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.
OUR CORE VALUES
No matter the starting point, we are there to empower and 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.
FREEDOM TO FAIL
Aaltoes’ focus is on being a part of the growth process of its members and developing their entrepreneurial mindset. In our community, you have a unique chance to test out your ideas and have responsibility without risks – together with like-minded people. By celebrating wins as well as failures, we provide a supporting athmosphere enabling creativity and personal growth.
By collective effort towards the same goal, our volunteer-led projects are made possible. We believe in sharing knowledge and cooperation between our members and projects. We are lucky to be a part of a supportive startup- and entrepreneurial community. One can go far – but together we go further.
Aaltoes board is to holistically define, develop and deliver.
president of aaltoes
vice president & finance
MARKETING & DESIGN
PARTNERSHIPS & ACADEMIC AFFAIRS