Name: Northern Stars Seminar
Where: Lapland UAS, Rovaniemi
When: 8.5.2014
Meaning: Seminar for aspiring entrepreneurs and students. The topics of the seminar were related to Lapland and how you can actually survive and be successful there.

Annika’s story from the seminar

Creative Entrepreneurship in the North – Crossing the Borders of Our Imagination


Borealis hall, Lapland UAS
Jokiväylä 11, 96300 Rovaniemi
May 8th 2014 9.00-15.00

Seminar (9.00-15.00)

On May 8th 2014 at the Lapland University of Applied Sciences, Rovaniemi campus, InnoBarentsLab is hosting a seminar for students, existing or aspiring entrepreneurs and anyone interested in the topic.

Seminar is free of charge and is held in English.

During the day we will learn about innovating and finding business solutions that work for the individual.

Many students dream of starting their own business, but the actual entrepreneurial career may be a big mystery. Already during studies it is important for them to get a realistic peek into the successes and failures of real-life business-doers. It is a hard but rewarding discipline.

One topic of the day is utilizing international business relations in the area.

Quick inspiration may not last a whole career, but it is possible to develop tools to continue finding new sources of inspiration as an independent entrepreneur.

Innovation Workshop invites the participants to take part in innovation and ideation workshops, challenging them to reach for new incentives, also in the most unlikely ways.

The entrepreneurial spirit often springs from challenging circumstances and environments like those found in the Arctic. It’s time to meet some of the people behind arctic innovation and tourism concepts.

Allow yourself to be inspired by the speakers and topics of the day.

Although the registration deadline had passed, we received so many questions and requests from the audiences. So, we decided to re-open the registration form from 28 Apr – 30 Apr

Networking event – The Shooting Stars (19.00-22.00)
We are inviting you to an inspiring and unforgettable vibrant night with “The Shooting Stars”, networking event after the seminar.

It is for you. We bring you chances to communicate with our brilliant speakers, enjoying delicious open buffet and drinks at Bull Bar and Grill (Pekankatu 9, Rovaniemi 96200).

The amazing bar is reserved specially for you with our VIP prices for the rest of the evening.

Don’t hesitate any more, come and join us, because the ticket price for the networking after-party is ONLY 15 Euros (including buffet dinner and 2 drinks)!

You can register for the networking event in the same registration form of the seminar and get the ticket at the registration desk on the seminar day or by contacting Samir Younes. Email: tel: 0414925403

Full program
8.30-9.00 Registration

9.00-9.05 Opening of the Seminar
Anu Huhanantti, Founding member of InnoBarentsLab

9.05-9.10 Welcoming Words
Santa Claus

9.10-9.45 Authentic Lapland Experience
Anu Magga, Luoston Porosafarit

9.45-10.30 Coffee Break

10.30-11.00 Surviving Challenges
Lieven de Rycke, Arctic Light Hotels

11.00- 11.30 Northern Diversity – open gates for entrepreneurship
Kåre Tormod Nilsen, CEO K-To-9 Ltd.

11.30-12.30 Lunch

12.30-14.35 Innovation Workshop

14.40-15.00 Leena Alalääkkölä
Dean of Business and Culture, School of Business and Culture, Lapland University of Applied Sciences

15.00-15.10 Closing of the day
Annika Konttaniemi, InnoBarentsLab leader

19.00-22.00 Networking Event “The Shooting Stars”

The Workshop results


chocodelilogo Jackallogo pohjolanosuuspankki Sale_RANTAVITIKKA Bull logo POHJANHOVI

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