SCHEDULE

PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE

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 www.pitchingforlife.com (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
online

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