Ilkka is Startup Sauna’s head coach, or as we call him, Admiral Stone. We can assure you that the Admiral will make startups go through blood, sweat, tears and extreme heat in order to have a chance to survive in real life.
Ilkka is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor who is actively involved in his own portfolio companies. Ilkka is also the chairman of the Startup Sauna foundation which is the grey eminence behind all the Startup Sauna operations.
In the past, he´s been among other positions Senior Vice President at SAP AG, CEO at SAP Labs Finland Ltd, CEO at Wicom Communications, COO & Partner at Nexor-Superstore Oy.