Thursday 23rd of Feb

Answers, ideas, guiding, analyzing and support for entrepreneurs.

Face-to-face sparring workshops for a limited number of local companies. You can choose sparring by a theme: Industrial & Service Design, Customer Experience or Digitalization. One meeting is around 30 minutes long. Sparring meetings will be held at SantaPark between 13-17 o’clock. Due to the limited amount of workshops, companies will be chosen by their applications.

Sparring meetings are free of charge.

Offered by TEKES & ADW.

Sparring partners


Tuija Seipell – customer experience, service design – Sparring is fully booked!

Tuija Seipell is a Canadian keynote speaker, business advisor, entrepreneur and writer. She was born in Finland but has lived and worked in North America for the past 34 years. Her topics include customer experience, retail, tourism & hospitality, trends, design, creativity, motivation and especially emotions and hope. Her clients include diverse global and multinational organizations, such as Harley Davidson, Nike and Europarc, as well as cities and other government entities, but also medium-size and smaller organizations around the world. For the past ten years, she has also been the editor of a design and pop culture blog The Cool Hunter. She is the world’s most widely read Finnish blogger. In 2016, the House of Lapland, the marketing & communications organization for Finnish Lapland, invited her to become one of five Lapland Ambassadors. | |



Bruce Oreck -customer experience, business – Sparring is fully booked!

Bruce Oreck served as the United States Ambassador to Finland from 2009 until 2015. Ambassador Oreck is the author of several tax treatises and has been a public speaker for over 20 years – addressing topics as diverse as creativity, envisioning the future, entrepreneurship and marketing. Ambassador Oreck obtained his Bachelor of Arts from The Johns Hopkins University, his Juris Doctorate from Louisiana State University and his Masters of Law (Taxation) from New York University. Currently Ambassador Oreck is an Executive in Residence at Aalto University in Helsinki focusing on business and entrepreneurship.

Mikko Kuitunen

Mikko Kuitunen – digitalization, leading methods

Mikko is a 36 years old entrepreneur changing the way companies are led. He is a founder of Vincit Oy and works there as a Passionate Mascot. Vincit is a successful Finnish IT company that has received many awards such as the Best Place to Work in Finland three times in a row as well as awarded the Best Workplace in Europe in 2016.

Vincit was found in 2007 and since then it has grown from 2 to more than 300 people, having turnover of 30+ Million Euros in 2016. Vincit is the only company in their industry providing 100 % money back satisfaction guarantee. The company made a successful IPO in autumn 2016.


Risto Lustila – innovation voucher, design

Risto Lustila works as the Senior Advisor at Tekes and he is a real Innovation Voucher expert. Lustila has worked with innovations, design and development projects for several years.


Ari Koivumaa – IPRs and Contracts – Creating a more secure future!

Entrepreneur, are you wondering about matters related to the drafting a licensing, design or cooperation agreement, or the protection of your product?

Book a time for free sparring 30 min and you will get useful advice.

Sparring partner LL.M., Senior Advisor Ari Koivumaa at Lakiasiaintoimisto Neuvonen Oy. Koivumaa has got professional experience of more than 25 years in copyright law, design protection and other IPRs as well as commercial contracts and contract law. He has worked, among others, in the University of Lapland, Helsinki University of Art and Design and Finnish Patent and Registration Office. He is also an experienced lecturer.

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