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.
Africa is a mobile-first market. A small group of us from AVP recently visited East Africa to learn about the startup ecosystems and opportunities in Kenya, Tanzania, and Rwanda. In this post, our co-director Kalle Airo shares some of his observations and learnings from the visit.
In early 2022, Aalto Ventures Program enabled three students to participate in an intense learning experience in Berkeley, California. The students came back with not only new skills but also with a different way of looking at entrepreneurship. AVP asked them to write about their experience and share some of the most important lessons.
In January, AVP alumnus Johannes Salmisaari was on his way to UC Berkeley in sunny California, not knowing that the campus would close in six weeks because of the new coronavirus. As a part of an AVP-Berkeley contract he and a fellow student, Henrik Helenius, had been chosen for Startup Semester, an entrepreneurship program focusing […]
In January 2020, AVP gathered four students from Aalto University and sent them to participate in the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship (BMoE) Bootcamp in Berkeley, California. This was an intensive 4-and-a-half-day workshop consisting of not only lectures and interactive classroom activities, but also of mentoring sessions that facilitate teams to develop their own startup ideas. Take a sneak peek behind the […]