Updated 21.3.2024.

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Do you have a business idea you would like to develop?

Havuja Bootcamp is the 1st stage of the Havuja business accelerator program by Business Center North Savo.

Bootcamp is meant for anyone who has an initial business idea and would like to work on it. Participants get to develop their business idea in four intensive 3h workshops with the help of experts from Business Center North Savo. You don’t have to have a clear business idea ready. In the final session all teams get to present their business idea to the Bootcamp jury.

You can participate by yourself or as a team. You get two (2) credits from participating to your elective studies.

Sessions are held online via Zoom. Bootcamp is conducted in English.

Havuja Bootcamp gives you:

Program objectives

Participant learns how to develop one’s own business idea with various tools and methods. They learn to do preliminary market research to demonstrate the feasibility of a business idea and how to do short- and long-term project planning to advance the business idea. Participant learns how to build a pitch deck and how to do a concise pitch presentation of one’s business idea.

Comments from previous participants

"With the help of Havuja Bootcamp's business experts and other peers’ sparring and clarifying the idea, I was able to turn my unrefined academic idea into a revenue-generating business."

"In Havuja Bootcamp I learned to examine the functionality of a business idea from various points of view, which is vital for starting a functioning company."

Session themes and dates of spring 2024:

All sessions start at 15:30.