StartUp Week brings educational organizations and incubators together in Helsinki to get inspired, learn, benchmark and network. StartUp Week 2018 gathered participants from Botswana and South Africa to gain insight into Finnish educational system and how to support entrepreneurship in a Univeristy of Applied Sciences.


StartUp Week 2018 Keynotes:

Innovator and entrepreneur Saku Tuominen, HundrED
Ambassador for Education Export Marianne Huusko, MFA Finland
Ph.D., President and Managing Director Teemu Kokko, Haaga-Helia UAS
Head of StartUp School Hannele Mennala, StartUp School
Ph.D., Director of School of Vocational Teacher Education Jari Laukia, Haaga-Helia UAS
Head of Department Dr Kgomotso Hilda Masilo, Tshwane University of Technology
Senior Lecturer Anette Kairikko, Haaga-Helia UAS
Senior Lecturer Pirjo Purovesi, Haaga-Helia UAS
Senior Lecture Teemu Ruohonen, Haaga-Helia UAS
Director, Business Development Irina Tikka, EduExcellence ltd
Service Design Lead Päivi Williams, StartUp School
Collaboration Manager Timo-Pekka Uotila, StartUp School
Project Manager Mikko Järvinen, StartUp School

Read more about the week here!

StartUp Week 2017

StartUp Week 2017 was StartUp School’s first actual action in the field of education export. The event was aimed to educational organisations all over the World and we had there participants from South-Africa, Germany and Bolivia. Event included three days seminar in Haaga-Helia and two days in Slush. Read more here!

Keynote speakers in 2017 were Peter Vesterbacka and Pasi Sahlberg. 


The first StartUp Week was organised in December 2017 and it gathered participants from South Africa, Germany and Bolivia to gain insight into entrepreneurial way of teaching and learning. During the week, Haaga-Helia signed a MoU with Tshwane University of Technology and EduExcellence signed a MoU with Universidad de la Cordillera. Both universities are very keen on building their own StartUp Schools so we can really say that our first StartUp Week was a success!