Last Entrepreneurship Evening of the spring 2014!

Couple of days ago (on Monday to be exact) we have held our last Entrepreneurship Evening of this spring!

Tuomas Maisala at our Entrepreneurship Evening!

Tuomas Maisala at our Entrepreneurship Evening!

To keep the atmosphere more relaxed and have a great view to lake Saimaa, we have booked Beach sauna (Rantasauna) to let the attendees enjoy the beatiful nature and encourage the easy flow of entrepreneurship thoughts. The evening’s topic was something that has definitely crossed every entrepreneurial mind at some point – funding. We were lucky to have Tuomas Maisala sharing his knowledge about this interesting and important topic.

Noticeable was that the tickets to Willimiehen Wipellys were sold at the same time as the event begun and half-full room became very crowded after 10 minutes after the event started, so that more seats needed to be arranged!

Our Lappeenranta Entrepreneurial minded crowd!

Our Lappeenranta Entrepreneurial minded crowd!

What made Maisala’s presentation even more interesting was the fact, that he added some real life illustrations on funding and showed us the subject from investors’ point of view as well. VCs, angel investors, crowdfunding and so on. After the presentation people were eager to ask more specific questions about particulars of funding.

After the presentation we were lucky to have few very interesting pitches of business ideas, including LUT’s professor Juha Varis.

Juha Varis, LUT professor, pitching!

Juha Varis, LUT professor, pitching!

 

All the pitches raised a lot of conversation and hopefully everyone attending got ideas and maybe even team members to make their business ideas come true! After the stone-hard business conversation was over, the event continued with a possibility to go to sauna and have a chat of everything in a relaxed atmosphere. We would like to thank Tuomas Maisala to make the last EE of this academic year so informative and coversations and we are sure that everyone, who attended the event left back home being much richer – in experience.

Kostya Frumkin pitching! "How to make people in Lappeenranta happier"

Kostya Frumkin pitching! “How to make people in Lappeenranta happier”

 

Beautiful Saimaa

Beautiful Saimaa

 

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