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