14-15/3/2020 @ Maria 01

It’s free, but limited to only 30 people

What is SWITCH?

SWITCH is a 2-day tech startup bootcamp that help participants experience a simplified process of building a tech startup, switching them into startup mode and pushing them to the local ecosystem. 

SWITCH takes place on 14 March (09.00–16.00) and 15 March (09.30–15.30) at Maria 01. 

It is entirely free of charge if you are selected to the program.


Saturday, 14 March 2020

Keynote: Finnish Startup Ecosystem | Speaker: Niilo Pirttijarvi – Head of Startups at Slush.

Keynote: Vietnam Startup Ecosystem | Speaker: Trang Nguyen – Founder & Head of Partnership of JunctionX Hanoi, Partner Community Manager at KONE Corporation. 

Workshop: Ideation | Speaker: Loan Le – Designer at Futurice.

Panel Discussion: Leadership | Speakers: Atte Penttinen – Operations Lead at Rentle and Daniel Rahman – CEO at Integrify.

Sunday, 15 March 2020

Workshop: Sales | Speaker: Ilyas Boudrari – Sales Manager at Liid.

Interactive Panel: Foreign Entrepreneurs | Speaker: Aaro Isosaari – CEO at Kiuas.

Workshop: Fundraising | Speaker: Pauliina Meskanen – Investment Manager at Wave Ventures.

Review session and pitching.  

Sponsors & Partners


What do you get out of SWITCH?


Our speakers will provide you with insights about the startup ecosystem, ideation, leadership, fundraising, and sales. We choose topics based on the needs of foreign entrepreneurs in Finland.


You will be able to connect with inspirational people and experts in the startup ecosystem.




Want to join as a volunteer?


SWITCH takes place on 14 March (09.00–16.00) and 15 March (09.30–15.30).

No. It is entirely free of charge if you are selected to the program.

Not only learn, network, practice within 2 days but also grow your ideas with VietES mentoring package which we will accompany you to nurture and turn your ideas into a real business.

The program is open to anyone, regardless of nationality and background. However, only 30 applicants are selected for the program.

You have to sign up by submitting your application. Please kindly note that only 30 participants are accepted, so make yourself stand out.

The event is entirely in English. All the participants are required to speak English even if they are speaking with someone from the same country.

Yes, you can. It is not necessary to have a background in tech. Whether you are a techie, a designer or a business guru, you’re welcome to join the program.

No, you must attend both days.

If you wish to continue to grow your ideas, we will help you make it happen through a fellowship after SWITCH. More information about it will be revealed soon.