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Find a path that will dash you towards your future career!Check out everything that Xamk has on offer for your entrepreneurship track.We will accompany you to combine studying and entrepreneurship.

STUDENT ENTREPRENEUR, BEGINNER OR PRO?

JOIN OUR CREW!

JOIN OUR CREW!

We offer you a place at our cruiser and the opportunity to join the the *ship crew.

  • Do you want like-minded people around you?
  • Do you want to develop your skills in an innovative and entrepreneurial environment?
  • Do you have a potential business idea in mind?
  • Are you interested to see what’s happening in the kymenlaakso and Etelä-Savo startup field?

In our mess deck, you have the opportunity to develop your own individual skills and refine your ideas already during your studies. You can also join our community without your own business idea and work as a team with other like-minded people. In Xamk we organize all kinds of events and projects regarding entrepreneurship of which many also find inspiration for their future as well as  training opportunities. You can speed up your studies  by participating in or creating an entrepreneurial themed experiences and by studying directly our  entrepreneurship studies. Xentre  and RDI units  also offer numerous opportunities to develop ideas and entrepreneurial skills.

JOIN OUR CREW!

COME ON BOARD OR JOIN OUR CREW?

JOIN US!

PatteriES is a student entrepreneurship society and a community that works in Xamk. Patteri’s goal is to improve the entrepreneurial culture within Xamk’s area of operation and to support students who wish to become entrepreneurs. PatteriES is also Xamk’s startup community. Together with Xentre, PatteriES is creating the famous *ship Startup Festival.

 

More information about the festival at shipfestival.org

 

More info about PatteriES 

info@patteries.com

Mari Kirjalainen 
Project worker/student
mari.kirjalainen@xamk.fi
050 454 4856

Laura Häkkinen/Projektipäällikkö
laura.hakkinen@xamk.fi
050 468 8082

 

Early stage sparring and support for students interested in entrepreneurship

Antti Leppilampi
antti.leppilampi@xamk.fi
0405855999

*ship Startup Festival invites you to Kotka in Spring  2023 !

www.shipfestival.org

 

More information from

Senior Lecturer Maarit Vahvanen
maarit.vahvanen@xamk.fi / 044 702 8428

Development Manager Minna Lehesvuori
minna.lehesvuori@xamk.fi / 044 702 8512

Xamk Xentre

Reseach and Education Unit for BUSINESS and Innovations 

We serve you by producing student entrepreneurship services.

Our activity is directed towards Xamk external as well as internal stakeholders.  We offer students a variety of possibilities regarding entrepreneurship. We collaborate with numerous partners.

Our operation mode:

We serve both students and entrepreneurs with a pragmatic touch through a  strong work life collaboration.

Cases provided by entrepreneurs can be for example;

  • Internship
  • writing your final thesis
  • customer projects
  • employment provided by an entrepreneur

 

More info at  www.xamk.fi/xentre

AND AHOY! DON’T MISS THESE

FUNDING FOR PROMISING IDEAS

In addition to this video link, you can also find more information about Startup Fund and its schedule down below.

CHECK OUR VIDEO TUTORIAL

EI VÄLIÄ, TUU MESSIIN!

Avustusta ideoiden kehittämiseen

Grants for developing ideas

Xamk Startup Fund is Xamk’s  Xentre unit’s grant that is funded by Otsakorpi fund and Xamk. Private investors can also focus their grants towards student entrepreneurs trough this possibility. Student entrepreneurship society PatteriES is strongly involved with this activity. Xamk Startup Fund shares “one time” grants with the value of 250 — 1000€ for startups and student teams to develop promising ideas. Applicants can be individual students or teams. Xamk Startup Fund grants will be approved based on applications. The application deadlines will be announced annually, when the funding has been confirmed.

 

The Funding criteria are:
  • That the applicant is a student of Xamk or the applicant team is connected to Xamk.
  • The idea is new, interesting and it has business potential.
  • The team or individual applicant is committed to develop the idea.
  • The application is clear and it describes how our funding will be used.

 

2nd Startup Fund application round is open!

Apply from here before 11.11.2022

 

We will add the link to the application form here closer to the starting date. By sending the application form I therefore certify that the information I have given are correct. I commit to use the funds given to me for the development of my presented businessidea and to also report of its progress to Xamk. All applicants who have been granted the fund will be personally informed.  All material will be processed with confidentially and additional information regarding ideas will not be published.

Attention! Well advanced ideas can apply for Xamk Startup Fund also on our next application rounds. Meaning you can apply for 3000€  aid in total.

 

More information:
Development Manager Minna Lehesvuori
minna.lehesvuori@xamk.fi / 044 702 8512

 

Fund

EI VÄLIÄ, TUU MESSIIN!

Avustusta ideoiden kehittämiseen

Student, are you an innovator?

Did you know, that students can also receive a reward of their inventions and ideas in Xamk!

By inventions we mean new devices, solutions, process or modes of operation that can be protected by a patent. For an invention to patented, it must be new, inventional and industrially utilizable.

If you have this kind of an invention in mind, you can make a notice for Xamk’s innovation group. The group will confidentially process your notice. Also, please remember not to reveal your invention publicly so that its novelty and likability to gain a patent will remain. Inventions that could gain a right for a protective patent in Finland will be rewarded with 300€ / inventor. The rights for the invention will not move under Xamk and will remain with the inventor/ inventors.

And with ideas we mean the kinds of explosive thoughts, that cannot be protected by a patent but can be otherwise utilized. These can be new business ideas, business concepts and social innovations. You can inform your idea with the same INVENTION NOTICE mentioned above. Each idea can receive a 100 € reward.

 

You can get the invention notice template and additional information from:

Contract and Intellectual property specialist, Minna Pasila
minna.pasila@xamk.fi.

INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP STUDIES

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WHAT ARE “ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRACK” STUDIES?

Would you like to develop your business idea as a part of your studies?

Build your own entrepreneurship track trough Xentres entrepreneurship studies and projects.  While studying you have the chance to run your practice company trough which testing your business idea will be a breeze. Xentres entrepreneurship studies offer practical ways to develop your own business already while studying. They can be completed alone or you can also develop business activity together with a team. These studies are open to all students regardless of your degree!

Entrepreneurship focused studying plan will be designed in collaboration with the head of your degree studies. We from Xentre will also help you build your entrepreneurship track that will serve your needs.

 

More information in Lux Innovation and entrepreneurship studies

 

For 2023, our studies will be renewed! Build your own path with the help of Xamk’s *ship Academy innovation and entrepreneurship studies. The studies are open to students from all fields!

Our courses in Enlish

We offer you nonstop studies to study online:

  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Marketing 5 op
  • From idea to innovation 5 op

In addition to this, we offer study modules aimed for learning by doing, where you can take your business forward on a practical level or work on interesting customer projects as part of a multidisciplinary student team:

  • Entrepreneurship Training 1-10 on
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship projects 1-10 op
    • Customer projects – multidisciplinary working life projects with our partners
    • Entrepreneurship projects – for example, a product or service development project for your own company or a planned company

In addition, new for next year we have

  • Startup Passion 5 ects – International course to explore startup world!

MBA -level studies can be found from Master School.

 

More information also from:

The Responsible Lecturer of Entrepreneurship Maarit Vahvanen

maarit.vahvanen@xamk.fi / 044 702 8428

 

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EVENTS

VENTURE HUB -COACHING 26.10. 2022

Venture Hub training will provide you with Lean Startup methodology, coaching and network creation with potential team members and business advisors.

The training is targeted for students, new entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs who want to develop new business ideas, as well as anyone interested in agile development. You can participate the training with or without a business idea.

The participants have to reside or study in the South-Savo area, Finland. Students of South-Eastern University of applied Sciences (Xamk) will get study credits (2 ECTS) of their participation (elective entrepreneurship and innovation studies).

Read more and apply!

PROJECTS