Startup Weekend: ignite your entrepreneurial journey, Oulu

Learn how to think, work, and build like a startup in 54 thrilling hours. Techstars Startup Weekend is an exciting and immersive foray into the world of startups. Over an action-packed three days, you’ll meet the very best mentors, investors, co-founders, and sponsors to show you how to get more done faster – and, maybe even start that business!

Time: Friday 12.04.2024 17:00 – Sunday 14.04.2024 20:00
Place: Startup Station, Hallituskatu 36A, Oulu

The Startup Weekend is organised in cooperation with BusinessOulu and the University of Applied Sciences. It is an exciting opportunity to dive into the world of startups and entrepreneurship. Whether you’re a seasoned entrepreneur or just curious about the startup ecosystem, this event offers valuable experiences.

Why you should join

  • Learn and launch: Startup Weekend compresses the startup journey into a few intense days. You’ll learn how to transform an idea into a tangible reality. From concept to execution, it’s a crash course in entrepreneurship.
  • Connect with passionate people: At Startup Weekend, you’ll meet like-minded individuals who share your enthusiasm for innovation. Whether you’re seeking friends, mentors, co-founders, or investors, this event is a hub for networking.
  • Diverse audience: Whether you’re a developer, designer, business professional, student, or career changer, you’ll find your place here.
  • No idea? No problem! Don’t worry if you don’t have a startup idea. Attend, listen to pitches, and see if something resonates.
  • Inclusive learning environment: Startup Weekend provides deep experiential learning. Seasoned entrepreneurs share their insights, helping you understand what it truly takes to innovate and disrupt.
  • Ticket perks: Your ticket includes access to the entire weekend event. Pitch your idea, receive personalized mentoring, attend validation and pitching workshops, and gain feedback from judges. Plus, you’ll get an awesome Startup Weekend t-shirt.
  • Team spirit: Collaborate in a free co-working space during the weekend. Fuel up with meals, unlimited coffee, and refreshments. And don’t miss the After Party—it’s a chance to celebrate and connect further.
  • Improve your knowledge: Sometimes you need more skills and knowledge to go to the next level. Startup Weekend also goes deep on specific topics or skill sets. Just what you need to progress quickly.

After the event, new startups can apply for up to 5000€ in Proof-of-Concept funding to further develop and test their business concept.

So, whether you’re a budding entrepreneur or simply curious, Startup Weekend promises an exhilarating experience. Get ready to learn, connect, and ignite your entrepreneurial spirit!

”After Startup Weekend, health tech and life science related startups can apply to the new and soon to be launched Oyster startup program.”

Get your ticket now!

Contact person

Anne Sorvari

Source:BusinessOulu and the University of Applied Sciences