Today in ArcticStartup Sports we’re catching up again with Paul Bragiel, founding partner at i/o ventures to talk about how he’ll actually shoot to qualify for the Olympics in Sochi. He’ll have to push it, despite having no competition from other Colombian traditional cross country skiers, the qualifications are structured to still make it difficult to participate without any real skills or endurance.
AS: A big question on everyone’s mind is, how do you actually qualify for the Olympics?
Last spring, despite the fact that the snow was retreating, a man picked up a pair of cross country skis and strapped them to his feet for the first time. Like the first time Muhammad Ali laced up his gloves, no one expected that greatness would come from that moment - and perhaps no one still does. But what's undeniable is that man is pushing every day down the long, snowy, parallel lines that lead toward the Sochi Olympics in 2014.
Aalto University's Entrepreneurship Society is throwing a Founders' Week: a week of talks, workshops and encounters with the aim to bolster the entrepreneurial spirit and startup culture in Finland's growing ecosystem. The events run from June 4th to June 8th, starting with a talk by Finnish Foreign Minister Alex Stubb, and cumulating with the Startup Sauna Demo Day.
Flown over from the Valley are a handful of well known names who will participate in the week's events: