November 2015 was a very special month for me. I said goodbye to my many years’ colleagues in a giant global corporation and started my new professional journey as a Head of International Affairs of City of Espoo. Even if I have lived in Espoo already for 14 years I have only seen a small part of Espoo so far. Now it’s time to open the curtain and look at what is behind the scenes.
As a venture capital investor from China seeking startups to invest in, Espoo was a complete stranger to me when I landed at Helsinki Airport in April 2015. It was during that visit that I was recommended to join Espoo Innovation Garden’s Facebook group as a Gardener.