Silicon Valley Guru Steve Blank Visits Finland in September 2011

By Antti Toropainen on 1 Jul, 2011 18:15 |

Steve Blank, the world-renowned serial entrepreneur and a professor of Stanford entrepreneurship education, will travel to Finland on September 5, 2011. Steve will spend one week getting acquainted with the Finnish high tech ecosystem with the goal of eventually developing Finland to become Europe’s leading startup hub. The visit is a part of a larger partnership program between Aalto Center for Entrepreneurship (ACE) and Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP). The program brings Silicon Valley know-how about high-growth entrepreneurship education and research to Aalto University.

During his visit, Steve will participate in a number of talks, workshops and panels aimed at different stakeholders in the Finnish innovation system. Finnish angel investors can apply to a panel hosted by Risto Siilasmaa on Tuesday September 6, and there is an invite-only panel for VCs and institutional investors on Wednesday. On Monday September 5, an open talk will be held at Aalto Entrepreneurship Society. Check out the full programme at the official website.                                     

Steve Blank is a serial entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in the high tech ecosystem. He has been the founder or a part of eight startups in Silicon Valley, and his latest company E.piphany IPOed in 1999 for around 2-4 billion dollars. Steve Blank is also a professor at Stanford Technology Ventures Program. His book, The Four Steps to the Epiphany, became a bestselling technology entrepreneurship bible and revolutionized the ways startups are built. See Steve Blank’s official website for more information.

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