I got a business idea together with my friend Jean in January 2015. We talked a lot about our business and finally Jean and I decided to move to Oulu from Stockholm. We left our jobs, apartments and our entire life in Stockholm behind - to start a new adventure.
Mukti first came to Finland in 2010. During his studies he was introduced to Business Kitchen by his project supervisor, launching a chain of events which led him to where he is today - running three projects with a worldwide network.
So how did I initially make my way to Business Kitchen? I was approached by a teacher at our school regarding the Arctic Business Corridor project, for which the Business Kitchen was seeking participants.
I study International Business at Oulu University of Applied Sciences and currently work as an intern at Business Kitchen. I got to know the Business Kitchen during the first year of studies when we visited the previous location on our entrepreneurship course.
I moved to Oulu in August 2015. I got an email which searched participants for Demola projects. I applied for them and got chosen for one. First time I heard about Business Kitchen was when I visited the place for Demola related event
In May, Business Kitchen had the privilege to host a three-day meeting between universities and business people from five countries and six universities including Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Norway. The topic of the meeting, was the new international company project concept ABC.
University of Oulu’s lecture hall L2 was full of curious and eager murmur, when Oulu’s newest entrepreneurs from the Avanto Accelerator program presented their businesses for the very first time in public on Thursday 11th of May.
Oulu’s newest entrepreneurs from the Avanto Accelerator program are getting ready to take their first steps publicly. Avanto Accelerator is a program run in the Business Kitchen, the universities Entrepreneurship Hub.In the six week program individual people and teams grow to improve their networks and turn their ideas into promising new ventures.
This time in the Avanto Accelerator, we literally moved our participants in the Avanto, the ice-hole, so they have been through a lot! They have also learned about self branding from branding guru Tim Foster.
The Avanto Accelerator teams and coaches hit the Myllyoja residents’ house last Wednesday 22.11 for a pretty epic pitching workshop. This was no ordinary workshop – yes, a keynote speech and practicing was on the agenda, but so was food (really good food), drinks, going to the sauna, relaxing in an outdoor jacuzzi, and last but not least, a hole in the ice.
Spring is here, and Avanto Accelerator is gearing up for it's hottest day. On demoday, the teams will come together to pitch for the public what they've accomplished in the last ten weeks and what their plans going forward will be. New companies will be born, very soon!
Another deadline tomorrow means pulling an all-nighter today. Even though sleep - just like food and water - is essential for our well-being, rest is often the the first thing we compromise in order to get more done at work or school. OuluES event brought biohacking experts to Business Kitchen to discuss sleeping and give tips how to keep your body healthy and mind sharp.
Avanto Accelerator is a pre-startup accelerator program organized for the first time in Business Kitchen. The program kicked-off in September when nine teams of university students and researchers started developing their business ideas into reality.
Strip off your clothes, take a deep breath, step into the bear-sized hole cut through ice and deliver the best pitch of your life! Yes, it's true: Polar Bear Pitching is happening again and it will will be a startup event you have never seen before. For the third time in Oulu, in February 2016 startups from all over the world gather together to face the freezing waters and pitch in front of investors.