Hannele Mennala


Hannele leads the StartUp School operations. She has a 20 years’ versatile background from global digital business at health, ICT and consumer goods companies such as Nokia, Elisa, Kesko and Unilever. Before joining Haaga-Helia team, she survived five years in the rollercoaster of a startup life: founding a startup company, developing digital services with universities and then making an exit.

Hannele is a M.Sc. in Economics, Certified Business Coach and has additionally studied Change Management. She is eager to support anyone with entrepreneurial attitude. Her passions include developing inspiring and productive working life, entrepreneurship, learning, health, digitalization, snowboarding and reading. She has travelled in over 60 countries including North-Korea and Tonga – and there is over 100 more to go!