Pro-bono initiative "From Entrepreneurs to Entrepreneurs"


Press release 16.2.2016

Pro-bono initiative ‘From Entrepreneurs to Entrepreneurs’ from Hub Salo and BOOI Innovations

Hub Salo and BOOI Innovations have decided to join forces to support their hometown of Salo. Salo has in recent years been severely affected by the economic crises and the departure of the city's largest employer. On the other hand there are many new entrepreneurs and companies just starting up. It is in our mutual interest that everybody succeeds. To help the city get back on its feet Hub Salo and BOOI have created the pro-bono initiative ‘From Entrepreneurs to Entrepreneurs’.

The initiative is kicked off with a series of six monthly seminars in which (starting) companies and entrepreneurs can get additional knowledge and insight on how to improve entrepreneurial skills. Simultaneously we will address the development & creation of more desirable value propositions and business models to increase overall competitiveness.

“It is great to work together with Hub Salo on such an initiative. As local entrepreneurs it is our duty to support each other in these challenging economic times. When I started my company almost six years ago I got support from the city of Salo and this is my way of showing my gratitude for that support!” says Ron Broens, Founder & CEO of BOOI Innovations Oy

“When Ron contacted me with this initiative, it was very easy to say yes. We had a long chat about the current situation of the city of Salo and noticed we shared the same vision on how things could be - and how to get there. We both believe in cooperation, serendipity and making things happen. This series of seminars is just something to start with and with it we hope to make a positive impact on our hometown’s entrepreneurs and startups.” says Tiina Vainio, Founder of Hub Salo and a seasoned entrepreneur herself.

This initiative is also about us wanting to participate to the #salostrikesback -movement escalating here in Salo. We welcome on board all like-minded entrepreneurs who want to give back to our community by joining as a partner or sharing our initiative. We hope to see a full room of entrepreneurs in every session!

For more information please contact:

Tiina Vainio                    Ron Broens    

040 525 8340                  050 501 6329