Uskalla Yrittää is a set of entrepreneurship events and competition for young people all over Finland.

The set of Uskalla Yrittää regional events will be held in February and March 2025 all over Finland. All learners participating in the JA Company Program during the current academic year can register for the entrepreneurship events and competition.

Each regional event includes a sales event for the JA companies and a voluntary competition section. In the sales events the JA companies can present their products, services and expertise. From the regional competitions representatives are selected for the Uskalla Yrittää finals later in the Spring 2025.

Save the date: Regional events 2025

In the year 2025 organize we a total of 11 Uskalla Yrittää events around Finland. The regional events will be held during weeks 7–10:

  • 12 February 2025 Kotka
  • 13 February 2025 Jyväskylä
  • 18 February 2025 Kuopio
  • 19 February 2025 Hämeenlinna
  • 19 February 2025 Oulu
  • 20 February 2025 Vaasa
  • 26 February 2025 Kajaani
  • 27 February 2025 Raisio
  • 5 March 2025 Espoo
  • 6 March 2025 Tampere
  • 6 March 2025 Seinäjoki

Instructions for participants

Uskalla Yrittää regional events and competitions can be entered by any JA companies enrolled in the JA Company Program in the current academic year. 

Each JA company can only register for the event and competition of their own region. You can find events for different regions in the list above.




Registration is done by filling in the details of the JA company on the registration form, which will be published on this page on December 2024. Registration happens in Finnish or in Swedish.

Upon registration the JA company enters the following information:

  • Basic information about the JA company and its members as well as the information of the school and the teacher
  • Company logo, a description of the business idea, social media channels
  • Photography permits for all members of the JA company

Participation in Uskalla Yrittää events is free of charge.


Competition Categories and Criteria

You can familiarize yourself with the different competition categories and assessment criteria for Uskalla Yrittää regional competitions here.


Exhibition Stands

Each exhibition stand provides a table for the JA company’s use; other decorations can be brought by the companies themselves. Typically, there are no electrical outlets available at the stands. If your product or service demonstration requires electricity or has other special requirements, please indicate these separately during registration.

Specific requirements related to the exhibition stands will be negotiated with the responsible person for each event, considering the possibilities offered at the event venue. You can find contact information for your own regional event by clicking the respectibe page in the event listing above.


Photography Permits

For participants at the event, we kindly request permissions in advance for photography, as well as for the use of photos and videos in the communication and marketing of JA Finland (Nuorten yrittäjyys ja talous NYT).

  • For participants under 15 years old, we require parental consent for the child’s or adolescent’s photography and the publication of photos and videos after the event. The photo release form must be returned to the association upon event registration. You can obtain the photo release form from your teacher or download it here (in Finnish) or here (in Swedish) for guardians to fill in. Take a photo of the completed form or scan it and upload it to the registration form along with your personal information.
  • Participants over 15 years old give consent for photography and the use of photos and videos directly on the registration form.


Image material can be used, for example, in reporting on awarded JA companies in the Uskalla Yrittää competition. Images and other materials may be used in media, JA Finland, or its partners’ communications and reporting in any media, such as customer magazines, websites, video, or social media channels. JA Finland is committed to ensuring that the use of images or videos is not disrespectful to the subjects.

The given consent is valid until further notice and can be revoked by informing JA Finland representatives. However, revoking consent does not affect the use of previously published material retrospectively. This consent applies to the Uskalla Yrittää local event as well as the final event in Helsinki, if the person participates in both events.

Instructions for the Responsible Teachers


Photography Permits for Students

Information for Visitors

Uskalla Yrittää events are open and free of charge for visitors as well. Teachers, students and media representatives are welcome to follow the event and get to know the local young people’s JA companies. We welcome you to get excited and to encourage these young entrepreneurs!

Exhibition task for Students

Any questions?

Please, do not hesitate to contact us.

Nikita Gavrilenko

Nikita Gavrilenko

Events Producer

+358 45 6793 182

Mari Lehtonen

Mari Lehtonen

Communications Specialist

+358 40 4508 307