Leap is a cozy life and career podcast from Startuplifers with host Pauliina Alanen. We bring you inspiring stories shared by Startuplifers alumni, on their life changing experiences from working at some of the most exciting startups. Find out how they got there, how the experience changed their lives and where they are today.
Kate was studying at Aalto University, when she first heard about Startuplifers. She decided to apply and soon after she was on her way to San Francisco to start her new job as a software developer at Crowdmade. Later she joined a company called Mashgin in Palo Alto, bought a car and lived an active life in Sunnyvale. Tune in to listen to her inspiring story with Startuplifers, living in San Francisco and what brought her back to Finland after working at two different companies in the US.
In 2013, Lauri Hynynen was convinced to send an application to Startuplifers. His startup had recently ran out of funding and he was about to start writing his bachelor thesis while working at Slush. When an opportunity at Backlift opened in San Francisco, he thought: why not? That was a turning point and a start for his inspirational journey to Silicon Valley. Being the first hire for a YC-startup Backlift, he got to wear many hats ranging from engineering and design to product strategy and marketing, and even steered the company together with the CEO through pivots.
In the second episode of Leap Podcast, we hear an inspiring alumni story from Ilari Niitamo. Ilari worked as a software developer at social discovery platform startup called Findery in San Francisco 2013-2014. Being a Startuplifers alumnus has opened many doors for him and later he co-founded Pintxo Creative, a company specialized in making kids’ games. In 2018, Ilari won an Apple Design Award for Bandimal, Yatatoy's music composer app for kids.
In our very first episode of Leap Podcast, we hear an inspiring Startuplifers' alumni story from Satu Peltola. Find out how she landed a job as a product designer at Coinbase, what motivated her to make the move to San Francisco and how her everyday life in the city looked like.
Leap is a cozy life and career podcast from Startuplifers with host Pauliina Alanen. We bring you inspiring stories shared by Startuplifers alumni, on their life changing experiences from working at some of the most exciting startups. Find out how they got there, how the experience changed their life and where they are today.