Four Aalto University students visited Zambia to work on a case for a local startup, together with students from Zambia, Kenya, and Uganda. They started their voyage with high expectations, but none of them could anticipate the most important lessons they'd learn.
A year ago, Aalto Ventures Program was contemplating how to help students who want to develop their idea further and make an impact even after finishing their courses. They decided to hire a dedicated person — yours truly — to create an incubation program, and that was the start of Impact Studio. It's time to look back and reflect on what we've learned over the past year.
Do you sometimes feel worried on Sunday when you are supposed to relax? Perhaps you worry about next week, your unrealized dreams and plans, and important things you never have time to do. In this post, Good Life Engine teacher Lidia shares a few practical tips on how to quit being a member of the chronic anxiety club.
In decision-making, you never possess all the possible information — otherwise, it wouldn’t be a decision-making process but a deduction. In this post by AVP's head of education and Good Life Engine teacher Lidia, you will find some tips on approaching decision-making, especially during stressful times.
Kim-Niklas Antin is very good at material technology. He even has a Ph.D. in it and stayed at Aalto Unversity to work as a post-doc in the field. But his real passion is 3D printing and design, which led him to become an entrepreneur and later to join Impact Studio by Aalto Ventures Program.
We recently visited three East African countries: Kenya, Tanzania, and Rwanda. We intended to learn more about the local startup ecosystems, entrepreneurship education, and — in particular — the local market opportunities with regard to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. In our ten days, we had to rewrite most of all the assumptions we came in with.