Case example: Aalto startup ecosystem

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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.

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Case example: Aalto startup ecosystem

  1. 1. Aalto Venture Garage - building world-class start-ups TULI-OHJELMAN VUOSISEMINAARI Ville Simola, AES, Aalto-yliopisto
  2. 2. What has TULI made possible? Grass root activation events Summer of Startups Exposing start-ups to foreign markets
  3. 3. Grass root activities Pitching events Open Mics Talkoot workshopsBringing inspiring speakers Tuli-talks w/ research based start-ups
  4. 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. 5. Exposing start-ups to foreign markets
  6. 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. 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. 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. 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. 10. Contacts www.aaltovg.com www.aaltoes.com ville.simola@aaltoes.com +358 44 070 0520

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