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A Journey from Aalto to Silicon Valley with Mårten Mickos

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Silicon Valley and its hypercompetitive environment are not for everyone, but it can’t be denied that it makes some people thrive. One of those people is Mårten Mickos, a former Aalto student, columnist and serial CEO.

Mårten scaled MySQL from a Finnish startup to a unicorn in Silicon Valley and has since taken on CEO duties at HackerOne to mobilize hackers for a good cause, proofing companies’ systems against ill-willed individuals. He’s one of the more experienced Finns from the Silicon Valley startup ecosystem and has been helping Finnish founders enter the area for years.

Join us on 11.5. to hear about Mårten’s journey and find out if Silicon Valley is a place you would thrive in!


This event is organized together with Aaltoes, Junction, Kiuas, Startuplifers and Ignite.

Be optimistic until sh*t hits the fan.

Mårten Mickos, CEO of HackerOne