2019-02-20 15:00:00

Business Case Coaching

Do you have an idea that you’d like to develop further? Do you need support how to utilise and commercialise your idea? Would you like to network with students and experts from different interest areas? Business Case Coaching offers the opportunity to develop your business or project idea further in supportive and multidisciplinary environment.

The meetings during the spring semester form a journey from an idea to a more crystallized business model. Every meeting has a theme (e.g. recognition of one’s own know-how, customer need, service design, productization, marketing…) that supports this journey.

Networking as well as sharing experiences and knowledge play an important role in the Business Case Coaching meetings. We also use some practical exercises and tools to deepen the understanding of each theme.

The main goal of Business Case Coaching is to develop participants’ capacity to crystallize, utilise and commercialise ideas and innovations. It is aimed at students and staff from any field of Tampere university community.

Meetings during the spring semester take place as follows:

-Wed 20 Feb at 3.00-5.30 pm, Y-kampus City Centre (Tampere University, City Centre Campus, main building, corridor A0)
-Wed 6 March at 5 pm-> participation in the Startup World Cup Finland event at Tullikamari Pakkahuone
-Wed 13 March at 3.00-5.30 pm, TBA
-Thu 14 March at 10.00-12.00 am, Y-kampus City Centre
-Wed 20 March at 4 pm-> participation in Meet the Influencers event, Y-kampus City Centre
-Wed 27 March at 3.00-5.30 pm, Y-kampus City Centre
-Wed 3 April at 3.00-5.30 pm, TBA
-Wed 17 April at 5 pm-> participation in Service Design Thinking event, Y-kampus TAMK
-Wed 24 April at 3.00-5.30 pm, Y-kampus City Centre

You’ll benefit the most by participating all of the meetings. Please note that there might be some small changes in the schedule.

Language: Finnish or English, depending on the participants.

For students, it’s possible to earn 1 ECTS credit.

More information: maria.ruokonen(a)

Registration by 15 February:

Participating in the Business Case Coaching is free of charge. Welcome to network and develop your idea further!

”It’s a privilege to give and get ideas and to develop business with talented and smart people.”
-participant 2017

”During Business Case Club meetings my potential developed from an idea to entrepreneurship.”
-participant 2017

“I learned how to develop my business idea as well as implement and grow it.”
-participant 2018

“I liked the practical tools, good structure, valuable knowledge-sharing, positive and supportive environment and the coaching methods.”
-participant 2018

“I recommend the programme because it’s encouraging and it helps in shaping ideas and putting flesh on them.”
-participant 2018

“Everyone can benefit from it, even without a startup.”
-participant 2018

2019-02-27 16:00:00

TEDxTampereUniversity – Realizing Utopias


TEDxTampereUniversity conference is a half-day experience filled with inspiring ideas, great speakers and networking opportunities. For this first event, we would like to invite you on the journey of “Realizing Utopias”, to be inspired by the way personal stories today can create a better future for tomorrow.

No idea is not big enough. Even if some seem to be little things, but if they are put all together, day by day, the world will witness more happiness. In the pursuit to a greater world, each of us will have different visions, that lead us in different ways. But it does not separate us from each other, because all the roads lead to one same goal: an utopia.

By understanding what have been done and what is being done, we as a society can have a greater sense of what needs to be done in the future and for the future. Discovering the utopias that are being created can break the boundaries and make us realize that NOW is always the right time to do something better.


📍VENUE: Hällä Näyttämö, Hämeenkatu 25, 33200 Tampere
🗓 DATE: 27th of February, 2019
🕞 TIME: 4:00PM – 9:00PM (No worries, we have food provided for you!!)
🎫 More information about tickets will be announced soon!


📩 Contact us at:

2019-03-06 15:00:00

Startup World Cup Finland 2019


Startup World Cup Finland brings together the best Finnish startups, investors and people with the growth mindset.

SWC Finland is part of the global #StartupWorldCup competition organized by Fenox VC. The winner of SWC Finland will be invited to compete in the Startup World Cup 2019 Grand Finale in San Francisco. The Global winner will receive a $1,000,000 investment prize.

2019-03-06 15:00:00

Tribe X: New Nordics: e-Unicornland

New Nordics: e-Unicornland is our theme for the fourth series of TribeX, and we are back as official pre-event of Silicon Vikings – Startup World Cup Finland. We’ll showcase Estonia – a tech incubator with 1,3 million people, 550 startups according to Startup Estonia data and 4 unicorns – Skype, Playtech, TransferWise, Taxify.

Join us to know more on Estonian startup & tech scene ecosystem and understand why the country has earned its nickname of e-Estonia.

We’ll also give a glimpse on opportunities in cross-border angel co-investment in the New Nordics and Nordic Angel Program (NAP)


15:30 – Opening words

15:35 – 16:00 – Keynote, Rein Lemberpuu

16:00 – 16:25 – Keynote, Asko Seeba

16:25 – 16:55 – Fireside chat on cross-border angel co-investments & syndication, FIBAN, EstBAN

16:55 – 17:00 – Closing words

17:00 – 18:00 – Dinner and drinks

18:00 – 22:00 – Program continues with Silicon Vikings – Startup World Cup Finland


Early-bird startup/investor ticket: 10 EUR

Normal startup/investor ticket: 15 EUR

Early-Bird available until 20.2.2019

Ticket sales link:

2019-03-13 16:00:00

Founder stories

Founder graduates of Tampere University (TAMK-TAU) would tell their inspiring stories of becoming entrepreneurs and learnings from the journey so far they had with all its challenges and struggles.

Even if founding business is not yet your thing, we invite you to listen to insider insights from top-tier entrepreneurs who are fellow alumnis.

After their speeches, we will have a dinner with them at Tacohouse. Only first 45 gets to join us there! So be FAST to SIGN UP on Eventbrite! Grabbing some Taco House delicacies and discuss business with founders and others, what’s better? It’s all about those connections baby!

Speakers will be revealed soon!

WHERE? Hervanta
WHEN? 13.3.2018
COST? Free!

2019-03-14 16:00:00

Learn to Code with ValOS: Your Personal Digital Transformation


Wanted to learn coding for a long time? Eager to take a sneak peek on the essence of coding? Here is your unique chance – your shortest path to personal digital transformation! Programming is the next civic skill. Knowing the basics can be used to boost your own productivity and help you communicate with those who write code for a living. In this workshop we are going to learn how to build a simple web application using a free online platform called ValOS.


Ville Ilkkala is the managing director of Valaa Technologies – a Finnish tech startup solving the developer shortage for startups, SMEs and nonprofits with new tools and accessible programming education. He has more than a decade of experience in working on software projects. –> Ville Topias Ilkkala


Workshop lasts for two hours. Please, grab your laptop, preferably with a Chrome browser installed.

2019-03-20 16:00:00

Influencers’ Panel

Best kept secrets – as in success stories for doers and dreamers alike – that’s what this discussion is about! So hop in your Nysse and prepare to hear some serious insights.

There are many ways to be an entrepreneur and recently becoming an influencer – freelancer is one of the hyped options amoung young generation.

Thus, we are organizing the “influencers panel” with young influencers (bloggers, YouTubers, Instagrammers etc.) of whom mostly started their ventures while studying. They will share their stories and answer the questions of the audience from entrepreneurship and business perspective to inspire and motivate students to jump into entrepreneurship path. 20th of March evening after 16 in Tampere University Y-Kampus Center.

Come and join us! Learn how to become an influencer, how to grow your audience, how to turn your hobbies into business and become independent!

You can write your questions here to be asked during the panel:

2019-03-21 14:00:00

CIVIT (Centre for Immersive Visual Technologies) Open House

CIVIT and Y-kampus are hosting an open house at CIVIT – Centre for Immersive Visual Technologies on Thursday 21.03.2019 at 14:00–16:00.

Students and staff are welcome to visit CIVIT and experience VR/AR demos, glasses-free light field display and other immersive technologies.

Y-kampus demo video:
CIVIT demo video:

2019-04-12 16:00:00

Y-break at Kauppi – Mix & Match

Part of Find your Co-Founder Series, this time it will take place at Centre Campus. Come to network and meet new people while you enjoy a cup of coffee with us.

2019-04-13 11:00:00

TEG – Tampere eSports Gathering

TEG kokoaa nuoret e-urheilun ympärille Lempäälän Ideaparkin Keskusaukiolle 13.–14.4.2019.

Osallistu karsintoihin ja pelaa tiesi finaaliin Ideaparkin Keskusaukiolle. Ilmoittautuminen turnaukseen avataan myöhemmin.

Konsoleita ja PC-pelikoneita. Miniturnausten parhaimmille pelaajille palkintoja. Tule paikalle, pelaa ja voita!

Tapahtuma-alueella on ohjelmaa kaikenikäisille. Mukana yhteistyökumppaneita.

Tapahtuma on auki seuraavasti:
Lauantai 13.4. klo 11–20
Sunnuntai 14.4. klo 12–17
Tarkempi aikataulu julkaistaan myöhemmin.

Tapahtuman järjestäjänä toimii JCI United, joka on Tampereella toimiva kansainvälinen nuorkauppakamari. Nuorkauppakamarit toimivat arvostettuina yhteiskunnan kehittäjinä, ja toiminta perustuu täysin vapaaehtoisuuteen.

Tapahtuma on kaikille avoin ja maksuton.

2019-04-17 17:00:00

Service Design Thinking

Let’s dive into Service Design Thinking, we are inviting few speakers who can explain us, what is service design, and how to use this mentality into our area of expertise.

2019-05-03 09:00:00


Hyvät tutkijat, opettajat, opiskelijat, yrittäjät sekä mut yrittäjyyden eri teemoista kiinnostuneet! Tämän vuoden Y-foorumin teemana on työelämän murros! Työelämän muuttuminen vaikuttaa yrittäjyyteen ja luo uusia työntekemisen tapoja. Tule siis kuulemaan, ideoimaan, jakamaan ja luomaan uusia tapoja toimia, tutkia ja kehittää sekä purkamaan yrittäjyyteen ja tutkimukseen liittyviä myyttejä.

Keynote-puheenvuoron pitää yrittäjä, puhuja, tietokirjailija Henkka Hyppönen, joka tunnetaan myös mm. Kultaisella Venlalla palkitun Hyvät ja huonot uutiset -ohjelman vetäjänä, sekä tulevaisuustutkija, yritysvalmentaja Ilkka Halava, joka on yksi Suomen käytetyimmistä puhujista ja neuvonantajista.

Paneelissa ajatuksiaan jakavat mm. taiteilija, sarjayrittäjä Ville Wikstedt, psykologi, sarjayrittäjä Kristian Kurikka, hyvinvointiyrittäjä Veera Lehmonen sekä yrittäjä, toimitusjohtaja Taija Holm.

✨ Tapahtuma järjestetään 3.5.2019 klo 9-16 Tampereen ammattikorkeakoulun Y-kampuksella

✨ Liput myynnissä nyt osoitteessa

✨ Käy tutustumassa tapahtumaan tarkemmin osoitteessa

2019-05-24 11:00:00

Get Together 2019: Uskalla ajatella isosti!

Tervetuloa vuoden isoimpaan nuorten yrittäjien ja yrittämisestä kiinnostuneiden tapahtumaan, Get Togetheriin!

Uskalla ajatella isosti!

Mistä kumpuaa rohkeus ajatella ja tehdä isosti? Miten rikkoa henkinen lasikatto, joka sinua mahdollisesti pidättelee? Mitä tehdä, kun asiat menevät pieleen? Miltä näyttää yrittämisen tulevaisuus? Äänessä muun muassa futuristi Perttu Pölönen, konkurssin läpikäynyt yrittäjä Henna Rintamäki, Kyrö Distilleryn perustaja Miko Heinilä ja Facebookin edustaja.

Get Together vapauttaa ajatuksesi, tutustuttaa sinut uusiin ihmisiin ja kehittää liiketoimintaasi tuoreilla näkökulmilla. Asiasisällön, yrittäjätarinoiden ja PowerParkin tarjoamien elämysten lisäksi tapaat muita nuoria yrittäjiä ja verkostoidut toden teolla.

PowerParkissa voit juhlia tuplasti, sillä perjantai-illan kruunaa Pool Party Barbeque ja lauantaina juhlistetaan Vuoden nuori yrittäjä -kilpailun voittajaa hyvän ruoan, seuran ja erinomaisen bilebändin kera.

Asiaohjelman ajaksi on järjestetty lastenhoitomahdollisuus ja illan gaalassa voit halutessasi illastaa Get Together -sinkkupöydässä. 🔥👼🏼 Ilmoittautuminen, hinnat, saapumis- ja majoitustiedot sekä ohjelma löytyvät osoitteessa


Tapahtuman toteuttaa Etelä-Pohjanmaan Yrittäjät yhteistyössä Suomen Yrittäjien kanssa.