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Entrepreneur Speaker Series: Going global from Finland w/ Aki Luukkainen

Finland is a land of entrepreneurs. Being a small country, all companies need to have a global focus from day one. Aki Luukkainen will describe the environment of entrepreneurship in Finland. With some examples he will discuss how to address international markets and describe what challenges you face with international markets.

About Aki Luukkainen
Luukkainen is working as Senior Trade Commissioner in Los Angeles with a focus on finding customers, partners and investors for Finnish companies in the West coast of the U.S. He has been working over 20 years in executive positions in international corporations and startup companies with businesses in Europe, USA, Asia, Middle East and Latin America. Previously, he has been CEO of a renewable energy company, COO of a cleantech company in maritime business, VP of Sales and Marketing in international telecommunications business with a spin as an entrepreneur in ICT business as well. He also is an active investor and mentor for startup companies.

He holds an MBA and M.Sc. from Aalto University in Helsinki.