apply to the semifinals

The next application period starts 2.9. - 3.11.2019!


  • The competition is organized in two phases. 

  • Phase 1: Apply to the Kickstart competition of your faculty. If your business idea makes it through, you will proceed to a faculty-final, where you will compete against other business ideas from your faculty. 

  • If you place in the top three business ideas in your faculty, you move on to Phase 2. 

  • Phase 2: The top business ideas from each faculty compete against each other in the Kickstart grand final. In the grand final, teams deliver 5 minutes pitches to a panel of esteemed judges, who then determine the winner.


University of Oulu students can apply here:

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Oulu Vocational College students can apply here:

Oulu University of Applied Sciences students can apply here: