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Starting My Business
Nov
29
4:00 PM16:00

Starting My Business

  • University of Oulu, Business Kitchen Tellus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Starting a business involves a whole lot of moving pieces, some more exciting than others. Brainstorming business names? Fun! Filing taxes? ... Not so fun. The trick to successfully getting your business off the ground is to meticulously plan and organize your materials, prioritize properly, and stay on top of the status and performance of each and every one of these moving parts.

From registering with the government to getting the word out about your business to making key financial decisions, here’s an overview of what you'll need to do to start a successful business.

The workshop is held in English. You can get coaching in Finnish also during the workshop.

The event is free of charge, but please register beforehand: http://bit.ly/avanto-startingmybusiness

 

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Mentor Workshop
Nov
15
4:00 PM16:00

Mentor Workshop

  • University of Oulu, Business Kitchen Tellus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Mentorship is about giving startup founders the tools you wish you had when you were in their position. It’s about giving back, and just as importantly, learning new things.

Mentors are individuals with deep industry, investment, or entrepreneurship experience. They work with the companies pro bono, without expectation of reward or compensation, will share of their knowledge and guidance freely, and will open their networks when appropriate.

Come and meet your mentors!

The workshop is held in Finnish and English. 

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Pitching and Presenting
Nov
1
4:00 PM16:00

Pitching and Presenting

How to pitch your startup successfully to investors?

Pitching is an opportunity to introduce your business idea in a limited amount time – from a few seconds to a few minutes. You can use a presentation to underline your speech or just do it orally. The main goal of a pitch is to gain new customers, investors or stakeholders to support your business. 

Pitching your startup to investors just might be the most nerve-wracking aspect of starting your new business. The last thing you want to do when you're sleep-deprived and edgy and suffering startup angst is pitch it over... and over... and over again. It's actually a pretty helpless feeling, asking strangers to decide on the fate of your new venture. If it's your first or second venture, there can be a real learning curve, too. It takes time and feedback to get it right.

The workshop is held in English. You can get coaching also in Finnish during the workshop. The event is free of charge, but please register beforehand: http://bit.ly/avanto-pitching

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Sales
Oct
18
4:00 PM16:00

Sales

After building a product, the hardest test a startup faces is finding the first five to ten customers who are willing to bet on you when no one has heard of your company and when your product has yet to be battle-tested.

Sales strategy matters to your startup: it’s your responsibility to clearly communicate your value proposition to prospective and current customers.

Communicating your value proposition is one challenge startups face all the time. If your customers don’t know what makes you different or unique from your competitors, or, more importantly, don’t see you as a solution to their problems, they’re not going to remember you when it comes time to make a purchase.

The workshop is held in English. You can get coaching also in Finnish during the workshop. The event is free of charge, but please register beforehand: http://bit.ly/avanto-sales

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Light Entrepreneurship
Oct
11
4:00 PM16:00

Light Entrepreneurship

  • OAMK, Business Kitchen Kotkantie (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The themes of the workshop are different forms and actors of light entrepreneurship and billing without your own company. The event is hosted by Anton Jussila from OP Kevytyrittäjäpalvelut.

The workshop is held in Finnish. You can get also get coaching in English during the workshop.

The event is free of charge, but please register beforehand here: http://bit.ly/avanto-kevytyrittäjyys

 

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Marketing
Oct
4
4:00 PM16:00

Marketing

  • University of Oulu, Tellus Innovation Arena, Business Kitchen (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Starting a business is exhilarating. Unfortunately, the “build it and they will come” theory doesn’t hold much weight and those overnight success stories you hear about are often the result of behind the scenes years of hard work. Simply put, startup marketing is a unique challenge often times because of the limited resources, whether it’s time, money or talent.

You have to be sure every effort, no matter how small, is well-planned and flawlessly executed. 

The workshop is held in English. You can get coaching also in Finnish during the workshop. The event is free of charge, but please register beforehand here: http://bit.ly/avanto-marketing

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Lean Business Model and Validation
Sep
20
4:00 PM16:00

Lean Business Model and Validation

  • University of Oulu, Business Kitchen Tellus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Validate, iterate, and learn. Validating means finding proof that you’re doing the right things and will enable you to understand your business in more depth.

Through validation, you avoid spending money and time on building something nobody wants. You will get in contact with your users/customers and see if you are on the wrong track and if you need to pivot. (Pivoting is when you realize your business model is not working and you have to change it to a different one.)

The event is free of charge, but please register beforehand: bit.ly/avanto-validation

The workshop is held in English. 

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Season Opening
Sep
11
1:00 PM13:00

Season Opening

  • University of Oulu, Tellus Innovation Arena, Business Kitchen (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Business Kitchen, the universities' entrepreneurship hub, is opening doors once again for a new season! The season opening will bring the entire entrepreneurial community together, so save the date, you cannot miss it! 

Check the program here: http://bit.ly/bk-season-opening and register to secure your spot before 7.9. at http://bit.ly/BK-season-opening-register

The event is held in Finnish and English

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