Build a sustainable future

Ever thought of starting a company?

The modern world calls for practices that increase inclusion, equality, environmental responsibility, and social awareness. In this webinar, you’ll become familiar with the Finnish startup ecosystem, which is setting an example for next generation responsible entrepreneurship.

Find out how to join the vibrant community of students and professionals who are establishing successful businesses for the future.

Programme

Episode VI: Successful Entrepreneurship

24 November | 12:00 (Finland) | 15.30 (India) | 18.00 (Singapore)

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Welcome!

Suh Myungji, Head of Communications, Aalto Ventures Program
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How Startups Can Help Reach the Sustainable Development Goals?

Lauri Järvilehto, Professor of Practice, Co-Director of Aalto Ventures Program AVP, Aalto University
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Coffee in your shoes?

Jesse Tran, CEO, Rens Original

An entrepreneurial success story from Rens Original, the world’s first coffee sneakers

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Entrepreneurship Everywhere! (Ecosystem & networks in Finland for entrepreneurship)

  • Ilja Riekki, Head of Innovation and Partnerships, Aalto Ventures Program
  • Joni Lehto, Business Advisor, NewCo Helsinki, City of Helsinki
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Entrepreneurship - what does it mean for you and me?

A panel on studying, researching and practicing entrepreneurship from different perspectives
  • Carmelita Ginting-Carlström, Doctoral candidate in entrepreneurship, Aalto University School of Business
  • Markus Wartiovaara, Director of Hanken Business Lab, Hanken School of Economics
  • Mona Ismail, President, Aaltoes - Aalto Entrepreneurship Society
  • Nagarajan Subramaniyam, Co-founder and CTO- Xfold Imaging Oy 

13:10: Wrap-up | Suh Myungji, Head of Communications, Aalto Ventures Program

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Networking

Virtual Lounge Table meetings: All universities & UAS

Speakers

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Lauri Järvilehto

Professor of Practice, Co-Director of Aalto Ventures Program AVP, Aalto University

Lauri Järvilehto, PhD, is a Professor of Practice at Aalto University and Co-Director of Aalto Ventures Program. He is a serial entrepreneur, philosopher, author, musician and a Sherlock Holmes fan. He is the founder of the Finnish Academy of Philosophy and serves on the Boards of Directors of Unicef Finland and the Finnish Academy of Philosophy. He has written several bestselling books on thinking and learning and is an active public speaker worldwide.

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Jesse Khanh Tran

Co-Founder, CEO at Rens Original

Jesse is a serial entrepreneur and veteran in Fashion Manufacturing and eCommerce. He is also the former CEO and Founder of Factory Finder, an online platform that helped European Fashion designers to work with sustainable factories in Vietnam and China. Jesse is the first person ever to be chosen for both Forbes Europe Under 30 and Forbes Vietnam 30 Under 30, in the same year (2020).

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Ilja Riekki

Head of Innovation and Partnerships at Aalto Ventures Program

Ilja Riekki serves as a Head of Innovation and Partnerships at Aalto Ventures Program, the entrepreneurship program of Aalto University, one of the leading innovation universities in Europe. He’s leading a team responsible of growing entrepreneurial mindset, motivation, and skills within researchers, to accelerate impact and innovations arising from research as well as building a scalable pre-incubation platform to leverage the entrepreneurial and impact potential of extended Aalto community.

Ilja Riekki holds a Master`s degree in education and has been previously working in consulting, trade and exports in Shanghai, education exports and professional trainings at Chinese market in a startup and with food and retail market in Finland. In Aalto University he has been working in a Ministry of Education initiative to create ways to integrate entrepreneurship education to different disciplines and programs and to find the best practices and methods to facilitate learning of entrepreneurial, innovation and design skills within students and educators. Furthermore he`s building a global network of entrepreneurship education providers and stakeholders to develop the future of entrepreneurship education and innovation together.

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Business Advisor, NewCo Helsinki, City of Helsinki

Joni has advised hundreds of startups, investors, corporations and others working professionally with innovations. In his day job he focuses on helping startups find investors, clients and other partners in the smart & clean sector, especially in the Nordics and Baltics. His free-time activities include creating and managing Ecosystem.fi, an open list of over 100 investors, accelerators and startup-friendly corporations with easy shortlisting functionality, as well as Startup Helsinki Slack, an open network of 1 000 people interested in startups and the main Helsinki area.

Before becoming a professional startup advisor and connector he built digital platform startups, studied startup ecosystem development and international business, and worked in 30 positions from door to door sales to key account management (1M/year) and gardening to teaching. He has also been an entrepreneur for nearly 20 years, employing at most 30 people at a time in fields as varying as his day job history.

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Carmelita Ginting-Carlström

Doctoral candidate in entrepreneurship, Aalto University School of Business
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Markus Wartiovaara

Director of Hanken Business Lab, Hanken School of Economics
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Mona Ismail

President, Aaltoes - Aalto Entrepreneurship Society
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Nagarajan Subramaniyam

Co-founder and CTO- Xfold Imaging Oy
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Suh Myungji

Head of Communications, Aalto Ventures Program