Apply to Kickstart business idea competition

Do you have a staggering 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 3.11.2019!

Kickstart is back again with Oulu University of Applied Sciences, Oulu Vocational College and University of Oulu! The competition will culminate in the grand final where business ideas from all the organizations compete against each other. 

Kickstart aims to inspire young entrepreneurs and enthusiastic students to take a step towards an entrepreneurial mindset. The competition is not bound to any particular field of education and it is organized both in Finnish and in English. You gain experience in developing business ideas and learning how to pitch them. You can participate alone or as a team as long as all team members are from your own organization.

During the competition, the business ideas are polished and the best ideas win great prizes.
By participating, you are contributing to the lively local entrepreneurial community and promoting a positive attitude towards entrepreneurship. Come and join us!

This is how you do it:
1: Send your video application no later than 3.11.2019. (
2: At the end of the application period the coaches go through the video applications and choose top 10 ideas from each organization.
3: The chosen ideas make it to the semi-finals. Jury selects the top 3. 
4: The top 3 will go to The Grand Final between the three organizations and pitch the business idea. The place (virtual or live) of the Grand Final will published later. 

Read more and register here: 


Last updated: 20.10.2020