Tag: getting settled

Getting Settled in San Francisco, by Startup Lifer Tommi

I’m Tommi Kaikkonen, a Master’s student in Aalto School of Business, just a thesis short of finishing my studies in Marketing. I arrived to San Francisco in July 2015 to work for Crowdbooster in more of a technical position (I have a minor in Computer Science). They’ve previously hosted two

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Greetings from San Francisco, by Startup Lifer Ruud

Hi, my name is Ruud and I am one of the few Startup Lifers that is not originally from Finland, instead I represent the Dutch delegation of Startup Life! I studied last year at Aalto University, where I came in contact with Startup Life. It feels like yesterday, but it

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Getting settled – Andrei in Silicon Valley

Hey there, my name is Andrei and I’m a Master’s Degree student in Machine Learning and Data Mining in Aalto University.  I’m originally from Romania and came to Finland to study out of curiosity. I applied for Startup Life last fall, and I’m really glad I stepped out of my comfort zone

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First Day at Work at a Startup

MultiTouch is a Finland based high-tech company specializing in large interactive screens. MultiTouch employs some 50 people with six of them working in the U.S. The company is currently experiencing high growth with its market leader technology all over the world. Monday 6.30am. “BZZZZZZZZZ!” My cellphone alarm starts buzzing. Time to

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Startup Life goes Shanghai

This the first post from our gal in Shanghai, Nelly Sääksjärvi, who is currently interning at Rovio‘s Shanghai office. We were asked many times what are our plans related to China, and when Rovio offered to open a position in Shanghai as a part of our Startup Sauna Internship collaboration,

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Story of Panu: From Alpine Villages to Concrete Jungle

This is a post by Panu Keski-Pukkila, currently working as a Startup Life intern at Kollabora in New York City I have never been a fan of big cities and metropolises. I don’t hate them, but the criss-crossing streets and hoards of people hurrying places have never been able to

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Slava's First Month by the Bay

Slava, our guy at Breezy, has set up a blog of his own to share his experiences. In his first post, he will unveil his tips for the Visa, traveling to SF and finding a place to stay. Read the full post here. Arriving San Francisco The second post is

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Getting settled in San Francisco!

A guest post by Antonio – Startup Life 1/2013 intern from Kanjoya. So you have gone past the impossible, applied to a cool San Francisco startup, passed like a champ through one interview after another, and got your visa without breaking a sweat. Or maybe it was hell. Or you

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Raimo on Tour: Settling in San Francisco

Oookay, the early morning flight from New York to San Francisco was all good even though the wi-fi didn’t work in the plane. Luckily I had Black Swan to read and lots of from Spotify to listen. The BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) was also very easy to find and use

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