We are excited to welcome Tuuli Saukkonen as our new Communications Trainee. Tuuli will be taking charge of FiBAN’s 10-year anniversary communications as well as bring the team her fresh ideas and passion towards sustainability and D&I issues.

Prior to FiBAN, Tuuli has worked with circular economy businesses at Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund, as well as coordinated an impact startup accelerator at Helsinki Think Company, the entrepreneurship society working closely with the University of Helsinki. She has also gained experience in communications in the banking sector and in a marketing agency. At the moment, she is finishing up her Master´s degree in political science and communication at the University of Helsinki.

A social scientist at heart, Tuuli was first introduced to the startup scene in 2018 by participating in an idea accelerator program for university students. She was immediately inspired by the possibilities of startups to pioneer, be rebellious, and challenge the status quo of how the world is run. Today, she is especially passionate about diversity and inclusion issues, on which she has also taken courses in the uni.

“At FiBAN I’m excited to learn more about angel investing as a whole, and I’m especially eager to learn about diversity issues from the investor’s perspective. This is a topic on which I wish to work concretely during my traineeship” Tuuli says.

“I’m super excited to get to dive into the world of angel investing and meet our members!”

At FiBAN Tuuli will be working with content creation, social media, and media relations. She will also be heading FiBAN’s 10-year chronicle project, so if you have any memorable stories that you’d like to share ping Tuuli.

You can reach Tuuli at tuuli.saukkonen(at)fiban.org and +358 40 7425 129