Everyone loves a startup success story, but to be honest, most startups don't become such. Paavo Vallas, an AVP alumnus and founder of Särkifood, had it all figured out and business was thriving — for a while. This is not Särkifood's story, but Paavo's. It's a story of how a startup can fail, but its founder can still succeed.
“Going for a night out can be a very different experience depending on your gender and sexual orientation,” says Ellen Kantola, co-founder of Kvääristö. According to her estimation, women make up 60% of the workforce in the restaurant business, but practically all the bars and restaurants in Finland are owned or run by men. This […]
Rens, a company that makes sneakers out of coffee waste, is one of the most celebrated Finnish startups in recent years. The two founders of the company have both been selected to Forbes Europe 30 under 30 in the Social Entrepreneurship category and have been looked up to by most of the Finnish startup scene. […]
Monochrome is an influencer agency that builds bridges between brands and the most popular Finnish social media influencers. One of the founders, Matilde Pelkonen, is an AVP alumna who is always excited about something new. We had a chat with her to learn more about her company and her journey of book writing, food delivery, […]
Veri is a Finnish startup on a mission to help people off the path of poor metabolic health. One of the founders, Anttoni Aniebonam, is an AVP alumnus who had clear plans for his future in his childhood. Sometimes life takes an unexpected turn, however — and Anttoni’s story is full of them. Best-laid plans […]
The health and medical technology industry has been growing fast for some time now, and there’s no reason to expect it would slow down. Because of our strengths in both healthcare and technology, Finland is one of the best countries to be in for those who want to introduce the latest innovations in the field […]