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For you with an idea, hunger for knowledge or need for investment.
Equip yourself with the tools needed for all the levels in entrepreneurship
– from a seed of an idea to a blossoming enterprise.

HELSEED workshops

Becoming an entrepreneur is not a clear step-by-step process to many of us – especially if you have not gotten any prior education in the field of business. In addition to this, entrepreneurship can often be seen as a path with a “restricted access” sign hanging over it; paved only for the brilliant commercial minds who have the magical touch of turning any idea into a viable money making machine. Let us tell you, this couldn’t be further from the truth!

To break down barriers to entrepreneurship, we proudly present to you: HELSEED workshop series. Delivered with a logical progression, these workshops contain all the things you need to consider when setting up shop. You can pick and choose which workshops fit your needs the best, or you can attend the whole series. Workshops for this autumn are held online, so all you need to do is to sign up below!

These workshops are organised in collaboration with the University of Helsinki, as a part of the wider HELSEED program. Therefore, these workshops are also designed to support and groom teams on their HELSEED journey.
Check out the workshop schedule
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Who can attend?

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Students, graduates and researchers
All you need is an idea, we offer a creative and supportive environment to work with it. In HELSEED workshops you can develop your idea and learn what you should know when building a business around it.
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Startups and HELSEED teams
If you already have a business or are just a few steps away from establishing one, we help you to be prepared for the next move. Whether it’s perfecting your business plan or getting ready for negotiations with investors, we provide concrete tools to help you.
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Everyone with a curious mind
We welcome all who are curious to learn about opportunities of entrepreneurial thinking. You don’t even have to know how to use the information yet, we are happy to offer you an insight into entrepreneurship as a career path.
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Workshop schedule

This autumn you can grow your entrepreneurship toolkit with a new set of HELSEED Workshops. We will take a look at the elements that you should have in order when planning to meet potential investors as well as how to communicate your idea efficiently. Hence, these workshops are suited for teams that are planning to apply for HELSEED funding from the University of Helsinki as well as all curious minds interested in learning more about entrepreneurship.

You can sign up for the autumn 2021 workshops by clicking the links below:

21.9. 17–19 Creating a business plan
5.10. 17–19 Investor's insights
12.10. 17–19 Startup legalities + Q&A
19.10. 17–19 Pitch clinic


Who can participate?

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.

How do I participate in the workshops?

You can pick the workshops you find interesting or attend to the whole series. Sign up to workshops you wish to attend by Thursday four days before the workshop will be held. After signing up we will send you the link to Zoom where the workshops are held.

Who is organizing the HELSEED Workshops?

The HELSEED workshops are organized by Helsinki Think Company.

What is the language of the workshops?

The language for all workshops is English.

Are the workshops online?

Yes, all workshops will be held online via Zoom.

How are the workshops related to the HELSEED program?

HELSEED program is a startup entrepreneurship program for students aiming to encourage them to develop their ideas towards startup companies. Possibility of early stage funding is offered for the most promising startups.

Workshops serve two goals in the HELSEED program:
1. For the teams attending the HELSEED program we provide support along the journey. This includes for example help in writing the business plan.
2. The second goal is to encourage entrepreneurship in the student community by providing information.

HELSEED workshops are open to everyone interested. You don’t have to be a student to attend. For requirements to attend other parts of the HELSEED program, see this page.

I want to participate in the HELSEED program, do I have to attend the workshops?

Workshops are a voluntary part of the HELSEED program. You can participate in all the other parts of the HELSEED program without attending the HELSEED workshops.

Timeline for the HELSEED program

Workshop organized by Helsinki Think Company
Submission deadline for business plans
November 2021
Assessment of submissions and feedback

Pitching event (specific date to be announced)
December 2021 -
March 2022
Negotiations and solidifying investment plans
Read more about the HELSEED program

Something in mind?

If you have any questions regarding the HELSEED workshops, don’t hesitate to send us an email to helsinki@thinkcompany.fi and we'll get back to you!
Katariina Tonttila
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