Nurturing Startups, Venturing, and the Finnish Entrepreneurial Ecosystem


Description of impact

Over the last 20 years, the researchers and faculty of the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management (DIEM) have had a key role in energizing, motivating and facilitating the establishment and growth of 1) student and DIEM alumni led entrepreneurship and venturing activities; 2) fostering entrepreneurship and venturing communities and educational settings at Aalto University, including the Aalto Entrepreneurship Society (AaltoES), Aalto Venture Program (AVP), and Startup Sauna; and 3) supporting the Finnish entrepreneurial ecosystem, including SLUSH, and high-growth entrepreneurship policy, and venture capital funding activities.