Tapaus x DDB – Business Sk8 for Good

TAPAUS x DDB – Business Sk8 For Good with Tony Hawk

TAPAUS and DDB together with Tony Hawk will organize a charity skateboarding event called Business Sk8 For Good where the next generation of business influencers come together in a mini ramp jam. The event will take place on Friday the 7th of October at Nordic Business Forum 2016 held in Helsinki fair centre / Messukeskus. The contest finals will be judged by one of the keynote speakers of Nordic Business Forum 2016 and a living legend of the sport, Mr. Tony Hawk.

The idea

Our goal is to bring the next generation of business influencers together in a good-spirited skateboarding charity event. While having fun and networking our aim is to generate funds that help to enable the experience of skateboarding for the coming generations. This effort is created to spread the creative and positive vibe of skateboarding to the next generation. Join in and let your staff shred for your company.Good session. Good times. For a good cause.

The Event

In the afternoon of the second seminar day of Nordic Business Forum 2016 we will start the event by watching Tony Hawk’s keynote via video stream together. After that we will have a miniramp jam with qualifications, finals and a good time. The ramp is located in the partner area of the Nordic Business Forum 2016 event. The miniramp specifications will be: Transition: around 2,3 m Height: around 1,4m with two extensions Width: around 5,5 m and Flatground: 2,8 m. Find the event from Facebook.

The Charity

All the funds from the registration fees will be channeled in total through The Finnish Skateboarding association. They will turn those resources into Classes for beginners, tutors, equipment for classes, more events  and basically support and scale the good work of ”Skeittipaku” which has operated with very limited resources so far. What if you are down for the good cause but nobody in your company skates? No worries! We have set up a ”Shred For Hire” sponsorship service where your company can adopt legendary Finnish skaters to represent your company.


Funds for good aka pricing:

With the participation price of 299€ (+VAT) your company will get one representative for the miniramp contest. You get 20 admission tickets for the people in your company to cheer for your skateboarder at the event.

Your company name will also be mentioned in the list of participating companies and your logo will be included on this website. The price contains the access to Messukeskus/Nordic Business Forum 2016 Partner area at 15.00 on the 7th of October. Nordic Business Forum 2016 ticket is not needed. All funds generated by this charity will be channeled through The Finnish Skateboard Association

Agenda 7th of October:

15.00   Doors open / Event starts (Through Southern entrance)
Tony Hawk keynote speech via live stream
16.15   Miniramp – warm-up
17.00   Miniramp Jam – Qualifications
18.00   Tony Hawk arrives to the miniramp / Interview
18.05   Miniramp Jam – Finals judged by Tony Hawk
18.30   Award ceremony
19.30   Event ends

—> After party, beer, and even more networking TBC

Tony Hawk

At the event he will be talking about how his business skills have helped create a Tony Hawk brand that includes a billion-dollar video game franchise, successful businesses such as Birdhouse Skateboards, Hawk Clothing, and the Tony Hawk Signature Series sporting goods and toys. At the age of 48 he is still going for the 900.


How to register:

Register by filling in the required company information by the 30th of September. We will confirm your participation on Monday 3 October. Please do hurry as there a limited amount of places to this event. Please do register also the ”crew” from your company or have them register by themselves. See you in October!

If you have any questions, please send an email to sk8forgood@tapaus.fi.

Companies Sk8boarding for good:

Riders riding for a good cause:

TAPAUS – Valtteri Wallin
TAPAUSTimo Aalto
DDBLauri Vassinen
DDBJoni Kukkohovi
DDBAntero Nuutinen
The Finnish Skateboard AssociationSamu Karvonen
The Finnish Skateboard AssociationAnssi Paukkunen
MTV3Eero Ettala
JOM Fund Management Ltd – Samuli Heino
JOM Fund Management LtdJuuso Mykkänen
Barona – Valtteri Karjula
BaronaMikko Kivikoski
Forenom – Olli Trög
Forenom – Jarkko Poropudas
HANGUP Magazine – Mikko Kempas
Havas HelsinkiAleksi Lehtonen
Trendice Coffee – Jaakko Pesonen
Monumental Changes – Pat Duffy
Monumental Changes – Juho Liesmäki
Monumental Changes – Benjamin Blom
Alien Snowboards – Mikko Rad Mike Koski
McDonald’s Suomi – Mika Uuksu
Ericsson – Keke Leppälä
LocalBitcoins.com – Nikolaus Kangas
Concrete Proof – Mikko Hassinen
Concrete Proof – Markus ”Makke” Järvi
S-Ryhmä – Kasperi Kropsu
Bueno & Co. – Roope Tonteri
Elisa – Henna Ikola
BilleBeino – Paavo Tikkanen
Spine Magazine – Josa Leskinen
Paulig – Annina Perhovaara
Paulig – Aku Kontiainen
N2 – Juha Pönkänen
Tahko Chalet/PNT Active – Heppu Pentti
Grainy Day Pictures Oy – Wilson Mäkelä
Duotone – Nikolai Alin
Beyond JKL – Onni Saltevo