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February 28, 2018

I was honoured to be asked to talk to Unicef area representatives at Geneva today. Startup approach matched quite well with the challenges they face. You need constantly build trust with your network / key players and develop personal relationships. As I write this CNN...

February 17, 2018

So happy to see happy Stuart in Finland experiencing proper snowy conditions and bringing along a group of teachers from Hong Kong. We saw a lot of Polkuni portfolio teams plus many others and discussed about the coming spring activities. It was so cool to see him gett...

February 11, 2018

Do you have the following properties:

- Relevant experience, network and ability

- Honesty and integrity

- Courage to speak up

- Time and energy to commit

If YES you are qualified to apply as a Board member. I sit in many startup boards in my portfolio companies. I joined...

February 11, 2018

It's time to take a break with music this spring. Music is your Minimal Viable Connector. The vital reasons for humans to exist are built around stories, music and dance.

When you have no connection with someone try singing! When you are down try humming. What does...

February 2, 2018

During my time in Tokyo, I had the chance to make a presentation to a group of local people from around Tokyo who all had an interest in EdTech or Finnish education. I was truly amazed so many people turned up on a horrible cold weather, on a Saturday night, to see a t...

February 2, 2018

Japan is a very interesting market, with a population of 127 m people is no small country. The first thing you see and feel in Japan is everywhere is very clean and the people are very helpful, so you get a welcome feel good feeling. From a Polkuni perspective the reas...

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