Volunteering is a great way to learn skills useful in entrepreneurship, working life, and, well, life in general. But perhaps the real treasure is the friends you make along the way. Elettra, AVP's marketing magician and recent Aalto graduate, shares her experiences in how volunteering at Aalto University is similar to entrepreneurship.
A cup of coffee is a good start for the morning, but sometimes it’s not just about the drink. I have the habit of café hopping and getting to know the baristas behind the coffee counters — the ones who put their soul into making a good cup of coffee and inspiring visitors with their […]
20 Apr 2022
Everyone benefits from entrepreneurial skills, is what we always say. But what exactly are they? And more importantly, where can you learn them? This guide will introduce some of the most important entrepreneurial skills and share tips on where to look for them.
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.
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.
We've talked about what an accelerator is, what to consider before joining one, and what to take into account during the program. Assuming you followed all the tips, the accelerator is now your friend. Friendship, however, isn't a one-way street. Anna, AVP's Incubation Specialist, shares 4 points to consider after graduating from an accelerator program.