16/3/2019, G18 Helsinki

Business Unplugged meets Creativity

Event

Business Unplugged Meets Creativity

Are you an entrepreneur or would you like to start your own business in Finland? Would you like to know more about doing business in Finland? Then Business Unplugged is the event for you!

We look forward to seeing you in the G18 ballroom on Saturday 16th March, where you can listen to inspiring entrepreneurs talk about their journeys to success, participate a pitching contest and check the newest modest fashion trends, buy creative entrepreneurs products at the market place and of course make new friends and business partners! 

The event is in English and it is child-friendly, childcare is provided during the program.

Program
15.00
Registration

Get your name tag when you arrive to G18!

15.30
Welcome

Welcome to Business Unplugged meets Creativity! 

15.45
Pitching Competition Migrant Empowerment 4 Change

Do you have a business idea you have been working on your own? Are you ready to tell to the world about it? Are you looking for partners or financing for your idea? 

Competition provides a platform to promote the ideas and innovations from the aspiring young migrant entrepreneurs.

We are looking for fresh, new migrant based entrepreneurship ideas that are ready to rock and roll. This competition is your opportunity to present your idea to potential investors, large interested audience and get presentation experience.

16.15
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: EDEM AGBEKEY-TAYLOR
Edem Agbekey-Taylor

Edem Agbekey-Taylor, CEO at Inkuto Internationals Oy, tells us about her incredible journey to successful business owner! A native of Ghana, Inkuto’s founder, Edem Agbekey-Taylor felt an emotional and moral responsibility to help empower women and the wider community in this part of west Africa. Inkuto chooses to promote indigenous African natural resources that are culturally, spiritually, economically and ecologically sustainable.

16.45
Pitching Awards

And who is the winner? The jury has made its decision and the winner will be now announced. The winning idea receives a 500€ cash price* to support taking the idea to reality. Price will be paid to a company only.

17.00
Coffee break

Check out what our partners have to offer at the market place!

17.30
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: SARA SALMANI - The Rise of Modest Fashion
Sara Salmani

Sara Salmani is a producer and a Diversity & Inclusion Specialist. Her work ranges from producing creative marketing campaigns, events, and videos. She also trains modern leaders and employers on how to create an inclusive and diverse company culture, as well as how to produce internal and external marcom strategies that support it. Her worked gained recognition after creating and producing Finland's first Ramadan and Eid campaign held in shopping centre Itis. She is currently working at the largest communications and marketing agency in Scandinavia.

18.00
Modest Fashion Show

Finland's very first Modest Fashion is here! Don't miss out modest fashion industry's latest trends!

19.00
Closing Remarks

Let's summarize what we have learned today. 

19.15
Networking & Snacks

Now is time for networking and snacks! Check out also what our partners have to offer at the market place.

20.00
Goodbye
Pitching Competition

Pitching Competition

What are we looking for?

Fresh, new migrant based entrepreneurship ideas that are ready to rock and roll.

What is the competition about?

This competition is your opportunity to present your idea to potential investors, large interested audience and get presentation experience.

Is there are prize for the winner?

The winning idea receives a 500€ cash price* to support taking the idea to reality. Price will be only given to existing company or a company the presentator will set up during the next 6 months to follow up with the idea development. (Due tax ragulations it is not possible to pay the price to an individual.)

What I need to do and when?

There are two rounds in the competition:

1. Make a short video (less than 2 minutes) about your idea.

    Send it to us before 25th of Feb 2019 and use this link.

We’ll select the 5 best ideas and invite them to the live competition (by 1st of March 2019).  

3. Live pitch competition will be held at 16th of March, during the main event.

Rules of the competition

Who can participate:  

  • Competition is open for everyone. You can be alone or with a team.  
  • You or at least one team member must have a migrant background.  
  • You don’t need to have company, but it’s possible. However, your company turnover for the last 12 months must be less than 10 000€ (this competition is for new and aspiring entrepreneurs). 
Guidelines for making the video

Create a clear and interesting video about your idea. Please explain at least the following:  

  1. One line description of your product or service (we are doing X for customers Y) 
  2. What problems does your idea solve and why is this a problem? (We decrease the food waste in restaurants, because X kg of food is thrown away every day in restaurant X or restaurants in general.) 
  3. Explain how can you do it. (We organize XYZ with the help of application that’s easy to use)  
  4. Convince viewers that you CAN do it. (I have experience in restaurants and my team member is a programmer with X years of experience).
Technical rules for the video
  1. You can use your phone to record and edit the video. We don’t expect professional videos (we rather expect the you are not a professional). 
  2. Video must be uploaded to video service (like YouTube or Vimeo)  
  3. Video must be visible without a login or password. (If you don’t like to publish your video you can set it as unpublished in youtube so no-one founds it and just send us the link.) 
  4. We don’t share the videos in public without your permission.   
  5. Video must be spoken in English.  
  6. Use the following link to submit your video to competition: http://bit.ly/2FRD0Rb
Guidelines for the live pitching competition on March 16th

These guidelines are for the final five participants who pitch their ideas in live event.  

Length:  
Live pitch can be max 4 minutes long.  

Visual aids:  
You can use visual aids like images, short video, sound and presentation. They are supposed to support your pitch, not be the main part of it. Powerful images can give listeners a message and clarify your idea, but remember that how you tell your story will convince the judges. 

Content of the good pitch 

Pitch is short presentation of your idea (or company) and a good story why the investors should be interested in it.  

Pitch requires planning, ability to summarise the core content and skill to tell a good story to the reader, but also keep the focus on the main issues.  

Small details can be asked later on – think the Pitch as your personal invitation for interested parties to get to know more about the idea and potential business.  

Include the same things as in the video + tell  

  1. How is idea making money? 
  2. What kind of help are you looking for? 
  3. How much money you need to start your business? 
  4. Other interesting thing about your idea (eco-friendly, who benefits if you start the company, possible competition  
  5. Is there room for international markets? 

You don’t need to be a business expert to participate, but you need an idea you believe in.  

Modest Fashion Show

Modest Fashion Trends 2019

Finland's very first Modest Fashion is here! Don't miss out modest fashion industry's latest trends! More information coming soon.

Do you want to be part of the fashion show? Please contact Fadumo: info(a)ikhlasonline.com, 040 199 3597

Speakers

Keynote speakers

Keynote Speaker

Edem Agbekey-Taylor

CEO at Inkuto International Oy

A native of Ghana, Inkuto’s founder, Edem Agbekey-Taylor felt an emotional and moral responsibility to help empower women and the wider community in this part of west Africa. Inkuto chooses to promote indigenous African natural resources that are culturally, spiritually, economically and ecologically sustainable. Traditionally handcrafted shea butter and African black soap fit these criteria. Shea butter is a renewable resource of African origin; shea trees are wild, requiring no chemical fertilisers or pesticides.

Keynote Speaker

Sara Salmani

Diversity & Inclusion Specialist at Miltton

Sara Salmani is a producer and a Diversity & Inclusion Specialist living in Helsinki, Finland. Her work ranges from producing creative marketing campaigns, events, and videos. She also trains modern leaders and employers on how to create an inclusive and diverse company culture, as well as how to produce internal and external marcom strategies that support it. Her worked gained recognition after creating and producing Finland's first Ramadan and Eid campaign held in shopping centre Itis. She is currently working at the largest communications and marketing agency in Scandinavia. 

Market place

Market Place for Creative Entrepreneurs

Come to see what creative entrepreneurs have to offer! At the event is a market place, where plenty of creative entrepreneurs sell their products. If you want to come to sell your products, book your own stand here.

Registration

 

 

BUSINESS UNPLUGGED
GET YOUR
free ticket
UNTIL 10/3/2019
PITCHING COMPETITION
ME4CHANGE
take part
UNTIL 25/2/2019
MARKET PLACE
FOR CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURS
book a stand
UNTIL 1/3/2019
Organizers

Behind the event

The original idea of this event came from fashion entrepreneur Fadumo Ali, who runs Ikhlas webshop. She wanted to create an own event for modest fashion. Turo Numminen from Nuori Yrittäjyys ry was planning a pitching competition to empower immigrant entrepreneurs and Kaisu Keisala-Kaseja from Suomen Yrittäjät was thinking to organize an english speaking event for all entrepreneurs and future entrepreneurs in Helsinki, like she organized in 2018 under the name Business Unplugged. And so was Business Unplugged meets Creativity born! 

location

Ballroom G18

Contact us

Contact information

 

For the partherships and fashion show:

CEO Fadumo Ali

Ikhlas, info(a)ikhlasonline.com, 040 199 3597

For stand booking: 

Request a stand

For the pitching competition:

Future Maker Turo Numminen

Nuori yrittäjyys ry, turo.numminen(a)nuoriyrittajyys.fi, 050 517 1752

For the event registration:

Immigrant Entrepreneurship Coordinator Kaisu Keisala-Kaseja

Suomen Yrittäjät, kaisu.keisala-kaseja(a)yrittajat.fi, 050 326 9313

 

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