Human Accelerator -program

Human Accelerator is a program for the curious individuals who want to learn new and relevant work-life skills and do something meaningful. The eight-week program is open for all who are highly motivated in developing themselves. The accelerator program consists of 8 workshops, other small tasks and a couple of social gatherings for the participants.

The University of Oulu's Business School will provide 5 credits for university students that complete the program and write a learning diary about the learnings.

Each workshop will start at 16:30 and will last until 19:30. Language of the workshops is English.

The full program for spring 2019

12.2.2019 - Dreams & Goals @ University of Oulu, Tellus Innovation Arena, Room GALAXY

15.2.2019 - Public Speaking @ University of Oulu, Tellus Innovation Arena, Room TELLUS STAGE

19.2.2019 - Creativity @ University of Oulu, Tellus Innovation Arena, Room TELLUS STAGE

26.2.2019 - Science of Networks @ University of Oulu, Tellus Innovation Arena, Room TELLUS STAGE

19.3.2019 - Social Selling @ University of Oulu, Tellus Innovation Arena, Room TELLUS STAGE

20.3.2019 - Personal Finance @ University of Oulu, Tellus Innovation Arena, Room BUSINESS KITCHEN STAGE

26.3.2019 - Curriculum Vitae a.k.a Resume @ University of Oulu, Tellus Innovation Arena, Room BUSINESS KITCHEN STAGE

2.4.2019 - Entrepreneurship & Ending Party @ University of Oulu, Tellus Innovation Arena, Room BUSINESS KITCHEN STAGE

Register for the 2019 spring batch of the program HERE.

The full program for autumn 2018

25.9.2018 - Dreams @ University of Oulu, Tellus Innovation Arena, Room ASPIRE

2.10.2018 - Recognize my skills @ University of Oulu, Tellus Innovation Arena, Room ASPIRE

9.10.2018 - Public speaking @ University of Oulu, Tellus Innovation Arena, Room ASPIRE

16.10.2018 - Graphic design @ University of Oulu, Tellus Innovation Arena, Room GALAXY

30.10.2018 - Self-branding @ University of Oulu, Tellus Innovation Arena, Room GALAXY

6.11.2018 - Physical wellbeing @ University of Oulu, Tellus Innovation Arena, Room TELLUS STAGE

13.11.2018 - Entrepreneurship & Innovation @ University of Oulu, Tellus Innovation Arena, Room GALAXY

20.11.2018 - Motivation & ending party @ University of Oulu, Tellus Innovation Arena, Room GALAXY

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Startup Weekend Oulu

Startup Weekend is about pursuing an idea or solving a problem. This is the event where to start and find people to start with. Startup Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.

Event brings together designers, developers, entrepreneurs, and experts from all domains. Your background does not matter, we need everyone's different skill sets. Startup Weekend is your chance to learn how to take any idea from a concept to reality within a weekend!

During the weekend you will...

  • get introduced to the world of startups and entrepreneurship,

  • learn the process for taking ideas into action,

  • learn and practice new skills to take back to your job,

  • meet experienced, talented, and passionate entrepreneurs in Finland,

  • join or build an all-star team, or

  • spend an amazing weekend with like-minded people

Do I need to come with an idea?

If you have an idea for a startup, then great! We hope you pitch that on Friday. If you don't have an idea, that's all right!

Come and spend the weekend, listen to the ideas being pitched, and see if something strikes your interest! The weekend is all about learning about the startup ideation process and from your peers. If you have more questions, please feel free to reach us out.

Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. Over the course of the weekend you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely!

Who is Startup Weekend For?

It doesn't matter what you do or where you come from, Startup Weekend is designed as an inclusive event and program that brings all sorts of people together including:

  • aspiring & experienced entrepreneurs,

  • developers and other tech-related professionals,

  • designers of all types,

  • non-technical talent (i.e. business, sales, healthcare, education, finance, legal, etc.),

  • students from universities and even high schools,

  • professionals looking to switch careers or build new skills,

  • passionate visionaries, and many more!

Why you should join?

  1. You will experience what it's like in the startup world, and learn first hand about every step of building a business. At the very least it'll be a memorable weekend away from your usual daily routine.

  2. We take good care of you during the weekend. All you need to bring is yourself and your laptop. We’ll provide you with:

  • Meals, snacks and refreshments throughout the weekend

  • Startup Weekend Oulu T-shirt

  • Access to the best startup tools

  • Advice and coaching from some of the area's best startup mentors

  • Membership in the Startup Weekend Community (>200K alumni),

  • A process for taking any idea from concept to creation in a matter of days

  • New awesome friends and connections!

Participate

The next Startup Weekend Oulu is organized in spring 2019. Follow us on social media so you will get the updates, when the date is confirmed.

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 Django Girls

If you are a woman and want to learn how to make websites, we have good news for you: Django Girls an excellent programming workshop for beginners. We want to give you an opportunity to learn how to program and become a women programmer.

If you are a woman, know English and have a laptop, you can apply for our event! You don't need to know any technical stuff – our workshop is for people who are new to programming.

At Django Girls you will get to:

  • attend event during which you will create your first website

  • learn new and practise new skills to take back to your life

  • spend an amazing weekend with like-minded people

Participate

The next Django Girls Oulu is organized 2-3.11.2018 at Business Kitchen Kotkantie at Oulu University of Applied Sciences. Read more and apply at https://djangogirls.org/oulu.

FAQ

Do I need to know anything about websites or programming?

No! Django Girls is for beginners. You don’t need to know anything about it. However, if you have a little bit of technical knowledge (i.e. you know what HTML or CSS are) you still can apply!

Is it all free?

Absolutely ! Coaches and Organizers are volunteering to contribute their skills and time to the society. Sharing is caring :)

Should I bring my own laptop?

Yes. We have no hardware, so we expect you to bring your computer with you. It is also important for us that you will take home everything you’ll write and create during workshops.