Schedule

Please notice that in addition to these mentioned below, there will be

  • a company visit (on site in Lahti region)
  • teams organizes their own meetings either online or in-person to promote the solution
  • Meetings with mentors are not compulsory, but recommended. It’s also possible that only part of the team meets the mentors

    Please notice that some changes can occur

Kick Off:
October 6th from 10 am to 4 pm
On site Niemenkatu 73, Aalto auditorium in Lahti

10:00 – 10:20  Opening and Introduction to Lahti Venture Program
10:20 – 10.30 break
10:30– 11:30  Company presentations
11:30 – 12:30   Lunch break
12:30-13:00 Intro to ideation process
13:00– 14:00  Introduction to team work and business, Sina Ghazi, entrepreneur
14:00-16:00  Group discussion: Groups get to know each other, first discussion on the challenge, Group members’ expertise/contribution to the challenge.

Coaching for pitching  pre-task sent on 10.10.2022, deadline 16.10.2022: Watch Intro Video, prepare 1 min Video Pitch 

13th of October from 4 pm to 5 pm
Meeting the mentors online in Zoom. Possibility to meet mentors and have guidance.

Online Session Intro to Pitching 17th of October at 10:00 – 12:00
Walid O.El Cheikh

Pitching home assignment:  30-90s Demo Video (Only Solution)and  3min Video Pitch. Mentoring 1on1 (by appointment with Walid)

Second Meeting: accelerating the concept
October 20, from 10 am to 3 pm
On site Mukkulankatu 19, StartHub https://www.starthub.fi/

All day session, also time for team work.

Session by Mark Poutanen and Pasi Rantanen from Start Hub. Brainstorming and  accelerating the concept. Teams present their concepts, pitch deck and calculations and get guidance and support and advice how to continue. Each team has a private 1 hour slot.

On site in Lahti, if needed also possibility to attend via Zoom online.

26th of October from 3 pm to 4 pm
Meeting the mentors online in Zoom. Possibility to meet mentors and have guidance.

Online Session Pitching Workshop + Exercises 2nd of November at 10:00 – 12:00
and optional post-task: Send final presentation videos e.g. via email or Whatsapp, receive Feedback from Walid

Third Meeting: Preliminary Idea Pitch
November 3, from 10am to 4pm
online session
10:00 – 12.00 Idea development
12.00-13.00  Lunch break
13:00 – 14:00 Private idea pitches to companies presented by teams (own teams to own company)
14:00 ‒ 16:00 Time for team workshops

9th of November from 9 am to 10 am
Meeting the mentors online in Zoom. Possibility to meet mentors and have guidance

Fourth Meeting: From Idea to Concept
November 17, from 10am to 3pm
online session
10:00-12:00 Session, theme told later
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-15:00 Time for team workshops, possibility to meet mentors

21st of November from 5 pm to 6 pm
Meeting the mentors online in Zoom. Possibility to meet mentors and have guidance

29th of November from 9 am to 10 am
Meeting the mentors online in Zoom. Possibility to meet mentors and have guidance

Best Business Concept Competition
December 1, from 10 am to 4 pm
Niemenkatu 73, Aalto auditorium in Lahti
10:00 Opening
10:15 Presentations of the company representatives/jury
10.30 – 14:00 pitches (and lunch break)
14:00 Break (jury meeting)
14:30 Award ceremonies

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