The Startup Camp in Vaasa 31.5.-2.6.2012

Posted on 2012-04-05 14:51:47 EEST.

Do you have a business idea that you want to test? Are you interested in developing one?
Are you interested in seeing and learning how to innovate new business ideas in teams? If YES, this event is for you.

The Startup Camp brings together developers, academics and startup enthusiasts to share ideas, form teams, bu¡ld products and launch startups. The aim of the event is to create new business ¡deas and to find out if the startup idea is viable. The Startup Camp begins with open p¡tches on Thursday. Attendees bring their ideas and inspire others to join their team. Remember, that you don't need a business idea in order to participate (however, having one would be greatl). Over Friday and Saturday teams focus on customer development, validating team ideas, practicing LEAN Startup Methodologies and building a minimal viable product. On Saturday evening teams present the¡r prototypes and receive valuable feedback from a panel of experts.

Target group

The event is open to all. We encourage students, business minded persons and entrepreneurs who are interested ¡n testing the viab¡lity of their idea to participate. The event will be held in English.



16:30 Opening and networking

18:00 Forming the teams

18:30 Keynote speech, Kevin May (The New Way of Starting a Business: What is Lean Startup?)

19:30 Working starts

20:30 Venue closes



16:30 The day starts

17:30 Dinner Workshops

19:00 Canvas presentations

20:30 Venue closes



10:30 The day starts

12:00 Teams finalize minimun viable products

15:00 Presentation slides due

16:00 Presentations begin

18:00 Winners announced

19:30 Wrap-up

Free of charge

Participation is free of charge since the Startup Camp ¡s sponsored by the Univers¡ty of Vaasa.
However, once you signed up for the event participation is compulsory.

Place and contact person

University of Vaasa, Wolffintie 34, 65200 Vaasa

Department of Management, Charlotta Sirén
Phone: 050 532 5251

Organizators & Experts

Kev¡n May. The George Washington University, Washington DC.

Charlotta Sirén, University of Vaasa

Michael Dorsch, University of Vaasa

Sign up

40 first to sign up can attend the event. If you want to secure a place, don't wait, sign up today. You can slgn up by either sending email to Charlotta Sirén or by visiting the event's Facebook page: