Startup and Innovation

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Target Group

  • Vocational school, grammar school and Adult Education personnel  
  • Previous requirements: Teacher’s education
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  • You will experience a startup founder’s different development stages, so you will know how to teach entrepreneurship to eager students 

Learning objectives

After completion of this course you will be able to

  • After completion of this course you know how to teach youngsters with your know-how of a startup entrepreneur.

Supercell, Rovio and Facebook among others did it big time. What did the founders experience in the early startup days? What does an aspiring, young entrepreneur need to know? How can this be taught to youngsters in an interesting way?


  • Mapping and defining the problem as astarting point
  • Innovation and ideation – what and how
  • Startup establishment, founders, partnership agreement, mission and vision
  • Proof of Concept, ie whether the business idea has vitality, a business model
  • Elevator pitch, ie the first contact with venture capital
  • Seed financing
  • Pilot customers
  • Prototype development
  • Team building
  • Development of a financing model
  • MVP, ie a good enough first product version
  • Business and marketing plan
  • Pitch, e.g. for round A funders
  • Follow-up funding, round B and C funding
  • IPO

Teaching Mode and Methods

  • Online teaching 
  • Lectures, workshops 

Study Material

  • Material from lectures and hands-on workshops


Numeric evaluation: 0-5

Schedule and Location

Five Saturday meetings via Zoom between 5.11 – 3.12.2022 

Further Information

Klaus Salonen


Liiketalous | Tietojenkäsittely | +358 207 663 561



You’ll receive an invitation by email to this course within one week after the application period. If you are not able to participate in the course, please let us know as soon as possible. Cancellation has to be made before the course starts.

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