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StartUp School - Pitching Camp

StartUp School - Pitching Camp

Code: WOR8HH023
Scope: 3 ECTS (81 h)
Timing: 1.-7. semester
Language: 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
Student has successfully either completed the StartUp School Developing Entrepreneurial Mindset (WOR8HH022) course, or she/he has shown equivalent competences in some other way (including developing a business plan).


Learning objectives and assessment
Student can present her/his business idea clearly and effectively to the audience according to the timeframes. Student is able to communicate the uniqueness of the idea. She/he will develop the business idea and the pitch further based on the feedback. Student is able to give feedback and develop networks with other entrepreneurs and stakeholders.


During this course, student will:

  • Practice pitching
  • Practice presentation skills
  • Train peer support, feedback and networking
  • Practice target setting and working under pressure


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
Co-operation with experienced entrepreneurs and business developers is involved.


Internationality is visible through the assignments.


Student will participate in a pitching workshop where she/he will practice and develop pitching. Student will give feedback to the other students and improve her/his pitching during the workshop.


The workshop has two pitching rounds where coaches will evaluate the effectiveness and clarity of the idea presentation.


Learning methods
Intensive pitching workshop

Course assessment is on a scale of 1 to 5. The assessment criteria is on scale 1-3-5. Assessment criteria is 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
Timo-Pekka Uotila


Course materials
Course materials are provided with the pre- and post-assignments, and during the camp.