Ahjo Accelerator Program helps ambitious teams take the next step with their business idea. The program brings experienced entrepreneurs, coaches and experts in various fields to help the teams with their business model validation, product development, and raising funding. Out of Ahjo (forge in English), every team comes out more prepared for the next stage of making the business reality. The outcome might be the first customer, funding, or a product with validated value to customers.
Ahjo is an six-week period of training, coaching, and working, starting on October 26th, with a grand finale on December 2nd.
The way we work
The first weeks of the program follow the same agenda. Teams commit to attend the following weekly events:
- Weekly coaching sessions: Held by Petri Vilen and Eetu Kirsi, teams can choose the most suitable time for them
- Tuesday or wednesday: guest speaker and team coaching sessions
- During the week: occasional meetings for the teams to get together and get support
Alongside the compulsory events, teams are expected to work on their idea.