Tag: alumni

Life after life – Michelle

This internship can change your career and the way you see the future. I ended up in Silicon Valley under rather unusual circumstances. During my 4th year of studying architecture at Aalto, I acquired an arm injury that made studying extremely difficult. While researching new technology that could help me,

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How to Be a Generalist Without Losing Your Soul

  Iiro Isotalo is a Product Designer at BetterDoctor Photo credit: Senja Larsen I’m curious. It’s the curiosity that has taken me to live on different continents. Above all, curiosity has directed my professional life. It’s the curiosity about product development that has taken me on a journey through many

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The most important lesson Silicon Valley can provide

  Hi! I’m Karri; I spent the last fall in Silicon Valley working for a company called MultiTouch. Working for a high-tech company and being part of the huge growth of the company was hands-down the most exciting experience I have had workwise. MultiTouch is a Finland based developer of

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It's okay to be scared

Some time ago I read old blog posts Mikko wrote introducing people who had become Startup Life interns in the first batches. I remember reading their stories and in my wildest dreams I wanted to become like them. These people had founded and exited companies, had years of experience in

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No need to apply to Startuplife.fi

This post is written by Raimo, our distinguished Startuplife alumni. Last weekend a bunch of us attended a hackathon and built an accurate simulation what it’s like to live the Startup Life. You can follow Raimo on Twitter: @raimo_t The Event in Joyent’s office Last weekend I participated with Anders, Tele,

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Startup Life 2011-2013 – Part 1/3

Kristo Ovaska and Linda Liukas founded Startup Life as a part of Aalto University”s partnership with Stanford Technology Ventures Program in Spring 2011. Kristo comments the motivation driving the inception: We created Startup Life to help the brightest students at Aalto to reach their full potential. Since then, we”ve seen

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