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October 2022 Joensuu Draft call results and tips for future applicants

Out of the seven teams selected for the first phase, six teams are led by women with diverse backgrounds and work experience. Heikki Immonen, Karelia University of Applied Sciences A total of 17 teams applied – many of the applicants are seeking to implement their entrepreneurial dreams. In October, the third Draft call in Joensuu […]


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Coaches’ point of view when setting-up a business in Finland as foreigner

For a Draft entrepreneurship coach, an international team targeting international market is always a unique opportunity. In this article our coaches Iouri and Helena reflect on key aspect of working with Team EnviroVesi. 5.5.2021 Iouri Kotorov, Karelia University of Applied Sciences Helena Puhakka-Tarvainen, Karelia University of Applied Sciences Main points This article talks about the […]


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Water treatment solution for the Nigerian market – Case EnviroVesi

Two UEF PhD students embarked on a quest to solve some of the problems of getting access to clean water in their home country Nigeria. The project started on business course for doctoral students, but quickly expanded and the duo were accepted to the Draft Program. 5.5.2021 ‘Tomi’ Ikotun, Phd student, University of Eastern Finland […]



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Team: Traveload

What does Traveload stand for? Our goal is to create a personalized travel plan, based on customer lifestyle, wishes, opportunities, goals, and budget. Our travel plans are fully individual and made from scratch. Each traveler is a new task, we have no templates, drafts, and limits. It means that the traveler does not fit into […]


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Team: Poppy

Team: Poppy – Online clothing store and Pop-up Store We are team Poppy from Karelia University of Applied Sciences. We are two business students who always seek new opportunities. Our idea is to develop a new design brand and sell our products through online store. We noticed that in Joensuu there are need for more […]



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New Draft teams in January 2019

This spring eight new teams were elected to take part in the Draft Program®. The teams will test and develop their ideas with the help of micro funding. In addition, two current Draft teams received extra funding. New teams are: Mira Hyrkäs + team, RiveriaMinna Aulassaaari + team, Riveria Samu Kaivola + team, Riveria Andrei Potekhin + team, […]