This year the entire program will be carried out online. Please note that changes to the schedule are possible.

Kick off 8th of October from 10 am to 4 pm
online session

10:00 – 10:45 Opening and Introduction to Lahti Venture Program

10:45 – 10:55 Break

11:00 – 12:30 Company presentations

12:30 – 13.30 Lunch break

13:30 – 14:00 Introduction to ideation process, Antero Kutvonen, LUT University

14:00 – 14:15 Break

14:15 – 16:00 Team discussion with mentors: teams get to know each other, first discussion on the challenge, members’ expertise/contribution to the challenge.

Second meeting 29th of October from 12 am to 3 pm
online session

12:00 – 12:30 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)

Preliminary idea pitch 12th of November  from 10 am to 4 pm
online session

10:00 – 12:00 About pitching, Walid O. El Cheikh (author, mentor, coach)

Before the session students should read the intro from (free to download)

Each team prepares 1 min video pitch for the session beforehand  (min 2 days before) and send it to Walid  (contact information given later)

After the session each team can make an additional 1 min video pitch and Walid will give feedback on those pitches. Videos must be sent to Walid at least one week before the final session on 10th of December

12.00 – 13.00 Lunch break

13:00 – 14:00 Private idea pitches to companies presented by teams (teams to own company)

14:00 ‒ 16:00 Team work, idea development

From idea to concept 26th of November from 10 am to 2 pm
online session

All day team workshop with mentors: concept development and preparing for the pitching

Best business competition 10th of December from 10 am to 3 pm

10:00 Opening

10:15 Introducing the company representatives and jury

10:30 – 14:00 Team pitches (and lunch break)

14:00 Break

14:30 Award ceremonies