We recently launched a new online course, Fresh Start UA. The course helps Ukrainian refugees to have a soft landing in Finland by releasing initial stress from the war, and as a next step, to learn basic entrepreneurial skills for starting a new life in Finland. The course was developed by a team consisting of Ukrainian-born entrepreneurs Yuri Kozik and Daria Sazonova, teachers from Aalto Ventures Program, and an expert from Aalto Online Hybrid Lab.
Quality content, clear information. It was extremely useful for me.
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When the war in Ukraine started, Yuri and Daria saw the need to help people who are fleeing the war to Finland to find the opportunities here. As the founders of a Finnish technology startup Advicera Oy., Yuri and Daria are experts in mentoring entrepreneurs, and they came up with the idea to develop a course for Ukrainian refugees. AVP decided to help with the course production in March 2022.
About the course
Attendees will learn skills that help them to get a job or start a company in Finland and plan their entrepreneurial activities. Fresh Start UA is free of charge and designed for independent learning. The language of the course is Ukrainian, and it’s suitable for any Ukrainian who wants to consider starting their own company in Finland and teaches entrepreneurship fundamentals. The course provides the opportunity to learn:
- How to launch a business in Finland
- How to generate and validate ideas for the business
- What are the opportunities to launch a business in the digital economy in Finland
- How to receive a support from various entrepreneurial organisations in Finland
- The Finnish business culture
- The practical methods for maintaining your mental health and the career-family balance
Thank you for the psychological advice on how to cope with stress and how to adapt in Finland.
— Course feedback —
The course is already running, with more than 140 participants as of September 9th 2022. For any new students, there will be a welcome webinar in Zoom on 19/08/22 at 13:00 where you can find more information about the course, ask questions, and get to know the speakers.Visit the course page