Please be noted that there are some changes in the schedule

September 27-30

Bringing ambitious people to the heart of North Karelian entrepreneurship

Polku is the largest and most diverse entrepreneurship event in North Karelia. The event brings together all entrepreneurial-minded people, regardless of age and field, to hear top speakers, attend lectures and workshops, and network.

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Where does Polku lead?

This year's Polku event aims to highlight the diversity and multidisciplinarity of entrepreneurship.
Polku'22 will be held in-person. The venue is located at the Joensuu Science Park (netWork Oasis, building 3A, fourth floor).
This year's program will be organized in two languages. Each day will feature speakers in both English and Finnish. Other side activities will also be bilingual.

Speakers

Tattoo artist @ La Familia Tattoo​

Speech artist

Startup investor

Director

Self-Awareness Coach @ Aamuhämärä Coaching​

Co-Founder & COO @ Kelluu

Owner @ EasyFit Joensuu

Changemaker

CEO @ Vatupassi

Omistaja @ Move On East

CEO @ K.O.J Consulting

Agenda

27.9

Day 1

Day organized by Optimi Ry

9:45 - 10:00​

(EEST)

Event opening

Language: Finnish 🇫🇮 & English 🇺🇸

10:00 - 11:00​

(EEST)

Panel discussion

Language: Finnish 🇫🇮

Kati Räisänen, changemaker

Jiri Jormakka, Co-Founder & COO @ Kelluu

Toni Ahonen, K-Market Reijola retailer

Joona Kotilainen, Co-Founder @ Tovari Marketing

Kalle Järvinen, CEO @ K.O.J Consulting

12:00 - 13:00​

(EEST)

Kati Räisänen, changemaker

Language: Finnish 🇫🇮

13:30 - 14:30​

(EEST)

Jiri Jormakka, Co-Founder & COO @ Kelluu

Language: Finnish 🇫🇮

15:00 - 16:00​

(EEST)

Mika Sorsa, Owner @ Move On East

Language: Finnish 🇫🇮

16:15 - 17:30​

(EEST)

Kim Väisänen, startup-sijoittaja

Language: Finnish 🇫🇮

17:30 - 00:00​

(EEST)

Iltabileet: Verkostoitumista

Language: Finnish 🇫🇮 & English 🇺🇸

28.9

Day 2

10:00 - 11:30​

(EEST)

Brunch with JoES

Language: Finnish 🇫🇮 & English 🇺🇸

11:45 - 12:15

(EEST)

What opportunities are there in the Joensuu region to develop your own business idea and start your own business?

Language: Finnish 🇫🇮

Satu Niiranen, Business Coach @ Business Joensuu

Heikki Immonen, Principal Lecturer of Entrepreneurship @ Karelia

13:30 - 15:00​

(EEST)

Panel Discussion: Hustling while Studying

Language: English 🇺🇸

Jenni Meesit, Marketing assistant @ Youpret & student @ Karelia

Antti Hodokainen, student @ Y-Akatemia

Niko Lindfors, Intrapreneur @ Lounastaja & Chair & CEO @ JoES

Andrei Potekhin, co-founder @ Yoosh & student @ Y-Akatemia

15:30 - 17:00

(EEST)

Jenni Janakka, speech artist

Language: Finnish 🇫🇮

29.9

Day 3

Day organized by Kilta Ry

11:00 - 12:30

(EEST)

Milla Törmälä, CEO @ Vatupassi

Language: English 🇺🇸

13:30 - 15:00

(EEST)

Tuukka Temonen, ohjaaja

Language: Finnish 🇫🇮

15:30 - 17:00

(EEST)

Toni Ilmakari, Owner @ EasyFit Joensuu

Language: Finnish 🇫🇮

30.9

Day 4

Day organized by JoES

12:00 - 13:30

(EEST)

Katriina Haapala, Self-Awareness Coach

Language: English 🇺🇸

14:00 - 15:30

(EEST)

Kide.app

Language: Finnish 🇫🇮

16:00 - 17:30

(EEST)

Inkku Escobar, Tattoo artist @ La Familia Tattoo

Language: Finnish 🇫🇮

17:30 - 00:00

(EEST)

Party: Sauna, Drinks & Networking

Language: Finnish 🇫🇮 & English 🇺🇸

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