StartUp School serves both early-career ideators and experienced corporate veterans. You can join in, whether you are a graduate student at Haaga-Helia, a long-term entrepreneur who needs help with reinventing themselves, or a salaried employee who is still hiding their business idea in a desk drawer.
StartUp School specialises in business design and entrepreneurial management. In addition to our training offerings, this is also strongly reflected in the daily work of StartUp School. We operate agilely, utilising digital tools and actively developing our operations. Domestic business partners and the international education business are integral parts of StartUp School.
We offer training, business coaching and other services flexibly throughout the year. If you are interested in entrepreneurship, reforming your business and thinking, developing training developed by top experts, or being part of an extensive alumni network - contact us!
Earn up to 100 credits by developing your business
By completing basic entrepreneurship studies, the StartUp School pre-incubator programme, the Coaching business coaching session and taking advantage of StartUp School's Work & Study opportunities, you can earn up to 100 credits for your own business.
(Re-)StartUp Pre-incubator program coming up next autumn
The application period for next autumn's pre-incubator program is beginning in early June. The program is held in Finnish, so unfortunately we only accept applications written in Finnish this time.
Haaga-Helia offers a variety of courses to both aspiring and seasoned entrepreneurs
The entrepreneurial course offering of Haaga-Helia can be integrated into any degree programme. We offer courses for starting entrepreneurs, experts and aspiring experts, people interested in developing and growing their businesses and master's degree students. Check out the whole offering here.
Discover our current offering
(Re-) StartUp Pre-incubator programme
12-week pre-incubator programme
Online sessions twice a week, generally on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5 pm to 8 pm. The schedule of the coaching sessions is agreed upon on an individual basis.
The program includes facilitated learning, team coaching, independent development of your own business model, and networking events.
Participants become a part of StartUp School's entrepreneurial network and get networking opportunities through the City of Helsinki's campus incubator ecosystem.
At the end of the program, a Demo Day will be held, where participants will have the opportunity to present their business ideas.