How You Can Connect with People & Businesses Who Are Making A Difference

They say that the people you surround yourself with, you become.  So take a moment - who do you want to become?

They say that the people you surround yourself with, you become.

So take a moment – who do you want to become?

Now, take another moment and consider who you surround yourself with.

If you want to be a mover, a shaker, a difference-maker, may we recommend that you start connecting to and surrounding yourself with people who want that, too…and maybe even some people who are a little bit ahead of you!

Starting businesses, building the economy, making social change, creating art, developing the city, getting “smart” – this city is full of awesome people, businesses, and organizations doing cool things. But it isn’t always easy to find your people, so we want to create an opportunity here to point you in the right direction.

Here are some upcoming events that you might love and some organizations/opportunities you can connect with for future events and opportunities:

Junior Senior Mentoring Program

Are you ready to connect with entrepreneurs and seasoned experts, share your knowledge, and help a new entrepreneur grow? Junior Senior mentoring may be for you!  This is a unique collaboration between Y-kampus and the city of Tampere to support the learning and growth of each person involved. Plus, you get credits!

Visit the webpage or email Ramona ( to learn more!



When: Period 2

Where: TAMK

C-LAB is an 8-week sprint during Period 2 that partners you with a diverse but like-minded team and a local company or organization in order to develop a plan to launch their product or service to market. A super cool opportunity to meet new people, learn new skills, and have the chance to get inside the mindset of an organization that wants to make an impact. C-LAB accepts applications from students in every field of study.

Apply by September 16 to be considered for the Period 2 sprint!


Back to School Night at Tribe Tampere

WHEN: 05/09/19, at 19:00
WHERE: Tribe Tampere, Pinninkatu 47

Join us on 5th of September to boost up your school year with new opportunities, build up new connections, and overall to have a good time!


Young Achievers

September 9, TAMK

Stay tuned for more information!


Stream Startup Festival

WHEN: 3 October 2019

WHERE: Hiedenranta, Tampere

STREAM Startup Festival is a non-profit event intended to support the journeys of early-stage startups by giving them practical support and tools for growth. Hear experts on panels and keynotes, pitches from startups, get training, and meet investors, founders, and like-minded others!

PS Get involved by volunteering! Register here by September 6



TribeX is a series of events organized by Tribe Tampere that offers practical and valuable content to its entrepreneurial community.


Business Tampere Events

Business Tampere hosts regular events so you can connect with leaders, industry, trends, and community. Don’t be shy to sign up for what is interesting for you!



WHEN: November 4-8, 2019

WHERE: Tampere

InnoEvent Tampere is a 5-day innovation festival in which brings together students and businesses. 1000 students team up to produce new ideas and solutions for the companies’ real commissions.

This is a unique opportunity to work on real-life challenges (in English and in Finnish) and learn together outside the classroom. This year, the theme is sustainability and boy do we have some exciting things in store for you!



WHEN: November 21-22

WHERE: Helsinki

Slush is “just a little gathering of 25,000 changemakers”. One of the greatest ways to get inside SLUSH is to volunteer. Register here by October 6!



International Tampere Hub

Looking for ways that you as an international can get involved, or even get a job in a startup? Check out the International Tampere Hub! The hub provides guidance to the startup world, access to major players, and info sessions and empowerment to build your career in Tampere. There will be Mix&Match networking events starting this autumn as well as cool, relevant trainings! To get involved, contact Kagan at




“Tribe Tampere is the support organization for entrepreneurial and startup players in the second biggest startup scene in Finland, Tampere startup city. It is made to stimulate collaboration and action between all the key ecosystem players.

Tribe is all about empowering people, we are stronger together! We want a clear path for startups to learn and develop. It is about creating the culture of being number one. Shared knowledge and team building activities help projects to be launched. Motivating active doers and connecting investors enables grandeur scale of impact and changes the world.”

Tribe hosts after works, events the above TribeX talks, and more. Follow them or keep up with their website to stay connected!

Y-kampus Courses + Events

Throughout the year Y-kampus hosts courses and events that are aimed to connect you with diverse, like-minded individuals and build an entrepreneurial mindset. Sometimes, we even have new opportunities that are spontaneous or unplanned, so besides keeping up with our website make sure to follow us on Facebook!



Wow! Did you have any idea that so many opportunities to find your people and pursue your passions even existed? We can’t wait to see what you create this year. And while you’re at it, don’t forget to register for Y-Portfolio so you can get ECTS (up to 10!) for all of the cool activities and events you are involved in!