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A talk I gave on 17.11.2010 @ the annual Tuli-seminar for Finnish people working on public side of the entrepeneurship ecosystem in Aalto University.

A talk I gave on 17.11.2010 @ the annual Tuli-seminar for Finnish people working on public side of the entrepeneurship ecosystem in Aalto University.

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  • 1. Aalto Venture Garage - building world-class start-ups TULI-OHJELMAN VUOSISEMINAARI Ville Simola, AES, Aalto-yliopisto
  • 2. What has TULI made possible? Grass root activation events Summer of Startups Exposing start-ups to foreign markets
  • 3. Grass root activities Pitching events Open Mics Talkoot workshopsBringing inspiring speakers Tuli-talks w/ research based start-ups
  • 4. Summer of Startups 8-week start-up program targeted for students Teams were provided: 1) Garage coach network 2) 24/7 working space 3) 750 euros grant per team member
  • 5. Exposing start-ups to foreign markets
  • 6. Key success factors Culture of venturing from grass roots: Aaltoes, meaning that we have best students and researchers interestedto a) start b) work on startups
  • 7. Key success factors Ideas and teams coming not only from Aalto or rest of Finland but from whole Baltics and Nordics: only way to get good enough people and ideas
  • 8. Key success factors experienced serial entrepreneurs with international success and failures as coaches to work with the selected startups from very beginning: our coaches
  • 9. Key success factors Exposure for the best startups to real markets, competitors, investors and specially to culture of doing business: 3- 4 months in the valley, in future Israel and china
  • 10. Contacts www.aaltovg.com www.aaltoes.com ville.simola@aaltoes.com +358 44 070 0520

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