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Entrepreneurship :: Oulu UAS


Have you ever considered starting your own business? Do you have a good business idea you would like to test in practice but have not dared to try before now? The Business Incubator of the University of Applied Sciences offers you an opportunity to develop your idea together with business experts and professionals during your studies.

Contact information

Business Incubator
Business Kitchen
Torikatu 23 (4. floor)
90100 Oulu


Lecturer Mika Määttä

Business Incubator

From idea to business

Have you ever thought about becoming an entrepreneur? Do you have any good business ideas hidden away in your back pocket?

At the Oulu UAS you can turn your business idea into a business plan. By taking our Think Tank Studies you can get advice from specialists and gain study points while at it. If you have already started a company, our Think Tank Studies can strengthen the development of your business at the beginning stage.

Studies at the Business Incubator

You can start taking our Business Incubator Studies at any time by contacting the contact person of your school (contact information in student intranet Oiva).

The basis of the studies consists of one-on-one meetings, in which the student puts together a business plan together with a personal Business Trainer. During the meetings you will also receive feedback concerning your business plan and comments on how you should proceed.

The studies also include meetings where all the companies and students included in the project take part. In these meetings you can create important relationship networks. In addition to this, the Business Incubator organises various theme evenings on topics such as e.g. financing, insurances, marketing, and networking. In workshops organised by the Business Incubator the participants can exchange ideas and receive feedback from each other concerning e.g. developing your sales pitch and marketing material.

The Oulu UAS Business Incubator is situated at the dynamic business centrum Business Kitchen. As a business participant you have the right to use the premises, equipment and facilities in planning and developing your business activities.

Kickstart - the competition to find out business ideas students have

Develop a business idea with a kick!

Kickstart is an annually organised business idea competition for students. Participants gain experience in developing a business idea, and at best, the competition can ignite a spark for entrepreneurship. The competition is not bound to any particular field of education. You can participate alone or as a team of total maximum of four Oulu UAS students. The business ideas are polished up and boosted in order to create additional momentum at two different stages of the competition. All in all, the ten best ideas will be awarded.

The competition is organised by Oulu University of Applied Sciences. Its objective is to promote a positive attitude towards entrepreneurship, to create new businesses into the area, and to act as a cooperation forum towards other competitions that promote entrepreneurship.