What is Aalto Design Factory about? What do people do here? Our most important asset is the people in DF, the community. In the #InsideDF blogpost series we familiarize you with the people who frequently come to DF.
In the second blogpost we have Ara Binkley, a startup entrepreneur at Consair Oy based at Design Factory.
“I think DF is a jewel for the community and provides for a great place that will help blossoming young companies grow” – Ara Binkley
“Challenges of a startup are to no longer be a startup because it is nothing but an ever-evolving jumble of problems that are seemingly fixable with that which all start-ups yearn for – positive cash flow. But the grass is always greener right? We’re working but also buying scratch off lotto tickets in the hopes that we shall overcome!
It is hard to deny that DF presents great opportunities to learn, to network, to prototype, and to share and participate in great ideas and projects. I think DF is a jewel for the community and provides for a great place that will help blossoming young companies grow, students learn and the swirl of activity, energy and ideas produced by the intermingling of these is in a class of its own.”
Photos by Sonia El Kamel, assembled by Katariina Helin