Ville Vesterinen, in brief

Ville Vesterinen is an entrepreneur and the author of In Praise of Progress.

Vesterinen serves as the chairman of Swappie, an ambitious young company selling refurbished mobile phones, and on the boards of  Maria 01, a 70 000 m² campus for tech companies in the heart of Helsinki as well as on the board of Startup Foundation. The latter owns initiatives such as Slush, a global student-driven, not-for-profit movement which Ville co-founded to change attitudes toward entrepreneurship. Most recently Ville joined Atomico's Angel Programme to support new aspiring entrepreneurs.  

Ville also runs, a project helping individuals find opportunities that have a direct impact on reversing climate change.

Vesterinen believes there’s nothing we can’t achieve together if we can imagine it and believe it’s important.

You can reach Ville at ville.vesterinen [at]