Once again Creative Demo Day organized together with Aalto Digital Creatives highlighted interesting creative and art-based business ideas. This time the event was held hybrid.
Thank you all our wonderful pitchers and jury members! We would also like to thank our audience on-site and online.
Inspirational pitches from previous and current Uniarts Hub participants
Eero Saunamäki, The Recorder Guru
Christian Lafertte, HC Photo Studio
Vilja Autiokyrö ja Gerd Norrgård, Livett
Kuralay Meirbekova, Craftylab
Thomas Velissaris, Process Mimesis
Noora Geagea, NOAGEA
An international expert jury gave valuable feedback and shared their expertise
Jury members collectively agreed that they heard very inspirational and innovative ideas. The jury consisted of Helene Auramo, Anu Oksanen, Heikki Laaninen and Xander Ross.
Helene Auramo is the CEO, Chief Ethical Officer & Co-Founder of Prönö. She is also an entrepreneur and Co-Founder of Slush (Europe’s biggest startup event), Zipipop (the first social media agency in Finland), and Indiedays (the first fashion blogger site in Finland).
Anu Oksanen is currently working as a business advisor in Business Helsinki. Anu has over 20 years’ experience training and mentoring entrepreneurs and working on startup development.
Heikki Laaninen is currently working as project manager in Games go! Project in Metropolia University of Applied Sciences. prior to that Heikki has been successfully licensing Finnish design and entertainment brands in global markets.
Xander Ross is a film, TV and games PR specialist with an extensive background in international content markets and key industry events such as MipTV and Edinburgh TV Festival. Currently he’s running a London based PR company called Percy&Warren.
About Uniarts Hub
Uniarts Hub pre-incubator programme will culminate in a live pitching event at the Academy of Fine Arts on 12 December 2023 at 4 PM – 6 PM. The current Uniarts Hub participants will pitch their business ideas for the audience and jury.
The pre-incubator program runs twice a year and the next call for applications will open in 12 December 2023. The next batch starts in 27 February 2024.
Photos: Sakari Kuismanen
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