I work as the VP Business Development at Dicole Oy. I hold the Master of Science degree in Economics from Lappeenranta University of Technology. In consulting I specialize in business processes and am one of the leading experts in Finland in the field of digital ecosystems.

I have seven years of experience from different regional development companies in Lappeenranta, Tampere and Helsinki. Prior to joining Dicole I was the Programme Director of the Helsinki region Digibusiness cluster fostering the internationalization of Finnish digital media startups. In Tampere I was responsible for the EU 6th FP funded project “Digital Business Ecosystem” in Finland. I have also been an entrepreneur in 1990′s and a consultant for Digital Media Finland Oy in 2006-2007.

I have a deep understanding on the public and private funding for startups, the business models in digital media industries and startup-ecosystems both in Finland and internationally. My passion is the utilization of the tools of the “new web” in business context.