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StartUp School - Pitching Camp

StartUp School - Pitching Camp

Code: WOR8HH023
Scope: 3 ECTS (81 h)
Timing: 1.-7. semester
Language: English or Finnish
Course level: Professional Studies (or Free-choice)
Course type: Elective (or Free-choice)

Starting level and linkage with other courses
Student is participating in StartUp School coaching process.

Learning objectives and assessment
Student is able to present his/her business idea effectively and efficiently under pressure and established deadlines. Student is able to bring up the uniqueness of the idea and knows how to develop the business idea and the pitch further based on the feedback. Student is able to give feedback and develop networks with other entrepreneurs and stakeholders.

During this course, student will:

  • Practice pitching
  • Practice presentation skills
  • Train peer support and networking
  • Practice target setting
  • Practice working under pressure
  • Practice giving feedback

Recognizing and validating prior learning (RPL)
Accreditation of prior learning is applied on the course according to separate instructions. Please contact startupschool@haaga-helia.fi.

Working life connections
The course is run in co-operation with experienced entrepreneurs and business developers.

Internationality is visible through the guest speakers and assignments.

Learning takes place in a camp where different methods are used to practice and develop pitching. The camp ends with a pitching session where a jury consisting of coaches will evaluate the effectiveness and clarity of the idea presentation. Every student has an individual coaching session before leaving the camp and completes pre- and post-assignments.

Learning methods
Intensive one-day camp

The course is graded on the scale 1-5.  Assessment criteria from GLOBBA Competence Grid.






You know the key concepts within the course’s scope, but are yet to develop the general view and the big picture of the subject matter.

You know the key concepts well and can explain how the theories and models function and the tools are used. You have a general view of the subject matter.

You have a strong command of the key and related concepts. You can critically evaluate theories, models and tools. You can demonstrate explicit knowledge of the subject matter, and how it relates to other disciplines.



You can complete given tasks and assignments with assistance. You need to develop how to apply knowledge.


You complete given tasks and assignments independently. You apply knowledge in hands-on business related situations. You can critique your own practice and identify ways to improve.


You apply knowledge in demanding business related situations. You can prioritize and critically select tools and methods for solving complex problems in the subject matter.




You demonstrate some ability to perform skills and have basic knowledge, but you have difficulty to manage without assistance.

You demonstrate sufficient ability to perform skills and have basic to good knowledge. You can perform independently, but you have some challenges in passing on your skills and knowledge to others. You have an interest in professional development.


You execute skills with natural proficiency and you have detailed and explicit knowledge. You can perform independently and you are also able and actively willing to help others develop and pass on your skills. You have an attitude of continuous professional development.

Teachers responsible
Please see StartUp School website http://startupschool.fi/who-we-are/coaches/.

Course materials
Course materials are provided with the pre- and post-assignments and during the camp.