Nystartup_finaaliStart Up -final will be organised in April 2018 in Helsinki

Go to 2018 competition site Uskallayrittaa.fi

Judges will select the best NY Start Up -companies based on their achievements during year and presentation given in the Finals. Winner of the Best Company award will represent Finland in the European NY Start Up -company Finals in June 2018. See more at JA Europe -2017 competition site

Event tasks and evaluation

  • Event will have company presentation (pitch), interview with judges and trade fair stand.
  • Prior the competitions the teams are asked to submit a pitch deck.

Event location

Event will be in Helsinki in April 2018 and will be hosted by Nuori Yrittäjyys ry.

Details will be published closer to the event.

Participants are required to arrange a transport to Helsinki. More information about the final can be found on uskallayrittaa.fi.

Right to participate and selection

There is a quota of 25 (minor changes possible) NY Start Up -teams in final. Selection of the participants will be agreed between the participating universities.

NY Start Up -final is open for all students and teams who participate to the NY Start Up -program and are registered as Students in their respective course.

Age limit

Best NY Start Up -company award winner participants need to be between 18 – 29 years of old. You have to be under 30 at the date of the European Final competition (June 2018). This is due to European Final regulations as the NY Start Up -programme is the first time entrepreneurship experience for young people.

There is no age limit in other award categories (see below)

Award categories

  • Best NY Start up -company
    Team that has showed exceptional learning and success during the program.Price: Participation to JA Europe Start Up -finals  28-29.6.2017 in Helsinki,  price includes travelling, lodging, meals and event participation.Age limit: Participants needs to be between 18-29 year or old in June 2018.
  • Best Innovation
    Judges will select the team that they believe has created the best innovation to succeed in the future. Selected team should  continue the innovation development. Team has to be strong and committed to business idea and willing to go “extra mile” to succeed. Innovation need to deliver clear value (financial, cultural or societal).Price: Cash price 500€ to support the innovation development.No age limit.
  • Best company presentation / Pitch 
    Good company presentation will gather the audience, is natural and contains a clear message of the company and the idea. Presentation is natural and technology works in way that everything looks easy.No age limit.
  • Best salesperson
    Judges will select the best salesperson. Best salesperson is the one who will present the idea/company in a preofessional manner, listens to customers and can argue why the idea is the best. Good salesperson is active and particiaptive and easy to discuss with.No age limit.

Evaluation and criteria

Judges (from different organizations) will select the winners. Best NY Start Up -comany will be selected according the criteria that will be used in European finals. European criteria is modified to emphasis learning during the programme.

2018 competition evaluation criteria will be published in uskallayrittaa.fi -competition site.