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. Ville also serves 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 founded to change attitudes toward entrepreneurship.

Previously Vesterinen co-founded Slush (2008) and Grey Area (2009) along with countless false starts and failed experiments over the years that didn't succeed. All of them in pursuit of progress.

Ville 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]