Boost Startup Journey (10 or 15 ECTS)

You can apply for either 10ects or 15ects from Startup Journey organized by Boost Turku. Your application will be "approved with modifications", meaning you will need to return one or two written reports, depending on the number of ECTS credits you are applying for.

If you choose 10ects, write a final report about your Startup Journey experience (report template attached) and return it to me by email ( by 31.10.2019.

If you choose 15ects, you will need to make two reports: 1) a final report (the same template as above) and 2) a theoretical reflection report for which there is no separate report template. In the reflection report, you analyze your team’s steps during the Startup Journey in terms of different entrepreneurial theories. Consider how causation, effectuation and bricolage may have appeared in your team's phases during Startup Journey. Consider your team's process from the point of view of all the three theories approaches and at least use the three articles listed below. You can also utilize other additional sources. Remember to use the scientific citation method and complete the bibliography at the end of the report. The reflection report is 4-5 pages (1500-2500 words) in Swedish or English. Send me both reports by email no later than 31.10.2019.



  • Baker, T. and Nelson, R.E. (2005). Creating something from nothing: Resource construction through entrepreneurial bricolage. Administrative Science Quarterly, 50(3), pp.329-366.

  • Fisher, G. (2012). Effectuation, Causation, and Bricolage: A Behavioral Comparison of Emerging Theories in Entrepreneurship Research. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 36(5), pp. 1019-1051.

  • Sarasvathy, S.D., (2001). Causation and effectuation: Toward a theoretical shift from economic inevitability to entrepreneurial contingency. Academy of Management Review, 26(2), pp.243-263.