Elon Musk Invests In City Digital, bringing fastest growing Restaurant Discovery Technology to Tesla

Elon Musk sleeps barely 6 hours a day. He eats only the most healthy food. He runs Tesla, which builds automobiles and makes batteries. Musk also runs SpaceX, which is about to break all the rules of space travel by using a recycled rocket to lift a satellite into space. Elon Musk is the first one who envisioned the Hyperloop. He wants to build space colonies on Mars so when human beings destroy the earth, a few lucky (and extremely wealthy) souls will have a life boat available. Just last year he decided to start boring tunnels underground in an effort to finally solve the insane traffic snarl that is Los Angeles. In his spare time, he thinks about artificial intelligence and now Restaurant Discovery Revolution together with one of the fastest growing company City Digital.

Elon Musk says, that in future while your Tesla is driving, you can check best restaurants from via City Digital white label technology and you can book a table directly from Tesla via integrated EatAndTheCity -platform. After successful table reservation your Tesla can navigate and drive you directly to Restaurant.

But Musk is always years, if not decades, ahead of the curve. He can see the day coming where Tesla is connected to EatAndTheCity platform which has the worlds biggest database of restaurants recommended by locals. City Digital’s EatAndTheCity platform allows you to book a table directly from Tesla, invite friends and pay your dinner or lunch. We are also developing new Artificial Intelligence which can be linked to driver’s brain and estimate what kind of food you need and want next.

A man who thinks about building space colonies on Mars can truly be said to have his eyes on a very distant horizon. Elon Musk says that City Digital will be in few years biggest platform on earth and Mars to Discover Restaurants Recommended by Locals in media business and in smart electric cars. Because we love best food and we want to help others to find best local places, we are going to integrate Tesla to this awesome Restaurant Discovery Platform together with Ilkka Lavas and his awesome City Digital team. This new discovery tool is brilliant and we know every media company and automotive business will be using this as a white label or branded solution in near future. Awesome food can make your life better and that’s why we will unleash the joy of discovering great gourmet.

Ilkka Lavas, CEO, Co-Founder EatAndTheCity.com , Future CEO of the Year 2017, winner of Public votes.

Ilkka Lavas
CEO, Co-Founder, Future CEO of The Year 2017 winner of Public votes
City Digital Oy, +2367% growth in 4 years – Deloitte Fast500 competition 2016, EMEA

Elon Musk
Restaurant Discovery Revolution Evangelist for Automotive Business

Elon Musk, EatAndTheCity.com Restaurant Discovery Evangelist for Automotive Business, CEO of Tesla

EatAndTheCity.com platform will be in use in 500 cities in world and co-operating with media companies like New York Times, Bloomberg, Washington Post, Frankfurter Algemeine, Süddeutsche Zeitung, City Magazine, TimeOut and many more. It will deliver 700 M revenue and provide best restaurant discovery platform for media and automotive business with the largest database for gourmet recommended by locals.

The serial entrepreneur and CEO of the media group – City Digital – is one of the candidates for the “Future CEO of the Year” award

The serial entrepreneur and CEO of the media group – City Digital –  is one of the candidates for the “Future CEO of the Year” award


Ilkka O. Lavas began his career at the age of 17 as a one-man website entrepreneur. Today, Lavas is in charge of a whole digital world ecosystem, the most famous of which – City Digital – is growing in fast speed.

“I’m really touched that I was selected as a candidate for the Future CEO of the Year award. It is a great honour to be nominated amongst such outstanding competition”, commented Lavas about his candidacy.

According to the criteria for the Future CEO of the Year award, it is given to the CEO who motivates people to act in a common direction and who creates growth while inspiring staff. “During my career, I have received a lot of encouragement from inspirational people, so now I want to share it with others. I believe that courage, innovation, a positive attitude, and an inspiring vision are the driving forces of the work community.”

Lavas started his business from zero and, step-by-step, grew his cluster of businesses into a digital media ecosystem that employs more than one hundred people. Throughout his career, he has met challenges and successes. “As a CEO I get to spar, create new and change existing, business models, but I have also experienced cut-backs. Regardless, every challenge can show you a new direction.”

City Digital sheds its skin

A great example of this is City Digital – an iconic brand that is known primarily by ‘City Magazine’ that shed its skin in Lavas’ hands. City Digital quickly became the fastest growing digital media group in Finland. “We have managed to build completely new business models, processes and constructs during the digital era of City Digital. By doing this, we´ve been able to find a totally new direction for the business.”

The hard work has paid off as City Digital was rated the second fastest growing Finnish company in the Deloitte Fast Growth 50 competition last year, competing against media, technology and telecommunications companies across Europe.

Vote here: http://seedi.fi/futureceo/#future-ceo-valinta

Ilkka Lavas invited as a speaker for Digital Innovators Summit Berlin






Ilkka O. Lavas has been invited as a speaker for Digital Innovators Summit Berlin.

Lessons learned in this keynote:
– Lean Startup Methods (the model and case example City Media)
– The Lean Startup Build-Measure-Learn for testing ideas (success case examples)
– 3 Success factors for Startup business (and best practices for

Check out: http://www.innovators-summit.com



Explore the World: Beijing

There are enermous amounts of business opportunities in the world. Beijing is the Capital of China. China is huge economic giant in world economy. Beijing is nice city and it is still developing. Lots of possibilities to develop in restaurant field, in construction business, in traffic and in cleantech. And yes, Chinese people want to develop and invest for better future!


Nice Architechture, maybe they use our ArchiCad.


Nice Architechture, maybe they use our ArchiCad


Business man Ilkka Lavas in Beijing, the Capital City of China.


Prepared and Ready for serious business meetings in China.

Old and New Beijing China. World is not ready yet. We still have opportunities to be better.

Old and New Beijing China. World is not ready yet. We still have opportunities to be better.

Nice Ferrari in Beijing China

Nice Ferrari in Beijing China.


Explore China and notice the enermous possibility for new business opportunities.

Have a Successful Life!

Ilkka O. Lavas
Serial Entrepreneur

Keinukallion juoksuportaat

Keinukallion juoksuportaat

Keravan Keinukalliolla on yhdet Etelä-Suomen suosituimmista juoksuportaista. Idea lähti liikkeelle 25.4.2014, kun Arto Ketola laittoi idean kaupungin valtuutettu Ilkka Lavakselle. Kerroimme ideasta kaikille ja vuosi myöhemmin juoksuportaat olivatkin jo lähdössä rakentumaan.


Tässä välissä tapahtui paljon. Vuoden päästä unelma lähti toteutumaan.


Kiitos Arto Ketolalle ja Keravan Urheilijoille, Keravan kaupungille, myötävaikuttaneille poliitikoille ja kaikille, jotka ylläpidätte Keinukallion juoksuportaita vapaaehtoisesti myös talvella.


Ilkka O. Lavas

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