Student Track idea competition at the Tahko Ski Lift Pitch event

The Tahko Ski Lift Pitch event and the Business Center Pohjois-Savo offer students the opportunity to participate in the most significant business idea competition in Eastern Finland!

A key part of the Tahko Ski Lift Pitch growth company event, held since 2017, is the pitching competition for startups.

This year, we are organizing a series of Student Track competitions. Students can participate with their own idea, which can be, for example, a business idea, a business plan, or an idea for their own product or service. The Student Track path hosts sparring Bootcamp and Havuja events, where you can test your own idea with sparring experts and practice your business idea development and presentation skills.

The open opportunities included in the Student Sparring Spring are:

15.2. Havuja Campfire; Tahko Ski Lift Pitch Student Track – the most significant startup event in Eastern Finland at 15.00

2.3. Havuja Campfire – What Does Co-Working Mean? Come explore the facilities!

24.3. Havuja Campfire – Pre Tahko Ski Lift Pitch get together – Startup Stories Start at 15.00

Before the main event in April, there will also be opportunities for those who have registered for the student path to network with each other. The events will be held in Finnish and English. We will also arrange a few targeted training sessions, which we will tell later to those who register and are interested!

Also, follow our channels on our FacebookInstagram, and LinkedIn pages, where you will find information about the events.

Applicants do not yet need to have an established company: an idea that interests them is enough! For the Student Track, participants receive individual and group coaching and access to the startup community and networking with a wide range of business veterans and experts. Students can register as individuals or as a group. Before attending the events, you can also discuss your own idea with the experts of the Business Center.  The best ideas will be awarded in the Student Track final connected with the Tahko Ski Lift Pitch on Wednesday 6.4.2022 at Tahkovuori

You can register for the event at or by contacting us directly (, tel. 044 785 6333). You can participate in the event as a competitor or otherwise only join Tahko. Joint transport from Kuopio to Tahko will be arranged for the participants of the Student Track final at 6.4. Places are limited. The event can also be built as a volunteer. So, feel free to stay in touch!

Students are widely welcomed from different disciplines; From Savonia, UEF, Sakky, and Ysao!

The Student Track series, launched for the first time in 2020, had more than 50 participants.

(Photo: Center Pohjois-Savo)

Check out last year’s finalist and contents here:

Quotes from last year:

“Personally, being a part of the Tahko Ski Pitch student track was amazing. I believe that I have learnt a lot of things and improved my skills. I hope the student track of the event will be organized for many years. It is a real area and opportunity to show and improve business, communication and sales skills for the student. I appreciate organizations by the name of my team.”

Best Regards
Onur – Team Fenix

“The region’s entrepreneurial and innovation culture consists of several things: curious and talented people and a prevailing atmosphere and attitude towards creativity. In practice, the progress of new ideas depends partly on local networks, know-how, and the targeted development of these aspects. It is essential that the ideas that arise come from a need and a desire, an opportunity to realize oneself, and to allow one to experiment. It’s great to offer programs for new departures!”

Welcome aboard!

Matti Laitinen
Business Center Pohjois-Savo, 
+358 44 785 6333

Registration link: :

The Student Track implementation is funded by the OLVI Foundation.

The article is written by SLP Growth Community Strategic Partner – Business Center Pohjois-Savo