AVP recently moved into a new office in a building we're sharing with Aalto Design Factory, Startup Sauna and a bunch of research groups from the School of Engineering. We’ve only been there for a short while, but collaboration between the different entities has already increased, and we can only imagine the future potential.
Solve the SDGs brought together almost 300 participants in Finland, along with around 50 in both Uganda and Tanzania. Five of those participants formed Wasteless Wanderers, went through a roller-coaster of emotions and won not only their challenge but the whole hackathon.
Tiina Zilliacus and Lidia Rauramo asked students at the beginning of their Good Life Engine course session what they would like to learn about entrepreneurship. The discussion in class can be boiled down to the following 11 lessons about entrepreneurship and life.
We recently visited Uganda and Tanzania, where we had a chance to talk with local students and young professionals about their countries' sustainability issues. The people we spoke with highly regarded sustainability and wished their governments would do better. We found four reasons why they are not. However, it seems their countries are in good hands.
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.