Sam Laakkonen

Contingent Managing Director - Sustainability at Techstars

Sam LaakkonenSam Laakkonen is a Contingent Managing Director Sustainability for Techstars, the leading technology entrepreneur ecosystem. A Finn who has been based in London for over 20 years, Sam’s career has focused on disruptive innovation and he has been involved in more than 10 technology start ups to date. Over the last couple of years his focus has increasingly shifted onto sustainability and impact, and how technology can be leveraged to make our lives and planet more sustainable.
Insights by Sam Laakkonen (2)

Sustainability-driven legislation: setting the right conditions for hospitality?

I am of the opinion that legislation is not going nowhere near far enough and quickly enough. As mentioned in the viewpoint, it seems legislation is often “enacted as last resort”.

The (Green) Recovery Imperative: Hospitality Re-Set Or Bouncing Forward?

I think there needs to be, and hopefully, there will be, a shift in thinking. Sustainability is often associated with additional costs. This is however often not the case and models that embrace sustainability also provide cost savings to businesses.