Welcome to Takeoff!


The event will be streamed on November 20, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in an online environment.



Takeoff 2020 will be held completely virtually in an online environment on November 20 as a one-morning event. The event is aimed at 15 to 25 years old high school and vocational school students and their teachers.

The morning-long event consists of inspirational speeches and workshops focusing on future working life. During the workshops, students form small groups in the classroom, where they brainstorm together on a given topic. Learn more about the program.

Above all, we hope that high school and vocational school teachers will participate with their student groups, but the event is open to anyone interested. Takeoff will be streamed to participants in an online environment, and the intention is that students participate the event together with their teacher from the same place (i.e. classroom). We hope to participate primarily as a class, making participation in the workshops more interactive and to ensure the engagement in the event. However, if the conditions prevents students from gathering in November, it will be possible for students to participate in the event independently from home.

If you are a teacher please learn here how to make the participation to Takeoff a successful part of the school day.


About Takeoff 

Takeoff is a business event for young people organized by Economy and Youth TAT together with its partners Slush, Nordea and Lidl. The event inspires students and gives a glimpse into future working life and the start-up world. At Takeoff, high school and vocational school students get to hear speeches of interesting entrepreneur guests, solve problems in workshops run by partners, and network internationally. Yearly Takeoff is attended by a total of 300 young people from Finland, Sweden and Estonia and therefore the language of the event is English.

Earlier the event was known as Slush Youth. In five years over 1 300 students all over Nordics have participated in the event.

An amazing experience that has set the ground stones for an exciting entrepreneurial career. Coudn’t wish a better explanation and description for what an entrepreneur actually is and does. Big time thanks for Slush and the inspirational Takeoff event.

Gabriel Abrahamsson, Thoren Business School, Sweden
Participated Takeoff 2018 as a Team Leader