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 is approaching, and we want to do our best to make your participation as successful as possible. On this page, we have listed practical things to keep in mind when participating the virtual event.


During the event, students will have the opportunity to participate in workshops. If you participate in Takeoff as a class from one place, students can form smaller groups within the class during the workshops. If students participate from home, they can work either alone or with a classmate remotely. More detailed instructions on the workshops will be given during the event

Takeoff is streamed on the open web page. This allows a teacher, whose students participate from home, to leverage Teams or another remote connection to interact with their class during the event, if desired. This is completely optional, and the teacher must take care of the arrangements him/herself.


There is no longer break during Takeoff, allowing students time to go to lunch. Encourage students to take a small snack and drink to the event to keep energy levels high. If possible, agree with the school canteen on extended opening hours to allow students to eat after the event.


Takeoff is streamed on an open website, so there is no need to download any applications on your computer for the event. Before the event, you should check that you are able to reflect the view from your computer to the students. Also make sure that the audio works well. A microphone or webcam are not required for the event.


What to expect?

  • Takeoff is a great opportunity for students to practice their working life skills as well as get excited about entrepreneurship.
  • Takeoff inspires students to learn new things in a different way than usual.
  • Takeoff brings up the most current topics and serves the most interesting expert perspectives. Experts will include, among others, Andreas Saari, former CEO of Slush, and Naomi Holopainen, who works for ATAÁ agency for more diverse work communities. Learn more about the program here.
  • There will also be stunning prizes to be drawn among all participating students.


”What an opportunity, what a great event for students and young entrepreneurs!”

– Mia Matsson, Jakobstads gymnasium, Finland
Participated Takeoff 2018 as a Teacher