How to join?

The application round for the University of Oulu has ended. Come back next year!

During the two steps of the competition, the submitted business ideas are polished up. The first step (University Finals) is organized at the University of Oulu where the best business ideas are selected. The best three teams move forward to the Grand Finals where the best idea among the pitches of all three participating schools (University of Oulu, University of Applied Sciences, and OSAO) is chosen.

The competition is not bound to any particular field of study and student can submit their ideas either in Finnish or in English. You can gain experience in developing a business idea, and we hope the competition can ignite a spark of entrepreneurship. You can participate alone or as a team as long as all team members are from the University of Oulu.

Step 1: Fill in the application form.

Step 2: At the end of the application period, a panel of evaluators goes through the applications and chooses the top 10 based on the written output. The top 10 will receive pitching coaching and proceed to the Finals. 

Step 3: University of Oulu's finals are held on 23.11.2018: Jury selects the top 3 based on their pitch. The jury is composed of the best experts in business in the Oulu region.

Step 4: The top 3 will go to the Kickstart Grand Finals held on 16.01.2019 to compete with the top 3 finalists from Oulu University of Applied Sciences and OSAO. 

Last updated: 1.11.2018

Main partners

Kickstart
Oulu University of Applied Sciences
Oulu Vocational College
Oulu Innovation Alliance
Avanto Accelerator