The Shortcut is an impact-driven non-profit organization dedicated to career transformation. We bridge the gap between job seekers and companies in Finland by providing in-demand training and fostering a growth mindset in the community, where educated individuals can upskill and build a meaningful career.


(Since 2016)

229 Events

teaching about the Finnish job market.

40 Programs

for you to reskill and upskill.

263 New Employments

from our program attendees and career coaching.

86 new entrepreneurs

from our program attendees and career coaching.



Each of us has been exactly where you are today - we understand the joy and the tears behind the journey.

Yacine Samb Google Spark Academy Speech Program


Making a difference is our goal. We choose our strategy and methods to get results.

Women Talking at The Shortcut


The Shortcut is a community that celebrates learning. There are ups and downs throughout the process and it is okay. Learning is never a linear process.


We want you to see progress and results. The tools, skills, and information you get through us are all actionable and useful.

These People Make It Happen

Our team is dedicated to help you with providing you the support your need on your journey. Book a meeting with us! 

Please keep in mind that meetings are only open to our community. If you want to talk about collaboration or a service/product you provide, please send us an email instead.

Inga Chernova

Inga Chernova


inga.chernova @theshortcut.org 

You can book a meeting with me about:

Starting your own company, investor relations, early stage funding.

Charlotta Kauranne

charlotta kauranne

Director of Operations & Revenue

charlotta.kauranne @theshortcut.org

You can book a meeting with me about:

Project planning, feedback on business plans, branding, pitching and CV reviews.

Vickie weng

Head of Programs & Community

vickie.weng @theshortcut.org

You can book a meeting with me about:

Integration, networking, brandstorming & ideation, pitching & public speaking.

Jessi Christian

Head of Marketing

jessi.christian @theshortcut.org

You can book a meeting with me about:

Networking, Personal Branding, Marketing, blogging & writing, and career confidence.

Ekaterina Berdysheva About Team

Ekaterina Berdysheva

Events Specialist

ekaterina @theshortcut.org

You can book a meeting with me about:

Event organization and hosting, community building, accelerators & pitching, diversity and inclusion at work, financial administration and reporting, mock interviews

Virpi Jalonen

Career Coach

virpi.jalonen @theshortcut.org

You can book a meeting with me about:

Career coaching, finding your strenghs, job search strategy, personal development plans, CV & LinkedIn & portfolio reviews, creative job applications, interviews

Anna Weissenberg About Team

Anna Weissenberg

Career Coach

anna.weissenberg @theshortcut.org

You can book a meeting with me about:

Career coaching, career change, career development, CV & LinkedIn profile reviews, cover letters, applications, Finnish society & media

victoria Tran

Marketing Trainee

victoria.tran @theshortcut.org

You can book a meeting with me about:

Social Media Marketing, Video Marketing, Hospitality Management

Vivian Maar

Vivian Maar

Project Manager Spark Academy

vivian.maar @theshortcut.org

You can book a meeting with me about:

Career confidence, starting your company, business plan feedback, growing your company & acquiring first customers

anna hiltunen

Talent and Service Coordinator

anna.hiltunen @theshortcut.org

You can book a meeting with me about:

Career change, adult education, organisational development, career in international development, work-family balance


Who supports us behind the scenes


Nelli Såger

Board Member


Abby Ridenour Erkintalo

Board Member


Maria Krajewska-Olkkonen

Chairperson and Board Member

Ville Karkiainen Board

Ville Karkiainen

Board Member

Anne Badan Board

Anne Badan

Co-founder and Board Member

Board Member

Board Member

Chairperson and Board Member

Board Member

Co-founder and Board Member

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