Personal assistant for a serial startup entrepreneur

Panda Training Helsinki Part-timeStudent
Salary Competitive
Hi! My name is Dima, I'm a startup entrepreneur, CEO / advisor at 2 startups, bookworm, longevity/aging research fan, soon-to-be PhD in self-managing organizations (more about me below). I am looking for a personal assistant to outsource a number of tasks that I don't have time to do. This is an attractive opportunity for people who are good at getting sh*t done, looking for a part-time job, want to learn about startup entrepreneurship, and develop themselves.

Get to know me: 

  • LinkedIn:

  • Podcast 1:

  • Podcast 2:

  • Don’t be shy to google me, I’ve probably left a lot of traces in the internet :)

I can offer:

  • Learning: I believe you will get a chance to learn a lot about entrepreneurship, business, sales, marketing and get quite some unexpected learnings

  • 20 hours of work per week with minimal Finnish salary

  • I can coach or mentor you (on topics that can be personal too, not necessarily professional)

  • Access to my network of corporate decision-makers, entrepreneurs, etc.

Starting work date: 

Ideally around 24.8 for a trial week, and then officially starting in September, not very strict with the dates though.


  • Fluent English

  • Available 20 hours per week, with a high degree of flexibility but at least 10 hours must fall within 9.00-17.00 Monday-Friday times

  • Able to work in Helsinki at least 10 hours per week, and meet sometimes at my work or home office (Kallio and Kalasatama)

  • Possibility to stick around in the job for at least 1 year

  • Able to get boring work done, efficiently

  • Being organized, conscientious

  • Being responsive in communication

  • Able to learn how to use digital tools quickly (i.e. LinkedHelper, Tilda)

  • Able to research and learn quickly i.e. looking for available startup events online or doing research on how to use content reposting best with different channels

  • Able to give me feedback, especially negative

  • Honesty and integrity

Bonus points for:

  • Fluent Finnish

  • Copywriting skills

  • Cold calling skills or at least lack of fear to develop the skill

  • Design skills

  • Having similar interests and values with me, able to have an interesting conversation

  • Self-awareness and maturity, being reflected about own life, values, dreams, fears, strengths, etc

Examples of tasks you might be doing, the list is not at all exhaustive:

  • Reposting SoMe content on various channels

  • Putting social media content together (design) with the idea provided by me

  • Going through the list of conference participants and sending a copy-paste invite to relevant ones

  • Cold calling

  • Cold emailing

  • Copywriting with the core idea provided by me

  • Research: looking for people, events, companies, information, etc

My current projects which I will probably ask you to support me in:

  • Panda Training -

  • GrowthClub -

  • PhD in self-managing organizations at Aalto University

  • Personal content and articles, i.e. book reviews (see my LinkedIn)

  • A couple of other projects related to hackathons and education are currently brewing.

Application process:

  • The applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, so apply as soon as possible. If this application is open, it means you still have a chance.

  • I added fields for LinkedIn, video, and CV submission, but you be creative and choose what you want to submit. I will probably prioritize applications that have more than just a LinkedIn profile as those will give me more information. I will then screen applications and invite some people for a coffee.

  • I will read every application. I can’t promise to provide feedback, but I will do my best.

For more information or questions please contact us at

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Near public transit
Near public transit

Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

Skill development
Skill development

We want to take you from good to great.

Remote work allowed
Remote work allowed

You know how you perform best. Work from your couch, your favorite cafe or abroad when you feel like it.

Central office
Central office

Your local office is your anchor point, thus, we placed it centrally at your convenience.

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Working at
Panda Training

Executive micro-coaching to support management teams in strategy execution and teamwork development. Our goal is to use coaching methods to help companies transform the way they approach leadership at scale. To support strategy implementation. To enable people to nurture more self-understanding and agency. And to build a genuine understanding of the state of the organization through data from the source that actually matters - the people. Our vision is a world where leaders see a 10X return from investing in their people. Our clients include companies like Universal Pictures, Futurice, Posti, Cramo, Bayer.

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