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.
One of our teachers, Paul, visited Nordic Business Forum and started thinking about the working life skills needed in the future. He found it scary to think he might have to re-train at his age — but at the same time, it excites him to think that he gets to learn and master something new. In this post, he ponders what mastering something really is.
Entrepreneurs, small business owners, and startups should take advantage of AI to free up their time for other important things in life. By letting the machine handle mundane tasks that take up so much time, entrepreneurs can focus on their core competencies or even grow their business further by having more time to research new opportunities!
In English, we say that curiosity killed the cat. Paul, one of our teachers, is not sure if that's true, however. Based on his own experience, he thinks curiosity is the starting point of observing the world, learning, adjusting, and changing directions — and that it might actually save your life instead.
One of our team members, Aaro, took part in Ignite, a summer accelerator program at Aalto University aiming to make ideas into reality. The ten-week program is structured with weekly topics on entrepreneurship, from business validation to fundraising, but it's not just about accelerating startups. It’s truly a people accelerator.
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.