Could I become a student entrepreneur?

Great that you are interested in student entrepreneurship! We hope you are going to take this first step in your entrepreneurial career, as the journey will be long, educational and memorable, but definitely worth it.

JES supports the student entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship might feel overwhelming at first, but don’t worry – there are numerous parties and services in Jyväskylä and Central Finland that will be happy to help you succeed. JES’s vision and purpose is to bring together entrepreneurial minded people and inspire them towards entrepreneurship. We work in co-operation with parties that promote entrepreneurship in the Jyväskylä area, and when entrepreneurship is relevant to you, we will be happy to guide you to the right people and actors.

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The path to entrepreneurship will help you in Central Finland


Yritystehdas is a business incubator operating in the Jyväskylä area. Their aim is to help and train start-up growth entrepreneurs. In addition to this, Yritystehdas cooperates extensively with educational institutions through various courses and projects related to entrepreneurship.

Keski-Suomen Yritysidea

The Keski-Suomen Yritysidea is an advisory service that provides free advice and sparring for starting a new business. It is possible to get support for, among other things, evaluating a business idea and mapping one’s own strengths.

What would you do if you tried?

Entrepreneurship does not have to be drilling alone and you should not be left alone with your own questions. If you want to go far, we recommend working your thoughts and ideas together with experts. This will avoid pitfalls and predictable mistakes, identify the strengths of your business idea, provide reassurance for formal applications and, at best, give you a lifelong partner for your business.

I have no business idea but I am interested in entrepreneurship. What do I do?

We definitely recommend taking part in JES ry’s Idea JKL or Discovery Tuesday innovation competitions, where you can test the implementation of the idea. We also encourage participation in other JES events as they provide inspiration, expansive entrepreneurial stories and interesting networks.

I already have a business idea, but how should it be commercialized?

Commercialization refers to the design of a business idea into a model that generates value for the customer and revenue stream for you. Commercialization aims for the best possible earning model and income stream for you, for example, to support yourself in the future. Yritystehdas and K-S Yritysidea will help you to design and commercialize your business idea.

Where can I get money to try as a student?

As a student, you are sure to be concerned about your financial success and the costs of starting a business. However, there are many ways and avenues to work as an entrepreneur and you may not need a business ID. So to get started, we recommend that you try out your business idea specifically as a light entrepreneur and test its functionality. As an entrepreneur and light entrepreneur, you can earn as much as in paid employment without affecting your student support months.