Petri Vilén

Creative Director, M.Sc. (Econ.)

+358 40 706 9094

Petri is working as Creative Director at Spinverse. He joined us after his consulting company Industryhack was acquired by Spinverse. Currently, he is responsible for developing the Spinverse offering on areas of challenge-driven innovation and community management.

Petri started his career as a web designer in early 2000s, and has been an entrepreneur and CEO in three companies. He founded creative agency Bolder Helsinki in 2008, a social media platform Dreamdo in 2012, and open innovation consultancy Industryhack in 2015. He has also served as Chief Curator and a member of the leadership team at Slush, Europe’s leading startup conference in 2013-2015. 

Petri has extensive experience in designing and managing open innovation activities for large companies, building startup ecosystem and communities, and advising leadership teams of large companies. He has been selected as one of the top 20 influencers in digitalisation in Finland for several years. In 2017, he received the Technology Industries’ Innovation Prize for his work for the Finnish innovation ecosystem.

Petri holds a M.Sc. (Econ) degree in Management from Aalto University School of Business, and has also done studies in literature in University of Jyväskylä and doctoral studies in LUT University. Outside of work, Petri spends a lot of time with his two small children, and unwinds while doing seasonal outdoor sports and cooking with local ingredients.

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