Definition of the Ahjo accelerator program
Ahjo (’forge’ in English) helps you in validating and developing your business idea. If you have an idea, we make it happen together. If you don’t a team around, we help you find one. If you don’t have contacts, we help you find them. We help you also to raise funding to your idea.
Ahjo is up and running from Monday 29th of September and the Grande Finale will take place on Friday 21st of November. So we have eight weeks to go with fantastic teams and ideas.
Weekly scheduled exercises on Monday, Wednesday and Friday will light up your idea. On every Monday we have a get-together and your team has a sparring session with our Mighty Coach Petri Vilén. On every Wednesday afternoon we have star guests giving useful hints and do’s & don’ts. On every Friday we will meet each other to have the weekly pitching session (demo) and a casual after work (retro).
29th Sep. Kick off
1st Oct. Inspiring stories by local startup entrepreneurs
3rd Oct. Demo + Retro
6th Oct. Monday meeting + sparring session
8th Oct. Linda Liukas & Monty Widenius as guest stars
10th Oct. Demo + Retro
13th Oct. Monday meeting + sparring session
13th Oct. Fail Day in Mikkeli – Mikkelin Mokapäivä
15th Oct. Mike Bradshaw as a guest star – ”How to give a great pitch?”
17th Oct. Demo + Retro
20th Oct. Monday meeting + sparring session
22nd Oct. Growth story by a guest star
24th Oct. Demo + Retro
27th Oct. Monday meeting + sparring session
29th Oct. Panel on Funding – guests from crowd funding companies, TEKES and startups. Also business angels will give some comments.
31st Oct. Demo + Retro
3rd Nov. Monday meeting + sparring session
5th Nov. The most important legislative issues for Startups presented by representatives from law firms Fondia and Lexia.
7th Nov. Demo + Retro
10th Nov. Monday meeting + sparring session
12th Nov. Inspiring speech by a surprise guest star
14th Nov. Demo + Retro
17th Nov. Monday meeting
18th-19th Nov. SLUSH
21st Nov. Grande Finale