Kiuas Team Up is the first step in creating or joining a startup team. We aim to provide you with the tools to evolve your idea into an actual startup business by connecting you with like-minded individuals. Whether you possess an idea or the technical skillset to put one into effect, we will assist you in forming a team where you can provide the most value and carry out your idea. During the weekend participants will establish teams and be able to receive coaching, attend workshops and get assistance with any questions or issues regarding building and running a startup venture.
The 3-day event is free for all and consists of three phases - teaming up, developing your idea along with help from Aaltoes and our partners and finally presenting it to a panel of judges. The winning teams of Kiuas Team Up will advance to the Kiuas Incubator to further improve their venture. Filling out the application is the only prerequisite!
16.00 Doors open
17.00 Opening program by Aaltoes
17.15 Tips from last year's participant - Julio Tiusanen, Platonics
17.30 Keynote: City of Espoo
17.40 Kiuas - Board of Aaltoes
17.50 Keynote: Nordea
18.00 Keynote: Mäkitalo
18.10 Keynote: Spoon
18.20 How to build your company with the support of the community - Kristo Ovaska, CEO, Smartly.io
18.30 Teaming up
23.00 Team registration deadline
9.00 Breakfast is served
10.00 Workshops - Teams will attend workshops held by porfessionals from different fields of expertise.
1. Finance by Nordea
2. Investor validation and product-market-fit by Inventure
3. Legal advice by Mäkitalo
4. Pitching by Startup Sauna
5. Branding by Spoon
6. Lean startup by Futurice
18.00 Alumni Dinner
19.00 Preparation time for Sunday's pitching!
12.30 Pitching starts!
3 stages for preliminary pitches
1. Main stage
2. Back stage
3. Urban Mill
Finals at Main stage
16.00 Keynote: Inka Mero
16.30 Pitching final
18.30 Winners announced!
Mäkitalo is a full-service business law firm based in the center of Helsinki. We have extensive knowledge and practical experience guiding startup companies. Mäkitalo has been the key partner and exclusive legal service provider at SLUSH since 2013 and we have been advising new ventures and investors on a wide variety of legal matters such as commercialization strategies, transactions, funding and IP protection.
At Spoon, we believe that the most powerful content comes from the real world. We help you tell your stories and reach your audience in a way that is engaging, effective and tangible.
Young Entrepreneurs of Finland (Nuoret Yrittäjät) is a nationwide community of young entrepreneurs and entrepreneurially-minded students from all walks and stages of business, functioning within the Federation of Finnish Enterprises (Suomen Yrittäjät), Finland’s largest business-related organisation with over 105,000 member companies.
TeamUp Bootcamp in 2016 assisted in forming several thriving startups, such as Platonics, FactoryFinder and Duara Travels. These exciting startup businesses have since last year’s event expanded their ventures even further and are constantly looking for new global opportunities. Acquaint yourself with them below!