Frush features the popular student StartUp competition

If you have an innovation that promotes either sustainable development, circular economy and/or is based on regenerative thinking, participate in the FRUSH StartUp competition. The participating innovations will be presented to a panel of experts at the FRUSH 2024 event. Rewards, feedback, sparring, visibility and potential partners for finding funding are promised.

How to participate?

1. Make a maximum 3-minute video pitching your innovation

2. Fill out the participation form from the link below and attach your video no later than 29.2.

The competition video is not shown publicly and only the jury sees them. The jury has a duty of confidentiality regarding any trade secrets that may be in the videos. 

Kuva Forssasta

Course of the competition

The jury will select the five best for the semifinals by April 3, 2024. Semi-finalists will be notified personally.

The semi-final will be held in front of the public at the FRUSH festival in Forssa on April 24, 2024. Semifinalists may submit a video and/or perform live.

The best three of the semifinals will perform in the final of the competition at the FRUSH event in front of the audience and the jury on April 25, 2024.

Kuva Forssasta

What can be won?

Prizes sponsored by Häme Chamber of Commerce:

1st place € 3000
2nd place € 2500
3rd place € 1000

The winner will also receive a private preparation call/meeting from Fiban (Finnish Business Angels Network) and access to one Fiban online Academy training.

e.g. The Essentials course opens up what angel investors look at when evaluating startups as investment targets. These issues often come up for startups during investment negotiations.

Kuva Forssasta


  • Jussi Eerikäinen

    CEO, Häme Chamber of Commerce
    Jussi Eerikäinen
  • Paula Eskola

    leading expert, Motiva
    Paula Eskola
  • Annukka Pakarinen

    research director, HAMK Bio
    Annukka Pakarinen
  • Mika Järvinen

    Professor, Aalto University
    Juha Haukka
  • Tiina Laisi-Puheloinen

    CEO, Fiban
    Aija Bärlund