From Idea to First Revenue? The application period to the Turbiini pre-incubator program is now open!

Our pre-incubator student programs run twice a year on three campuses – in Myllypuro, Myyrmäki, and Arabia.

If you are interested in entrepreneurship or gaining entrepreneurial skills, the pre-incubator program is for you.   

The course encourages entrepreneurship and offers students the opportunity to come up with ideas and develop their business ideas together with students and experts in various fields. In addition, personal sparring and networking are offered while knowledge and skills related to entrepreneurship are accumulated.

Participating in “Metropolia Turbiini – Starting Your Own Business” pre-incubator course can replace the mandatory Innovation Project (10 ECTS). However, this should be agreed with the Head of your degree program. 

To highlight, you can participate with or without a business idea.  

Metropolia Turbiini – Starting your Own Business

When: 25.1. – 2.5.2024
Where: MMC104, Myyrmäki Campus
Course code:
LX00FD17-3003 Metropolia Turbiini – Starting your own business 
XX00FI68-3002 Metropolia Master´s Turbiini – Starting Your Own Business 

Registration: 27.11.2023 – 25.1.2024

Find more detailed information about the course in Metropolia’s Study Guide in the Elective Studies section when registration opens. Students from other universities must register via Open UAS. 

For whom:
Bachelor’s / Master’s degree / Open UAS.

This elective course is open to all Metropolia bachelor’s and master’s degree students who are interested in entrepreneurshipWhile located on the Myyrmäki campus, students from any Metropolia campus (including open university students) are warmly welcome. No matter if you study business, special engineering field, ICT, healthcare or wellbeingmedia, design, or culture – enroll in this course to learn entrepreneurial skills and mindset.


Thursday January 25th (13-16) (room MMC104): Introduction to an entrepreneurial mindset and myths 

Aim: We kick off the course with introductions, practicalities and fun activities to get us started. 

Thursday February 8th (13-16): Developing sustainable business, problem and business model canvases

Note: this week’s class is on Myllypuro campus (MPC4013) 

Aim: We will familiarise ourselves with the business model and problem canvas

Thursday February 15th (13-16)(room MMC104): Service design and business development

Aim: we will explore the service design process and methods. The WHY and the HOW. 


Thursday February 29th (13-16)(room MMC104): Your business Story: a workshop with special guest

Aim: Craft a story of your business idea and get a chance to develop your entrepreneurial skills such as active listening and feedback

March 7th (13-16)(room MMC104): Online businesses and customer research method

Aim: We will discuss what is an online business, validation for your idea with customer research, and revenue channels. 

March 14th (13-16) (room MMC104) Business ecosystems: what help is out there 

Aim: We will discuss what support is available in the Finnish business ecosystem. Be sure to check out the entrepreneur guide for Finland.

March 21st (13-16)(room MMC104): Cost and financial management with guest speaker 

March 28th (13-16)(room MMC104)Online Marketing with John Greene from Metropolia 

April 4th (13-16)(room MMC104): Prototyping and testing 

April 11th: No class

April 18th (13-16)(room MMC104): Pitch training

April 25th (13-16)(room MMC104): Business model testing and pitch training

May 2nd (13-16)Pitch day (Arabia Campus) 

May 10th: Written assignment ( Business Plan)



”The information provided was very useful for the growth of my business. Some of the information wasn’t even something I considered therefore, the course was very functional.”

“The pitching practice helped me be more confident to present in front of people.”



Service Designer Pamela Spokes

Erkki Alanen

Lecturer Tricia Cleland Silva

Lecturer Kaija Haapasalo


Metropolia students:

Register via Peppi or OMA. Find more detailed information about the course in Metropolia’s Study Guide in the Elective Studies section.

Open UAS:

Studentsfrom other universities must register via Open UAS.Participation is free of charge.