On Friday 16th of November we organized Get excited about entrepreneurship! -event in Xamk's campus in Mikkeli. The purpose of the event was to encourage and inspire students towards entrepreneurship. There was about 60 students listening the inspiring speakers.
The host of the event was Anu Manner from Zestmark. Anu has lot of idea and experience about activation of the young. She is encouraging entrepreneur and the founder of Zestmark, which is an enterprise offering different kind of coachings to develope one's worklife and reach for one's dreams. Anu shared her inspiring story with the audience.
One of the speakers was Petri Katajarinne from Nuori Yrittäjyys ry. Petri told about JA Start up -studies that are possible to study in Xamk also. In Xamk's JA Start up -course student creates a mini enterprise based on own ideas or innovation.The mini enterprise is in action during the whole school year. The enterprise works on real markets offering products or services to real customers.
Another speaker was Xamk's student Emma Jäntti who is a entrepreneur besides her studies. She presented her enterprise Evenderi, which is a network and common marketing service in the service industries. This was very inspiring to hear because she is Xamk's student.
Here is some pictures of the event:
Anu Manner, Zestmark
Anu Manner telling how to combine studies and entrepreneurship.
Emma Jäntti, Evenderi
Emma Jäntti telling how she started her enterprise.
Anu Manner and Marja Heinistö from ZestMark