Lahti Venture Program vol. 4 starts in october
”Lahti Venture tarjosi meille upean kanavan olla yhteydessä tuleviin päättäjiin, asiakkaisiin ja mahdollisiin uusiin työtekijöihimme. Kokonaisuudessaan projekti on erinomainen. Se pistää konservatiiviset ja kangistuneet yritysjohtajat näkemään oman tekemisen nuorten radikaalien silmälasien kautta. Se, jos mikään avartaa.”
Harri Helen, toimitusjohtaja, Muovijaloste Oy, voittajajoukkueen 2018 haastajayritys
Lahti Venture Program is a two-month program in which multidisciplinary teams of students seek and develop solutions for business challenges presented to them by companies operating in the Lahti region.
Over the course of the program, the students receive sparring and training from representatives of local companies and entrepreneurship experts. The program familiarises students with different aspects of business operations: forming a business idea, charting customer needs and commercialising ideas. In addition, the program is a great opportunity to create contacts and build networks with top companies in the region, develop business know-how and get tools for future working life.
LVP culminates in the Best Business Concept competition where teams present their work to other participants and judges. The winning team will be awarded a monetary prize. In addition, the students may acquire traineeships/jobs at the companies.
The program is worth 5 ECTS. It is carried out in English and is designed for students from LAB University of Applied Sciences, LUT University and University of Helsinki. This year the entire program will be organized online.
” The greatest lesson that I learned, is the joy of working with those who come from different fields and nationalities. Coming from the United States, with a background in design thinking I came into this process with a set perspective on the “correct” process of innovation. What I quickly came to learn however, is that innovation can happen in a multitude of ways and by opening up to new ways of thinking, you can use for your collective brain power to create some thing better than any of you would have fathomed on your own. ”
Erika Lobo, winner of 2019