Helping Out at New Practice

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

I gave my Startup Tales talk for New Practice students at Turku School of Economics. New Practice is an interesting joint course between Turku School of Economics and Aalto University of Art and Design:

“You will come up with a completely new business idea, learn deep collaboration with design students and come to understand the design and innovation process on a new level.”

I was happy to see how hands on the course seemed and how engaged the students were with their ideas. People seemed to have real ownership and passion which you don’t see that often in school projects.

Anyway, it was great to help out and here are the slides and the stuff mentioned:

Material mentioned:

Companies I work with:

The Process:
Steve Blank
The Four Steps to the Epiphany
Lean Startup by Eric Ries
Agile Software Development
Business Model Canvas

Before The Start:
More Nordic events:
Aalto Entreprenuership Society
Open Coffee; Google Search

Hacker News
Mixergy (Videos with founders)
Paul Graham Essays

Crush It: Why Now is the Time to Cash in On Your Passion
The Monk and The Riddle
The Art of The Start

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1 Comment to Helping Out at New Practice

  1. Hello, Thanks for these tips. I just want to express my gratitude to you. You're such an awesome man. Keep up. I idolized you and your creations. Thanks for being such an inspiration.

  2. kirapermunian on September 23rd, 2010

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Karri Saarinen

Web product designer.
Founder of Kippt (YC S12), ArcticStartup and Rails Girls.