Collaborate for Growth 2023


Wisdoms-in-making from the frontlines of
entrepreneurial actions.

Announcing: 17 European startups join the 11th EEX Journey

January 11, 2023

Today our community of entrepreneurial leaders grows up to 400 leaders and entrepreneurs. We have new participants from Germany, the UK, Finland, Korea, the USA, Switzerland, Austria, and Italy.

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Advisory Board to boost your growth? Apply for 11th EEX Journey!

August 23, 2022

In EEX Journey you will get your own international Advisory Board for one year.‍‍

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Alexandra Malmström strengthens EEX’s expansion in Germany: “Joining EEX is a dream come true for me.”

March 15, 2022

Alexandra is determined to boost EEX’s growth: “I love challenges and making initiatives towards development. As a former professional athlete constant learning is a natural habit of mine.”

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Diverse & international Advisory Board for your startup? Apply for EEX Journey!

February 2, 2022

In EEX Journey you will get your own dedicated Advisory Board for one year.‍‍

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10th EEX Journey – more sustainable and international than ever

January 18, 2022

Today our community of entrepreneurial leaders grows up to 350 leaders and entrepreneurs. We have new participants from Germany, the UK, Finland, Sweden, the USA, India, Austria, and Italy.

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Looking for an international Advisory Board for your startup? Apply to EEX Journey!

October 25, 2021

Startup entrepreneur, are you dreaming of an Advisory Board? Next rounds of the EEX Journey program are kicking off in January 2022 and August 2022.

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Figuring out the market value of feedback

October 3, 2021

Papula-Nevinpat’s Trademark Department Director Riikka Palmos has been paired up with Finnish startup No No No – a service that turns customer complaints into marketing opportunity.

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16 lucky corporations start learning sustainable business from these startups – brand new business models & impact

September 2, 2021

The 9th round of EEX Journey – impact on new level.

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Entrepreneurial HR: Professionals reveal how to make it happen

April 27, 2021

We collaborated with three HR leaders to explore how entrepreneurial people culture brings any company competitive advantage. Are you ready for the challenge?

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Top-notch Advisory Board for your startup? Apply for EEX Journey!

April 26, 2021

New round of the EEX Journey is kicking off in August 💥

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January 18, 2021

Introducing the startups joining the EEX journey January 2021!

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KONE WORX – new level of innovation

November 22, 2020

Top 3 learnings from building KONE WORX. Summary of the online Event organized by EEX, KONE and Technology Industries of Finland.

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“Uskallus tehdä nopeita päätöksiä on yksi vuoden tärkeimmistä opeista” Carunan Noora Neilimo-Kontio startup-yrittäjien matkassa

November 20, 2020

Noora Neilimo-Kontion tapahtumarikas vuosi nopeasti kasvavan Gubben Advisorina

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Online Event 18.11. 8:00 Learning to innovate like a startup – Case KONE WORX

October 23, 2020

EEX journey participants & veterans share their insights about learning new business. We’ll highlight the new KONE WORX venturing unit at KONE and future needs for skills and culture. Register now!

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Diverse Advisory Board for your startup? Apply for EEX journey!

October 14, 2020

Startup entrepreneur, are you dreaming of an Advisory Board? A new round of the EEX journey is kicking off in January 2021. Now is the perfect time to apply!

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Valtionhallinto tarvitsee ymmärrystä yrittäjyydestä – Oma oppimispolkuni on ollut EEX journey

October 4, 2020

Jaana Lappi (TEM) peräänkuuluttaa yrittäjämäistä asennetta valtionhallintoon: "Startup-yrittäjyys haasteineen antaa hyvän kuvan siitä, kuinka vaikeaa on luoda uutta."

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Top hire: Heini Karppinen to lead digital development in EEX

September 9, 2020

How are the entrepreneurial skills embraced through the screen? Heini Karppinen will lead this exploration.

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August 26, 2020

These are the startups joining the EEX journey of September 2020!

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"No, You Cannot Learn Entrepreneurship in a Classroom."

August 12, 2020

Tapio Peltonen's comments on the HBR article "Can Entrepreneurship Be Taught in a Classroom?"

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Leadership in dynamic markets: Rita McGrath at Collaborate for Growth 2020

June 3, 2020

Rapidly changing business environments create challenges for leaders: an entrepreneurial attitude is needed. Watch Rita's presentation from the event.

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How to keep your competitive advantage when the world turns upside down?

May 28, 2020

Key findings from Collaborate for Growth 2020.

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Sharpening Your Entrepreneurial Mindset During Quarantine – Four Easy Exercises

April 7, 2020

With these four tasks you can become a more entrepreneurial leader: sharpen the passion and ownership in your team, and encourage creativity and new thinking!

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#EntrepreneurialWoman: who's your source of inspiration?

March 5, 2020

There are entrepreneurial doers in all organizations pushing bravely new stuff. It's time to highlight the power of entrepreneurial women!

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EEX kasvaa: Elisa Kitunen yrittäjäksi ja tiimiin kaksi uutta tekijää

February 21, 2020

EEX:n tiimi vahvistuu uudella yrittäjällä. Yrittäjämäisyyttä lähtevät levittämään myös Fanny Törnqvist ja Eevi Vaahto.

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Iiris Lahti ja neljä muuta johtajaa käärivät hihansa ja auttoivat Arilynia maailmanvalloituksessa: “Osaamme ajatella nyt isommin”

November 13, 2019

“Olemme tehneet Arilynin kanssa yhteistyötä nyt jo lähes vuoden ja tämä on ollut ehdottomasti yksi opettavaisimmista kokemuksista urallani." Iiris Lahti Sanoman kehitysjohtaja kertoo.

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"Nakkeja annetaan ja saadaan. Välillä kinataan ja haastetaan" DNAlaiset mentoroimassa startupeja

June 4, 2019

Lasse Salonen ja Mikko Saarentaus ovat parhaillaan mukana EEXjourney -ohjelmassa: "Kyseenalaistamiseen kannustettiin, koska mikäpä hymistelemällä etenee."

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Unknown soldiers of our economy

April 30, 2019

Who really makes all the growth in our economy? Only few recognize the crucial role of the big company creative experts and leaders.

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Hardcore Strategy without “Pomp and Slideware”

March 29, 2018

A startup can provide for strategy lessons unimaginable in a classroom setting or in most big company meeting rooms. 

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Business Ecosystems – Hype vs. Doers’ Insights

January 26, 2018

Strong strategies and open culture are must for external collaboration. Check the highlights of the ecosystem panel we had at EEX alumni event.

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Market Economy is all about Collaboration

October 17, 2017

There is a great misconception about market economy; it is not all about competition. We need to rebalance our view of the economy, to understand better our societies and to collaborate better.

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Corporate Leadership Lessons from Startups

April 21, 2017

Large corporations need more entrepreneurial drive to cope with rapid changes in the marketplace caused by digitalization and globalization. How to create such drive by learning with entrepreneurs?

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Stop Hyping, Just Work with Them

March 1, 2017

There is absolutely no need for all of us to become startup entrepreneurs or intrapreneurs, but the winners in the race for best innovations are those who know how to work with the entrepreneurs.

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Entrepreneurial Leaders for Corporations!

February 2, 2017

To understand what is entrepreneurial leadership and how it can be developed, a Master’s thesis study at Aalto University was carried out as a part of the Entrepreneurship Exchange -program.

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Startups as Catalysts for Business Growth

January 25, 2017

Collaboration with startups is a growing trend with large companies seeking fresh ideas, innovations and agile development from outside their own organization.

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Get Focus Back to Growth and Jobs!

January 17, 2017

Starting a new year its fair to remind [again] about the basics: Finland needs growth and jobs; in short term the new growth stems from already existing products and services, ideas and technologies.

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