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StartUp School - WarmUp Parade

StartUp School - WarmUp Parade

Code: WOR8HH013
Scope: 3 ECTS (81 h)
Timing: 1.-7. semester
Language: English (assignments can be done either in English or Finnish)
Course level: Professional Studies (or Free-choice)
Course type: Elective (or Free-choice)

Details of implementation and enrollment, please, see http://startupschool.fi/what-we-offer/courses/


Starting level and linkage with other courses
No prerequisites.


Learning objectives and assessment
Upon successful completion of the course, the student:

  • learns about entrepreneurship and attitudes through real life cases
  • learns different ways to come up with a business idea and has thought of some potential ideas for him-/herself
  • is able to take into account the factors affecting team building
  • has further developed his/her skills in overcoming challenges
  • is able to reflect and analyze his/her own possibilities and development needs as an entrepreneur


Recognizing and validating prior learning (RPL)
Accreditation of prior learning is applied on the course according to separate instructions. Please contact startupschool@haaga-helia.fi.


Working life connections
Company guest speakers and the student’s own business idea.


Internationality is visible through the guest speakers and assignments.


Students will become acquainted with entrepreneurship through the knowledge and examples provided by the visiting experts and entrepreneurs and by reading the course materials. By doing assignments online, students will reflect and analyse visitors’, other entrepreneurs’ or their own business idea and ways to develop themselves further.

Learning methods
8 h StartUp School WarmUp events, students choose at least two out of four events, which they will participate in.

73 h independent studies and individual assignments.



  • Student attends at least two (2) of the four sessions of WarmUps
  • Student successfully completes four (4) assignments of the possible seven (7) ones. Assignments 1-4 are related to the WarmUp events and assignments 5-7 can be completed without attending the events. At least two (2) of the completed assignments have to be related to the WarmUp events.

The course is graded on the scale 1-5.  Assessment criteria from GLOBBA Competence Grid.






You know the key concepts within the course’s scope, but are yet to develop the general view and the big picture of the subject matter.

You know the key concepts well and can explain how the theories and models function and the tools are used. You have a general view of the subject matter.

You have a strong command of the key and related concepts. You can critically evaluate theories, models and tools. You can demonstrate explicit knowledge of the subject matter, and how it relates to other disciplines.



You can complete given tasks and assignments with assistance. You need to develop how to apply knowledge. 


You complete given tasks and assignments independently. You apply knowledge in hands-on business related situations. You can critique your own practice and identify ways to improve.


You apply knowledge in demanding business related situations. You can prioritize and critically select tools and methods for solving complex problems in the subject matter.




You demonstrate some ability to perform skills and have basic knowledge, but you have difficulty to manage without assistance.

You demonstrate sufficient ability to perform skills and have basic to good knowledge. You can perform independently, but you have some challenges in passing on your skills and knowledge to others. You have an interest in professional development.


You execute skills with natural proficiency and you have detailed and explicit knowledge. You can perform independently and you are also able and actively willing to help others develop and pass on your skills. You have an attitude of continuous professional development.


Course teacher(s)
Taru-Lotta Gumse and Irma Mäkäräinen-Suni


Learning materials
Books: Taivas + Helvetti 1-3 (in Finnish) & Founders at work (in English)

Module specific materials in Moodle

Material given at WarmUp events