Creative Demo Day

Aalto Digital Creatives and Uniarts Hub pre-incubator programs join forces for a demo day pitch event to highlight creative and art-based business ideas. This spring, Creative Demo Day is organised as part of a two-day Creatives Meetup event.
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Aalto Digital Creatives and Uniarts Hub pre-incubator programs organise their third joint creative industry pitching event, Creative Demo Day. Participants from both programs pitch their business ideas to the public and receive feedback from a jury of creative industry experts.

This spring, Creative Demo Day is organised as part of Creatives Meetup event, a two-day gathering of creatives interested in becoming entrepreneurs in Finland. Creatives Meetup is organised by Startup Refugees, in collaboration with Aalto Digital Creatives and Uniarts Hub.

Read more and register for the Creatives Meetup

Aalto Digital Creatives and Uniarts Hub creative industry pre-incubators are supported by the City of Helsinki and are a part of Helsinki-based higher education institutions’ campus incubators network.

Creative Demo Day is a hybrid event, so the audience has the chance to choose online or on-site participation.

Link to live stream

In the jury: 

Matilda Kivelä | Head of Strategy and Founding Partner at Hi-Shine
Anu Oksanen | Business Advisor at Business Helsinki
Heikki Laaninen | Project Manager at Metropolia University of Applied Science

Heikki Laaninen

Heikki Laaninen is a business development expert focused on the creative industries and cultural segment with a strong international background. Laaninen used to work in the design and branding company in the Netherlands, at Rovio Entertainment, and over ten years as an entrepreneur in the cultural segment in Finland working as a consultant, agent, advisor, and business developer helping many entertainment, design, and content brands to grow their business especially in the international markets. Right now, he is working as a project manager at Metropolia UAS for Baltic Sea Games Go! - a collaboration project between seven countries and thirteen organisations within the Baltic Sea Region to support our gaming industry ecosystem and new game developers.

Anu Oksanen

Anu Oksanen is a Master on Entrepreneurship and SME Management + IDBM-program. Currently working as a business advisor on Business Helsinki. Having over 20 years’ experience training and mentoring entrepreneurs and working on startup development. Also worked five years as an entrepreneur. Having also run the Arabus incubator center on its early days in University of Arts (former UIAH). International experience through living in France, Cyprus and Thailand.

Portrait of Matilda Kivelä

Matilda Kivelä is a brand strategist and creative consultant renowned for her work with dynamic startups and industry titans across Europe and beyond. As Head of Strategy at Hi Shine, a pioneering creative technology firm with bases in Helsinki and Amsterdam, she leads initiatives that fuse innovation with strategic vision, shaping tomorrow's brands today.

Aalto Digital Creatives

The Aalto Digital Creatives pre-incubator program aims to help creative industry students, researchers and practitioners on their path towards entrepreneurship. The program focuses on projects where creativity meets latest technology. Aalto Digital Creatives program is coordinated by Aalto Startup Center and Aalto Studios.

Uniarts Hub supports entrepreneurship in arts industries

Uniarts Hub is a pre-incubator program that aims to support entrepreneurship in the creative sector and arts industries. The program offers a clear info package on different possibilities of entrepreneurship in art-based industries as well as support in developing the participants’ own business ideas.

For more information

Heidi Rintala
Communications & Impact Specialist | Aalto Digital Creatives | Aalto Studios
050 330 7507 | [email protected]

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