The basics

What is Dynastart?

Dynastart is an online business ideas pre -incubation community for students. It's a new way to use Social Media tools in sharing creative ideas between students and teachers within the business studies.

Student may express his/her business idea or project by producing videos, loading pictures and writing short description of the idea. Student can evaluate and test his/her idea with other users and get feedback and support for his/her further development.

Platform supports teachers in evaluating the ideas and works as a tool in business skills development.

JA Finland

We are part of Junior Achievement Finland is a Finnish branch of JA Worldwide. JA Finland is dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. More information www.dynastart.fi/en/page/ny-start

The mission of JA is to use hands-on experiences to help young people understand the economics of life. In partnership with business and educators, JA brings the real world to students and opens their minds to their potential.

JA enterprise and economic education programmes are designed for young people ages 6-25 and are implemented through a partnership between local businesses and schools.

What is Sense Business Idea Competition?

Sense is a business idea competition in many fields, creating new ideas, developing innovative business ideas, inspiring and providing tools to create innovations.

Sense is targeted for students of HAMK, LAMK and Laurea. They are offered a chance to participate in Sense training.

The competition will take place at each institution – HAMK, LAMK and Laurea. More information www.dynastart.fi/sense

What is NIBS Business Plan Competition?

Lahti University of Applied Sciences is part of the Network of International Business Schools (NIBS) Business Plan Competition.

The main goal of the competition is to increase entrepreneurship amongst students. The competition is organized together with the Business School members of the NIBS Network in a similar way as NIBS Case Competition.

The Network of International  Business Schools (NIBS) is a group of business schools from around the world which believe that the internationalization of business and the globalization of the economy are essential elements in the evolution of managerial practices. NIBS was formed in 1993 and currently has 91 institutions in over 30 countries. Please visit www.nibsweb.org for more information.

How do I know someone won't steal my idea?

Being open and sharing ideas is an essential part of Dynastart. If your idea is good, then other people might be interested in it.

You do not need to publish your invention or the way you are creating the solution. You need to show a problem, how your solution brings value and solves the problem and then convince that you can make it.

Language options

You can choose either Finnish or English to your language. Conversations only in Finnish or in English.

How can I create an account?

Press "Register". Select a role (student / public operator / mentor / other).

How can I contact Dynastart crew?

You can contact by phone or via email.

Aku Mattila, 044 708 0901 aku.mattila[at]lamk.fi

Starting a project

How do I start a project?

To start a project you have to register first. After that log in and go to your user menu and press the "New project" button. We'll ask some basic questions about your project. Instructions how to start a new project in pdf format.

How to add a video?

To add a video you have to register to Youtube www.youtube.com or to Vimeo www.vimeo.com first. You have to publish the video there before. When you start a new project in Dynastart, link your video from Youtube or Vimeo.

Any tips for shooting great videos?

You don't have to be a video expert to make a good one. Simply be personal and talk about your project. Put yourself in front of the camera for at least a moment so that people know who you are - making that personal connection is key. Show people examples of your work and use any fun visuals you can think of. We recommend that maximum length of the video is three minutes.

There are a million different ways to tell your idea. Have fun with it!

You may lend iPod Touch -devices. It's easy to film and edit the video with iPod Touch. If you need any assistance, don't hesitate to contact: aku.mattila[at]lamk.fi

Can I run more than one project at once?

Yes you can. There is no limit to how many projects you can have but we recommend that you have couple projects at one time.

I can't see my project although I launched it

Our admins will check it first. You can find your project before launching from user menu and "My projects". 

Managing your project

Can a project be edited after launching?

Go to your project page and press "Edit".

How can I add partners to my project?

You can add partners in section "Contact information" when you are starting a new project. Press "Add one more user". Find your partners upon username. Note: Your partners have to be registered.

If you want to add partners after publishing. Go to your project page and press "Edit".

How many partners can I have?

As many as you want. When you add partners, they can also edit the project.

Can a project be deleted?

Only Dynastart administrator can delete projects.

Project media

Is a video required to launch?

Yes, that is the point of the Dynastart.

Can I use copyrighted material as part of my project?

Don't publish music, images, video, or other content that you don't have the rights to. You may upload free music from www.freemusicarchive.org, www.creativecommons.fi or www.freesound.org. You may find free music also from Youtube's video settings. Free images are available at www.sxc.hu.

What's the allowed file size for images?

Images must be 8 MB or less, and one of the following file types: jpg, jpeg, png, gif.

Can I upload more than one image?

As many as you want. Note: You have to upload at least one image.

Can I delete my project images?

Yes you can. You can replace your images with the new ones.

Can I delete my project video?

You can always replace your previous video. You can have new ideas from other users comments and suggestions.

What are project updates?

Project creators use updates to keep their backers informed on the development of the project. You can post updates with video, images and texts - and you should!

Account settings

How can I change my password?

Make sure you're logged in Dynastart and press "Edit profile".

I forgot my password, how do I log in?

Press "Log in" and after that press "Forgot password" -button. A link will be emailed to you, and you can set yourself a new password. The link is open 1 hour.

How do I delete my account?

Please contact Dynastart administrator aku.mattila[at]lamk.fi