MetropoliaES is working in cooperation with an entrepreneurial course ‘StartUP Challenge’ developed by lecturers in Metropolia Myyrmäki. StartUp Challenge was run for the first time in 2011-2012. You can read about the new course and our cooperation below.
About the Course
The course is designed for entrepreneurial students who have an idea for starting a business or would like to be involved in starting a business. The plan is to guide students through the process of taking an idea from the concept stage through to launch stage with input from lectures, guest entrepreneurs/mentors and organisations that assist entrepreneurs.
Students will have the opportunity to pay a small fee and receive an official co-operative status with bank account and vat number, meaning that the team will be able to operate as a company and sell their products and services. The course is carried out in co-operation with Junior Achievement Young Enterprise Finland.
It is ideal if students try to form a group and apply to form a company together, however there is the possibility to meet like minded students that you can join with to form a business. The course is open to all students studying in Metropolia University of Applied Sciences.
The course will be run for the second time in September 2012. The course itself will be designed using the Lean Startup approach.
The class size will be kept to a maximum of 30 students.
Mentors will mostly be individuals with a background in entrepreneurship.
All guest lectures will be open for everyone to attend and co-ordinated with Metropolia Entrepreneurship society.
The course cooperation with MetropoliaES will be as follows:
Working with the course to develop guest lecture presentations from entrepreneurs.
Working in an advisory role to assist the lecturers and make the course practical for students.
Cross marketing initiatives.