Introducing Startup Life 1/2013

Startup Life is back and we have some exciting news: We’re revealing the first five interns to leave for Silicon Valley and New York in January.
Aino Hanttu
Aino Hanttu
Starting from February, Aino will be working with BetterDoctor, a healthcare startup founded by Finnish Ari Tulla and Tapio Tolvonen, launched nationwide last September at Techcrunch Disrupt San Francisco and since then getting more and more attention while solving one of the biggest pain points in American healthcare system, which is, well, maybe not the most optimal.
Aino will work as a designer, including everything from visuals and graphics to Better Doctor’s user experience design. She has worked as a designer and is finishing her studies at Aalto University’s IDBM program. In addition to good design, Aino has a passion for good food. We’ll be looking forward hearing more about both Aino working for people to get better healthcare, but also her gastronomic experiences in the one of the culinary capitals in the world.
Slava Panasenko
Viacheslav “Slava” Panasenko
Printing. The ever painful yet necessary part of all office routines that we really don’t seem to get rid of. Fortunately, there people working on to make it more convenient. Breezy is a cloud-based mobile printing solution that makes it easy to print anything from any device to any printer. Located at Oakland, East Bay this team of six is just about to get seriously startuplifed.
Viacheslav, or Slava, did his bachelors in Ukraine and is now studying his M.Sc. in computer science in University of Jyväskylä. He’ll join Breezy as a software engineer in January. As he has worked at startups also before, we’ll be interested to see this cosmopolite to compare his experiences now when he starts hacking in Oakland-style.
Nils Paajanen
Nils Paajanen
Winner of Techcrunch Disrupt SF ’12. With a team of 6, this Mountain View startup is “The Mechanic That Comes To You”. Currently operating only in the San Francisco area, they most likely have some expansion plans after $1.8M seed funding round let by top investors.
Nils is stepping aside from Aaltoes president’s seat and joining a startup immediately after. He’ll be working on their business operations, everything on figuring out how to scale, sourcing and handling logistics.
“It’s a small company, has an enormous potential, and I’m scared. But yeah, it’s time to walk the walk instead of just talk the talk,” he concludes. Looking forward hearing more!
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Sarun Pinyarat
Sarun Pinyarat
Sarun is joining Breezy, too. He’ll be working there all stuff design-related. Originally from Thailand and having done his BA in graphical design there, he is currently continuing his graphical design studies at Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture. We’ll be looking forward to see some pretty impressive stuff.
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Antonio Ojeda
Antonio Manuel Macías Ojeda

Kanjoya, a company behind the Experience Project, a comfortable and supportive place for individuals to share and connect with others around the things that matter to them most, was the only place where Antonio applied to. And he got the job. He’ll join this team of 30 as a software engineer.
Before Kanjoya, Antonio has been studying at Aalto University School of Science, majoring at computer science.
Panu Keski-Pukkila
Panu Keski-Pukkila
Last but not least, introducing Panu, who will continue Startup Life quest in New York. He will join Kollabora, a social platform for DIYers, consisting of a craft supply marketplace and multiple maker communities linking to projects, supplies, and how-tos. Currently focus on knitting and other fashion-related crafts, we’ll expect to see them branching out to more DIY communities. Panu’s background as an enthusiastic DIY carpenter will work into advantage of that.
In addition to carpentry, Panu has a study background at Aalto University School of Business. Currently, he’s finishing his master in IDBM program. Following Panu’s startup life in New York will both be about him crafting his way to the local startup scene, but the Startup Life itself building up in the Big Apple.
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