Start your business in Protomo!
Aalto Protomo introduced its working methods and business cases very bravely on Thursday 3rd May. – We decided to keep the event for our big audience from Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland (TEK) in our small premises. Aalto Protomo Helsinki was an excellent environment for meeting more than 150 people – it was a tight atmosphere, everyone had to be close to each other, project facilitators Laura Ahtikoski and Seppo Rantalainen described last week’s happening. – And before all – we had a great success! We found about ten interested specialists who were keen on helping our teams in their business development. And more – our teams presented their starting businesses and they were really promising startups. All of us were enthusiastic, Ahtikoski and Rantalainen continued.
Finland needs more entrepreneurship
Director Pekka Pellinen from TEK has many tasks and memberships in the Finnish governmental and official groups thinking and planning the future of our country. – The entrepreneurship and tools like the Protomo-projects are very essential in growing new firms in Finland. The entrepreneurship is a vital and interesting alternative of many people’s future careers. Protomo is a big booster of business ideas and we are very happy to see the progress here in Aalto Protomo Helsinki. It has got a big interest in a few weeks, Pellinen summarized his message about the starting entrepreneurship.
– And our four presented cases were impressive examples of Pellinen’s taught. We heard absolutely different business ideas and everyone is good enough in the markets. But this is very clear that they have to work really hard getting their positions in their potential customer’s life. The good thing is that they are ready for it, Seppo Rantalainen assured.
New technical opening
The event was streamed on the Internet and we had some audience outside the “stage”. We used three classrooms in this purpose and everyone could hear and see the program from their own seats. It worked quite well – we and our guests were satisfied. Of course as always, we found many things to improve the next time production but still – everything worked. Thanks to Aalto University technical people, Ahtikoski and Rantalainen said in one voice
- 556 people employed
- 209 start-ups created since 2009
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