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A sneak peek into SeiES upcoming events and activities

We hope everyone had a nice and relaxing summer! Besides being on holiday, SeiES board has planned the events and activities of the upcoming academic year. We have also made many contacts with companies and organizations in the area of South Ostrobothnia as well as with other Entrepreneurship Societies all over Finland.

Join our events

The events and activities are there for you

We organize many kinds of events throughout the academic year. Seminars, trainings, competitions each have something different to offer you. You get to learn new skills, meet new people and challenge yourself. The events are held in English but it is also a great way to practice your language skills!

Everyone is welcome to join SeiES official opening seminar on 25 September. You get to hear more about SeiES, meet our cooperating partners and interesting speakers. The event continues with a cocktail party. We can reveal that one of the Dudesons has something to do with the event.

Our members can join our monthly member meetings. The meetings are organized on the second Monday of each month. SeiES invites a quest to each meeting to tell about an interesting topic related to the business world. These events have some food and beverages available. These meetings bring our members together and grows their network. Members are welcome to join our first member meeting at Tornisauna on 11 September. Not a member yet? Join at www.seies.fi/join

Follow us on social media, that way you always know what is happening next! You are also welcome to visit our office on the 6th floor of Frami F building anytime.

Monthly Member Meeting Events

Compete with your business idea or problem solving talent

SeiES takes part into the upcoming GrowUp Students competition by organizing pre-coaching sessions for the students that want to participate. GrowUp Students is a growth competition and coaching process for the businesses and business ideas of higher education students in the area of South Ostrobothnia. The price for the winner is 1000 euros!

GrowUp Students Event

Innovate or Die is a competition where students get to solve real life problems for companies. This year 20 students, five fastest from each faculty of SeAMK, get to participate through SeiES. The competition is held in November at Himos, Jämsä. The best team is to be rewarded with 1000 euros. Stay tuned!

Innovate or Die Event

SeiES goes to other events

From our webpage you can also find the events we recommend. One upcoming event recommended by us is Harvest organized by Vaasa Entrepreneurship Society. It takes place in Rewell Center Vaasa on 22nd of September.

“Harvest is the biggest student seminar in Ostrobothnia. Harvest gathers together future-oriented companies, students from all the six universities and engaging keynote speakers.”

You can find all the upcoming and recommended events here: www.seies.fi/#upcoming

I hope to see you at our events!

Best regards,

Pauliina

 

Volunteers in events

You are needed!

Entrepreneurship societies and other organizations in Finland are arranging awesome events but they would never be possible without all the volunteers who help to arrange them.

I was telling in my last post about the great events that I participated during the summer and how great they were.  But how many volunteers are needed to make these kind of events?

Answer you can find from the pictures below.

Shift volunteers
Shift volunteers
Slush volunteers
Slush volunteers

As you can see, there is hundreds or even thousands of volunteers making these kind of big events happen. Even in our first event, The Beginning, there was three awesome volunteers.

During the upcoming months and years SeiES is arranging many different events and we want to find awesome people to become volunteers. We form project group for each event and activity and there is plenty of things to do.

Benefits for volunteers

We can provide great work experience, awesome community, good platform to practice your English. Our projects are place to build networks and work with real life cases that can help your studies and future career.

Certificate of Project Work
Certificate of Project Work

We also give certificates for people, which you can use when you apply for a job.

You should apply to be our volunteer if you can answer yes to any of these:

  • Do you have some special skills like image editing, programming, photography,  etc?
  • Do you want to practice marketing, event organizing or some other things?
  • Are you just eager to be active and to gain great experiences and new friends?

To apply, send email to board@seies.fi and tell us little bit about yourself and what you would like to do or learn and what are you interested in. When we have projects available, we will then contact you.

To see our upcoming events, check http://www.seies.fi/#upcoming

 

Greetings from the President

Welcome to blog of Seinäjoki Entrepreneurship Society!

Blog of Seinäjoki Entrepreneurship Society

Hi, my name is Nora Yliviikari and I am the president of Seinäjoki Entrepreneurship Society – SeiES. Before telling you about SeiES, I will say a couple of words about entrepreneurship societies. The first one was founded in 1992 in the Silicon Valley, USA, “by a group of successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and senior professionals (https://tieeco.org/)”.  Step by step similar societies have been founded all over the world. In Finland the first entrepreneurship societies were founded in 2009 by students of higher education. During that year, AaltoES and Boost Turku were founded. Today we have 19 entrepreneurship societies in Finland and our SeiES is the youngest one of them.

Our story started at the beginning of 2017 and we have been a registered society since 21.4.2017. We are a non-profit association for students of higher education in area of South Ostrobothnia. We accept also alumni and support members. We co-operate with local companies and organizations. SeiES is run by students and its board is multidisciplinary. At the moment, we have students from five different bachelor level degree programmes and three faculties. Our vision is to be known as a local startup factory.

We want to encourage students to become entrepreneurs and inspire, develop and help them discover entrepreneurial thinking and mindset. Even if a student does not plan to become an entrepreneur in the future, we believe that it is very good to own an entrepreneurial mindset. This kind of mindset helps the student to stand out from a mass in both life and working field. It also brings extra value to their future employer. In the future, we will offer seminars, trainings, boot camps, mentoring and many other interesting events. We hope to see many of you in our upcoming activities. For students, we offer an environment where they can enhance their English skills and develop different kind of skills for their future career. Our events and projects will give work experience to volunteers. We want to create a community where people want to dream, innovate and give birth to new ideas.

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Our board will use the summer to plan upcoming events and activities, so remember to follow our social media channels to see what we are planning. Take time to do something that you enjoy, charge your batteries, walk your head high in the clouds and dream big. I want to wish you all a warm, beautiful and relaxing summer full of adventures!

Best wishes
Nora Yliviikari
President of Seinäjoki Entrepreneurship Society – SeiES

P.S. Don’t hesitate to contact me: nora(at)seies.fi