Tag: life as a startup lifer

J1 company transfer process by Juuso

Text by Juuso Haavisto Disclaimer: The following article is written for the participants of Startuplifers, a Finnish internship program, thus the advice might not be generally applicable for J1 transfers. For Startuplifers anything is possible. Sometimes you see a happy kitten looking at you while commuting, sometimes you run into

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Introducing the Brand New Startup Lifers from Fall Batch 2015

The brand new Startup Lifers from the last Fall Batch have now spread their wings and flown to San Francisco! We want to introduce Juuso, Mohamed, Henrik and Shashi, the newest generation of Startup Lifers! Juuso I am a freshman in Information Processing Science in the University of Oulu. I am from

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Clueless Geek's Guide to San Francisco

How can an introverted Finnish geek survive in a vivid city like San Francisco? This was my foremost concern when thinking about U.S. internship back in spring 2015. And here I am, near Silicon Valley, midst of all the technological happening. I’m Ruksi, Startuplifers intern and all-around code cowboy currently occupied with neural networks

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Busting some startup myths, by Startup Lifer Pekka

Hello, my name is Pekka! I have spent the last 8 months working in a small startup called Spreecast located in the heart of the tech buzz in downtown San Francisco. The work has been exciting, challenging and most importantly a great learning experience. I have had a chance to network with a

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A letter to the future Startup Lifers, by Satu

Dear Startup Life applicant, I hope your application is coming along well! I’m writing to share some of my experiences as a Startup Life intern. I have now lived in San Francisco for six months and it has been one of the most exciting experiences of my life. Startup Life

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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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