Hanken New Ventures

An Innovation Platform for Students


Hanken New Ventures is an innovation platform which aims to encourage and support entrepreneurship among students at the campus in Vaasa. The platform provides means for students to find and develop new business ideas and to create growth and profitability in newly established business activities.

With focus on commercialization of students' business ideas, Hanken New Ventures seeks to combine, in cooperation with the industry in the region of Ostrobothnia, knowledge and resources existing within departments and units at Hanken, Hanken Executive Education Vaasa and the Hanken alumni network.

The project is developed by:

  • Hanken Executive Education Vaasa
  • The Department of Management and Organization in cooperation with Erling-Persson Centre for Entrepreneurship (EPCE)

During the development and project phase 2013-2014 Hanken New Ventures was  funded by:

  • The Regional Council of Ostrobothnia
  • Hanken Executive Education Vaasa
  • Svensk-Österbottniska Samfundet
  • The Department of Management and Organization