“It is important for us to do our bit on behalf of bringing young people’s dreams to life. Entrepreneurship requires the courage to see and develop new, different business ideas and needs. This collaboration allows us to be involved in making young people’s dreams come true and to do some good. Work in the future will require an entrepreneurial approach so it is great that working life skills can also be developed in events like this,” says CEO at Howspace Ilkka Mäkitalo.
“In addition, it is worth noting that most of the young people do not compete in the event as individuals, but form teams around their ideas and work together toward a common goal. This is also one of the key business ideas and goals of Howspace; cooperation brings the best results.”
Exporting Finnish know-how and entrepreneurship to the global market is also part of the reason for the partnership of Howspace and JA Finland. JA is part of the international Junior Achievement network, and Howspace consolidated its position in the global market in the past year.
“It was wonderful to see how quickly all the regional Uskalla Yrittää events, the semifinals, and the final were transferred to the virtual environment. The event has previously been organized in the Kamppi Shopping Center, but now everyone across Finland can attend. It was great that the young people mastered the new working methods so quickly and started presenting their work to the jury and the audience”, says Mäkitalo happily.
“With Howspace, we can create a sense of coherence and inclusion in the event. The user-friendly platform allows the young people to work on pre-assignments and helps teachers form networks, not to mention inviting thousands of visitors to actively participate in the event.”