Rollin' into 2022

Hello all! Mika and Shweta here, the new content and marketing leads for Metropolia Entrepreneurship Society.

Last November in the annual Fall Meeting, Metropolia Entrepreneurship Society (MetES) community voted for a new board. In this blog post you will find out about what Entrepreneurship Societies are, what is MetES, a little bit about our orientation weekend and what projects are coming this year with us!

What the heck are ES’s?

Entrepreneurship Societies are organizations run mostly by student’s who are entrepreneurs, interested in entrepreneurship, interested in self-development or fascinated in getting experience on different topics of business development.

ES’s create entrepreneurship, business and self-development related events, workshops programs and content. They also offer like-minded people a community to spar business ideas, develop skills, make friends and have fun. Finnish ES ecosystem is strong, and there are various other ES’s around the country - MetEs is one of them, established in the spring of 2020. MetES is part of the 3ES alliance with LaureaES and XES.

ES’s are most commonly open and free for people to join for membership, volunteering and other responsibilities.

New board new year

From the 15th to the 16th of January, the MetES board of 2022 had an onboarding weekend in Villa Suvelan. There are loads of talent and ES experience on this board, and we have big plans for the upcoming year where we can’t wait to invite you all to participate!

The two day onboarding started on Saturday, when Hannes Jesar - a long time advisor (in other words the godfather :D) of MetES - introduced the board how Entrepreneurship Societies work and told a brief history of how the ES scene began, Finnish ESs and MetES. The board reviewed this year’s main projects, and the first workshop ended with an insightful team working exercise called the Marshmallow challenge.

The rules of the Marshmallow challenge are easy; in 18 minutes, a group can use 20 sticks of spaghetti, one yard of tape, and one yard of string, and one marshmallow to build the tallest structure with the marshmallow on the top.

On Sunday, the board 2022 reviewed the strategy and roles for the upcoming year. Luckily the talent is sky-rocketing and ES experience on this board, and a variety of roles and responsibilities were filled.

Here’s our board members and their roles this year. 😍

Glimpse about what is coming up in MetES 2022

For this year MetES has tremendous amounts of new and thrilling projects as well as events coming up to raise the activeness in our community.

MetES will be continuing it's the wonderful alliance with LaureaES and XES. Our plans are to create even more meaningful event concepts and workshops for our stunning members. Unreal Meetup will return as a concept, and the alliance is designing a bigger concept for the future – magic upcoming!

Monthly meetups will also be organized to maintain a strong relationship with our members and to update them with our everly ongoing happenings. For each month we will have different agendas and workshops planned. For example; karaoke, pool, pitching competitions, public speaking, photography, how to better your CV/Linkedin profile and much more. Snacks and drinks will be served so be sure to join us ;-)

MetES is seeking collaborations with startups that are offering internships and providing consulting for business concepts. We are also partnered with Metropolia pre-incubator program, Turbiini, which supports early phase startup in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area, while also acting as an in-house business incubator for student-driven business ideas of Metropolia University of Applied Sciences.

What’s next!?

Moving on to the task at hand, our next new upcoming workshop will be hosted on the 23rd of March at Helsinki XR Center, with a collaboration with OP Group and Op Kevytyrittäjä (OP Light Entrepreneurship). Tickets will be available next week!

While the OP Light Entrepreneurship is a service that helps you set up your own business for example by handling paperwork, keeping the accounts and doing tax returns for you, applying for a business ID on your behalf, giving you the ability to become a private trader and entitling you to value-for-money benefits and having specialists advise you on entrepreneurship.

A specialist by the name of Lassi Leppänen will be joining us and holding an interactive workshop on all of these topics mentioned to setting up your own business.

We aim to host workshops for our community monthly, related to self-development and concrete skills. Our eagerness to see you for our OP workshop and develop our entrepreneurship skills together is indescribable. Upcoming planned themes evolve around NFTs, DAOs, Web 3.0 and other entrepreneurial communities, so stay tuned for that as well!

Make sure to stay updated on all of our happenings by subscribing to our monthly newsletter through our membership which is available in Kide app; and our social media which will be linked below :D

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Authors: Mika Leminen & Shweta Kad