Collaborate for Growth 2023 September


The people in the program share a unanimous excitement for learning and growth. Here are some of our partners and their collaboration experiences.

Testimonials from our alumni

Pekka Korhonen

Engineering & Quality, Patria Land

“A wonderful opportunity to grow freshly in a real life simulation and leverage versatile skills and experiences. Encore – I'd like to join again!”

Ilkka Saarinen

Deputy Director General
Ministry of Foreign Affairs

“I've got valuable insight into challenges of an internationalizing small company; how to work with these kind of companies and also an opportunity to learn new things beyond my field of expertise.”

Merja Wiberg

Head of DevOps Platform Services,
Tieto Oyj

“Great opportunity to get inspired by the enthusiasm of entrepreneurs and your fellow advisors. Most recommended!”

Kai Kekkonen

Branch Manager,

“The program has been a great opportunity to put my skills to test as well as to develop fresh ideas to take home. I have also deepened my professional understanding of customers, especially startups and their challenges.”

Pekka Hurskainen

VP Strategy Development,
Technology, UPM Oyj

“EEX has shown in practise how start-up dynamics, good networks and trust to your own initiative will make things happen.”

Samuli Manninen

Magic Add

“My advisors' enthusiastic support has helped a lot with practical strategy and how to work with big global partners.”

From the media


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EEX Pilot 2014

Entrepreneurship Exchange was developed by a great group of entrepreneurial people, both corporate types and startup entrepreneurs, who joined forces for the pilot. (Yes, we actually practice what we preach.)


Contact us to hear more about our success stories and to find mutually beneficial collaboration opportunities.