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The Travelling Salesman is back – Part 2

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… and even some Danish blondes, we present the final, thrilling installment…

Iceland and Denmark: Optimistic and familiar

Iceland, with its famous scenery and videogames industry was an eagerly anticipated destination for Kristoffer. Discussing this little volcanic island Kris says: “I was surprised by how positive everybody was despite the financial situation. Nobody seemed bothered by that…They were all setting up new startups, also the videogame industry was heavily …

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The Travelling Salesman is back – Part 1

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… 2010, we left Kristoffer Lawson with his plan to visit Iceland, Norway, Finland, Sweden and Denmark in search of promising tech startups. After many vicissitudes, the trip is now over and he’s back. With a presentation held the 16th of December in the premises of Aalto Venture Garage, he went on retelling his legendary journey of networking and (self) discovery.

Good trip, but luck

“When I started thinking about this journey,” began Kristoffer, “it was always on my …

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Language Lessons: translating the global conversation

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… web, English remains dominant, and businesses still have to speak English to survive (except in Denmark, according to our Travelling Salesman ). However, the development of web 2.0, mobile internet and broadband mean people are spending more and more personal time online. And, as life gets uploaded, so do languages. Our friends at the social network Xiha Life have even added a “Translate button” to their site interface. Using machine translation, the button allows members (who come …


The Travelling Salesman, one man and his crazy dream

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… world at anytime.

This is why Kristoffer Lawson’s plan to visit startups all over Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Sweden is so cool. In a world where making “friends” is as easy as clicking your mouse button, we believe actually taking the time to meet with people and establish a real human connection is nothing short of genius.

It is also crazy (don’t tell Kristoffer’s mom.) He is planning to go way, way up north. Although I’m lending him my Land Rover Defender – …

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