/Vesa-Matti Ruottinen

About Vesa-Matti Ruottinen

I'm a 26 year old guy, fascinated about startups, creativity, innovation and playfulness. Learning and sharing everyday!
21 11, 2015

Crazy me, Silicon Valley, 2 months and no plan. Help me!

By |November 21st, 2015|General|0 Comments

Hi everyone! I'm a 26 year old guy from Tampere from Finland. I studied product development, improvisation and creativity, and graduated from Tampere University of technology last year  Now, next January, I'm doing the craziest thing of my life, so [...]

18 11, 2015

Slush 2015 – Not a bad day to set up a launch!

By |November 18th, 2015|General|0 Comments

Well, what can I say about Slush 2015. It was, againg, a huge event with many interesting encounters. I was in Mehackit's (read Comptel's) stand almost the whole time so I couldn't really watch the action that was happening on [...]

6 04, 2015

Lifepaint definitely saves lifes

By |April 6th, 2015|General|0 Comments Volvo's new lifepaint will definitely save lives. So easy to use, but will cyclists really use it? Do they want to shine like stars? This might sound stupid but an idea that they shine in the darkness can be [...]

25 12, 2014

Thoughts from SLUSH 2014 – Fun vs. discipline

By |December 25th, 2014|General|0 Comments

Ahh, Christmas, and a little time to relax. I finally have time review my notebook and gather some thoughts from the last two months. Recently, one of the greatest events has certainly been SLUSH, the biggest startup event in Northern [...]

29 08, 2014

How I made an internship application to IDEO

By |August 29th, 2014|General|0 Comments

Since I first heard IDEO exists about a year ago, I immediately thought that I was going to work there someday. When I found out that they were looking for interns for the “Fortnight” internship program, I was in right away. Because it [...]

26 08, 2014

Go Finnish Design! – Ari Korolainen Won a Golden A’ Design Award

By |August 26th, 2014|General|0 Comments

Finnish design rocks the world! In the past there have been many Finnish products that have been successful in the world. For example Alvar Aalto and Arabia products are well known worldwide. A famous Aalto vase from Alvar Aalto. [...]

25 06, 2014

Smile can make the difference

By |June 25th, 2014|General|0 Comments

Today I was eating lunch in our university’s restaurant. I heard two staff persons talking (in Finnish of course). A: (with a little miserable voice) Tomorrow we are gonna be here all alone, just the two of us. It’s gonna [...]

22 06, 2014

E3: User, Freedom and Social Interaction

By |June 22nd, 2014|General|0 Comments

Last week I watched streams from E3 (the world’s biggest gaming conference). One thing that popped up in every press conference and presentation I watched was the importance of a user. Of course for long, it’s been talked about user [...]

2 06, 2014

TED talks about trust, danger, empathy and communication – Are you talking blue, green or red?

By |June 2nd, 2014|General|0 Comments

I just watched a great TED talk from Simon Sinek. It made me think about my recent Art of Hosting experiences and also some improvisation principles. The talk: Then some thoughts: It’s important to earn people’s trust when leading or [...]

27 05, 2014

Art of Hosting Finland – Methods, Questions, People, Thoughts and Inner Smile

By |May 27th, 2014|General|0 Comments

I know I’m a bit late but I just have to refer back to weekend two weeks ago, when I had my first Art of Hosting (AoH) experience. The atmosphere, the people, the surroundings, the thoughts...just amazing! Information flow was [...]