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

  • scheduled times for meeting the mentors online
  • 1-2 theme sessions
  • a company visit (on site in Lahti region)
  • teams organizes their own meetings either online or in-person to promote the solution

Please notice that some changes can occur

Kick Off:
October 6th from 10 am to 4 pm
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  How to start team work,  mentors advice

14:00-16:00  Group discussion: Groups get to know each other, first discussion on the challenge, Group members’ expertise/contribution to the challenge.

Second Meeting: Wrapping Up the Idea
October 20, from 10 am to 2 pm
online session

10:00-12:00 Session: Introduction to idea development
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-15:00 Time for team workshops: first (informal) presentations of the ideas/concepts, selection and development of the idea(s). Possibility to meet mentors

Third Meeting: Preliminary Idea Pitch
November 3, from 10am to 4pm
online session

10:00 – 12.00 Idea development, feedback from mentors
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

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

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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