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Tahko Ski Lift Pitch – Prizes for the top 5 

The Tahko Ski Lift Pitch competition is an experience that enables the growth of startup entrepreneurs and boosts the most innovative business ideas. In addition to the cash prize, Tahko Ski Lift Pitch event and its partners aim to offer intangible, value-adding prizes to the top five competitors. 

This year, the following Tahko Ski Lift Pitch event partners will reward the competitors: 

  • Kuopio Chamber of Commerce (Kuopion alueen kauppakamari) 
  • Ski Lift Pitch Growth Community (SLP-kasvuyhteisö)  
  • Association of Board Partners in Eastern Finland (Hallituspartnerit Itä-Suomi ry)  
  • Nostetta Ventures Ltd (Nostetta Ventures Oy) 
  • Taustamarkkinat BGMT Ltd (Taustamarkkinat BGMT Oy) 
  • Talentree Ltd (Talentree Oy) 
  • University of Eastern Finland (Itä-Suomen yliopisto)  
  • City of Iisalmi (Iisalmen kaupunki)  
  • Berggren Oy 

A big thank you for all the partners!  

Winner 

This year the winner gets the following prizes:  

  1. 10 K€ cash prize to ski down with!
  2. Kuopio Chamber of Commerce membership for a year as well as written article to Kauppakamarilehti.
  3. Mentoring by Ski Lift Pitch Growth Community board
  4. Board simulation by Association of Board Partners in Eastern Finland
  5. Sparring by Nostetta Ventures
  6. A 2-minute video pitch by BGMT Ltd
  7. Workshop by Talentree with a heading from a plan to MWB
  8. UEF’s Open University gift card
  9. City of Iisalmi’s festival tickets for two (valid for Madfest, Oluset and RunniRock)
  10. Berggren’s IP scanning

2nd place  

  1. Mentoring by Ski Lift Pitch Growth Community
  2. Board simulation by Association of Board Partners in Eastern Finland
  3. Sparring by Nostetta Ventures
  4. Workshop by Talentree with a heading from a plan to MWB
  5. City of Iisalmi’s festival tickets for two (valid for Madfest, Oluset and RunniRock)

3rd place  

  1. Mentoring by Ski Lift Pitch Growth Community
  2. Board simulation by Association of Board Partners in Eastern Finland
  3. Sparring by Nostetta Ventures
  4. Workshop by Talentree with a heading from a plan to MWB
  5. City of Iisalmi’s festival tickets for two (valid for Madfest, Oluset and RunniRock)

4th place 

  1. Mentoring by Ski Lift Pitch Growth Community
  2. Sparring by Nostetta Ventures
  3. City of Iisalmi’s festival tickets for two (valid for Madfest, Oluset and RunniRock)

5th place 

  1. Mentoring by Ski Lift Pitch Growth Community
  2. Sparring by Nostetta Ventures
  3. City of Iisalmi’s festival tickets for two (valid for Madfest, Oluset and RunniRock)

More about the prizes

Association of Board Partners in Eastern Finland’s prize for the TOP 3 

Association of Board Partners in Eastern Finland will offer one unofficial, two hour Board meeting with three boad partners selected to match company’s needs. The agenda of online meeting will be build according to company’s wishes. 

BGMT’s 2-minute video pitch for the winner

The prize is designed to give one lucky winner the chance to showcase their business and bring their vision to life. 

The winning start-up will receive a produced 2-minute video that uses the company’s pitch deck as a basis and showcases business idea, including mission, goals, and how the solution will change the world. The video will be crafted to engage, educate, and inspire the audience, making it the perfect tool to secure funding, attract partners, and get noticed. 

The video will be produced by a team of professionals who understand the importance of storytelling and how to bring ideas to life on screen. They will work closely with the winner to create a compelling and impactful video that will help them stand out from the crowd and bring their vision to life. 

The winning star-up will have the chance to take their business to the next level, reach a wider audience, and make a real impact. 

Talentree’s workshop for the TOP 3

Pick your battles! Must-win-battle is a framework and tool for achieving strategic goals. It offers a straightforward way for mapping and tracking the most important steps towards success.  

In this 2-hour workshop we’ll help you define one crucial must-win-battle for your business. Simultaneously, we’ll provide you with insights on using the tool effectively in order to stay focused and reach your goals. 

Berggren’s IP scanning for the winner

Berggren Oy offers an IP scanning for the winner of startup competition. IP scanning will be carried out by Berggren’s IP professionals. In the IP scanning we will together with the company’s representative review their business’ present state and targets, evaluate present status of intellectual property rights and contracts and give our suggestion on which further actions for example, might be considered. IP scanning includes meeting with company’s representatives and a compilation report of our observations and suggestions. The meeting will be held primarily e.g., by Teams, however, depending on the location also a face to face meeting may be arranged. Value of the prize is approximately 1000 eur.

C U soon at Tahko!   

Picture: Last year’s winner, Marginum.

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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