Schedule

Please note that changes to the schedule are possible. The organizers will monitor the development of the current pandemic closely and follow the rules and recommendations set by the local authorities. 

Kick Off:
October 7 from 10 am to 4 pm
Niemenkatu 73, Aalto auditorium
in Lahti

10:15 – 10:45 Opening and introduction to Lahti Venture Program

10:45 – 11:00 Break

11:00 – 11:50 Company presentations

11:50 – 12:00 Next steps: afternoon and 2nd session. Revealing of the teams!

12:00 – 13:15 Lunch break

13:15 – 13:45 Introduction to ideation process and working methods (Antero Kutvonen, LUT University

13:45 – 16:00 Group discussion: groups get to know each other, first discussion on the challenge and group members’ expertise on and contribution to the challenge.

Second Meeting: Wrapping Up the Idea
October 21, from 12 am to 3 pm
online session

12:00 – 12:30 Lecture: Introduction to Idea Development (Mikko Kyle, Ladec)

12:30 – 12:45 Break

12:45 – 15:00 Team workshops with mentors: first (informal) presentations of the ideas/concepts, selection and development of the idea(s)

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

10:00 11:30 Lecture: About Pitching (Walid Cheikh, Aalto University)

11:30 – 12.30 Lunch break

12.30 – 13.30 Idea development with the mentors

13:30 – 14:30 Private idea pitches to companies presented by teams (own teams to own company)

14:30 ‒ 16:00 Teamwork, idea development

Fourth Meeting: From Idea to Concept
November 18, from 10am to 2pm
online session

10:00 – 11:00 After Lahti Venture Program? Short sessions about support and services for commercialization and further development

StartHub Lahti: Mark Poutanen

Finnish Venture capital: Jonne Kuittinen

Helsinki Innovation Services: Kajsa Kajander


11:00 – 14:00 Team workshops with mentors: concept development, utilising comments from the morning session

Best Business Concept Competition
December 2, from 10 am to 13.30 pm
Niemenkatu 73, Aalto auditorium in Lahti

10:00 -10:15 Opening

10:15 -10:30 Presentations of the company representatives/jury

10.30-11.45  Pitches/Presentations and feed back  (4 teams)

11.45-12.45 Lunch break  and (jury meeting)

12.45-13.30 Award ceremonies

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