FastForward Couching in Starttaamo Aug 24th

Fast Forward your startup! Ride the Starttaamo Rocket!

Participate FF Couching – Top Coaches in Starttaamo Coaching event

Starttaamo will host a coaching event for the Oulu startup community. We have got a set of smartest people in the industry to help local startups of different stages find their way forward.

Please note this is not a pitching event. In pitching, the feedback company receives is typically very limited – and this event is all about feedback.

We had similar event in January in smaller scale that proved to be a success. Several participants got excellent feedback to their turf, follow-up discussions with financiers and even completed funding rounds. Based on the reception from all parties, we decided to make the event bigger, bolder and even more successful.

Now we invite entrepreneurs to apply for the event; participating the pre-coaching sessions organized by Starttaamo can greatly increase odds of being accepted to participate.

Events are for the entrepreneurs and coaches only – no hangarounders or free riders to keep the event smallish and cosy.

Registrations at:

Main event:
Date: 24.8.2012, time: 9 am
Venue: Starttaamo

Coaches (currently confirmed):
Artturi Tarjanne – Nexit Ventures
Tom Henriksson – Open Ocean Capital
Manu Mäkelä / Sami Ahvenniemi – Conor
Antti Kosunen – Butterfly Ventures (Northern Startup Fund)
Harry Santamäki – KoppiCatch
Risto Rautakorpi / Petri Lehmuskoski – Gorilla Ventures
Jussi Heinilä – FiBAN, Accelerando
Jaakko Salminen – FiBAN, Qpoli
Kenneth Lampinen – Osaka Ltd
Juho Pietilänaho – Greenstep, CFO coach
Tom Laine – Starttaamo
Ahti Väisänen – Aspire Oy, Coach
Jukka Maliniemi – independent business advisor, angel investor

8:30 Registration & coffee
Welcome, opening the day
Presenting the Coaches, focus areas
Startup pitches (gives overview)
Coaching sessions (2-person coach teams)
Conclusions from the Coaches
18:00 MobileMonday: Finance and Growth (open event w/registration)

Pre-coaching sessions

Pre-coaching sessions are kept to primarily to help companies improve, and secondarily to preview companies for the main coaching event. The main idea behind pre-coaching is to use peer-review method of other entrepreneurs, spiced up with external expertise (e.g. angel investors).

All pre-coaching sessions are kept in Starttaamo, starting at 15:00. Sessions last 2-3 hours each.

Dates: 26.7.2012, 2.8.2012, 9.8.2012 and 16.8.2012.

Responsible organizer:
Teemu Polo, tel 0405654496. Use soljuva dot fi with usual first.lastname scheme.

About Starttaamo:
Starttaamo ry, registered association, is a community created by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. Starttaamo acts as a catalyst locally to help good ideas grow and become successful ventures. Starttaamo members have been very successful in raising funds from angels and venture capitalists.

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