Ilkka O. Lavas, born 1979, is a serial entrepreneur in the ICT and Media industries from Finland. CEO, Publisher, Speaker and Digital Marketing Evangelist. Digital, Media, and ICT Serial Entrepreneur. MBA, CS. Lavas started his entrepreneurial adventures at 17 years old in high school, and now employs more than 100 people in his companies. Ilkka has been nominated as a young entrepeneur in Finland (2009) and got price with his team for running the 3rd fastest growing company (Deloitte Fast500 2015, 61st fastest growing European company City Digital).
I Started my first company at high school when I was 17 years. Since that I have been entrepreneur. Now I am 37 years and I work as Entrepreneur but also as an Angel Investor and ICT / Digital Marketing / Entrepreneurship Evangelist / Business Consultant.
I have been helping Finnish Enterprises and Entrepreneurs to be Successful in online & offline businesses. I have been working with online, marketing, SEO, SEM, retargeting, SaaS, intranet and web sites and e-business since 1995, total 18 years of experience.
In business, I love cash flow. I like to see end users enjoying the created value. I love to see customers who want to pay for valuable services. I love to see businesses running and growing. Positive cash flow and positive customer experiences are crucial metrics in successful businesses.
Specialized in digital marketing, online media, business tools software, online business applications, web techniques, automated marketing and web services. Strong experience in internet technologies with technical background and hands on marketing skills.
Member of growth entrepreneurship committee of Finnish Entrepreneurs 2011-2013. He’s given talks about entrepreneurial attitude, growth and innovations for thousands of people. His blog is used for entrepreneurial education in Finland.