FallUp 2020 goes Online – Registration is now open!

From AaltoES FallUp team:

Are you ready to change your mindset? Take part in Fallup, Europe’s largest student-run entrepreneurship event. We want you to get inspired to become an entrepreneur and show entrepreneurship as a viable career option.

This year FallUp will happen online due to COVID-19 situation. The event is separated into three parts:

1) Online Workshops on Tuesday 13th October,
2) FallUp Live Talks livestream on Thursday 15th October,
3) Founder Stories, which are videos where founders of companies tell how they become entrepreneurs.

More information and registration for both Online Workshops and FallUp Live Talks is on at www.fallup.fi.

Make sure to follow FallUp on Instagram (@fallup20) and Facebook for further information about speaker lineup and more!

Aaltoes is organizing a whole new event: Welcome to Showdown Morrow 21-22.3.2020!

Showdown Morrow is a unique Aaltoes event for students who are interested in learning about sustainability and willing to work with companies for a better future. Showdown Morrow is a hackathon that includes features from festivals, making it a fun and new experience for all.

Don’t worry, you are definitely the right person to apply! The application process is now open, until 29.2.2020. You do not want to miss this!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/234329627590306/permalink/234856300870972/?notif_t=page_post_reaction&notif_id=1581932462145798

Application: https://www.showdownmorrow.org/registration/

Learn to cook Spanish dishes like the Michelin stars chefs!

HoxTeamCompany from Mondragon Team Academy – LEINN (MTA) in collaboration with Basque Culinary Center (BCC), a world-leading academic institution, in the innovation and investigation of gastronomy and nutrition, created by Michelin-starred chefs, offers a live course and tasting in group of Spanish cuisine with all included.

You will learn how to cook yourself the local dishes, the history and secrets that hide such a rich gastronomical culture. Furthermore, you will taste the unique and traditional Spanish flavours. The lessons will be given live by video conference and supervised by Spanish specialists.

The course will be composed of three individual lessons:

  • 1st lesson 5th of February: Spanish paella
  • 2nd lesson 12th of February: Andalusian gazpacho and fried squid rings
  • 3rd lesson 19th of February: Rice with milk and Cod omelet

All the lessons will be from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

Get your tickets by clicking here!

The classes are arranged by HoxTeamCompany a young entrepeneur team from Spain collaborating with the world leading gastronomical university Basque Culinary Center.

The course is supported by Urban Mill and Sepon koulu (primary school)

30 Spanish students from Mondragon Team Academy (MTA) are forming on the degree of Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Innovation (LEINN). The students have their home base in Urban Mill in Espoo Innovation Garden during the weeks in Finland.

As part of their degree, they will be spending a month and a half in Finland, learning about the Finnish market and economy in order to create a bridge between both countries and have a social impact. As well as, in order to learn more about its educational methodology, innovation processes and entrepreneurship.

HAMK’s master students learning from business experts at Urban Mill

On a sunny Friday 27.4.2018, Urban Mill got visitors from Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK), when its students from the Master’s degree programme in Business Management and Entrepreneurship spent the last contact day of their spring semester in Otaniemi.

During the day, the students had the pleasure of listening to lectures from experts from very varied fields of business. Lars Miikki from Urban Mill was kind enough to tell the story and mission of the Urban Mill Innovation Platform (Public-Private-People-Partnership), and Mikael Virkki came to give a lecture about the global operations of Business Finland. Teijo Räsänen and Tommi Gustafsson from Innotiimi International Ltd Oy talked about their company, change leadership and the many different styles of leadership with real life examples, and Perttu Karjalainen from Entocube gave a lecture about the global environmental problems the food industry causes, and gave an introduction into a possible solution: edible insect farming.

All of the subjects were very interesting and got a lot of discussion going on among the students. None of the lecturers was spared from sharp questions. The students got real treats, since Perttu from Entocube brought some tastings from their own production: crickets! How yummy! For lunch, the students visited the beautiful Fat Lizard restaurant and bar, which was conveniently in a walking distance. There they enjoyed a company introduction and a buffet – and also some more crickets.

At the end of the day, the students had a workshop, where they discussed the day’s topics and presented their own ideas and thoughts about change management and modern trends in food industry.

All of the students enjoyed the day at Urban Mill greatly, and the facilities got many praises for their innovative and refreshing atmosphere. The students were impressed also on the fact that the surrounding Otaniemi is full of companies with the same start-up mindset as Urban Mill. Lars Miikki mentioned at least Urban Mill’s neighbours at Otaniemi Innovation Alley: Startup Sauna and Aalto Design Factory with all its innovative students. Such a creative place!

Thank you for the awesome day, Urban Mill!

Text and photos: Terhi Tammivirta, Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK).

MashUp pre-Vappu party at Maria hospital’s hidden underground tunnels on Saturday 28 April

Lauantaina 28.4 Marian sairaalan tunneleissa järjestetään unohtumattomat bileet, kun Euroopan suurin opiskelijoiden yrittäjyystapahtuma FallUp järjestää MashUp’in, joka kokoaa yhteen Aalto-yliopiston ja Hankenin opiskelijoita.

Ennennäkemättömässä tapahtumassa on paikalla mm. glitternisti, Singa-karaoke sekä dj:t Yeboyah ja Koponen. Tapahtumaan saa tuoda omia juomia, mutta lipun hintaan sisältyy myös muutama virvoke.

Aika: 28.4, 22-04
Paikka: Maria 01 tunnelit, Lapinlahdenkatu 16
Dresscode: MUSTA (ei haalareita)
Hinta: 9€ (sisältää narikan, lippuja rajoitettu määrä)
Liput: https://holvi.com/shop/aaltoes16/product/8801d608378da77e0a662ba4661c34e6/

In English:

MashUp is a party organised by FallUp (Europe’s biggest entrepreneurship event for students). This party gathers students from Aalto University and Hanken on 28th of April, 2018. Held in the underground tunnels of an old hospital Maria 01 – this is an experience you won’t see again! We have free face-glitter-applying, Singa-karaoke, and dj’s Yeboyah and Koponen. You’re allowed to bring your own drinks, but we also have some in store for you!

Time: 28.4, 22 – 04
Location: Maria 01 tunnels, Lapinlahdenkatu 16
Dresscode: Preferably BLACK (NO overalls)
Price: 9€ (includes coat-fee)
Tickets: https://holvi.com/shop/aaltoes16/product/8801d608378da77e0a662ba4661c34e6/
(limited amount, buy yours beforehand)

Organisation behind FallUp:

Aalto Entrepreneurship Society

The relationship between fear of failure and entrepreneurs’ well-being examined through procrastination in Master’s thesis by Kasper Suomalainen

Master’s thesis, Kasper Suomalainen, Aalto University School of Business, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, Fall 2017

ABSTRACT: The purpose of this thesis is to examine fear of failure, procrastination and wellbeing in entrepreneurs by studying the relationship between the variables through quantitative research methods. This paper focuses on (1) defining and scoping procrastination and fear of failure and how these relate to well-being, (2) forming 3 hypotheses based on existing literature, and (3) finding out how fear of failure, procrastination and well-being interact with one another. This was done through surveying 71 entrepreneurs through a questionnaire.

Kasper Suomalainen acted as the Director of Community at Startup Sauna 2016-2018. www.linkedin.com /in/kaspersuomalainen/

The study found out that (1) fear of failure is negatively related to subjective wellbeing, (2) fear of failure is positively related to procrastination, and (3) procrastination does not moderate the relationship between fear of failure and subjective well-being in a statistically significant way.

The biggest limitation in this domain is that existing literature involves multiple perspectives, definitions and measures of the construct of fear of failure, and the fact that procrastination is only measured on a general level with no real categorization.



TIIVISTELMÄ: Tämän gradutyön tarkoitus on tutkia epäonnistumisen pelkoa, viivyttelyä (procrastination) sekä hyvinvointia yrittäjissä analysoimalla näiden muuttujien keskenäisiä suhteita kvantitatiivisesti. Työ keskittyy (1) määrittelemällä epäonnistumisen pelon ja viivyttelyn liittämällä nämä hyvinvointiin, (2) kolmen hypoteesin muodostaminen olemmassaolevan kirjallisuuden pohjalta ja (3) tutkimalla miten epäonnistumisen pelko, viivyttely sekä hyvinvointi vaikuttavat toisiinsa. Tämä tehtiin kvantitatiivisen tutkimuksen kautta johon osallistui 71 suomalaista yrittäjää.

Tutkimuksen aikana selvisi, että (1) epäonnistumisen pelolla on negatiivinen vaikutus hyvinvointiin, (2) epäonnistumisen pelolla on positiivinen korrelaatio viivyttelyn kanssa ja (3) viivyttely ei moderoi epäonnistumisen pelon ja subjektiivisen hyvinvoinnin suhdetta tilastollisesti merkitsevästi.

Suurin haaste tutkimuksen saralla on se, että epäonnistumisen pelkoa tutkitaan monesta eri perspektiivistä eri määritelmillä ja mittareilla, ja viivyttelyä tutkitaan yleisellä tasolla ilman kategorisointia.


Spanish Students from Mondragon Team Academy @ Urban Mill: WE WANT YOU TO MEET US!

This previous week just two young startups came to our Hub: Neemboo and 840 projects.

35 Spanish students from Mondragon Team Academy (MTA) are forming on the degree of Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Innovation (LEINN). The students have their home base in Urban Mill in Espoo Innovation Garden during the weeks in Finland.

As part of their degree, they will be spending a month and a half in Finland, learning about the Finnish market and economy in order to create a bridge between both countries and have a social impact. As well as, in order to learn more about its educational methodology, innovation processes and entrepreneurship.

For them to join our lovely community with a good step, they have decided to prepare an event for them to present us their learnings, by doing different projects they have and are working on since September. This Event will be taking place on Friday 23rd February at Urban Mill from 13:00 to 15:00 that will include a Spanish Food tasting for all the people that attend it. To be sure you get your place on this great event, you can confirm the attendance in here: https://goo.gl/forms/FivMwSfaMKvmgLli1

840 Projects

840 Projects mainly focus in the development of sustainable products that tries to fix the damage of one of the problems that has a big impact in the world right now, Over Consumption. For this, they have been working in projects like:

AATMA that means soul in Hindi, is a project that creates unique handbags that are made of recycled clothes that have a personal story that comes from the users of those cloths.

SadBoysClub have high quality hoodies with a exclusive and unique drops of limited new designs. This focuses more into everyone having their own unique style and at the same time feel that they are part of a community.


Neemboo is basically a close entrepreneurial enterprise of project management willing to learn more things everyday. They believe in innovative ways of helping people to change what they are used to, to motivate them to leave their comfort zone.

Closer and Hoop, with a sustainable style, are representing the authentic and simple design of comfortable accessories. They make sure that women’s empower is taken into account as well as equality and justice between all of us.

EXEX, with a brand new concept of exclusive experiences and products. It is platform that gives light to rural entrepreneurs that hold up great stories within them. It makes the customer feel this experience and focus on why they buy, making the world a more human place.

We encourage you to come and visit them! Do not hesitate to contact them:

840 Projects
+358 414722020

+358 46 5506376

Invitation to Spanish Entrepreneur Students Project Exhibition @ Urban Mill on Friday 23rd February 13-15

Spanish students from Mondragon Team Academy (MTA) are working in Urban Mill for several weeks on the degree of Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Innovation (LEINN).

The students teams 840Projects and Neemboo have prepared and event for us to know more about their projects and their teams.

This Friday, 23 of February 13:00 to 15:00 Urban Mill will become a project hub where you are invited to learn more about these young entrepreneurs and you will be able to ask any questions in the development of their ideas and the Spanish culture and market for their projects.

This event will include a Spanish tasting of tapas for everyone that Signs Up for the event.

Time:  Fri 23.2.2018 at 13.00 – 15.00.
Place: Urban Mill, Betonimiehenkuja 3E, Espoo, Suomi
Price:  Free.
Sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/yiuKXjddx3O5vZUu1

Organizers: Association Junior Empresa 840Projects (Spanish Students from Mondragon Team Academy)

Etelä-Korealaiset startup-tiimit esittelivät bisnesidoitaan Urban Millissä 6.8.

IMG_6601Torstaina 6. elokuuta Urban Millillä järjestettiin Startup Summer Programin lopuksi Final Pitching -tapahtuma. Tapahtumassa kuultiin neljän etelä-korealaisen tiimin bisnesideoista pitchien muodossa. Lisäksi ohjelman johtaja Timo Nyberg puhui työmarkkinoiden murroksesta ja Korean Entrepreneurship Foundationin (KEF) edustaja Jaeyoung Park puhui luovasta taloudesta.

Tiimien pitchejä oli arvostelemassa neljä startup-alan asiantuntijaa: Matti Hämäläinen Aalto-Tongji Design Factorylta, Peter Kelly Aalto Ventures Programista, Paolo Borella Verticalista ja Hannes Jesar Metropoliasta. Tuomarit eivät valinneet ryhmien joukosta varsinaista voittajaa, vaan antoivat jokaiselle tiimille yksilöityä palautetta ja kunniamainintoja esimerkiksi parhaasta kehityskaaresta ohjelman aikana. Tapahtuman juonsi Meri Vainio, joka kehittää tällä hetkellä Design Factory Koreaa Yonsein yliopistossa.


Tapahtuman lopuksi opiskelijoille jaettiin diplomit ohjelman suorittamisesta. Opiskelijat palaavat näinä päivinä Etelä-Koreaan neliviikkoisen ohjelman päätteeksi, ja Urban Mill on saanut 14 uutta Espoo Innovation Gardenistia piireihinsä.

Lisätietoa Startup Summer Programista osoitteesta http://startupsummerprogram.org, jonne päivitetään myös piakkoin videoita pitching-tapahtumasta.


Teksti ja kuvat: Joanna Mehtälä