Academy of Finland Post Doctoral Researcher, Royal Society and British Academy Newton Fellow
Dr. Jukka-Pekka Heikkilä is an impact-driven scholar who focuses on entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education in extreme settings. His work has been supported by the Royal Society (UK), British Academy and Academy of Finland. In Finland, Dr. Heikkilä works closely with The Shortcut initiative, an sister organization to Slush that promotes immigrant integration to the society via startup education. He is the lead organiser of Startup Circus (www.startupcircus.fi) that brings together various entrepreneurship educators and artists in the Helsinki area. 
 
Jukka-Pekka will be a visiting scholar in Stanford during 2019 with the purpose of developing his projects, particularly the recently launched Burning Stories research project that is focusing on Burning Man and WTSUP! Beirut initiative that aims to study and support technology-driven entrepreneurship education in the Middle-East.