Core Team

We are StartUp School Core Team and We Are Here to Help You


Hannele is the head of StartUp School operations. In this role she is excited to utilize her 20 years’ experience from corporate world, entrepreneurship, change management and digitalization.

Hannele Mennala

Head of StartUp School

Päivi is responsible for course co-operation. She also coordinates StartUp School operational development and part of our external relationship management.

Päivi Söderström

Development Manager
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Päivi leads and develops StartUp School’s offering and coach network. She experiments new pedagogical ideas in StartUp School and is enthusiastic about modern functional teaching methods.

Päivi Williams

Service Design Lead
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Elina is in charge of StartUp School marketing, communications and events. She also develops RPL (recognition of prior learning) mechanisms in StartUp School and Haaga-Helia.

Elina Iloranta

Development Coordinator
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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.

Timo-Pekka Uotila

Collaboration Manager

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

Project Manager

As the Assistant at StartUp School. Ani wishes to guide anyone who has questions. Feel free to contact her!

Ani Kuutschin