“Proakatemia is the best source of knowledge and competence for entrepreneurs of the 2020s”

We believe that inspiring ideas build up in a fun and creative atmosphere. Everyone is responsible for their own progress and learning with support from the team and the community. Proakatemia people share the high work motivation and ability to take action. We want to learn and succeed.

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Where it all began

In 1999, a poster appeared on the wall of Tampere University of Applied Sciences. The poster read: “Are you sick and tired of cramming for exams – How about a trip around the world?” This poster attracted the first students to apply into Proakatemia. The first team was build up by 20 brave students who were ready for challenges. When the action started in the autumn new students and coaches were in the same boat, creating something groundbreaking – Proakatemia.

The students founded the first team enterprise in Proakatemia, Villivisio, which is still in business and the third largest marketing agency in Tampere. Our method of learning originated in Tiimiakatemia in Jyväskylä where it all began. We believe in learning by doing instead of lectures. We will continuously develop our way of working and learning and therefore we will be able to answer the needs of working life.


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Where are we now?

The new team enterprises established last autumn are doing great. Because of the growth of our community, we moved to bigger premises last summer. Welcome to Finlayson to see our new and amazing hub and meet the team entrepreneurs!


Proakatemia essays

During their studies the students of Proakatemia read a lot of books. They also write essays of what they’ve learned (also in English!). All the essays are completely free to read.

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