Entrepreneurship as an Opportunity for International Students 8.9.2016

Raising Awareness on Entrepreneurship as an Opportunity for International Students

When? Thursday 8th of September, from 10:00 to 14:00

Where? Sparkup, Tykistökatu 4 b, Turku

The program includes presentations on entrepreneurship from different perspectives, interactive workshops on business ideation, business model sharpening and pitching. In addition various supporters of entrepreneurs and new businesses are available during the day.

Coffee and snacks will be served during the day.

You are warmly welcome!
For further information, please contact Kaisu Paasio (kaisu.paasio@utu.fi)


10:00-10.30 How about starting up a business?
Expert Pirkka Hyssälä, Business Service Center Potkuri

10:30-11:00 Cases of international entrepreneurs 11:30-12:00 A viable entrepreneurship ecosystem – Who can help me with my business idea?
Entrepreneurship Project Manager Mikko Pohjola, University of Turku

Interactive workshops

3 interactive workshops are running during the day. No registeration needed. Take a pick or join them all, it’s your call!

  • Business Ideation Workshop – An overview and coaching to identify business opportunities by the University of Turku
  • Business Model Canvas Workshop – In the search of a viable business model by the University of Turku
  • Pitch Properly Workshop – The basics of pitching, also a chance to pitch yourself by Boost Turku


Meet also a range of supporters of entrepreneurs and new businesses.

  • Boost Turku – A student-based network for young entrepreneurs and entrepreneur-minded people sharing knowledge among the universities of Turku
  • Spark Up – A community and space where ideas and people can get together and network
  • Business Service Center Potkuri – Offers advice and help regarding starting business operations
  • Creve – ”Helps to create a creative business”
  • Universities in Turku – Entrepreneurship studies and courses