How to succeed in an ever changing world? How to adapt when the disruption is changing the way we work, communicate and live? Why should everyone at least know the basics of entrepreneurial thinking and available tools?

The academic year 2017-2018 starts with an exciting kickoff event with Aalto Ventures Program. Join us to familiarize yourself with Aalto’s startup ecosystem and get to know what Aalto has to offer in terms of entrepreneurial education. We have arranged an amazing program with a variety of fascinating keynote topics, in which the importance of entrepreneurship will be viewed from different perspectives and participants will discover why entrepreneurship is currently one of the most relevant topic in the world.

17:45 Doors open

18:00 – 18:15 Aalto Startup Ecosystem
Olli Vuola, AVP Executive Director

18:15 – 18:30 Keynote: “I hate entrepreneurship”
Sebastian Nemeth, AVP student

18:30 – 18:40 AVP’s Offering
Kalle Airo, AVP Program Manager

18:40 – 19:00 Keynote: Exit of the Year
Dr. Ainomaija Haarla, AVP mentor and Business Angel of the Year 2016 Exit prize winner

19:00 – 19:25 Keynote: Victor or victim – Succeeding in a world where disruption is the normal
Bruce Oreck, the former US ambassador to Finland

19:25 – 20:00 Keynote: How to succeed in Silicon Valley?
Kalle Freese, CEO of Sudden Coffee and 9th best barista in the world 2015

20:00 –> Gintonite takes over the stage, drinks and snacks served

Let’s have an inspiring evening together! See you at Design Factory Stage!

♥: AVP team

WHAT: AVP Startup Season Kickoff
WHEN: 6.9, 6pm – 8pm
WHERE: Design Factory, Stage, Betonimiehenkuja 5C
WHOM: The event is targeted for Aalto students and everyone interested in entrepreneurship