Current affairs: Archive 2012
23.03.2012 - Moscow is as far as Saariselkä from this point, from the city of Helsinki. If you want to make profitable and growing business, choose Moscow in spite of Finnish Lapland. I am working for Skolkovo Foundation in Moscow as a senior advisor and I can guarantee that the Russian society really wants to improve its start-up entrepreneurship climate, Mr Pekka Viljakainen opened his keynote presentation in Seed Forum seminar in Helsinki on Tuesday.
17.03.2012 -Business Model Canvas is a very effective and practical tool in developing new business ideas and start-up firms’ everyday work. You have to think the value propositions and potential customers thoroughly . After these important issues it is easy to list the key resources of your firm or team. With this power, you realize the offering. And then you have to decide the right and best ways to distribute products or services. The next step can be the customer relationships and the model includes the sources of the earnings firm are collecting. The BMC clarifies the targets where money goes. This is the very simple and clear tool, doctor Marko Seppänen from the Tampere University of Technology taught the Protomo-teams.
11.03.2012 Protomo Aalto opened its second project program in Helsinki. Aalto University Small Business Center is responsible for this Protomo shop in Arkadiankatu. There are suitable premises and very ambitious training programs for teams and people with innovative ideas. Protomo Helsinki has three different target groups: teams with their own and innovative idea. The groups can be students and experienced professionals. They have done their ordinary works but are still willing to share their expertise. The third actors can be firms which have their own and in many cases very impressive research and development programs. They can find fresh and open-minded people who can participate in their projects for creating new products or services. In the opening event there were more than 60 people in Arkadiankatu-shop.