Business Coach


Aalto Startup Center is a hybrid accelerator based in Aalto University offering both incubation and accelerator services to early stage and growth-driven startups. Our Business Accelerator program is actively engaging with startups in the Aalto’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and activities such as A Grid, Startup Sauna and the European Space Agency Business Incubator.

Do you have experience and insight into building a successful team?

Do you have experience in startups’ business development or in the commercialization of research/technology?

If so, the Business Coach position is the right for you.

Aalto Startup Center is seeking for a team building and commercialization professional who has a passion for building profitable business operations.

Aalto Startup Center's business expansion platform is the growth environment for innovative startup entrepreneurs. Our focus is to provide collaborating customers with high-quality business advice and coaching, as well as links with financiers and stakeholder partners as part of the Metropolitan entrepreneurship ecosystem.

Your role

You will be responsible for the execution of expert tasks (e.g. team building, development of communication and competency, building networks) and act as business advisor utilizing the Business Generator service model developed by Aalto Startup Center.

You will also be responsible for supporting the commercialization of University innovations, developing and maintaining relationships between startups and mentors. We work closely with Aalto's Innovation Services.

In support of Business Finland's TUTLI projects (New Business from Research Ideas), we offer services and know-how at all stages of the spinning of projects and the opportunity to operate under the Aalto Startup Center at the companies’ foundin

Ideally you should have an appropriate degree of higher education and be fluent (written and verbal) in both Finnish and English.

What we offer

We offer the opportunity to work within a top university environment and be part of exciting startups and research generated innovations. The position is new and contributes to the concept of "Ideas To Impact™" in the innovation ecosystem.

Further Information

If you want to join us, please send your motivation letter and CV via the link on the Aalto University website ("Search Now!") by 30.9.2019.

For further information, please contact Head of Aalto Startup Center Marika Paakkala,[email protected], tel. +358 40 829 2286.

More about Aalto University & Aalto Startup Center:

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto University has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and nearly 400 professors. Our campus is located in Espoo, Finland.


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