Innovative thinking in BusinessChance Competition

Posted on 2012-05-15 15:11:42 EEST.

Business Idea Competition Chance was established now for the fourth time as a common competition by The Consortium of High Education in Vaasa. The competition was organized by BusinessFactory IdeaLab (

The Jury consisted of specialists from companies, business life support organizations and Business Mentors. The Jury gave the competitors valuable feedback on how to develop their business ideas.
The sponsors of the competition were The Foundation for Finnish Inventions, Vaasa Region Development Company Vasek, Mervento Oy and VNT-Management Oy. Then the Three best teams were rewarded:

1. prize 600€ (+ 400€ developing money in BusinessFactory)
Vaasa University Team Jaakko Nieminen, Toni Savolainen, Jami Pasanen, Hanne Salomaa, Hannu Muje ja Tiina Kaarniemi with the Idea ”The grocery store in Internet”.     

2. prize 400€ (+ 200€ developing money in BusinessFactory)
Vaasa UniversityTeam Jussi Järvenpää Kasperi Järvinen, Mikael Komulainen, Hermanni Lyyski, Åsa Nyman ja Anssi Virtanen with the idea “The non-stop accommodation service”.    

3. prize 200€ (+ 200€ developing money in BusinessFactory)
Vaasa University of Applied Sciences Team Henri Aaltonen and Turkka Rantanen with the idea ”(SpecialDrink).



Back row: Timo Malin, Turkka Rantanen, Henri Aaltonen

Front row: Jami Pasanen, Toni Savolainen, Jaakko Nieminen, Hannu Juhe, Hanne Salomaa ja Jussi Järvenpää



The winning team


Further information:
Timo Malin, BusinessFactory coordinator, , 0400-113950  

Text and pictures: Timo Malin