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
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.
Wen Ouyang and Richard Dunn know how difficult it is to make it as an artist or — as we like to say — a creative entrepreneur. Together, they decided to help people like them, and Artmu was born. They found their way to AVP's Impact Studio, where their business started to gain momentum.
Rahul Abhisek has always been entrepreneurial, but at Aalto University, he learned how to start a business. Rahul came to Aalto from India to study design and new media eleven years ago. The time here has drastically changed him — and his plans for the future.