by Hajni

posted on June 4, 2018.

Have you always wanted to change the world but still not sure how you could do it? At NurtUp we believe that everyone can create a positive impact in the world by being ambitious, caring and inspiring. To help you get started with your quest to change the world we decided to ask exceptional people who are already doing it!

We recently interviewed Touko Kontro, a Finnish angel investor about how he is changing the world. Touko is entrepreneur who is passionate about innovations, sustainability and helping others succeed in business.

What is your quest? How are you making the world a better place?

“I’m helping growth companies commercialise their products.”

During the interview Touko told me that he utilises his experience in entrepreneurship, project management and engineering skills to help companies focus on growth.

So how is helping startups commercialise their product related to making the world a better place? As a startup founder I can assure you that more and more startups and companies care about our planet’s future. Sustainability includes caring about the social (people), ecological (planet), and economic (profit) factors at the same time. This is also called the triple bottom line of sustainable development.

Touko has dedicated more than 10 years of his life to sustainability, therefore he always chooses companies with a product that will improve sustainability worldwide. His goal as a private person and an angel investor is:

“Leaving a better world for future generations through innovations.”

What keeps you motivated?

Being involved with startups and reading about innovations that shape our future is what inspires Touko. He gets a lot of energy from meeting like minded people and he gets an extra motivational boost when he has the chance to help people.

Interestingly when I asked Touko about what kind of challenges he faces, I didn’t really get an answer. During our conversation many challenging things came up, but Touko took them as valuable lessons and not really challenges.

Our advice to boost your own motivation is to surround yourself with people and things that inspire and give you energy and always try to learn from every moment.

How to follow Touko’s footprints?

“Think about what are you good at and where could you create an impact?  Can you do that without changing your own life too much? How will you use your energy and time? If you really want to change the world you must find your own way to do it! Do what you love and help others at the same time.”

What would you ask from other exceptional people who are also changing the world around them?

“What kind of legacy are you leaving for future generations? What are you the most proud of?”

Now it’s your turn! How are you making the world a better place?

In our opinion the most important thing to be able to change the world is the right attitude. It’s not about money or status, it’s about wanting to create a positive impact in the world. Your time is your most valuable asset you can invest in the world…so make sure you invest it wisely.

Think about:

  • What are you good at?
  • What do you love to do?
  • How could you help other with the things you love to do and you are good at?

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