Last week, we talked about what an accelerator is and what to consider before joining one. The two most important questions were whether you even need to get into one, and if yes, which one. Assuming you're now in one, do you think it’s time to relax and let things happen? Absolutely not. Anna, AVP's Incubation Specialist, shares 9 tips on how to make the most out of an acceleration program.
Anna, AVP's Incubation Specialist, has been working in different types of accelerators for the past 6 years before joining AVP. She understands their value but has also seen how little some entrepreneurs actually understand what accelerators are for and how to get the most out of them. In this article series, she shares some practical tips and advice on what to do before, during, and after the accelerator. For now, let's focus on the before.
We talk a lot about entrepreneurship and startups, but sometimes the vocabulary can be a bit strange or difficult to understand. That’s why we decided to put together a not-so-comprehensive list of startup terms and related words. So the next time you find yourself in a room with an entrepreneur, you’ll at least understand the words, if still not the point of their idea.
“Going for a night out can be a very different experience depending on your gender and sexual orientation,” says Ellen Kantola, co-founder of Kvääristö. According to her estimation, women make up 60% of the workforce in the restaurant business, but practically all the bars and restaurants in Finland are owned or run by men. This […]
Getting started with a company in Finland is relatively easy, but often the most inspiring stories come from somewhere it isn’t. One of those stories is that of recent Global Good Awards silver medalist Rewati Gurung, founder of Kokroma, who wanted to bring the Finnish baby box to Nepal. The path hasn’t been easy and […]
Rens, a company that makes sneakers out of coffee waste, is one of the most celebrated Finnish startups in recent years. The two founders of the company have both been selected to Forbes Europe 30 under 30 in the Social Entrepreneurship category and have been looked up to by most of the Finnish startup scene. […]