Evexia received a 30 000€ investment in HELSEED 2020.
Read about their journey in Think Media (in Finnish).
The answer is simple: everyone interested in our workshops can participate. We don’t have any requirements for a status of the participant or for baseline information.
Yes, you can participate in the workshops on your own! Same goes for the whole HELSEED program, but if you are considering applying for funding, it is recommended that you find at least one other enthusiastic participant for your team. Founding a startup on your own is a big undertaking.
You can pick the workshops you find interesting or attend to the whole series. Sign up to workshops you wish to attend by two days before the workshop will be held.
The HELSEED workshops are organized by Helsinki Think Company.
The language for all workshops is English.
All workshops of spring 2023 will be offline live events, located at University of Helsinki campuses. Please note that the location is different for each workshop. More info on the registration website!
The HELSEED program is a startup entrepreneurship program for students aiming to encourage them to develop their ideas towards startup companies. The premise of the programme is to draw up a business plan on the basis of an idea or for an existing startup, and the HELSEED workshops provide help for that. Possibility of early stage funding is offered for the most promising startups.
Yes. Everyone is welcomed to HELSEED workshops.
Workshops are a voluntary part of the HELSEED program. You can participate in all the other parts of the HELSEED program, writing a business plan and applying for funding, without attending the HELSEED workshops.
HELSEED participants who are students at the University of Helsinki can apply for funding in autumn 2024 from the University of Helsinki Funds. More precisely, one person in the applying team has to be an undergraduate or a postgraduate from the university. The funding process includes providing a business plan and pitching the business idea to the jury of the fund.
The funding decision is always taken on a case-by-case basis, meaning that several teams can be funded during the same autumn. The University of Helsinki Funds will make an initial investment of €10,000–€50,000 in the most interesting startups.