Kata Helaniemi is the Director of Operations at Fifty Years. Before joining Fifty Years she led the programming of Slush, a 20 000 people tech conference in Europe, focusing on helping founders build world-class companies. After leaving her Chief Curator position, she wrote a best-selling book on the Finnish startup culture that was distributed to Finnish high school students nationwide.
Her previous experiences have led her to believe that to solve the world's biggest problems, people from various fields of life need to be involved in building technology companies. With Fifty Years Kata is responsible for running Fifty Years’ sister organization Impact.tech that brings together scientists, entrepreneurs, and investors, to educate them about new impactful technologies.
Kata loves good conversations, road trips, vinyasas and sunrises at Burning Man.