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Application period to BusinessUp Spring 2018 has started! Last day to apply is January 31, 2018, but applications will be reviewed continuously. So don’t wait for the deadline – apply now!
Are you ready to get your BusinessUp?
BusinessUp is an intensive program that offers the mentorship, education and networking necessary to jump-start growth - free of charge. The program from February 14 to April 25, 2018 is open for startup companies, teams and applicants with a viable business idea. You will get the best mentors, training and guidance to start and grow your business. Official language will be English.
What you’ll get:
Systematic coaching to build your business idea further
Coaches’ and mentors’ support, not forgetting the peer support of other teams
Possibility to make international contacts and find new connections and talents to your team
Possibility to get office spaces after 10 weeks intensive program
What we are looking for and expecting:
Teams or applicants with a new business idea
Viable ideas with scalable growth potential
Commitment to the program
The BusinessUp program will coach you to develop e.g.:
Market analysis to know your customers and competitors
Business Model and Value Proposition Canvas to crystallize your idea
Financial calculations to verify your business
Elevator Pitch to convince customers, partners and/or investors
Some important timetables:
Application interviews during week 6 (early applicants before)
Start of the program: Turku Get Together in February 14 at 3 p.m.
Meetings on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 4 p.m. (with some exceptions, and week 8 is free)
Demo Day in April 25th at 4-7 p.m.
The additional program will be announced by February 14.
BusinessUp will take place at SparkUp Turku: http://www.sparkup.fi/en. SparkUp provides two floors of 800m², 9 office rooms, 3 meeting rooms, two event spaces and hundreds of events – and all this for boosting up startups and companies in the area. Stay tuned for more information at: https://www.facebook.com/sparkupturku
Next BusinessUp will start on Wednesday February 14th, 2017. Last day to apply January 30th, 2017.