“Gaining access to my family’s computer without my parents’ approval back then has changed my life”, Jarvis Luong – CTO at Reactron
Programming has piqued Jarvis Luong’s interest since the age of ten. By deep-diving into his father’s IT books and materials, Jarvis gained access to his family’s computer without his parent’s approval. Since then he has nurtured his passion for IT and realized his dream of becoming a tech entrepreneur and CTO at Reactron Technologies, creating his own company culture, job opportunities and helping customers make their business visions a reality.
“You should feel excited when dialing a new number, butterflies in your belly, imagining the potential of meeting someone who can turn out to be a great client. It’s not a chore: it’s an adventure!”, Stefan Carrizo – Co-founder of ROND
A passionate, stubbornly hopeful, and courageous international living in Finland, who used to have no contact with entrepreneurship or the local language, Stefan Carrizo still gave his earnest shot to begin his journey as an entrepreneur in Finland. Despite all the difficult and challenging times, he still managed to get through, have fun along the way, and make it work.
Satu Niemelä is a two-time startup founder, a business consultant, and a funding specialist who has authored funding applications for tens of companies all of which have secured funding. She has helped take a product and a service from concept to international markets and is now using her skills, knowledge and experience to help others navigate the treacherous waters of product development.
“Never feel embarrassed about your product. Just launch it!”, Sari Hurme-Mehtälä – CEO & Co-founder at Kide Science
A brave and courageous mother of two who never believes in the pursuit of perfection and is not afraid of failure; she is an optimistic person and continuously learns as she goes. Now Sari Hurme-Mehtälä – CEO & Co-founder of Kide Science Oy is ready to share her own story of entrepreneurship and her passion for delivering meaningful things to the world.
“If the idea sucks, I want to see how it works in real life, not just in my mind”, Lynn Cu – Founder at Aurabear
Despite growing up learning that entrepreneurship is regarded as a high-risk game, Lynn defied all preconceptions and difficulties as a young immigrant female entrepreneur to establish her entrepreneurial journey in a foreign land
“There are no unnecessary hierarchies, we discuss things together and make them happen”, Ossi Ojala – Founder at Getaway Room Escape
Despite living in the same place for his whole life, Ossi Ojala has no shortage of vision and enthusiasm. He found the perfect fit for his sociable and risk-taking attitude in self-study at business school and one day hopes to be an investor
A brutally honest marketer who failed three times in the attempt to become a physiotherapist, Rémy Bertol has many lessons to share with us about success and failure, study and career, life and of course, entrepreneurship. He loves everything digital and is living his passion fully!
“I get to do the things I love and don’t need anyone’s permission”, Leea Mattila – Founder at MindLink
With a love for animals and her sights set on being a vet, Leea Mattila swore against entrepreneurship as a child after seeing how hard her mother worked. Now she sees entrepreneurship as the perfect fit for her lifestyle, and her work as enjoyable as a hobby
“Believe in yourself and price correctly”, Heidi Ekholm-Talas – Influencer & Entrepreneur at BSG Marketing Oy
Inspired by a passion for performance Heidi Ekholm-Talas became an entrepreneur almost by accident, seizing the opportunities that would come her way. But leadership and the entrepreneurial mindset is something she has known since childhood. Now she is a “lifestyle entrepreneur” as it’s more than just a job.
“The only way to become likeable is to be yourself”, Sjoerd Postema – a guy getting things done at ROND Productions
All Sjoerd wants is to invite you to join any of the ROND Productions events: have a great time, keep learning and enjoy a unique experience. Oh, no gatherings allowed this year? No problem, ROND has built a 100% virtual world that merges the best of 3D games with remote working tools for you to meet other people, explore new online spaces and have a blast along the way.