Entrepreneurship isthe coolest career choice<br />Ilkka O. Lavas<br />Serial & paraller entrepreneur<br />
Ilkka O. Lavas<br />Started my first company at high school. Since that I have been entrepreneur. Now I am related to more...
People are scared of starting<br />What is so scary in starting up a new company?<br />If it does not work, you can always...
Different types of StartUP<br />1. Self employment StartUP <br />LD Hair<br />Maarit Lavas<br />Hairdresser<br />No big mo...
Different types of StartUP<br />2. Lifestyle StartUP <br />MADbike.org <br />Motorbike trips <br />for people. <br />Entre...
My First StartUP + reincarnation of the business after 15 years<br />- Started 1995 for my self employmentin high school<b...
StartUP sustainable business<br />Sustainable business isbest businessif you are willingto stay owner for10+ years.<br />B...
Build to be sold StartUP<br />Another type forstartup isbuild business to besold. Ownershiptime 3-7 years.<br />Our Artic....
My other businesses<br />
Specialize in niche market<br />Sometimes small niche market may be more profitable than existing market. You need to be t...
Entrepreneurship: The best career choice!<br />I can help people and companies with IT solutions<br />You can be your own ...
    Ikää	<br />29 vuotta<br />15.12.2009<br />Ilkka O. Lavas, yrittäjä,  www.ilkkaolavas.com<br />
11.10.2005<br />Ilkka Lavas, yrittäjä, W-CREATE Oy / LavasDesign<br />
My Book<br />In finnish 2005<br />About positive<br />Things in entre-<br />preneurships life<br />ISBN: 952-91-8686-X <br />
11.10.2005<br />Ilkka Lavas, yrittäjä, W-CREATE Oy / LavasDesign<br />Kiitos<br />Questions:<br />www.ilkkaolavas.com<br /...
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  1. 1. Entrepreneurship isthe coolest career choice<br />Ilkka O. Lavas<br />Serial & paraller entrepreneur<br />
  2. 2. Ilkka O. Lavas<br />Started my first company at high school. Since that I have been entrepreneur. Now I am related to more than 10 businesses.<br />Have bought/sold 5 companies/businesses<br />Founder member in 5 businesses<br />Survived 2 recessions<br />Young Entrepreneur of the year 2009in Uusimaa<br />Entrepreneur of the year, 2010 Kerava<br />Statistics:<br />32years, 2 boys, 1 wife, 740 fb connections, 406 linkedin conns, twitter @lavas <br />
  3. 3. People are scared of starting<br />What is so scary in starting up a new company?<br />If it does not work, you can always stop being an entrepreneur and go back to work 8-16. Sometimes you can even agree this in advance!<br />What can you really lose? How big is your risk? Íf your biggest costs are your salary + rental, then your loosing risk is NO salary for 1-6 months + rental costs = max 10k€<br />”The big unknown heaven is more scary than known hell” – Kaija Koo.<br />
  4. 4. Different types of StartUP<br />1. Self employment StartUP <br />LD Hair<br />Maarit Lavas<br />Hairdresser<br />No big money/exitopportunities, butyou do what youlike to do and getliving.<br />
  5. 5. Different types of StartUP<br />2. Lifestyle StartUP <br />MADbike.org <br />Motorbike trips <br />for people. <br />Entrepreneur Severi Virolainen loves to drive abroad, in Jungle and exotic places. This is good way to do what you love and get funding for your hobby.<br />
  6. 6. My First StartUP + reincarnation of the business after 15 years<br />- Started 1995 for my self employmentin high school<br />- reborn W3 Group Finland Oy 2010 reborn to become growth company:<br />Bought 2 companies <br />/ businesses. <br />New board and <br />new management and entrepreneurship team. New power by changing name and company structure <br />2011: More than 200 customers, 2 Meur revenue, 30 people working. Growing fast!<br />
  7. 7. StartUP sustainable business<br />Sustainable business isbest businessif you are willingto stay owner for10+ years.<br />Build this businessto survive recessions and to grow all time.<br />
  8. 8. Build to be sold StartUP<br />Another type forstartup isbuild business to besold. Ownershiptime 3-7 years.<br />Our Artic.net startup 1997 fastest growingsite in 90’s. <br />I was one of the team together withLauri, Henri and Robert.<br />Later Artic.net was soldto Lycos by Interactivum +entrepreneurship team.<br />I sold too early and earned 1 markka of my share.<br />
  9. 9. My other businesses<br />
  10. 10. Specialize in niche market<br />Sometimes small niche market may be more profitable than existing market. You need to be the best in your area.<br />For example Samex has 3 customs specialist and they are selling electronic customs declaration software as a software (SaaS).<br />
  11. 11. Entrepreneurship: The best career choice!<br />I can help people and companies with IT solutions<br />You can be your own boss<br />You can choose when to work and what to do<br />You can choose where your workplace is located<br />You will learn new things<br />You will get as much challenges as you want or need<br />Work day is flexible, not only 8-16.<br />You can change the world <br />Making money is only result of making good work<br />
  12. 12. Ikää <br />29 vuotta<br />15.12.2009<br />Ilkka O. Lavas, yrittäjä, www.ilkkaolavas.com<br />
  13. 13. 11.10.2005<br />Ilkka Lavas, yrittäjä, W-CREATE Oy / LavasDesign<br />
  14. 14. My Book<br />In finnish 2005<br />About positive<br />Things in entre-<br />preneurships life<br />ISBN: 952-91-8686-X <br />
  15. 15. 11.10.2005<br />Ilkka Lavas, yrittäjä, W-CREATE Oy / LavasDesign<br />Kiitos<br />Questions:<br />www.ilkkaolavas.com<br />http://menestyvayrittaja.logspot.com<br />ilkka@ilkkaolavas.com<br />Twitter: @lavas<br />Linkedin ilkkalavas<br />

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