Are you a Company or Talent keen on Growth?
If you answered yes, you have a chance to get involved in a unique co-creative experience – keep on reading!
Kasvu Open is the largest project for sparring growth-seeking Finnish SMEs with growth experts. It consists on a competition, in which every growth-seeking company has an opportunity to present their growth plan to multiple experts on a free of charge basis. As a result, companies can obtain a polished growth plan and an enlarged network.
Following the main goal of Kasvu Open, in its events hundreds of experts offer their knowledge and skills voluntarily. In fact, Kasvu Open gathers the best possible experts, as well as investors and other partners into one solid network, which altogether aim to support local companies. In 2016, over 900 experts met 349 small and medium-sized companies across the country, dedicating more than 4550 hours to the whole process.
The very first Kasvu Open in Pirkanmaa (Tampere) in 2016 had a thematic Growth Track focusing on Internet of Things (IoT), for which 44 companies applied and 15 were eventually selected to participate in the program. Moreover, what has been particular about this Kasvu Open initiative is that it has added the "talent component" to the scope of opportunities it offers. In other words, companies have been able to receive valuable input and feedback not only from experts but also from enthusiastic talents – both national and international – wishing to contribute in enhancing the local companies' performance.
The new thematic Growth Track focuses on Innovative Solutions for the Market – ranging from digitalization, smart traffic, to smart city solutions. We are currently calling out for talents to join this unique co-creative experience!
Kasvu Open is free of charge for all. Interested companies and talents shall apply and be selected for it. The application round is now open for talents, join us! The application deadline for talents is March 31.
A brochure on Kasvu Open is available (in Finnish):
If you are a talent, click here for more details (in English).