University of Oulu, 2016

I want to apply!

We are happy to know that you have a business idea and are interested in new challenges! This year's application period has ended but we encourage you to apply next year! Stay tuned, we will update info about next year's application during spring 2019.

Kickstart’s objective is to promote a positive attitude towards entrepreneurship, to help students learn about the process of ideation (creating a business idea), encourage students to turn their unique skillset, knowledge, or talent into action.

The competition is not bound to any particular field of education and students can apply both in Finnish and in English. You can gain experience in developing a business idea, and - we truly 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.

Read more about Kickstart here:

Last updated: 1.11.2018

Main partners

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