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Don’t hate the game, fix the player

OurDebate won AVP’s challenge titled Sustain Your Mind in the Junction 2020 Connected hackathon with their app that helps people develop their discussion skills. Now, they’re planning on publishing it to a wider audience. While the final name of their app is still up for debate, their team spirit is unfaltering. If you’ve used social […]

01 Dec 2020

Johannes studied six weeks in Berkeley and founded a startup in Hawaii

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 […]

28 May 2020

What Makes the Finnish Startup Ecosystem Different?

Startups are often considered strange creatures. However, just like most creatures, they begin their journey being quite clueless, and the ones who learn fast and adapt faster will thrive. Startups, just like most creatures, like to gravitate towards each other, forming ecosystems. Some ecosystems do better than others, and the reasons behind the success can […]

21 Nov 2019