Program

Wed 6th of April 2022

Pitching contest @ Piazza
Hosts: Tomi Kaukinen and Satu Haka

9.00 – 9.05Hosts Tomi Kaukinen and Satu Haka: Welcome!
9:00 – 11:15Pitching Contest: Track I – Future of Industry
Partners: Fingrid and Voimatel
12:00 – 14.00Pitching Contest: Track II – AI & Data in Business
Partners: Siili Solutions and City of Iisalmi
14:30 – 17.00Pitching Contest: Track III – Crazy Track
17.00 – Hosts Tomi Kaukinen and Satu Haka: Thank you!

Side events for StartUps and SMEs: Growth and internationalization @Piazza upstairs
Host: Mari Polvinen, Kuopio Region Chamber of Commerce

12.00 – 13.00Gallant Ltd. I Towards Market entry and International growth
13:00 – 14:00Berggren Ltd. I Supporting business in international markets with intellectual property
14:30 – 15:30 Board Partner Eastern Finland I Board work in SMEs and Start Ups
15:30 – 16:30Accountor Ltd. I Financial Management for Growth and Internationalization

Matchmaking supported by KPY Novapolis @Cervina

9.00–17.00Matchmaking and networking
In the venue, Tahko Ski Resort, we will have both a matchmaking and meeting
area and an online matchmaking tool. All ticket holders will have the access to the matchmaking tool Tavata.

Side events @Break Sokos Hotel upstairs

10:00 – 10:45Prof. Jyrki Saarinen, UEF: Is good business idea and product like finding a needle in a haystack?
11.00 – 13.00Student Track -Idea contest Final
14.00 – 17.00Kuopio Health side event – please register in advance here!

Side events @Hophaus
Hosts: Teemu Kontkanen, Aki Karkulahti and Kirsi Marin

09:00 – 09:30Marketing Director Kirsi Soininen, City of Kuopio: Welcome!
09:30 – 10:00Jaakko Löppönen: DXO – Lakeland Tourism Development
10:15 – 10:45Project Manager Kirsi Piirainen, City of Iisalmi:
Sustainable growth in tourism in Ylä-Savo
10.45 – 10.55Region Head Jari Ruhkanen, Telia and CEO Jari Rönkkö, Praecom Group:
Preset Event and Importance of ICT Talents
11.00 – 11.30 PhD Jarno Suni, University of Eastern Finland:
Regenerative use of nature resources in tourism business 
Lunch break
13.00 – 13.30Marko Luokkanen, ANDRITZ and Juha Valaja & Jouko Laitinen, Navitas Business Services: Succeed in Varkaus region.
Break
14.00 – 16.15FiBAN, EBAN and Invest and Expand in Pohjois-Savo:
14.30 – 15.00: Noora Fagerström I Angel Investors accelerating international growth I
Story of Jungle Juice Bar
15.15 – 16.15: A workshop on how to do the winning go-to-market strategy

Networking Dinner @Piazza
Host: Tommi Taskinen

19:00 – 21:00Networking DinnerValuable Networking Supported by Nordea
21.15 -22.15Band – Supersonic!

Party time! @Piazza

22:15 – 01:30DJ Sedu
Doors open for all!

Thu 7th of April 2022

Free Shuttle Busses

7.45 – 10.00Free Shuttle Busses from Piazza to Panorama Bar
16.15 – 17.300Free Shuttle Busses from Panorama to Piazza

Pitching contest @Tahko Mountain’s Ski Lift I Stage Panorama Bar
Host: Tomi Kaukinen

8:45 – 11:30Pitching Contest I Semifinals in a ski lift
12.15 – 13.45Pitching Contest I Battle in a ski lift
14.20 – 14.30Pitching Contest I Announcing the top 5 Startups
14.30 – 15.30Pitching Contest I Roast
16.00 – 16.15Announcing the Winner of Tahko Ski Lift Pitch 2022!

Side events @Stage Panorama Bar
Host: Tomi Kaukinen

9:25 – 9.30Host Tomi Kaukinen: Welcome!
9.30 – 9.45Johan Halvarsson, Savonia University of Applied Sciences:
The Best Kept Secret in the World!
9.50 – 10.00Entrepreneur Harri Jokela, Panorama Bar:
Case Panorama Bar
10.00 – 10.30Pitching Contest I First Patch of Semifinal Pitches on Screen
10.30 – 10.50CEO Veera Lehmonen and CMO Tomi Kaukinen, Cuckoo Workout:
Case example Cuckoo – Break with the stars and World championship of Smart habits.
Break
11.00 – 11.45Pitching Contest I Second Patch of Semifinal Pitches on Screen
11.45 – 12.00Pitching Contest I Announcing the Best 10 Startups for Battle!
12.00 – 12.25Founding Partner, CEO Herkko Plit and EVP Kati Levoranta, P2X Solutions:
From a start-up into relevant market player I A Finnish pioneer in green hydrogen and Power-to-X technology
12.30 – 12.55Head of Commercial Banking Unit Jussi Rieppo, Nordea:
Financial Sector and Green Transition
13.00 – 13.45Pitching Contest I Battle Pitches on Screen
Break
14.20 – 14.30Pitching Contest I Announcing the top 5 Startups for Roast
14.30 – 15.30Pitching Contest I The Roast
15.30 – 16.00Break
16.00 – 16.10Announcing the Winner of Tahko Ski Lift Pitch 2022!
16.15 –Thank you and see you next year 2023!

Skiing and snowboarding all day long!

More a detailed programme (including side events, keynotes etc.) will be announced soon.

Event programme and schedule is subjects to change. We hold all rights to changes or cancellation.

More info about Pitching Contest