Taking part in Kickstart is certainly the easiest way to start the entrepreneurial journey. The only thing you need to participate is an idea. If not the feedback and networks, the prizes will boost your chances to start making your dreams come true!
On Thursday afternoon, right after the cotton candy machine is set up next to the entrance, people begin to arrive in our brand new Tellus space. Excited murmur fills the air mixed up with the sweet scent of the light pink cotton candy.
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.