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Wi t 2009 2010
Building and planning
Today Aalto Venture Garage is a free work space where
entrepreneurs throughout the Baltic area get support and work
together to grow their businesses. Bootcamp is the program
that Aaltovg runs 4 times a year With a community of 3000
entrepreneurs, 50 startups, Garage faces a bright future
MEET THE STAFF
Kristo Ovaska Tuomo Kuikka Natalie Gaudet
The self-starter and founder of The handyman of Garage is the one to Natalie knows her way around the
all things entrepreneurial, Kristo is in turn to when something is missing, Garage communications. Always on
charge of Bootcamps and building the broken, lacking or not cool. the look for a good story, Natalie
buzz brings some Canadian attitude to the
Ask for.. introductions. Ask for how to build anything out of
for.. Ask for
for…. authentic all-american
kristo (a) aaltovg.com nothing. voice-overs .
tuomo (a) aaltovg.com natalie (a) aaltovg.com
teams 2009 2010
J l Helsinki,
H l i ki Audiodraft,
A di d ft HeiMoi,
H iM i Illtags,
Shobble, Smile, Widsen, Aalto Brain Company,
B i DreamTravel, Fi d b
T l Finderbase, K i Hi i
LucSens, Makumaku, Relationship Games, Videolla,
Thermophotonic H t P
Th h t i Heat Pump , MDA I S k SMS
IT, Living Canvas, Alfa, Octarine, Buffee, Micro
P lli Pamoja I
1 Aalto Venture G
A lt V t Garage 4 Pizza Tapiola 7 Bus t
B stops. 102 195 103
2 Aalto Design Factory 5 Aalto Centre for Entrepreneurship (ACE)
3 Alepa (open 7-23) 6 AYY
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F b k / lt t
Sign up to the bi-weekly
Check-in to Foursquare
Tag pics at Flickr with #aaltoes
We are priviledged to have a wonderful cleaning
All lady, but we are not your mommy.
Take out trash, tidy up work surfaces, put
about books back in the library, gather up chairs,
empty and refill the dishwasher.
community Busy hands help thinking Look around, there s
thinking. around there’s
surely something that takes less than 15 seconds
to fix up.
HOT OFFICES ARE FREE TO USE ALL THE TIME
All whiteboards should be wiped and set on their places after use.
Keep the offices clean and don t leave your stuff around.
W k t k precedence over socializing.
d i li i
Events that help support the space as a
whole take priority over other projects.
h l t k i it th j t
Members are responsible for their guests.
KITCHEN. All dishes must be washed and put to their
places and the dishwasher emptied.
AV EQUIPMENT. All connections, microphones, and
cables must be in order after use.
CHAIRS. Stacked next to the container, if no other
orders are given. All other furniture must be put back
how they were in the first place.
LOUNGE CHAIRS, SOFAS, AND TABLES are in
nice order and easy to use after the event.
If these instructions are not followed and the
staff is spending more than 5 minutes cleaning up
after your event we charge the tenant for the cleaning.
(but be nice to the guards and only
working after 12 p.m)
FREE FOOD Post event free
food is often available in the
Garage & DF Ruokalistat net
shows all the lunch menus in
REAL FOOD Eat real food.
Share meals with people:
bake cook, boil – Garage has
the equipment. Remember to
label your personal food.
CHEAP COFFEE Not
everything wants to be free:
coffee costs at the moment
Loan books or magazines from the library.
Entrepreneurial classics ship from Amazon
regularly along with the monthly Wired,
HBR and Inc.
We have: AV equipment video cameras
washing machines, you-name it. Use them
It’s always easier to ask for forgiveness than
it is to get permission.
Feel like Listed below are some ideas. Pick a task, call
Tuomo for help or just do it!
helping out? >> Take pictures & organize photo
shoots. Document the journey. Write a
blogpost (and use tag #aaltoes in
knitting or the next big thing
>> Design some marketing materials
social medias) >> Build proper system for the library
>> Have impromptu community dinner
p p y >> Help out with the signs
events, invite guest lecturers. >> Design a recycling system
>> Organize a skill swapping event on >> Bring old entrepreneurial magazines
soldering, Ruby on Rails,