PROGRAM OF THE DAY

DEMO BOOTHS

Our demo booth area is built for meeting new faces and making connections. The area is full of industry leading companies who share the entrepreneurial mindset with us and innovative startup companies.

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14:00-18:00

WORKSHOPS

Our goal is for everyone to leave the event with new, concrete skills and experiences. You will be able to develop your skills in hands-on workshops that are arranged by industry leading companies and experts.

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14:00-18:00

TALKUP

TalkUp, an open mic idea sharing competition, is a great way to develop your speaking skills in front of an audience and challenge yourself. Share your ideas and let us hear what you're passionate about. 

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14:30-17:30

STAGE SHOW

The event day culminates in the stage show at Finlandia Hall. Inspiring entrepreneurs take over the Finlandia stage to share their stories and inspire you to become the best version of yourself and to develop an entrepreneurial mindset.

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18:00-21:00

STAGE SHOW SCHEDULE

FIRST HALF
18:00-19:15
Nelli Lähteenmäki

Kalle Freese
Oskari Kettunen
Tuuli Kaskinen

Perttu Pölönen
SECOND HALF
19:45-21:00
TalkUp winner speech

Pata Degerman

Kristel Kruustük

Mika Anttonen

INTRODUCING OUR SPEAKERS

MIKA ANTTONEN

FOUNDER OF ST1

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.

PERTTU PÖLÖNEN

FOUNDER OF MUSICLOCK, THE MOST CREATIVE FINN 2017

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.

PATA DEGERMAN

Explorer, mountaiNEER

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
thinking.

OSKARI KETTUNEN

Managing Partner at Reaktor Ventures

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
especially.

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

CEO AND CO-FOUNDER OF FIFTH CORNER INC.

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

FOUNDER OF SUDDEN COFFEE

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.

KRISTEL KRUUSTÜK

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

AUTHOR AT DEMOS HELSINKI

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.

WORKSHOPS

IDEA VALIDATION & PITCHING

Unique opportunity to learn how you go from idea validation to a great pitch. Hands-on workshop will perfect your pitching skills!

NEGOTIATION SKILLS

A skill everyone needs; how to negotiate? The specialists from PwC will be sharing their tips with us.

DESIGN THINKING

Learn the fundamentals of embracing design thinking in everyday work! Join Siili's designers to an intensive session combined with theory and action.

WEBSITE WORKSHOP

Get ready to learn the basics of coding and web design! Come with a laptop charged.

IN SEARCH OF CO-FOUNDERS

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Do you have a startup idea and want to meet a great co-founder or are you looking for a startup to join? 

TALKUP

WHAT?

We are bringing together students to challenge themselves on stage in public speaking!

TalkUp, an idea sharing competition is organized as a part of FallUp together by three Nordic entities: Aaltoes, Student Talks and Excitera.

Take this unique chance to be bold and develop yourself or come and listen these inspiring, young speakers!

WHEN AND HOW?

TalkUp consists of two parts; first, the pre-registeres speakers take the stage and after that, we are going to have an open-mic session, a chance for everyone to share their thoughts on stage without registration!

Pre-registered speakers 14:30-16:30
Open mic part 16:30-17:30

Brief guidelines
- Speeches should be max 8 min long
- Related to personal development

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