Game of IDEAS 9.9.2020

New business ideas will be unleashed again at Raseborg Castle!

Game of IDEAS

business idea competition

Wednesday, 9.9.2020, klo 17:00 – 20:00

Do you have a fantastic idea but not enough resources to make it a reality?
What if you took part in a competition where business angels are looking for the best business ideas in Western Uusimaa?

The competition includes two stages: in the first stage, all applicants present their business ideas online to Novago’s jury and Reidar Wasenius, the host of the final competition. Of these, the 8 most promising will be selected for the final competition to be held at Raseborg Castle.

Each finalist selected for the final competition has 12 minutes to convince the jury of business angels of their idea; the 4-minute presentation will be followed by an 8-minute discussion in which the jury will ask more specific questions.

The idea competition is public: it will be broadcast as a LIVE stream and recorded. This is a great opportunity to get more visibility for your business and products

If necessary, we offer sparring with a business consultant to develop your idea and presentation before the competition. If you are a sole entrepreneur, we can also think about whether we could find a business partner for you – teamwork is power!

If you are interested, please follow these steps:

1. Please fill out and submit the APPLICATION
2. Please wait for to be contacted

If you have any questions about the competition, please send an email to

Application period: 3.6. – 10.8.2020


The Finnish Business Angels Network (FiBAN) is a non-profit association of private investors on a mission to inspire private startup investing. FiBAN is one of the largest and most active business angel networks in Europe with over 650 approved investors as members.

Reidar Wasenius

Reidar Wasenius will be the presenter and knight of the castle. He is a speaker, educator, presenter, corporate coach and voice actor. In August 2019, Wasenius started a Corporate Social Responsibility project task at Soprano Plc as an Executive Director. Previously, he was the CEO of Fiban, a Finnish private investors’ association between 2017–2019.

(Multifoto/Johan Ljungqvist)

Check out the stage of the GAME of IDEAS competition! Raseborg Castle was built in the 1370s on a roche mountannée surrounded by water as the administrative centre of Western Uusimaa and its task was to control shipping and trade in the Gulf of Finland. The castle stood deserted for over 300 years, until restoration work on the ruins first began in the 1880s. Today, the Raseborg Castle Ruins is managed by Metsähallitus which is also responsible for its operations.

photo: Raseborgs_slottsruiner3_2017_Johan_Ljungqvist_multifoto