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Makers and Doers Stories: Oded Peled Observing the World

Entrepreneurship | 24/11/15 21:04

Oded Peled has most probably touched most of our readers (night)life in one way or another. For 20 years he has been DJing and organising parties and has in many other ways contributed to the lively club scene of Finland. Oded’s love for DJing and bringing people together led him to start Misc Management in 1999, which he still runs together with his brother. Oded is also an avid traveller and has found a new passion in photography, which sparked an interesting collaborative project entitled 'Observe’. We sat down with him to learn more about it.

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Meet THE O: Never Lose or Forget Anything Again

Entrepreneurship | 08/09/15 17:04

In today’s Makers and Doers story, we shine a spotlight on the tech startup, and Holvi’s customer, that wants to help people never lose or forget important belongings again. The problem the founders of THE O are solving is easy to relate to — who hasn’t left a laptop charger in a cafe or forgotten an umbrella in the bus? Luckily, with THE O you don’t need to worry about forgetting your important belongings ever again.

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Join fellow entrepreneurs who already have a head start.

Join fellow entrepreneurs who already have a head start.

Lui's womenswear

Entrepreneurship | 28/08/15 14:20

Lui’s is a contemporary London based womenswear brand with styles that include everlasting luxury pieces that embody sophistication and innovation. If you are looking for stylish but practical women’s clothing, take a look at their designs and check out also their own Holvi-shop. Hear more about Lui's and see their collection below:

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Filmmaker and adventurer Tom Vaillant knows no borders and neither does Holvi

Entrepreneurship | 09/07/15 18:45

Tom Vaillant is not your average finance student. Following his two big passions of filmmaking and climbing, he set up his own film production company at the age of 19 to shoot his first documentary while climbing Mount Everest and dog sledding in the extreme low temperatures in the Arctic Circle. His stunningly beautiful film “Between snow and stars” tells the stories of six renowned mushers and climbers on their perilous adventures.

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Makers and Doers Stories: Finland's best street musician JPTH

Entrepreneurship | 02/07/15 14:31

It's not only through Spotify's recommendations that you can discover great new music. There are plenty of hidden gems on the street corners of your hometown. Today we shine a spotlight on Finland’s best street musician – JPTH. Juha Pekka Tapani Heikkinen (JPTH) writes and composes catchy fun songs that people simply love. He is also an actor, event host, public speaker, and entrepreneur. A skilful entertainer, JPTH knows a thing or two about how to grab the attention of his audience. We recently caught up with Juha to learn more about him, his music, his band and how he's using Holvi for his project.

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Makers and Doers Stories: Satu Yoga

Entrepreneurship | 22/05/15 11:20

Every now and then you meet people who truly love what they do and couldn't imagine doing anything else. It is not even what they do, it’s who they are. Chances are you can meet such people more often among entrepreneurs, as they are the ones pursuing their dreams and big passions. Satu Tuomela is certainly one of these people. She has been teaching yoga and pilates for 15 years now and, for her, yoga is not just a career path, lifestyle, or a passion – it’s her true self.

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Makers and Doers Stories: Emotion Tracker

Entrepreneurship | 17/05/15 22:16

We, humans, are all about emotions – happiness, excitement, anger, frustration – we experience various emotional states throughout a day. So why instead of embracing our genuine emotions, we have built a society and work cultures where showing your real emotions is perceived as weakness and lack of self-control?

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Makers and Doers Stories: Tagesteller

Entrepreneurship | 07/05/15 20:06

The best moment of the day: Lunchtime!

You happen to be out of the office 12 o'clock sharp and ready to surprise your taste receptors with delicious food? Excellent. Wait - where would you actually like to go? If you keep asking yourself this question Tagesteller might just be the right app for you!

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Makers and Doers Stories: Secret Synapse

Entrepreneurship | 07/05/15 18:59

The Helsinki-based design agency Secret Synapse doesn’t want to settle for anything less than becoming “the world’s most transparent company.” The co-founders Sid Kumpurinne, Pinja Heininen and Ilmari Mansikkamäki met while studying industrial design at Aalto University and decided to set up their own company in 2013. The team wanted to create a commercial business that would help fuel their non-profit company and enable them to apply their design know-how to social projects. That is why the founders wanted to be as transparent as possible about their finances right from the start.

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Makers and Doers Stories: Sphares

Entrepreneurship | 07/05/15 16:07

Sync up your life

If you ever happen to encounter the famous c/o working space Spengergasse - Gründen in Wien in the 5th district of Vienna you will surely stumble upon a startup that will bring all you files, clients, devices and to-do-lists in absolute sync! No, we are not talking about a ZEN guided data religion startup but about Sphares - Sync Up Your Life! Dietmar Gombotz and his team have set out to sync your data whether you use gMail, iMail, Outlook or whatever service and balance out all differences. What arrives at your end is a neatly folded package of right data synced to your target system.

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