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Johanna Vierros
Head of Program, Phoenix

Johanna heads the Phoenix non-profit incubator. "These ideas have a potential to grow into lasting social movements with a tangible impact in the society. We help companies and individuals reach these ideas, and give them their support quick and easy." 

Johanna Vierros
Malva Sarantila
Head of Product, Phoenix

Malva develops phoenix.fi platform, works with marketing and communications and support the nonprofit incubator. "We want to create a community and a platform through which volunteering is flexible, meaningful and fun!"

Malva Sarantila
Camilla Naatus
Executive Director (on maternity leave), Phoenix ry

Camilla is the Executive Director of Phoenix Association and Startup Refugees. ”We live in a world where one day you are the CEO and the next, unemployed. We need to find ways to support people to move fast forward from a vulnerable place."

Camilla Naatus
Mustafa Abdulameer
Global Director, Startup Refugees

Mustafa believes that people can change the course of their life, no matter the circumstances. Change starts from within and from believing in yourself. In his work with the Startup Refugees Business Program, Mustafa spars the skills and boosts the confidence of talented newcomers.

Mustafa Abdulameer
Armi Ahvenainen
CEO, Howtomo network

Armi is an innovator by heart. One creation of hers is the women’s career network Howtomo which she co-founded in 2016 and now leads as an executive director.  “The best part of my job is the amazing “let’s do it” attitude. I really feel that we can do anything and everything together.”

Armi Ahvenainen
Mikko Haapalainen
Producer, Mummodisko

Mikko is the producer-DJ for Mummodisko (Disco Grannies) and an elderly care professional. His mission in life is to set the disco goers’ feet on fire with rock’n’roll tunes. The strangest LP he owns is Karatist Preacher by Mike Crain, a spoken word LP which combines preaching and karate. What more is there to add? 

Mikko Haapalainen
Seija Kurunmäki
Founder, Aktivistimummot

Seija is one of the founding members of Aktivistimummot. Her goal is to set a positive and hopeful tone around the discussion about the climate. Seija is also an active communicator and food influencer.

Seija Kurunmäki
Susanna Kyllönen
Founder, Twig the code

As the founder of Twig the code, Susanna wishes to see a rising number of women in the tech industry. Workshops, events and excursions offer an easy and funny way to learn programming.

Susanna Kyllönen

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