Startups will save the climate

By |2021-08-02T04:38:43+00:0022.05.2121|Categories: From Foundation|

Climate tech investment grows five times faster than the rest of the venture capital market. However, funding negative emissions technologies can be challenging. Verneri Välimaa dives into the mysteries of carbon removal, climate change and startups with Heidi Lindvall, Harri Lammi and Henrietta Moon.

A deep dive into the state of impact investing – interviewing investors from, NGP Capital and Taaleri

By |2021-10-22T11:10:37+00:0018.05.2121|Categories: From Foundation|

Impact investing is a growing trend globally, and for good reason. Annika Sjöberg of NGP Capital, Pauliina Martikainen of, and Pekka Samuelsson of Taaleri Group provide insights from an investor's perspective on investing into impact.

Breaking the silence – mental health of startup founders

By |2021-08-02T04:45:11+00:0015.05.2121|Categories: From Foundation|

The societal stigma surrounding mental health is preventing people from seeking support; startup founders are particularly at high risk of suffering mental challenges. When we fail to take action early, the result can be devastating for the individual, the company and all stakeholders.

Six questions with Harri Iisakka, the CEO of Wave Ventures

By |2021-08-02T04:50:20+00:0015.05.2121|Categories: From Foundation|

In the latest Six Questions -series we introduce Wave Ventures' freshly appointed CEO Harri Iisakka. Wave's team consists of a diverse group of students and is supported by experienced investors and serial entrepreneurs around the Nordics.

Foundation’s board member and Professor Emeritus Eero Eloranta on Finnish innovations in the 80s and how students have changed the game

By |2021-08-02T04:49:26+00:0023.03.2121|Categories: From Foundation|

The introductory series of Foundation's board members continues with Eero Eloranta, a well-known face within the student-led entrepreneurship community within Aalto University. In this interview, Eero walked us through the history of the Finnish innovation ecosystem and how the students changed the game for everyone.

Six questions with Inka Mero, Managing Partner at Voima Ventures – “Deep tech companies will help Finland rise to the next level”

By |2021-08-02T04:47:41+00:0020.03.2121|Categories: From Foundation|

Voima Ventures is led by one of the most distinguished investors and public voices in Finland and in the Nordics, Inka Mero. As a serial entrepreneur, company builder, and investor, Inka has been part of it all. Now, she's leading the team at Voima Ventures to find and build world-changing deep tech companies – while trying to figure out ways to Finland to support their growth.

Six questions with Janne Snellman, the Chairperson of the Board of the Startup Foundation

By |2021-08-02T04:49:00+00:0023.02.2121|Categories: From Foundation|

To understand better how the Foundation's board functions, we asked six scintillating questions from Janne Snellman, the Chairperson of the Board, covering everything from the purpose of the board to its plans for the next decade.

“There is room to grow” – Introducing our newest board member Emma Lehikoinen

By |2021-08-02T04:52:58+00:0023.02.2121|Categories: From Foundation|

We are excited to introduce the latest addition to the Foundation's board, Emma Lehikoinen. Emma has been an integral part of the local startup ecosystem, first through working as the President at Slush and now as the expansion lead at Swappie, one of the fastest-growing Finnish startups.

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