Ideas + innovative people + enthusiasm = bright future

Kuopio Entrepreneurship Society is an entrepreneur and student driven entrepreneurship community. We enhance entrepreneurial culture and multidisciplinary interaction between entrepreneurs, schools and students. We encourage people to refine their ideas, and we create an atmosphere to unleash hidden potential.


There has been a growing interest towards entrepreneurship among students in higher education. Our purpose is to serve the entrepreneurial-minded with powerful insights, skills & connections that inspire, motivate and help them to create new businesses. We are part of the movement towards a more innovative, creative, entrepreneur-friendly and economically healthy Finland.


To accomplish this we arrange events related to entrepreneurship. Collaboration is an essential part of our operations. Not everything can be learned in school, so we arrange different kinds of events for networking and encouraging people to take the next step. If you have ideas for the community, contact us without hesitation!

Our team

Niko Kosunen
niko@kuopioes.fi 044 2379868
Jade Jimenez
jade@kuopioes.fi 044 3266556
Bailey Lähdesmäki
Event Manager
bailey@kuopioes.fi 044 271 8451
Kenneth Muhumuza
kenneth@kuopioes.fi 041 7583738
Marco Rigano
Marketing Content Manager
Max Von Hellens
Events & Cooperation
Khalid Dool
Events & Cooperation
Robert Taylor
Startup Mentor
Anna Prudan
Events & Cooperation
Mikhail Milanov
Events & Cooperation
Ville Summanen
Cooperation & Mentor
Matti Heiskanen
Mentor & Cooperation
Katerina Manilova
Tuomas Holma
tuomas@kuopioes.fi 044 357 7803
Matti Laitinen
matti@kuopioes.fi 040 845 6155


Year 2018 – Shaping the community

The Innovation area—Day for Thinkers and Doers—was organised by Kuopio Entrepreneurship Society (KuopioES) in collaboration with the University of Eastern Finland (UEF). The participants included professors, researchers as well as students and entrepreneurs. The aim was to encourage multidisciplinary interaction and collaboration to spur innovation and entrepreneurship. Participants were encouraged to share both their views and …

1st. Innovation Arena – Day for Thinkers and Doers – 15th of December

The event will bring together professors, lecturers and researchers as well as students, entrepreneurs and collaborators associated with the University of Eastern Finland. The aim is to encourage multidisciplinary interaction and collaboration to spur innovation and entrepreneurship. Participants will learn about academic entrepreneurship as well as what is happening within the startup ecosystem in the Savilahti region. …

Annual Autumn meeting 26.09.2017, Actives get in and change the world!

English below: Kutsumme kaikki Kuopio Entrepreneurship Societyn jäsenet, aktiivit ja toiminnasta kiinnostuneet henkilöt sääntömääräiseen syyskokoukseen, jossa valitsemme ensi vuodelle uuden puheenjohtajan ja yhdistyksen hallituksen. Syyskokous pidetään tiistai 26.09.2017 kello 19:00, Kukkola Venturessa Neulaniementie 1, 70150 Kuopio. Kokouksen esityslista: 1. Kokouksen avaus 2. Kokouksen järjestäytyminen 2.1 Kokouksen puheenjohtajan valinta 2.2 Sihteerin valinta 2.3 Pöytäkirjan tarkastajien (2 …

Contact information


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