Should I become a student entrepreneur?

Great that you are interested in student entrepreneurship! Hopefully you are willing to take this first step in your entrepreneurial career, because the journey is going to be long, instructive, memorable and surely worth it.

JES supporting the student entrepreneur

JES collaborates with many organizations in Jyväskylä and in middle Finland who are willing to help you during your journey as an entrepreneur. We will guide you to the right direction if you need any help. Don’t hesitate to contact us! 


To get more information you can contact the board and we will help you forward!

During your entrepreneurship journey you can ask help from:

The Startup Factory

Keski-Suomen Yritysidea

JES Contact person

Otso Korhonen

Public Relations Representantive

+358 50 401 7844

What if you tried?

Entrepreneurship does not have to be trying alone and you should not be left alone with your own questions. If you want to reach the top we recommend working ideas with experts. Thus, you can avoid pitfalls and predictable mistakes, and you recognize your business idea’s strengths.

I do not have a business idea but I’m interested in entrepreneurship. What should I do?

We highly recommend participating in JES's innovation events, such as IDEA JKL and Discovery Tuesday where you can test putting an idea into practice. We also encourage participation in other JES events, since they offer inspiration, interesting entrepreneur stories and networks.

I already have a business idea, but how should I commercialize it?

By commercializing it is meant that a business idea is formed to a model which generates customer value and income. Commercialization aims for you to have the best possible earnings model and income stream with which you can support yourself. In Middle Finland The Startup Factory and Keski-Suomen Yritysidea will help you in designing and commercializing your business idea .

As a student where I can get money to be an entrepreneur?

As a student you are surely worried about your financial situation and expenses related to establishing a business. However, there many ways to work as an entrepreneur you may not need a business ID (y-tunnus). To begin with we recommend that you try out your business idea specifically as a light entrepreneur and test if it works. As an entrepreneur and light entrepreneur you can earn as much as in paid jobs without affecting your student allowance months.