Accelerate your way into entrepreneurship

7.6. - 12.8.2021

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What Is Ignite?

Ignite is a 10-week-long student startup accelerator, where you will get a chance to try your ideas in a safe and supporting environment. So, if you are eager to become an entrepreneur, get to know like-minded people, have a great time, and at the same time build your next venture, this is just the right place for you!

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Why apply?

You will get:
- Skills and knowledge about entrepreneurship that is hard to acquire elsewhere
- A wide network of entrepreneurs, coaches, and like-minded people
- Hands-on experience in building a startup
- 10 ECTS from the university
- Financial support
- A lot of fun

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About Ignite

Ignite is an online summer program where students get an opportunity to start pushing an idea of theirs forward and try creating an actual business out of it. The program was originally created last spring as a response to the Coronavirus outbreak, but it is making a comeback next summer as well!

During the ten-week program the participants develop their idea step by step. When it comes to further refining the idea, the ball is in your court - you have a free hand concerning the development of the idea you’ve created! Aaltoes supports the participants by arranging webinars, providing different tools and offering financial aid for the teams. The program offers you a chance to employ yourself, and through that to improve your skills in for example self-directioning, strategic understanding of an early-stage business and managing the bigger picture as a whole. Above all, you get to be your own boss and to focus your time and energy into creating and working on an idea that truly inspires you!

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For Whom?

“For students interested in being an entrepreneur.”
If you have ever imagined yourself being an entrepreneur, this is the best way you can test it in a safe environment. You don’t need any previous experience or skills to be part of this program. Only eagerness to learn, aspiration to try out something new, and the drive to succeed.

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For who

“For students interested in being an entrepreneur”
So, if you have ever imagined that you want to try being entrepreneur, this is the best way you can test it in safe environment. You don’t have to have any previous experiences or skills to be part of this program. Only eagerness to learn, try something new and the drive to succeed.

Application Opens on the 14th of January 2021

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I felt this program was really easily approachable, which is not always the case in the startup scene.
Elisa Vihonen
Co -founder at Brunssibeibe
Ignite gave me confidence, connections, and crucial information related to the whole process of becoming an entrepreneur.
Vivika Viikari
Founder at Verde Secondhand
In this program, you really have the potential to ignite new ideas and entrepreneurs.
Niko Peltola
Founder at Asuntotutka

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Go check out the FAQ and see more about the program!