Participate in Kickstart Business Idea Competition!

Do you have an amazing business idea in mind? Do you want to develop your skills and win prizes?

Apply now to the Kickstart business idea competition, application period ends on 5.11.2021!

You can participate alone or as a team as long as all team members are from your own organization. The competition is not bound to any particular field of education and it is organized both in Finnish and in English.

Kickstart in a nutshell:

1. Come up with a business idea. A business idea can be at the level of an idea or already in implementation.

2. Make a video about your business idea. Instructions here: 

3. Fill out the registration form and attach your video.

4. University of Oulu semifinals. The jury will watch the videos and select the three best business ideas to the final.

5. Finals 2.12.2021. In the finals, the best business ideas from the University of Oulu, Ouas and OSAO will compete against each other. (The arrangements for the final will be specified later.)



1st place: 1500€

2nd place: 500€

3rd place: 300€


1st place: 1500€

2nd place: 500€

3rd place: 300€

Go to and fill the application!

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Last updated: 28.10.2021