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.
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.
We recently visited three East African countries: Kenya, Tanzania, and Rwanda. We intended to learn more about the local startup ecosystems, entrepreneurship education, and — in particular — the local market opportunities with regard to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. In our ten days, we had to rewrite most of all the assumptions we came in with.
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.
Koor is a Somali word referring to a bell attached to a camel — the number one livestock in the country. If a farmer is missing a camel, they can find it by the warning of the bell. Likewise, Solve the SDGs winner, team Koor, hopes their solution could give a warning to farmers in the Horn of Africa about incoming droughts.