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Passion for life and drive for collaboration

We are so excited to be part of the Tahko Ski Lift Pitch event, which is a special way to experience the unique spirit of Kuopio, and this year we have something special for you – the Harmony room for relaxing and recharging your batteries. 

Kuopio is a city with a strong passion for life, internationally recognized talent, and the ability to live in the moment, while working together, to build a better tomorrow for everyone.   

Kuopio is an internationally respected university city with diverse business life and career development opportunities. This combines a constantly evolving operating environment with diverse training and research expertise. Future success is based on competence and the ability to innovate and create something new. Work and leisure intertwine and support each another, giving you the opportunity to build a life that works for you in both respects. The spirit can be experienced in Savilahti while Business Kuopio guides experts, start-ups, and growth companies on their way to success. 

Our city centre is vibrant and located less than two kilometres from the centre is the Savilahti district, a unique campus of three levels of education. Approximately 20 000 future talents are studying or pursuing a postgraduate degree in Savilahti. Within this smart capital lies the future of our region. 

Savilahti provides a platform for growth, development, experimentation, and inspiring living by a beautiful lake, responds to our future needs for living, working, and communicating. The area combines living, studying, working and leisure in a unique way. It is a place where you can live right next to your job and study opportunities and cherry-pick the pieces you need to build a good, balanced life for yourself. 

This buzzing area is home to international companies that are leaders in their fields, and some of the more than a thousand international students in the city also live in the area. Companies give students opportunities to take part in inspiring work trials or even find a job. On the other hand, the companies benefit from having access to a fresh talent graduating from the educational institutions. 

Not mentioning the opportunity to see beyond the obvious. There is always room for innovation and cross-sectional co-operation. We can easily say that Savilahti is a next-generation urban environment. The area has an abundance of positive curiosity and a fresh way of doing things, combined with rock solid expertise and research. Above all, it is an area whose story is co-written by residents and operators together. 

In a survey examining internal migration within Finland, Kuopio was ranked the second most attractive city in the country with almost 123 000 inhabitants. What sets Kuopio apart from the competition are the quality factors of life, environmental factors, a reasonable cost level and friendly people. Our community is our strength, and we like our fellow citizens. 

In Kuopio we believe in a good life that looks like you. For us, this consists of three elements – living, laughter and feeling good. It means a passion for life, flow and movement, smooth everyday routines. It means the freedom to make your own choices and live a life that looks like you, in an environment that suits you, in your own way. 

Kuopio, and Savilahti within it, is a city with a strong passion for life and true drive for collaboration. 

Come to relax and meet us in the Harmony room!  

(12.4.2023 9.00-17.00, Piazza Terrace, 1st Floor) 

With passion, 

The team of Kuopio – the city itself, Savilahti and Business Kuopio 

Audra Shallal, Vice President of Corenvest; EBAN

The process of raising money for a business venture begins with a great pitch. The « elevator pitch » is an extremely concise presentation of an entrepreneur's idea, business model, company solution, competitiveness and marketing strategy delivered to potential investors. The workshop, conducted by a seasoned entrepreneur/business angel and an expert in Pitch Coaching, will highlight some of the key steps involved in presenting an effective pitch and will provide attendees with inspiration, effective tools, and increased awareness of the challenge of entrepreneurship in today’s highly competitive business environment.

CONTENT:
x The construction of a powerful one-minute pitch.
x Identification of Key Elements investors require in a 10-minute presentation.
x The process of Fine-Tuning Investor Ready Skills to pitch to investors in the marketplace, engaging them to want to know more about your project and the potential of being interested in possibly investing in your company.

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Sointu Borg on puhuja, yrittäjä, ekonomi sekä media- ja somepersoona. Isomman yleisön tietoisuuteen hän nousi voitettuaan realityformaatti Diilin vuonna 2021. Soinnun rajoja rikkova ja räiskyvä asenne hakee vertaistaan! Terävä, sensuroimaton ja huumorilla höystetty ulosanti kuuluvat naisen tavaramerkkeihin.Sointu kuuluu tällä hetkellä Suomen kysytyimpiin ja mielipiteitä herättävimpiin henkilöbrändeihin. Hän omaa runsaasti kokemusta juontamisesta, kameran edessä työskentelystä, puhumisesta sekä
esiintymisestä.

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Join us for an insightful presentation on the important role of teamwork in fostering intellectual property (IP) within growth companies and startups. This session will look at how different roles - from technical to creative to business strategists - each contribute uniquely to IP creation. How technical experts innovate with unique technologies and software, creatives enhance branding and design, and strategists develop game-changing business models and trade secrets. The focus will be on the synergy between these diverse roles and how their collaboration is key to building rich and powerful IP assets. This presentation aims to inspire companies to unlock the full potential of their teams, driving IP success and fostering business growth.

Suvi Julin, Lawyer, Patent Attorney, European Trademark and Design Attorney

Suvi has wide-ranging experience in the field of intellectual property and technology law. She advises clients on a variety of contentious and non-contentious intellectual property matters including trademarks, designs and patents as well as in copyright, contractual, employee invention and privacy matters.

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Elias Aalto is one of the founders and the original product lead of Wolt. He's also a co-founder of Qvik – a digital agency that has grown organically to over 120 experts. Prior to them, he designed and developed early games on the iOS, claiming the first Apple Design Award in the Nordics for his game Wooden Labyrinth 3D.

After exiting Wolt, Elias has concentrated on bringing up his daughters and dabbling in angel investing. Recently he joined Shark Tank Finland as one of the sharks on the show.

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Join us at the Kuopio Health Side event @Tahko SLP - where health meets innovation, and opportunities abound! Kuopio Health side event is aimed at investors, startups, entrepreneurs, R2B teams, and of course ecosystem members. The event offers a unique opportunity for networking and making new contacts with actors in the same field. Sit down with investors or exchange ideas with other attendees and hear what's new in the industry.

Side event is open4all, but requires registration: Kuopio Health side event @Tahko SLP - Kuopio Health

 

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Juho Pesonen is a professor of tourism business and deputy head of the department at University of Eastern Finland Business School. He is a member of the Tourism Business research group and the director of the International Master’s Degree Programme in Tourism Marketing and Management. Prof. Pesonen completed his Ph.D. in marketing at University of Eastern Finland, focusing on market segmentation in rural tourism. Now his research focuses on understanding how tourism businesses can survive and thrive in the digital and sustainability transformations. Prof. Pesonen also has the title of Adjunct Professor of digital marketing at University of Turku. He has widely published his research in dozens of peer-reviewed academic journals and has edited several books in the tourism field. He also holds several board positions in companies and associations.

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Ohjelma:

12.00 Tervetuloa!
Antti-Jussi Pitkälä, puheenjohtaja, Kuopion alueen kauppakamarin kauppa-, matkailu- ja palveluvaliokunta

12.05 Kasvua kansainvälisestä matkailusta – Markkinat, yhteistyö ja myynti
Heli Saari, Area Manager, Visit Finland

12.25 Pohjois-Savon Matkailu Oy – Maakunnallinen yhteistyö kilpailuetuna
Pekka Vihma, hallituksen puheenjohtaja, Pohjois-Savon Matkailu Oy

12.55 Navitas Yrityspalvelut – TBC
13.10 TBC

13.25 Data kansainvälisen matkailun vauhdittajana
Juho Pesonen, matkailuliiketoiminnan professori, Itä-Suomen Yliopisto

13.40 Kestävä matkailu – Kulttuuriperintömatkailu kansainvälisenä vetovoimatekijänä
Kirsi Piirainen, projektipäällikkö, Iisalmen kaupunki

13.55 Loppuyhteenveto
Antti-Jussi Pitkälä, puheenjohtaja, Kuopion alueen kauppakamarin kauppa-, matkailu- ja palveluvaliokunta

14.00 Tilaisuus päättyy.

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14.30 Welcome!

14.35 Orion - A short description of the phenomenon

14.40 Pitch 1

14.50 Pitch 2

15.00 Pitch 3

15.10 Pitch 4

15.15 Closing words

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13.30 Welcome!

13.35 Kemira - A short description of the phenomenon

13.40 Pitch 1

13.50 Pitch 2

14.00 Pitch 3

14.10 Pitch 4

14.15 Closing words

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