About one year ago, in September 2012, Business Kitchen opened its doors in the center of Oulu. We asked everyone to join by bringing a cup for drinking coffee or by painting Kitchen Art canvases. We were about to build an entrepreneurship center, which would be a joint effort by the Universities in Oulu; University of Oulu and Oulu University of Applied Sciences.
Looking back at the previous term 2012-2013, the OBS mentoring programme was the most extensive initiative to connect students with company representatives. Mentoring was also a refreshing change to normal day routines for the staff! In addition to the 27 mentors – some already familiar from previous years’ mentoring programmes – and 35 participating students, staff and faculty from the Dean and Vice Dean to programme coordinators and various university services were involved.