We believe we can change the future for the better with an entrepreneurial mindset. The key is to have proactive problem-solving skills and accelerate self-development among the future leaders. With FallUp our goal is to inspire everyone to become the best version of themselves and develop an entrepreneurial mindset.
FallUp is an event that brings together students, entrepreneurs and key players in the ecosystem to get inspired, develop themselves and connect with other like-minded people. Stay tuned for a stage show featuring inspiring entrepreneurs, an interactive demo booth area, open-mic idea sharing competition and workshops for concrete learning.
Main event 2-9pm
More detailed schedule for the day can be found from the Program-page.
In the past two years, FallUp has been an inspiring event for future entrepreneurs and students aspiring to become a part of the startup ecosystem in Finland. This year we aim to fullfil these goals and to broaden the perspective. Our goal is to change your mindset.
We believe that an entrepreneurial mindset consists of four different factors; constant self-development, proactive problem solving, embracing failure and a sense of accountability. First of all, driving for constant self-development and pushing to become the best version of yourself is a necessary foundation for everything you do in life.
In addition, we should all be proactive about improving our problem solving skills. It’s about identifying issues and opportunities and seeking solutions in an assertive manner.
Embracing failure might sound like a cliche but in reality not many of us have this skill. When things get tough, instead of giving up, you need to learn to embrace the hardships and remain resilient with your goals and purpose.
The last factor, sense of accountability, is the one that really differentiates the ones who have adapted entrepreneurial mindset from the ones who haven't. Accountability, a sense of ownership, gives you a purpose towards your work and motivation to thrive for greatness. You need to hold yourself responsible for the bigger picture.
Our goal is to change your mindset. We want all of our attendees to leave the event knowing that they are in charge of their own development.
"IF IT DOESN'T CHALLENGE YOU,
IT WON'T CHANGE YOU."
Mika Anttonen is the founder of St1. Anttonen has managed to grow the St1 group from zero to one of the biggest fuel companies in Europe in only twenty years. Even after all the success he still feels a hunger to make a positive impact and tackle the challenges of our era.
Anttonen is known as the advocate of renewable energy, actively developing more sustainable energy sources tofill the energy needs of the future.
Despite the young age of 21, Perttu Pölönen has already been awarded as the most creative Finn in 2017. Pölönen is the founder of Musiclock. Last year he also attended Singularity University in Silicon Valley, the prestigious program with a mission to inspire and empower future leaders to solve humanity's grand challenges.
Pölönen is an inspiring combination of an artist, inventor, entrepreneur and composer, in other words he’s the perfect person to share insights about problem solving and imagination.
Patrick “Pata” Degerman is a man of over 40 expeditions from the Arctic to the Antarctic and from jungle to deserted islands. In his journeys, Pata has faced
all sorts of challenging situations, and most importantly always figured his way out of them. Not only is Pata an experienced explorer but also an inspirational speaker and a Speakersforum’s speaker of the year in 2006.
In his speeches, Pata shares his unique experiences and utilizes his knowledge to speak about topics such as teamwork, goal reaching and outside the box
As a managing partner of Reaktor Ventures, Oskari Kettunen seeks out the most promising startups of the Nordics and provides them with both investments and expertise. Kettunen himself has a lot of experience in the world of startups and technology is close to his heart
His experience makes him the right person to talk about the future, vision and the leap of faith needed to succeed as an entrepreneur.
Nelli Lähteenmäki, a serial entrepreneur, is passionate about building useful, good-hearted and scalable businesses. Enthusiastic about self-development and helping people to make positive change by one micro-action at a time, Lähteenmäki is just the right person to talk about the importance of mindset in FallUp.
From this true multi-talent you have a chance to learn the importance of bold attitude, fun and encouraging atmosphere and building something new.
Kalle Freese, co-founder of Sudden Coffee is a living example of following your passion and making a career out of it. Freese is a two-time Finnish Barista Champion and was ranked as the 9th best barista in the world in 2015. San Francisco based, Y Combinator alumni, Freese knows a lot about building a scalable business in a competitive environment and now shares his knowledge to other startups.
Freese is one of our panelists discussing about the possibilities the future brings by sharing his views on San Francisco and the startup scene.
FOUNDER OF TESTLIO
It is not the big hair, but a shiny personality and a can-do attitude that makes Kristel Kruustük so special. She is the founder and CEO of Testlio, an expert community of verified mobile testers and a QA management platform. She names her team as her source of inspiration and is known for building a people-first culture.
Kruustük and her co-founder are also winners of the world’s largerst hackaton, AngelHack.
Tuuli Kaskinen is Demos Helsinki think tank director specialising in sustainable business strategies and inspirational routes to change. She is an expert of sustainable innovation and future, passionate about tackling the most important issues of our time.