Do you have an entrepreneurial mind? Do you want to build your own business?

Join B.Y.O.B, The Shortcut External link's very own entrepreneurship program External link. Through this 3-week training program you will learn the processes of successfully setting up your dream venture in Finland.

Now you can 'Be Your Own Boss' with supportive coaching and mentoring.


About the program:
The program aims to train the participants in developing the fundamental skills to create a viable company.
Before the program kicks off, we will interview the shortlisted candidates from the applications received and select 30 participants. The online interviews will take place between 19th and 23rd October.

BYOB will be divided into workshops, expert coaching and mentoring sessions covering a broad range of disciplines, such as:
Week 1: problem & idea validation, business & customer development;
Week 2: sales & funding, financial & legal aspects;
Week 3: branding & marketing, growth hacking & pitching.

The participants will also be given hands-on assignments, which will help to develop the MVP, put into practice the teachings, and navigate the ecosystem.

For whom:
Highly motivated individuals intent on developing their ideas into concrete businesses.

Where and when:
The application period is between 1 September - 9 October, 2020. The program duration is 9 - 27 November, 2020.
B.Y.O.B. is designed as a “hybrid” model: some of the workshops will be held online, but there will also be some workshops/activities taking place “offline” at Maria01 (in safety!). This will help you get to know the other participants and benefit from face-to-face interaction with coaches and mentors. However, due to the uncertainty of the pandemic situation, there might be some changes if the circumstances won’t be considered safe anymore. This will not affect the effectiveness and efficiency of the program.
The online sessions will be conducted on Google Hangout. The selected candidates will be updated on the schedule.