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Enterprise accelerator

Are you one in three?

One in three university students is willing to become an entrepreneur, according to a survey by Finnish Entrepreneurs. Mentors at the Enterprise Accelerator will support your business idea and help you develop a functioning business. Accelerator mentors serve not only students but all entrepreneurs in Satakunta region.

Tips to get started

Coaching on personal strengths and skills, brainstorming, business plans and light entrepreneurship opportunities

Support for growth

Product and service development, digitalisation, market analysis and team building

Funding for your business idea

Planning and applying for funding, business pitching and elevator pitches, start-up funding and your Slush presentation

Accelerator

Interested in student entrepreneurship?

At the Enterprise Accelerator, developing a business idea, being an entrepreneur and growing your business will be a natural part of your degree. You can devote up to a third of your degree to your own business. In addition to the actual business accelerator studies, you can do an internship and a thesis in your own business and complete part of your studies as an apprenticeship. You can join the accelerator at any time and you can progress at your own pace with the accelerator mentors. As you develop your business idea, you will gain valuable working life skills, even if you don’t end up starting a functioning business.

At the heart of the Enterprise Accelerator

Focus on people
• A dialogical and coaching approach
• Acting as a wall of ideas
• Growth of entrepreneurial identity
• Business Model Canvas tool
• NABC Thinking Model
• Business Calculations
• Market analyses
• Slush Capabilities
• Elevator talk and self-selling
• Team building
• Getting funding

Studies

Enterprise Accelerator studies

Accelator companies

Latest comanies sparred and award-winning entrepreneurs

Over 350

Enterprise Accelerator produced businesses

Already 600

Enterprise Accelerator contracts signed

Accelerator mentors

Do you want sparring for your start-up? Looking for growth? Is your business model scalable? SAMK’s accelerator mentors will coach you on your business growth path. Feel free to contact any of us!

We will support you in developing your business idea and coach you on your business growth path. We listen, inspire and encourage. In an entrepreneurial community, we grow together to become forward-thinking, presentable and street-smart team players.

Jussi Bergman

Senior Lecturer
+358 44 710 3776 jussi.bergman@samk.fi
Pori | Technology projects, artificial intelligence, startups, IPR, funding
Operating unit
IntellIgent Industry
Team
AI
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Katariina Heiskanen

Senior Lecturer
+358 44 710 3359 katariina.heiskanen@samk.fi
Pori | Solution seeker, traffic lights for business law, cultural encounters
Operating unit
Business Administration and Tourism
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Marcel van Geffen

Head of Teaching
+358 44 710 3186 marcel.van.geffen@samk.fi
Pori | Strategy, finances, “helping hand”
Operating unit
IntellIgent Industry
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Tomi Kuusimäki

Senior Lecturer
+358 44 710 6113 tomi.kuusimaki@samk.fi
Kankaanpää | Creative brokerage, project activities
Operating unit
Fine Arts
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Riitta Kärkkäinen

Senior Lecturer
+358 44 710 3010 riitta.karkkainen@samk.fi
Social and health entrepreneurship, well-being at work, project activities
Operating unit
Physiotherapy and Management
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Mikko Lehtonen

Head of Research
+ 358 44 710 6362 mikko.lehtonen@samk.fi
Marketing, networks, brainstorming
Operating unit
Resource Wisdom
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Anssi Pajala

Senior Lecturer
anssi.pajala@samk.fi
Rauma | Logistics, international business, business development
Operating unit
Business
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Timo Salomaa

Senior Lecturer
timo.salomaa@samk.fi
Online | Content strategy, B to B, multisector
Operating unit
Management, Law and Business
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Heli Rosenqvist

Senior Lecturer
heli.rosenqvist@samk.fi
Service development and design, entrepreneurship in the health and social services sector
Operating unit
Social Welfare and Rehabilitation
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Teppo Lundell

Senior Lecturer
+358 44 710 3531 teppo.lundell@samk.fi
Rauma | Product development and business concepts, networks and their exploitation
Operating unit
Technology and Maritime Management
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Pia Marjanen

Senior Lecturer
+358 44 710 3356 pia.marjanen@samk.fi
Pori | Small tips, networking, sales personality development & marketing
Operating unit
Management, Law and Business
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Petri Martikkala

Senior Lecturer
+358 44 710 3382 petri.martikkala@samk.fi
Pori | Selection, courage, entrepreneurship
Operating unit
Management, Law and Business
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Marko Mikkola

Senior Adviser
+358 44 710 3724 marko.mikkola@samk.fi
Self-leadership, making presentations, pitching
Operating unit
Management, Law and Business
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