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Breakit

Breakit is a location-based mobile application that will enable people to see and share information about current things happening nearby.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Mobile
  • Location Espoo, Finland
  • Currency EUR
  • Founded January 2012
  • Employees 6
  • Website breakitapp.com

Company Summary

In late 2011 we noticed that there isn’t an easy way for us to see and share information with nearby people. We noted that the current technology of smart phones equipped with camera and gps allows possibilities previously unavailable to answer this need. In June 2012 we gathered the team and resources to build a new kind of social network (Breakit) evolving around where you are, showing you relevant local news in form of photos.

Team

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    Sebastian Schroderus
    Co-founder/CEO

    Sebastian is a very passionate mountain biker and his hobby is also what made him start his first company, importing bikes. He has a masters degree in economics and majored in management & entrepreneurship. During his exchange in Mexico (2010) he studied innovation and this set the spark for becoming an entrepreneur. He also studied innovation cycles in masters thesis which he completed during the spring of 2012.

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    Joel Lov
    Co-founder

    Joel has worked in the banking industry for five years with payment systems, liquidity and other treasury related tasks. He has studied trade law and management and has taken the legal side as his specialty focusing on the legal aspect of mobile application terms and conditions and B2B contracts.

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    Marko Oksanen
    Co-founder

    Marko (M.Sc.) majored in Knowledge Intensive Business. His first startup experience was as a server-side programmer, later he took a role as a Product manager implementing Scrum practices in this company. He sidestepped from technical roles to consulting and worked a year in Accenture. He wrote his thesis about purposeful entrepreneurship education and founded his own consulting company doing various technical and management consulting projects.

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    Mikko Majuri
    Co-founder

    Mikko put his new media studies in Aalto University on hold to create Breakit. He is very passionate about modern web technology and has entrepreneurial experience in various industries. He has worked with various modern technologies creating scalable web applications and head a migration process of an online store in Hong Kong. He has also experience in graphics operations and online marketing.

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    Eerik Puska
    Co-Founder

    Eerik (M.Sc.) has studied computer science and business strategy. His work experience includes being a researcher at the Aalto University Brain Research Unit, where he programmed tools to process and analyze (fMRI) brain imaging data. Eerik worked also in technology consulting at Accenture, where he also did his thesis about the gaming software industry. Later Eerik has helped Finnish companies in IT-related projects through his own company.

Advisors

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    Jenna Mäkinen
    Lawyer
    Unconfirmed