Peter Vesterbacka, a Finnish Angry Bird game’s developer will take a part as a mentor of Bali Business Foundation Program, co-organized by Asia Exchange (AE), Finnish study exchange provider in Indonesia and Indonesia’s Warmadewa University (WU).
Scheduled to start in September, the program aimed to provide both exchange and domestic students the opportunities to learn how to start and manage a company as well as to lift the students’ idea and perspective off the ground with the support of peers and mentors.
As reported in Pie News, Harri Suominen, AE’s managing director and co-founder explained:
“Normally, it is quite boring [in] class, listening to some 50-year old professor and not learning too much at school.
“We wanted to change it, and we’re taking students to meet the entrepreneurs and founders of different kinds of companies in Bali and learn from a very practical approach,” Suominen said.
Vesterbacka, a chief among the mentors, stated on AE’s website about his pleasure to assist the program.
“We Finns, people who can walk on water (especially during winter), are happy to help universities to answer to the needs of the changing world.
“Entrepreneurs and startups form the new backbone of our societies. We need this kind of mindset and universities need to support it,” Vesterbacka shared.