#IStartedThis

Stories about real entrepreneurs and ways to become one. 14.9. - 2.10.

Cyrus

Polaris Kielipalvelut Oy, Founder

“It's rewarding to successfully build something of your own that benefits the entire community.”

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Naomi & Wanda

Ataá Agency, Co-founders

"Representation and different role models are the key to young people being able to pursue bigger dreams."

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Laura

Laura

Partners at Noste, Founder

“In entrepreneurship, only the sky is the limit – and your own courage.”

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Jesse

Rens, Co-Founder

“Looking back, Rens probably could not happen anywhere else but Finland.”

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What #IStartedThis?

The I Started This campaign breaks entrepreneurial stereotypes and updates the entrepreneurship discussion to the present day. The campaign showcases 26 diverse role models, and thus seeks to inspire more people to pursue entrepreneurship.

I Started This campaign logo

Breaking the myths of entrepreneurship

78% feels like entrepreneurship will be more common in the future

feel that entrepreneurship will become more common in the future

Youth Barometer 2019

Breaking the myths of entrepreneurship

88% feel that work must correspond their own values

feel that work must correspond to their own values

Youth Barometer 2019

Breaking the myths of entrepreneurship

58% agree that they would like to try entrepreneurship at some point of their their career

agree that they would like to try entrepreneurship at some point of their career

Youth Barometer 2019

Breaking the myths of entrepreneurship

think that university degree is needed to obtain entrepreneurial attitude and skills

Youth Barometer 2019

Tell your entrepreneurship story on social media with the hashtag #IStartedThis.

The campaign needs your help: Tell your story about entrepreneurship with the hashtag #IStartedThis during the campaign period 14.9.-2.10.2020. e.g. on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin or Instagram.

You can share your story in any format you like and e.g. answer to one of these questions:

Why did you become an entrepreneur? What entrepreneurship means to you? What’s rewarding in entrepreneurship and what’s difficult on the other hand? What is driving you forward? Have you faced any stereotypes or myths about entrepreneurship that you would like to change?

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