The coming startup events for students during Spring 2024

Studies are one of the best times to start developing your entrepreneurial skills. There's plenty of inspiration, support, and events available, and every experiment and project helps you develop your expertise and readiness for the job market. We welcome you to upcoming startup events in Spring 2024! You can read more below.

Startup Weekend Oulu April 12-14 – build a startup in one weekend and earn credits!

At Startup Weekend, participants have the opportunity to build a new startup together in one weekend. By participating in the event, you can earn 2-5 credits depending on what you study. Along with an exciting experience, you'll meet new friends, colleagues, founders, and investors. You'll have the chance to develop your entrepreneurial skills with the help of experienced mentors and speakers and might even kickstart a new business! The ticket price covers the entire weekend program and 7 delicious meals.

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Dine & Disrupt goes Health – April 18th @Business Corner Linnanmaa

A unique opportunity to hear directly from the brightest stars of Oulu's startup scene, get inspired by their stories, and learn valuable lessons from the world of entrepreneurship. In addition to pizza and drinks, this event also offers a great chance to network with other professionals and entrepreneurial minds. You might just find your mentor or collaborator here! Speakers on April 18th include health tech starts Mikko Savola (Monidor Oy) and Tejesvi Mysore (Chainpeptides Oy).

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Funding for testing business ideas – Proof-of-Concept funding up to €5000

Students are offered Proof-of-Concept (PoC) funding for testing and piloting ideas, available up to €5000 per business idea. PoC funding is only available for the idea stage – established companies are not eligible for PoC funding. Funding can be used for purchasing services and material procurement.

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Startup Book Club 25.4. and 15.5.

Explore the need-to-know books about building successful startups and doing what you love for a living! In the meeting, we’ll share ideas and ideas that can inspire your own startup journey.

Next meeting on 25th of April.

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RECIPE Student Competition April 18 - June 18 invites innovation for sustainable and healthy cities!

The RECIPE project explores solutions supporting the sustainability and health of cities through nature-based solutions. The project invites students from Oulu's higher education institutions and UNIC to innovate solutions for sustainable and healthy cities! Register for the competition by 12.4.

The best work in the competition will be awarded €1000.

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PrintoCent InnoFest -innovation competition

PrintoCent has organized the InnoFest innovation competition, where ideas, problems and Printed Intelligence solutions meet, already since 2014. The event is meant for student, startups, SMEs, and research facilities and has been the launching arena for several innovations and start-ups, new products, and business opportunities in existing companies.. Register for the competition by 26.5.2024.

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Design Thinking Hackathon 20.-22.5.2024

BusinessOulu is organizing the Design Thinking Hackathon, where you will get tools and inspiration to bring your dream to life. The event combines innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurial skills, and you get to learn, network, and work on real business challenges with other passionate innovators.

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Last updated: 10.4.2024