Some of world’s best vocational education in Finland and China

China, here we come! One of the best vocational schools in Finland, and indeed in the world, OSAO (Oulu Vocational College), is aiming towards Chinese region and markets. Really happy and honoured to support OSAO in China. Our company Mingle Advisors with the great cooperation from BusinessOulu has built from zero-to-one a connection with the…

Oulu city and tech-community just keeps me amazed

Great days in Oulu finished last week with inspiring meetings with Oulu city, with Chief Executive Mr. Kyösti Oikarinen, with Education teams and actives, with BusinessOulu acknowledged director Juha Ala-Mursula and a bunch of their great team members, and much more. I really love this city and think it has a special way to function…

Polar Bear Pitching 2018 in Oulu very inspirational and meaningful

Great to visit one of my favourite cities in the world, Oulu. Had the honor to join the Polar Bear Pitching, last week, to host a China education workshop, and pitch China cooperation directly to the Minister of Foreign Trade, Mr. Kai Mykkänen (whom I pitched for the first time while a 14-year old student…

Great time with a few China-Finland pioneers in Finland

Great to be back in Finland! Even though I’m from here, even though I have close loving relatives and dear friends here, I more and more feel that I’m “visiting” here. When going back Hangzhou I feel I’m “back home”. That’s interesting.  Super happy though good friends – and also the developments between China and…

Alibaba, Business Finland, New Team – An exciting week in China

A very good and intense week behind! Visits in Beijing, 2 new advisors, a ton of new leads and a promising development with our existing friends. I have sometimes thought that if I could do anything anywhere in the world right now, I wouldn’t do anything except what I’m doing now. That’s a blessed feeling….

Day 7, Hangzhou 

A good day in Hangzhou, full review on all of our Business plan and our customers and roadmap to the spring, year and light review until 2022. This is something for good, Not only a 30m dash, Where you put all your efforts in creating an extravaganza and short term benefits – but doing a…

A life full of purpose – Hangzhou, day 5

Newcomers, entrepreneurial environment, Hangzhou historical influence, moves, the purpose of your direction… Today genuinely happy to have a newcomer in our team in Hangzhou. Olivia Aaltonen, soon graduating promising student from Turku flew all over to Hangzhou to join the Mingle Superstars team. Was very delighted to show her around one of the new entrepreneurial…

New year – new communication, new habits – welcome 2018 !

The new year is here! So are new opportunities and chance to strengthen new habits. I realised last year, that I am not communicating enough. I have been very passionately DOING things and focusing on some things, but haven’t been talking that out a lot. I have got feedback, that I’d need to communicate more…

Oulu and China – What an awesome story!

One year ago I had visitors in Hangzhou from the city of Oulu, in Northern Finland. Together I had a chance to meet with some of their leaders and help to understand Hangzhou and its opportunities better. Together with determined Oulu entrepreneurs we supported the Bridge-building and revitalizing of the China cooperation in Hangzhou.  One…