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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Anna-Elina Pekonen



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


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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

I am a producer, who is an expert of team learning and also very much into entrepreneurship. I ask the right questions, coach, facilitate, and have responsibility for our event production.

My heart beats for sports, 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.

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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Katrina Cirule

Growth Hacker

Event Organising Assistant in the Growth Hacker team and student in Bachelor’s Degree programme in Entrepreneurship and Team Leadership.

I believe that we have to be the change we want to see in this world, therefore I am curious about finding ways to develop myself and help to uplift others on the way.

Telegram: @katrina_cirule

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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