Startup Circus, launched 2017, is an annual event that showcases the best student teams from different education institutions in Helsinki area. Student teams from Aalto University School of Business, Hanken School, Aalto Ventures Program (AVP), Haaga-Helia and The Shortcut compete against each others' during an evening pitching competition. The event is combined with arts, particularly circus performers and visual arts, in the form of participatory art installation and a pop-up art exhibition. Startup Circus has been supported by various foundations and Kauppatieteellinen yhdistys. The event gives the early-stage student teams more visibility in their work and also a bit of funding and aim to support artist work in a new format.
See more about the philosophy of the event, teams and artists: https://startupcircus.fi/
News about 2018 event: https://aaltopreneur.fi/2018/12/18/startup-circus-was-in-the-town/