News & events

News: Archive 2017

Two Men and a Dog game Zombie Catchers downloaded 18 million times (source: Good News from Finland)

31.01.2017 “Our motto is to create games that no one has ever imagined”

Aalto Start-Up Center has moved to Otaniemi

06.02.2017 Growth entrepreneurs, Aalto University and the entire surrounding society will benefit from the cooperation.

Yaskawa invests in large-capacity kinetic energy storage company, Teraloop

23.03.2017 Yaskawa Electric Corporation has completed a strategic investment in Helsinki-based Teraloop, a startup grid- and utility-scale kinetic energy storage company.

Start-up entrepreneurs pitched their business ideas to investors and mentors

18.04.2017 Growth entrepreneurs offered support for creating important contacts and networks.

Wellmo raises €1,3M in First Round of Funding (source: Wellmo)

22.04.2017 The mobile health platform company Wellmo announces that it has raised 1.3 million euros in its first round of funding.

Aalto is an orchestrating innovation actor, says a report by European Commission Joint Research Centre

02.05.2017 The European Commission Joint Research Centre has recently published a Science for Policy report analyzing the innovation ecosystems of Aalto University and Espoo Innovation Garden.

EnterpriseEspoo and Aalto Start-Up Center will take your business forward in Otaniemi

05.05.2017 Any service an entrepreneur needs easily available in Otaniemi

Helsinki NASA Europa Challenge 2017

08.06.2017 Utilize Satellite, UAS and Spatial Data to Make Earth More Livable!

How to pitch with Mike Bradshaw

13.06.2017 On Monday, Aalto Start-Up Center hosted a workshop for researchers by pitching coach Mike Bradshaw.

Collective Crunch chosen for Stora Enso Accelerator Programme (Source: Stora Enso)

14.06.2017 Stora Enso has chosen six startups to join its Accelerator Programme, a joint startup initiative organised by Stora Enso, Aalto University Developing Entrepreneurship (Aalto ENT) and Vertical Accelerator. One of the startups is Aalto Start-Up Center customer Collective Crunch.

Lean Service Creation Day in Aalto Learning Center 14.6.2017

16.06.2017 Lean Service Creation Day was held on 14th June in collaboration with Start North, Helsinki Growth Alliance and Futurice at Aalto University Harald Herlin Learning Center. Futurice is one of Aalto Start-Up Center's alumni companies. 

Hardware Startup Meetup – Sports and Well-being

21.06.2017 Hardware Startup Meetup was organised by Hardware Startup Finland Ry on 20th June at Helsinki Think Company.

Our new home A Grid - a community and innovation hub opening in Otaniemi

26.06.2017 A new community space for hundreds of growth companies opening on the Aalto campus The Otaniemi innovation hub will get a new flagship, as A Grid, one of Europe's largest centres for growth companies opens later this year. The community space called A Grid to be opened in the former School of Electrical Engineering facilities will gather operators such as growth companies, creative businesses, accelerators and company services under the same roof. It will be a creative community for ambitious start-ups, other companies and entrepreneurs: after the renovation is finished, the building will hold facilities for up to hundreds of operators

Do you Know How to win in China? By TechCode Finland

28.06.2017 "Do you Know how to win in China" was organised by Techcode Finland on 27th June. The event was targeting start-ups and other relatively new businesses which aspire to take their business to the ever fast paced Chinese market.

Startups on the look for team members

30.06.2017 "In search of team Members" was organised and hosted by Helsinki Growth Alliance and NewCo Helsinki on 28th June, 2017.

Usetrace - from Aalto Start-Up Center to 500 Startups

01.08.2017 We had the opportunity to speak to our alumnus Usetrace and see how they are doing.

Farewell - Hyvää jatkoa!

04.08.2017 It is my last day of Internship at Aalto Start-up Center and I realise that time does fly when you are having a good time.  I started my internship in June and here I am writing a farewell message.

Startup employees - welcome to Helsinki

10.08.2017 Helsinki is a top city for startup workers.

Aalto Start-Up Center portfolio company ZenTreasury raises seed funding

15.08.2017 ZenTreasury, the cloud based Treasury Management System (TMS) provider, has announced an undisclosed seed funding.

NASA searches for the most imaginative applications in Helsinki (

17.08.2017 Satellite data will be harnessed to aid sustainable development. With satellite data, NASA Europa Challenge finalists predict wildfires and enable people with allergies to analyse pollen dispersion.

Aalto University and GE Healthcare expand their cooperation (

18.08.2017 The areas of cooperation include healthcare data analytics and artificial intelligence as well as start-up activities.

Aalto Studios and Supercell to help Game Developers

24.08.2017 Supercell has granted EUR 250,000 for Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture.

Bisnesdates: Impact of Startups

25.08.2017 The kick start of autumn season of Bisnesdates started Friday 24.8. with discussion about the impact of Startups at Aalto Design Factory.

Visualisers of the effects of climate change and weather information winners of the NASA Europa Challenge competition (

01.09.2017 The judges decided to award the first prize to two of the teams: AgroSphere developed by an American team and World Weather developed by a Jordanian team.

Season opening brunch was a success

08.09.2017 Aalto Start- Up Center's season kick-off brunch was the place to be!

CollectiveCrunch closes seed round, brings on board experienced industry executives

20.09.2017 CollectiveCrunch, an analytics company that utilizes machine learning to combine technical, climate and geo data for the benefit of industries such as forestry, has closed an EUR 250,000 seed financing round.

How culture impacts on sales organized by Aalto Ventures Program

22.09.2017 Startups today are talking about good company culture, but, how can we achieve it? Samuli Rantala joined us as a keynote speaker at the Wednesday workshop, 20.09.2017, on How culture impact sales, hosted by Aalto Ventures Program.

Lean methodology helps you validate your business idea quickly

28.09.2017 If you are an entrepreneur or a startup and struggling to get the right audience and customers, I would acclaim Lean workshop hosted by Digirockstars at Microsoft Flux is one of the best workshops to be present and this will be an interesting article for you.  

Women in Tech forum highlights - Europan Space Agency and Finland

12.10.2017 The bi-annual Women in Tech Forum in Helsinki brought on stage also European Space Agency Chief Diversity Officer Ersilia Vaudo Scarpetta.