DREAM Finalists

Dream Startup & Student idea finalists are out! One startup will be investors’ choice with 10 000€ grand prize, and one student team will win tickets to Slush 2023 sponsored by Innovategy

Student Ideas will be presented starting 9.15 and startup pitching starts 12.40 on Fri 6.10.2023 in the order shown below.

ps. The event is almost full, so if You want to join the biggest investor event in Lahti, register NOW: dream.starthub.fi. The event is free & bilingual including catering, keynotes and afterwork with live music.

Student ideas

Our business idea, Betomo, aims to bring new kinds of moisture detection systems for monitoring the drying of concrete in construction sites. These systems can help speed up the construction process and reduce moisture-related problems in buildings.

AI Virtual Assistant helps with data research and analysis, as well as email writing and calendar management. www.workkiai.com

We bring an energy harvester for portable devices such as battery chargers, heating clothes, etc. Since we are using Piezo electrical harvester, it can be charged while the customer walks or works out. It will help especially children and the elderly to warm their clothes easily and quickly.

Ailune seeks to ease period stress and anxiety by making sustainable cotton sanitary pads freely and easily accessible whenever needed. We provide sanitary pads dispensers to public bathrooms. The service is offered on a subscription basis to businesses and social institutions such as schools.

Lonely app for spending free time at night. Date people, meet people and have fun at night. Enjoy your night!

StartUp finalists

12.40 ->

SOBERISTI®​ is a modern addiction treatment method​ that helps to get free from alcohol truly anonymously, with ease & joy. Our service has already helped thousands of Finns break free from alcohol, and next we aim to conquer the world! soberisti.com/

Our vision is to provide automated matching of jobs and job seekers with skill mapping and enriched job posting data. Our value proposition is More time and money for job seekers, counselors and employers. www.munjob.com/

PikaPay is a company building self-service solutions and currently providing a scan-and-go product for retail stores. Instead of waiting in line, use our app to scan, pack and pay, using your phone as a self-checkout in your pocket. www.pikapay.fi/

The web-based Ed-tech ecosystem platform offers streamlined skillsets. Our technology platform facilitates teaching and learning, connecting students with teachers, institutes, businesses, governments and other societal partners through inciting local and global real world cases, scenarios, problems etc. www.cogknit.io/

Canit is a mobile application developed for the sale and purchase of refundable cans and bottles. With Canit app, the seller gets easily and conveniently rid of their empty, refundable bottles and cans and the buyer gets money when returning them to a reverse vending machine. www.canit-app.com/fi


18 Wheels uLead is an ATV on patented suspension. ULead can get you over the obstacles like fallen trees and rocks up to 30 cm tall on speed up to 30 km/h (110km/h max) and doing it with up to 10x less ground pressure, so it almost doesn’t leave any trace! Still, its price is average, and service is easy. 18wheels.fi/

StarJump’s mission is to fight a physically inactive lifestyle. We have created an immersive fitness room where people light up and get engaged. We are doing this with the help of huge video walls, nightclub-styled lighting, and a top audio system. At StarJump we are not doing sports, we are having fun! www.starjump.fi/

Pro Recovery is a concept designed to support mental and physical well-being. This is an all-in-one service for companies and their employees. Pro Recovery Lounge needs only 30-50m2 space and is equipped with the best technology. A very cost-effective way to offer work well-being service on your premises. prorecovery.fi/

Real-time rendering technology with an addon for the world’s most used 3D artist program. infinity3dengine.com/

The Language Clubhouse is a solution that gives young children a playful head start to learn and speak a second language no matter their background or where they live. language-clubhouse.com/


Event sponsors: Helsingin kauppiaitten yhdistys, OP Financial Group / OP Päijät-Häme & INNOVATEGY

Event partner:  Lahden Seudun Kehitys LADEC Oy – Lahti Region Development LADEC Ltd

StartHub by: Lahden kaupunki / City of Lahti LAB University of Applied Sciences & ISKU