What is JES?

We encourage students to become entrepreneurs and we offer concrete possibilities to self development, finding your own thing, meet new people and getting contacted to the world of business. 

At its best our activities have made it possible to find a new job, generating business ideas and even establishing your own company!

Our background

In 2011 there was a group of guys who wanted to meet new active students interested about entrepreneurship in a relaxed atmosphere. Because there was no one that would have made it possible for entrepreneurial students to come together, they decided to start arranging events themselves. Eventually, more and more students got involved to these events. Jyväskylä Entrepreneurship Society was born. 


JES, or Jyväskylä Entrepreneurship Society is a group of entrepreneurial-minded students. We offer speaker events, workshops, inspiration, possibilities among many others. We are part of a nation-wide network of ES-organizations, who spread the joy of entrepreneurship in their own cities.


JES's mission is to combine ideas with creators and make entrepreneurship a real option for students.


In 2020 JES is the most prominent and interdisciplinary network in Jyväskylä for entrepreneurial students who are interested in self-development and for early-stage entrepreneurs.


  • Entrepreneurial spirit

  • Relevance

  • Transparency

  • Originality

  • Easy to approach

Being involved in JES and being part of the community is the best investment a student can make for their own future.

JES strategy 2023


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Board activity

The board arranges events and takes care of society’s activities. In addition to the chairman, the board includes approximately 12 board members, each have their own areas of responsibility. The new board is elected annually at the autumn meeting in November.


Events in a nutshell


Learn new things and meet interesting people

Easy to participate




Upcoming events

Tulevat tapahtumat

  • JES Sweatnesday x Juhani Risku
    JES Sweatnesday x Juhani Risku
    01 Dec, 18:00
    Jyväskylä, Lutakonaukio 1, 40100 Jyväskylä, Finland
    In this Sweatnesday we have Juhani Risku as our guest, and he will talk about startups. Risku graduated as an architect in Tampere in 1986, and during his career he has worked as an architect, acoustician and user interface designer.
  • JES 10 v. Kartanojuhlat
    JES 10 v. Kartanojuhlat
    04 Dec, 17:30
    Vaajakoski, Jääskeläntie 214, 40800 Vaajakoski, Finland
    Kartanojuhlat ovat JES:n näköinen iltajuhla, jossa on luvassa juhlaillallisen lisäksi erilaisia ohjelmanumeroita, kuten uuden hallituksen esittely, palkintojen jako ja yllätysohjelmaa. Illan aikana on myös mahdollista päästä nauttimaan saunan lämmöstä sekä virkistäytymään uimatynnyrissä.

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