We Are StartUp School Coaches


If you are interested in getting yourself a coach, you can contact us by sending email to

Make sure that you are Haaga-Helia student and that you have done Developing Entrepreneurial Mindset -course or have already an ongoing business.


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Päivi leads and develops StartUp School offering and coach network. She experiments pedagogical ideas at StartUp School, and is enthusiastic about modern functional teaching methods.

Päivi Williams

Pasila Campus

Hannele is the Head of StartUp School and a Certified Business Coach.

Hannele Mennala

Pasila Campus

Maria Haukka is a StartUp School coach and a Senior Lecturer.

Maria Haukka

Pasila Campus

Timo Lampikoski is a career counselor, StartUp School coach, author and entrepreneur.

Timo Lampikoski

Pasila Campus

Mikko is a practitioner, author and scholar on entrepreneurship. He runs a number of StartUp School development projects, and also coaches students with beautiful business ideas.

Mikko Järvinen

Pasila Campus

Marika Alhonen is a Certified Business Coach and an inspirational trainer.

Marika Alhonen

Porvoo Campus
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Timo-Pekka leads the development of partnerships and collaboration with both external and internal stakeholders. His background in the higher education field and joint projects with various firms has provided him with a broad perspective on the management of Finnish firms. By combining academic knowledge and practitioner wisdom Timo-Pekka helps you reach your potential.

Timo-Pekka Uotila

Pasila Campus
Teemu Ruohonen

Teemu wants to help you to think bigger, do smaller and learn faster.

Teemu Ruohonen

Pasila Campus

Juuso loves to help students start their own business.

Juuso Kokko

Haaga Campus

Pirjo has a wide experience in selling, purchasing, brands and marketing with strong focus in customer insight. She is passionate about helping students to develop their business ideas and enchancing customer experience.

Pirjo Purovesi

Pasila Campus

Leena has 7+ years of experience as a Teacher, Project Manager and Work Placement Coordinator and 20+ years of experience in sales and marketing, organizing large events, as an entrepreneur and a coach.

Leena Aitto-oja

Porvoo Campus

Mika is a certified Business coach with an entrepreneurial spirit. He is a senior lecturer in finance and investments.

Mika Mustikainen

Pasila Campus
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Experienced Attorney with a demonstrated history of working in the legal services industry.

Janne Jokinen

Pasila Campus
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As a coach Elina is eager to help students to get forward with both the business idea, and studies. She thinks that combining entrepreneurship with related studies is probably the best and the most effective way to succeed in both.

Elina Iloranta

Pasila Campus