SSRN Community award 2020 to Kai Kristian Kemell

Researcher of the Year award from the startup research community Kai-Kristian Kemell, a dissertation student at the University of Jyväskylä’s Faculty of Information Technology, has been named Researcher of the Year at the Annual Meeting of the Software Startup Research Network (SSRN) on 17 June 2020. Recognized as the Community Award, one person is awarded each year who has made an exceptional contribution to community action. In its reasoning, the award committee praised Kemell’s excellent productivity, co-operation and research merit.

Kai-Kristian Kemell will write a dissertation in the Startuplab @ JYU laboratory of the University of Jyväskylä’s Faculty of Information Technology under the supervision of Professor Pekka Abrahamsson. In his dissertation, Kemell examines the practices of software startups and seeks to find ways to support the success of startups with a wide range of methods and practices that can be applied in practice. Recently, Kemell has focused on developing metrics for early-stage startup operations.

Startuplab @ JYU is one of the laboratories of the University of Jyväskylä, where startup activities are researched, developed and taught. Startuplabra is part of the wider Jyväskylä startup ecosystem. The Software Startup Research Network is an international network of researchers focusing on software startup development and research. The research network was established in 2015 and is chaired by Professor Xiaofeng Wang of the University of Bolzano, Italy.

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