DREAMERS TURNED DOERS -
THIS IS AALTOES
OUR CORE VIRTUES
1. GIVING FORWARD
Always willingly helping people in need of help, and not expecting anything back. We believe in sharing knowledge and cooperation between our members, projects and startups. We are lucky to be a part of a supportive entrepreneurial community.
One can go far – but together we go further.
2. CRAZY AMBITION
Envisioning an alternate, better tomorrow and courageously going for it despite the odds. No matter the starting point, we are there to encourage our members to believe in their unique abilities. By bringing people together from different backgrounds, we provide diverse ways of thinking to collide in a way that should be more common.
3. DETERMINED EXCECUTION
Keeping your eye on the end goal and persistently approaching it one step at a time. Letting our actions speak for themselves.
4. LEARNING BY DOING
Being humble in your wisdom, always learning from failures and never letting the hunger for more knowledge fade away. In our community, you have a unique chance to test out your ideas together with like-minded people. By celebrating wins as well as failures, we provide a supporting athmosphere enabling creativity and personal growth.
Always having good intentions, and believing that other people do too.
"WE ARE BUILDING A WORLD WHERE PEOPLE CAN UNLEASH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL THROUGH ENTREPRENEURSHIP TO MAKE A BETTER TOMORROW."
Not too long ago there was a very different attitude towards entrepreneurship in Finland. Those times the Finnish mindset wasn’t an entrepreneurial one – taking risks or giving a shot at your idea wasn’t respected. Even a professor said at a lecture that "Being an entrepreneur is the worst thing you can do in your life". A group of students from Aalto University decided that it was time for a paradigm shift and they founded Aaltoes in 2008.
During the years, Aaltoes has been the driving force in the Finnish startup scene. It has changed the attitude towards entrepreneurship, developed Slush to the scale is nowadays, implemented world-class concepts and Europe's most significant events.
Aaltoes was founded in 2009, and ever since it has functioned through a yearly changing board that drives Aaltoes' mission forwards through crazy dreams & excellent execution. This year's board consists of President (Niklas Hamberg), Head of Startups & Operations (Roope Ripatti), Head of Partnerships (Laura Vettenranta), VP & Head of Global Relations (Meri Heikkinen) and Head of Brand, Marketing and Communications (Lilya Lagerbohm).