Meet the team

Presenting our HUBS staff and the Growth Hacker students

How to contact HUBS

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.

HUBS Staff

HUBS team standing in a line with black HUBS t-shirts on
HUBS team in September 2023. From the left: Sanna, Maria, Miina, Ira, Saara, Kaisa, Raúl and Cristian. Missing: Marika.

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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.

If you don’t know where to start, just get started and figure the rest out along the way!

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

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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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Tatiana Menshakova

Growth Hacker

Hello! I am a current graduate from Master’s Degree student in Teaching, Learning and Media Education, deeply passionate about the transformative power of education. Recognizing the importance of entrepreneurial skills in today’s world, I am thrilled to be in a Growth Hackers’ team. My role encompasses event organization and driving marketing initiatives at HUBS, allowing me to foster invaluable entrepreneurial skills among students. Let’s ignite entrepreneurship to empower our student community!

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Maaz Khan

Growth Hacker

As a master’s degree student in Industrial Engineering and Management, I am a person who is always curious to learn new things and improve myself. HUBS has provided me the platform to discover myself by trying out new things and positively influencing others. As a growth hacker, I’ll be organizing activities with my team that will assist students in their self-discovery process by compelling them to step out of their comfort zone.

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Iris Pajunen

Growth hacker

Hello! I study international politics and enjoy ice swimming. In HUBS, I’m particularly interested in innovations, presentation skills, and the societal dimension of businesses. I believe entrepreneurial skills are beneficial for everyone as they are needed to change the world. As a Growth Hacker, the best part is organizing events that provide students with tools to discover and promote things that matter to them.

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Leila Ali

Growth hacker

My goal is to provide a safe space for as many students as possible, where they can challenge themselves and learn new things. I am studying entrepreneurship and team leadership at Proakatemia, where I learn something new every day. I believe that entrepreneurial skills are essential now and in the future. I am excited that I can support you specifically in developing these skills at HUBS. Please feel free to contact me; I will do my best to help and am ready to discuss.