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Programs

From thinking
to action

Idea competitions, challenges and accelerator programs on a multitude of topics – something for everyone. Get ready to develop your problem-solving skills, get creative and put your knowledge into action!

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Participation is always free! On top of that, we often reward the best ideas at the end of each program.
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We have programs for both team and individual applicants. Individuals will be matched with others, to create new teams.
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You don’t need experience to get experience. When it comes to getting accepted to our programs, it’s your motivation what counts the most.

Upcoming & ongoing

HELSEED workshops

When & where:
April 2024, University of Helsinki campuses
Application:
Now open
Language:
English
Open for:
Students, researchers, entrepreneurs and HELSEED teams

To break down barriers to entrepreneurship, we proudly present to you: HELSEED workshop series, spring 2024 edition. Delivered with a logical progression, these workshops contain all the things you need to consider when taking your business idea to the next level. The workshops are organized in collaboration with the University of Helsinki, as a part of the HELSEED funding.

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Recurring programs

Think Company Fund

Think Company Fund

since 2015

With the Think Company Fund, we provide financial support to promising early-stage companies that aim to make a positive impact on the world.
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HELSEED workshops

HELSEED workshops

since 2020

Organized together with the University of Helsinki, this entrepreneurship program encourages students to turn their ideas into companies. Early-stage funding of up to 50,000 euros is offered to the most promising ideas.
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4UNI

4UNI

since 2015

Our flagship program 4UNI challenges students and graduates of all fields to harness their academic knowledge to solve current societal issues – whilst trying on the hat of an entrepreneur.
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PsyHack

PsyHack

since 2017

The first psychology-themed challenge in Finland, inviting people to develop concrete solutions to the most current problems recognised on both individual and community levels of our society.
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Robot Uprising

Robot Uprising

since 2017

Europe's biggest hands-on robotics challenge where gaming, puzzles and storytelling are all combined. Robot Uprising brings together people to program, design and build robots to compete in epic arenas.
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Having a fear of commitment?

Are you unsure whether you have what it takes to take part in the bigger programs? We know you've got it. Still, to get more comfortable with the challenge you can start off by coming to free events which are organised in our spaces.
Check out the event calendar
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