Meet the team

Presenting our HUBS staff and the Growth Hacker students

HUBS staff

Here we are – team HUBS, ready to help and coach you in entrepreneurial activities!

You can contact us with any question or situation in mind – we are here for you!

If you’re not quite sure who of us to contact, you can always mail us at That reaches us all and you can be sure to find the right person for your needs.

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Ira Salminen

Community Coordinator


An optimist, who can understand the big picture and gets excited about new things very easily. At HUBS I am working as a community coordinator.

Deep conversations, fascinating books, and seeing my favorite artists live inspire me.

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Kaisa Kokko


+358 50 337 3259

Experienced specialist in customer-oriented business and personnel development. Inspiring coach who believes in co-creation, culture of experimentation and design thinking.

Definitely the trip – not always the destination.

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Maria Ruokonen

Team coaching Specialist

I coach and spar students and student teams in entrepreneurship and team learning. I’m the coach in charge of ‘Go-to-Market -plan’ and ‘Building an Entrepreneurial Portfolio’ courses.
On my spare time, I’m most probably at the flamenco peña, on yoga mat or in forest.



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Marika Vuorenmaa

Team Leader

Enabler in heart and encourager by nature. I believe in building common entrepreneurial culture among TAMK and Tampere University.

A true optimist.

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Raúl Berlanga Zarate


+358 44 328 7726

Experienced enthusiast of innovation, startups and multidisciplinary work. I love helping people get that “aha” moment and turning it into concrete tasks.

When the task at hand seems impossible, just shrug your shoulders and do it anyway!

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Saara Eriksson

Development Specialist, Project Manager @Sprint


I’m in charge of the best study week of the year, Sprint Innovation Festival!

Also developing the HUBS brand and communications: aiming for the revolution of good entrepreneurship!

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Sanna Tahlo


+358 50 454 2262

Producer and coach who loves people and is into team learning. Questions about the HUBS 24H Online Library or the Introduction to Entrepreneurship course? Send me a message!

My heart beats for exercise, learning, thinking and people.

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Suvi Hokkanen


I am a producer and a problem solver. Sustainability is an important, relevant issue and I try to take it into account in everything I do.

I am a part of the production team of the best study week of the year, Sprint Innovation Festival.

Off work I can be described as a nerd and a friend of animals.

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Anna-Elina Pekonen



I will be on study leave from 1st of October. I will return in the summer of 2023 – see you then! 🙂


Growth Hackers

Growth Hackers is our multidisciplinary student team that is brought together by the interest in entrepreneurship and learning more about team skills and team leadership skills.

The hackers form their own team that develop their skills in team work and team leadership. These students have an important role in making HUBS more known for the 30 000 students of Tampere University and TAMK.

Meet the Growth Hackers!

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Pinja Tiensuu

Growth Hacker, Team Leader

2nd year in administrative sciences, TAU & Team Leader of the Student team.

I want to help other people find potential in themselves and see the power of working together!

Telegram: @Pizatie

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Basak Gürbüz

Growth Hacker

Studying International Business at TAMK, where I chose one of my study paths as Entrepreneurship and Digital Transformation. 

I believe collaboration within teams to use each other’s different skillset is the key to success, that is why I joined HUBS. In our team, I develop Marketing skills and provide partnerships for collaborations, and arrange different events.  


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Dhanushi Srinivasan

Growth Hacker

Studying Bachelor’s Science and Engineering. As part of the Growth Hacker-team, I would love to help other students find the joy and wonder that I discovered when participating HUBS’s courses!  

As a Growth Hacker, I am developing my teamwork and networking skills, in addition to so much more, such as event production, sales, marketing, negotiation and budgeting skills. 

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Elias Korpi

Growth Hacker

The best thing in life is throwing yourself into different situations and challenges. This is how I ended up being a part of HUBS as well. I’m studying for a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering in Hervanta, so the hustle and bustle of entrepreneurship and working with people bring a nice change to everyday life.