Who We Are

ABOUT US

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Our story

The beginning

Innovate or die originated from a Finnish innovation competition called “Idis-kisa”, held in Jyväskylä, Finland. The main content of Idis-kisa was very similar to our current Innovate or die – competition. University students were solving cases of the client companies. At that time, Idis-kisa was a two-day competition. As the event structure advanced, the two-day event turned into a coaching day held roughly one month before the event and the main competition that lasts around 30 hours.

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In 2013, Idis-kisa turned into a newly customized Innovate or die – competition. Since then, Innovate or die has been growing every year in Finland. In 2016, Finnish-rooted Innovate or die found its grounds in Spain. The event got welcomed so well that Innovate or die was organized twice in Barcelona.

Think bigger

Innovate or die has been influenced a lot by Tiimiakatemia (Team Academy), a business school that focuses mainly in learning by doing. To this day, most of our project group members have been studying in Tiimiakatemia. Our goal is to spread Innovate or die – competitions to all over Europe. The beginning of internationalization of Innovate or die – competitions will mainly happen through Team Academy networks. Through innovations and continuous development, our bigger vision is to organize innovation competitions all around the world.

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The Values

Unite

Feel it

We believe in appreciating other people’s point of views. We break barriers and unite people with different backgrounds. Diversity and teamwork lead to success.

Experience

Live it

We strive to create an engaging learning environment and strongly believe in learning by doing. Innovate or die offers a powerful learning experience.

Develop

Do it

Continuous development is the heart of the company. We are creating a culture, where innovation is valued and people feel encouraged to bring up their ideas.

The Team

About us Jari

Jari Savolainen

FOUNDER, CEO

jari@innovateordie.eu
+358442585347

Anniina Ronkainen

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

anniina@innovateordie.eu
+358405484516

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About us Tuomo

Tuomo Kuisma

HEAD COACH

tuomo@innovateordie.eu
+358407328424

Teo Tarri

HEAD COACH

teo@innovateordie.eu
+358442755091

About us Teo

Mikko Tammilehto

SALES & COACHING

mikko@innovateordie.eu
+358504009502

Let’s take things to the next level

THROUGH INNOVATION, DIVERSE IDEAS & A UNITING EXPERIENCE

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