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, both on HUBS courses and on Sparring Clinic.
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.

Important: I’m not available 30.6-8.8.2023. If you have any questions regarding online studies, please contact me after August 8, 2023. Can you find the answer from summer studies checklist of HUBS studies FAQ?

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Miina Kivelä


040 63 73 812

I coach students live and on cool online courses. I become inspired by visually beautiful things and all new digital stuff. On my courses I want to inspire my students to develop themselves and to take responsibility on their own future.

Life is short. Build stuff that matters.


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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Alil Kuizon

Growth Hacker

Currently a master’s degree student in Human-Technology Interaction. I have known HUBS through Sprint Innovation Festival and other courses, and now as part of the Growth Hacker team, I would like to develop my own social and networking skills while promoting HUBS’ value to my fellow students.
In charge of marketing in Growth Hackers’ team.

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Seungyeon Shin

Growth Hacker

Studying Entrepreneurship and Team leadership at Proakatemia. I believe entrepreneurship is about being an agent for change, whether big or small. Being courageous might not be enough to make a change, but it is possible with a good team where you can find trust and empathy. At HUBS as a Growth Hacker, I’ll be in charge of events, making good impact with a good team.