3.10.2019

Business Unplugged Jyväskylä

Event

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 Crazy Town Jyväskylä 3rd of October, where you can listen to inspiring entrepreneurs talk about their journeys to success and make new contacts through speed networking! 

The event is primarily in English but some Finnish might occur. You are also welcome to take your child with you since also parents should be able to do business!

Program
16.00
Welcome
Sari Laitinen

Welcoming words by Keski-Suomen Yrittäjät's organization manager

16.15
Entrepreneur's story
Mayuran Kamalanathan

Maju is going to speak about the story of his companies and of himself as an entrepreneur. He and his business partners are Tamils from Sri Lanka who moved to Finland as children. The company started its operations with van transport services and soon expanded into round-the-clock servicing of buses. Most of the group’s employees are immigrants.

“People often talk about entrepreneurship negatively, but I criticize that. An entrepreneur needs to spend time and energy on solving problems, but the core of being an entrepreneur is that the problems can be solved. If you can’t overcome the initial challenges, maybe it’s not worth starting your own business,” Mayuran says.

“Running a business in Finland could be easier, but it’s not impossible,” he says.

16.45
Entrepreneur's story
Ali Giray

Ali Giray’s story offers a lesson about failure, strong willpower and the desire to help people. He now runs a successful interpretation company with a network of over 400 interpreters and translators.

17.15
Break / partners

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

Partners;

Keski-Suomen Yrittäjät
Keski-Suomen Uusyrityskeskus
Suomen Yrittäjäopisto
Paremmin Yhdessä ry

17.45
Keynote
Seksikäs-Suklaa

The 27 year old Youtuber and rapper Luyeye Konssi is better known as Seksikäs-Suklaa, and has nearly 60,000 followers on Instagram. He is a quite newly established entrepreneur and wants to share his journey's ups and downs with other new entrepreneurs 

18.30
Entrepreneur's story
Paul Fairchild , Mark Wiltshear

Mark and Paul discuss why they chose to start their own businesses, the importance of networking and how having a foreign background can be an advantage and disadvantage when setting up a business in Finland.

18.50
Entrepreneurs' Speed Networking

What happens at Speed Networking? 
1.    3-minute private conversations between two people. 
2.    Both sides present their companies, business idea or work experience. 
3.    Finally, you decide if you have opportunities for cooperation. 
4.    After that, you talk with the next person. 

At Speed Networking you network efficiently!

Networking is hosted by Paul Fairchild, from PNP Crossing Borders Oy
 

Also check out what our partners have to offer at the market place.

19.30
Goodbyes
Sari Laitinen
Speakers

Seksikäs-Suklaa

Founder at Lähiömedia Oy

The 27 year old Youtuber and rapper Luyeye Konssi is better known as Seksikäs-Suklaa, and has nearly 60,000 followers on Instagram. He is a quite newly established entrepreneur and wants to share his journey's ups and downs with other new entrepreneurs 

Mayuran Kamalanathan

CEO and partner at All-Rounders Group

 Mayuran Kamalanathan more familiary known as Maju is one of the founders at All-Rounders Group, a company doing everything from bus cleanings to goods distribution. Maju and his partners employ more than 150 people. 

"What motivates me in being an entrepreneur is the ability to get things moving"

Ali Giray

Founder of Joensuun Tulkkikeskus

Ali is a Member of the Board of the Joensuu Entrepreneurs Association, Refugee of the Year 2016, Member of the Provincial Government and Business Advisor to Immigrants. He has over 20 years of experience in small business and immigrant entrepreneurship in Finland.

Sari Laitinen

Organization manager at Keski-Suomen Yrittäjät

Sari, host of the event, is an energetic organization manager at the regional Keski-Suomen Yrittäjät. She is inspired by the diversity in her field of work with entrepreneurship and aims to enable significant encounters between people.

”I am again and again excited about new openings and change. Courage to just go and try, that’s what we need more!”

Paul Fairchild

Training Coordinator at PNP Crossing Borders Oy

Paul is in his 18th year as an entrepreneur training employees in all kinds of companies around Finland to do their work easier and more effectively in different languages.  Paul is a member of the board of Seinäjoki Entrepreneurs Association. 

Mark Wiltshear

Co-founder of Xport

Mark has over 20 years of experience in retail and account management across Northern Europe. He is the co-founder of Xport, offering services to help Finnish companies improve their export sales. Mark is the host of two podcasts, Explore Finland Radio Show & Finnish Football Show. He lives in Seinäjoki with his wife, Satu, their four teenagers and Boris the Dog. In his spare time he... no, you're right, there is no spare time!

Registration
The event is free of charge
but registration is required
Location

Crazy Town Jyväskylä

Contact information
I have some more questions - where do I get answers?

You can contact me at heiju.simola(at)yrittajat.fi