program, she participated in the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship (BMoE) bootcamp at UC Berkeley and began to understand how Finnish and American universities are different.
Four students — Anh Nguyen, Camila Gallo, Júlia Vila and Henri Wittmann — represented Aalto Ventures Program at the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship (BMoE) bootcamp at the University of California, Berkeley in January 2023. The bootcamp was filled with joy, new friendships and valuable insights regarding entrepreneurship.