27.11.2017

StartUp Week 27.11.-1.12.2017

Finland’s higher education system is one of best in the world. Finland has also ranked as one of the most exciting and innovative startup nations in the world. Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences is combining these two topics together in StartUp Week event starting on 27th November in Finland. 

Finland is famous for excellent standards in education. Teachers are highly valued professionals in variety fields of expertise. Finland also stands out in international students’ satisfaction, being the best country to study in Europe (StudyPortals). 

At universities of applied sciences (UAS) Research & Development is the basis for teaching. Co-operation with local industries boosts learning outcomes as the education is shaped to answer the needs and expectations of both industry and commerce. 

– At universities of applied sciences, the Finnish startup ecosystem draws the most innovative companies working together with students and staff. This is especially true in Haaga-Helia. Our StartUp School supports our students who want to become entrepreneurs. We want to make Haaga-Helia one of the best universities to found and build companies, says Teemu Kokko, president of Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences. 

Two coolest startup events with just one ticket – StartUp Week and SLUSH 

The StartUp Week -event organised by Haaga-Helia StartUp School brings Nov 27th . Dec 1st 2017 educational organisations and incubators together to Finland get inspired, learn, benchmark and network. It provides unique opportunity to share learning and network with international participants. Participants have signed already from Europe, India and Africa. 

During the first three days, participants hear inspirational speakers and will get insight to the entrepreneurial way of teaching and learning in the Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences and StartUp School. Key Note speakers include Peter Vesterbacka, former Angry Birds leader at Rovio. His goal is to combine games and the best education in the world. You hear also new insight from PhD Pasi Sahlberg, who has studied ecucation systems and reforms around the world. Sahlberg has published widely about these topics, including well respected book “Finnish lessons 2.0: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland” 

For the following two days, participants get an access pass to the world’s leading startup event SLUSH with 20,000 from over 120 countries. www.slush.org 

The price of the 5-day program is 2.500 € / attendee. Price includes two day ticket to SLUSH. 

More detailed information and enrolment: www.startupschool.fi/startupweek/ 

If you have any questions please contact us startupschool@haaga-helia.fi or Hannele Mennala, Head of StartUp School, Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences hannele.mennala@haaga-helia.fi, + 358-50-486 8586 

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