Cambridge Venture Camp

The Once in a Lifetime Experience

Are you ready to take on the world? Cambridge Venture Camp is coming again in spring 2019. Get your business ideas ready, the application period starts in January! Together with Haaga-Helia, Laurea, and Metropolia Universities, the Cambridge Venture Camp-team provides this unique opportunity to participate in this intensive course in Finland and Cambridge UK in order to bring entrepreneurship closer to the students.

Cambridge Venture Camp was the first time organized in November 2007 and has then grown into a full-on accelerator camp for ambitious students developing their own business ideas. In order, the eleventh Cambridge Venture Camp will be taking place in March and April of spring 2019. Spend two weeks developing your business idea with experienced mentors, inspiring workshops and exciting visits in Helsinki’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and in Cambridge, UK. Every Bachelor and Master degree, as well as exchange students with a business idea from Haaga-Helia, Laurea or Metropolia, can apply to this program.

Get ready, this you don’t want to miss!

Pre-event 14th of March |  Finland Week 25th -29th of March |  Cambridge Week 7th – 11th of April |  Demo Day, 24th of April.


Thank you for your interest, we’re currently processing the applications and will reply to all applicants shortly.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Cambridge Venture Camp?

Cambridge Venture Camp 2019 is a two-week long entrepreneurship camp for all Haaga-Helia, Laurea and Metropolia students. Develop your business idea with top-level mentors and workshops.

What are the dates of the program?

Application period: 14.1. – 3.2.
Interviews: Week  7
Selections announcement: 18.2.
Pre-event: 14.3.
Finland Week: 25. – 29.3.
Cambridge Week: 7. – 11.4.
Demo Day: 24.4.

What are the costs of this camp?

Traveling and accommodation (inc. breakfast) in Cambridge week are covered by the program as well as some lunches during Finland week. Transportation to the Helsinki Region is not covered, nor possible visa costs.

Do I need a visa?

Currently, an EU-citizen won’t need a visa to enter the UK. If you are a non-EU citizen and get selected, you should check here if you need a visa;  Visa costs are not covered by the program.

I have a question that was not answered here. Where can I get answer to that?

Please contact us by using the form below or send us an email to cambridge(at)

Who can participate?

All Bachelor, Master, Degree, and Exchange students from Haaga-Helia, Laurea and Metropolia Universities of Applied Sciences can apply either individually or in teams.

Can we apply as a team?

Yes! Please make sure to fill in all the team members information to the application. And please note that if the team is bigger than 2 persons, only 2 persons/team can participate in the Cambridge week.

Will I get study credits from this course?

Yes, all attendees will receive 5 credits from Cambridge Venture Camp.

Why should I apply?

Well, you will end up with a well-developed business idea and lots of networks on top of the 5 study credits and a free trip to Cambridge… So why not, what is there to lose? 😉

This sounds awesome! Where can I apply?

Application period opens the 14th of January. Link can be found on this page 🙂

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