StartUp Week

StartUp Week brings educational organizations and incubators together in Helsinki to get inspired, learn, benchmark and network.


Thank you our great participants for making StartUp Week 2018 amazing for all of us!

The second StartUp Week took place in December 2018, and 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. Read more about the week here!







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 Irikka Tikka, EduExcellence ltd
Service Design Lead Päivi Williams, StartUp School
Collaboration Manager Timo-Pekka Uotila, StartUp School
Project Manager Mikko Järvinen, StartUp School

Have a look at StartUp Week 2018:



StartUp Week 2017 was a success!


Check the video and see how was it in 2017:



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!




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