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  • HOW TO BECOME AN ENTREPRENEUR BY ACCIDENT Entrepreneurship Tuesday Ville Simola
  • When I was a kid…
  • My dream job was to become a movie director…
  • …or a football manager
  • ..but I loved making profit by trading Donald Duck cartoons
  • When I was a teenager..
  • I fell in love with computers…
  • …and coded my first website
  • …but ended up producing and selling strong home-made brew
  • When I went to University..
  • At first, I felt completely lost…
  • …then I saw an opportunity in selling fireworks
  • …which helped me to find Aalto Entrepreneurship Society
  • After joining Aaltoes..
  • I build a network of 1000+ professionals
  • I helped to create summer jobs for 40 students…
  • …and continued to create 50+ companies
  • After helping others I felt now it’s time to do my own stuff..
  • So you can call me a serial entrepeneur nowadays…
  • Since I’ve build one of the first crowd funding platforms in Finland called Kiririnki
  • I’m working with a health startup Checkmylevel that has raised 2M+ in funding
  • Together with a team of young coaches setting up the biggest football conference in the Nordics called Arctic Football Forum
  • Running my own consulting company (If I have time) 
  • I’m living the life of an entrepreneur… and I LOVE IT!
  • Lessons learned
  • Lesson #1: Start doing stuff when you are young
  • Lesson #2: Do not get disappointed even if your plans don’t go like planned
  • Lesson #3: Get to know people
  • Lesson #4: Pay it forward
  • Lesson #5: Just do (great) stuff