Sakari Sipola

Dept of Information Processing Science, University of Oulu, Finland

September 2007 – August 2008. Host: Thomas Wasow, Dept of Linguistics

My study focuses on entrepreneurship and company growth, especially on the growth processes of technology based firms. During my Stanford year, I am looking into the Silicon Valley ecosystem and its role in start-up development. I seek to understand how start-ups develop their business opportunities into fundable and prosperous businesses. Entrepreneurs’ ambition and growth aspiration levels, strategies, funding, business models, and value propositions above all, are elements that play a crucial role in building company growth.