StartUP Challenge a Course for Entrepreneurial Students Recruiting for September

After a successful test launch last year, StartUP Challenge is back and recruiting entrepreneurial students for September 2012.

This year the course lecturers are encouraging students to try to form teams around an idea that has business potential and apply as a team, however single applications will still be accepted.

‘StartUP Challenge’ is again using a coming soon viral launch page for recruiting students.  If you are interested in starting a business or joining others in taking an idea and building it into a business then this could be the course for you.

Those who go to the launch page (click on the pic below) and enter their e-mail will receive a link to detailed information about the course and later an application form if you have shared the course page with at least one other person.  If you go to the launch page don’t forget to share on Facebook and Twitter so that others can find out about the course.

The course is carried out in co-operation with Junior Achievement Young Enterprise Finland (JAYE) who provide paperwork so that students can form a cooperative company with a bank account etc. and thus sell their products or services.

JAYE will also run a startup competitions during in the Spring where students teams compete against other schools from around Finland with the winning team representing Finland with an all expenses paid trip to the European JAYE startup competition.

Last year StartUP Challenge team Media Light won the best presentation at the JAYE competition, you can read about their win and view their winning pitch from here: ‘StartUP Challenge Team Media Light’s Presentation Rocks Young Entrepreneurs Finals

The course also cooperates with Metropolia Entrepreneurship Society (MetropoliaES) so that if they or the course organise entrepreneurs to come to the school to guest lecture they will be open for all.


Some Information about the Course

The course is designed for entrepreneurial students who have an idea for starting a business or would like to be involved in starting a business. The plan is to guide students through the process of taking an idea from the concept stage through to launch stage with input from lectures, guest entrepreneurs/mentors and organisations that assist entrepreneurs.

Students will have the opportunity to pay a small fee and receive a company co-operative status with bank account etc, meaning that the team will be able to operate as a company and sell their products and services.

Course Time & Location

Thursdays: 16:30 – 19:00

Classroom: A 111B (Leiritie 1, Myyrmäki but the course may move around if there are students from other Metropolia faculties.)

How Long: Year Long Course (September – June)

Starting: Week 37 (info session to be organised in week 36 or 37)

There is a limit of 30 students for the course but everyone is welcome to apply.

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