Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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Archived Curricula Guide 2014–2016
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
YR222072 YR7 Startup! 10 ECTS
Organised by
Person in charge
Pekka Stenholm and Tommi Pukkinen
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2014–2015 X X X X
2015–2016 X X

Learning outcomes

After attending the course the students will have gained entrepreneurship experience through testing and enhancing in practice their skills and knowledge in forming, assessing and seizing new business opportunities. The target of the course is to provide the students with hands-on experiences in creating business ideas, testing business models and starting new businesses. In addition, during the course the students will train their team work, project management and communication skills.


Students in multidisciplinary teams will start up a new business venture during the spring semester. The business will operate in real markets in close communication with potential customers and other stakeholders. Course comprises team course meetings, business model generation and validation, development of a product/service, marketing, trade fairs and written reports. The course meetings cover exercises, group discussions, pitching, and information sharing as well as guest entrepreneurs.

Teaching methods

The course takes place during the entire spring semester, and it does not include actual lecturing or an exam. The teams will have course meetings twice a month. The main emphasis is, however, on teams' activities in the market, outside the classroom setting. The course will be offered in English or in Finnish depending on the participants' language skills. In addition to domestic and international students at the University of Turku, participants will come from the Turku University of Applied Sciences and the University of Human Sciences.

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In Finnish
Project / practical work
  • In Finnish
  • In Finnish
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
Project / practical work
  • In English
  • In English

1. Course meetings, 11 times (20% weight)
2. Business model generation and validation (20% weight)
3. Product/service or demo version and preliminary testing (20% weight)
4. Marketing/communication (social media, press release, pitching) (15% weight)
5. Trade fair, 2 times (15% weight)
6. Written annual report and written self-assessment (10% weight)


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

3. year spring

Study materials

1. LeanCanvas -guide

2. Additional materials will be provided by the coaches

Further information

Interested applicants should register through Webropol https://www.webropolsurveys.com/S/311B73284180A4DA.par.

Belongs to following study modules

Turku School of Economics
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Optional studies (Entrepreneurship)
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Department of Biochemistry
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Management and Organisation
Information Systems Science