Tellus 2nd Anniversary

Tellus 2nd Anniversary

Tellus Innovation Arena (map)

Do you remember how Tellus Innovation Arena looked like 3 years ago? The truth is that it wasn’t here as it is, which might be surprising to some of you. 

Even though many of us have the feeling that Tellus in its current shape and form had been around for a much longer time, we’re turning only 2 years old this January! Thus to express of gratitude to all our friends, we invite you all to come celebrate our birthday with us!
Our friends, you, bring life to this place and activities, as without you it would have been no more than just space. 

The day will be filled with fun activities, possibility to meet our staff, tell us what do you think of our work and reflect on our history.

The event is free and open for all.

Startups go Pesti in Tellus

Startups go Pesti in Tellus

Tellus Innovation Arena
Erkki Koiso-Kanttilan katu 1
90014 Oulu (map) 

During the Career days / Pestipäivät you are able to meet startups in Tellus and hear how is it like to work in them. Startups offer a dynamic working environment and a unique perspective on early stage companies with many growth opportunities. Startups can offer you for instance job opportunities, thesis subjects projects work experience – sometimes even team memberships. Startups offer a great platform for personal development as there is often plenty of room for you to leave your mark on the product and showcase your skills. This is your chance to meet several interesting startups in one location!


Is your startup looking for an intern, employee or even a team member? Startups Go Pesti gives you a chance to meet and recruit students who are eagerly waiting for their first break to show their skills. Register for the event:

Masterminds' Club

Masterminds' Club

Business Kitchen Tellus (map)

Welcome to Business Kitchen Masterminds' Club!

The Business Kitchen Masterminds’ Club brings entrepreneurs and future entrepreneurs together to learn from and support each other on a monthly basis. Each meeting involves an entrepreneur or an expert who shares his/her experiences about a certain theme. The presentation is followed by conversations around the topic and networking.

Starting a business can be like walking on a field of landmines. Don’t make your startup journey any harder than it has to be and come learn from the ones who have already walked the journey themselves. Whatever the challenge may be, it can be overcome by gathering the wisdom of fellow entrepreneurs. The event is organized every last Monday of the Month at 14:00-16:00 at Tellus Innovation Arena, University of Oulu.

Next event:

When: 29th January 2017 14:00-16:00

Theme: What a talented board can do for company success? -Jorma Hanhimäki, Pohjois-Suomen Hallituspartnerit ry

The event is free of charge, but please register beforehand. It will help us make sure there is enough food to go around!

Please register here:

Polar Bear Pitching

Polar Bear Pitching

"We won't leave you cold!" 

This is what we tell participants before they take the plunge into the frozen Baltic Sea. From the most innovative city in Northern Finland, comes the most innovative startup event in the world.

Everyone says it, but Polar Bear Pitching really is unlike any other pitching competition. We created a startup event without limits by eliminating time restrictions for pitches. The only condition is, our finalists have to pitch standing waist deep in an ice hole carved into the frozen Baltic Sea.

While the Finals are breathtaking, our event is far more than just an opportunity for startups. It invites everyone to become a part of the coolest startup phenomenon by participating in our two-day program incl. workshops, keynotes and parties. 

“If you are wondering should you do it - hell yeah!”
Timo Kettunen, Founder & CEO Diske LTD

Get your tickets at: 
Check our keynotes at: 

More information: 
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Twitter and Instagram: @PolarBearPitch