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Vincit CEO wins entrepreneur of the year in US

Vincit opened its California office in 2016.Credits: : Vincit

Ville Houttu, the founder and chief executive of Vincit California, has been named the Entrepreneur of the Year by the Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce.

“Vincit California is a perfect example of a foreign-owned company that has discovered Irvine as a key ingredient to their success in the US,” comments Bryan Starr, the CEO of Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce.

“It’s an honour to recognise Ville Houttu and Vincit as the chamber’s 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year.”

Houttu, meanwhile, acknowledges both the efforts of the chamber of commerce to create an environment that promotes the growth and development of businesses in Irvine, and the personnel, clients and partners of Vincit.

“The award belongs to my diligent and fun-loving team, as well as to our fantastic clients and partners making all this possible,” he says.

Vincit is a software company that employs more than 400 professionals at its offices in Irvine and Palo Alto, California, and Helsinki, Tampere and Turku in Finland.

Mikko Kuitunen, the CEO of Vincit, interprets the award as evidence of the company’s success in exporting its culture and creating a platform that allows the promotion of entrepreneurship inside the company.

Like to learn more about the company? Read our feature here.

Published on 25.06.2018