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
Takeoff – A Business Event for Young people
Takeoff is a side event of Slush, the world’s leading start-up event. Takeoff, organized by TAT Business Courses in co-operation with Slush, offers high school and vocational school students the possibility to learn what the start-up world and future working life are all about. At the event the students get to network internationally, participate in workshops organized by companies, hear inspirational speeches from entrepreneurs, and even visit Slush.
In addition to Finland, students from other Nordic countries participate in Takeoff every year. Therefore, the language of the event is English.
Earlier the event was known as Slush Youth. In four years over 1 000 students all over Nordics have participated in the event.
Leadership experience for participating students
At Takeoff the students attend the company workshops in small teams. This year also Finnish students have the possibility to gain leadership experience by being a Takeoff team leader. The team leaders’ responsibility is to make sure their whole team is on time for each workshop etc. throughout the day. They also create positive team spirit and ensure everyone is comfortable with expressing their own ideas and thoughts to the team. Team leaders are able to gain valuable leadership experience and will be rewarded with a work certificate.
Applying for the team leader position takes place while registering for the event. As the registration is the teacher’s responsibility, so is applying for team leader positions. Therefore it is important to ask the students’ interest for being a team leader before registering for the event. We organize team leader training the day before Takeoff, Thursday the 21th of November at 12–3 pm. The training is held in Helsinki at Haaga-Helia’s Pasila Campus.