Develop your startup in Tampere

This section provides you with information on how to develop your business and get funding. Accelerator and incubator programs and other services are worth considering as entrepreneurs get support from different mentors through their experience and knowledge. These programs are also a good way to meet investors and connect with potential customers.

Every entrepreneur with a freshly established business in Finland can apply for public funding matching to their own investments. Every company has an equal chance to get the funding – it’s all about the brightest idea and the great team. Private investment companies and angel investors also have a lot of interest in collaboration with international startups in Finland.

Ps. Do not forget the power of crowdfunding!

Public Sources of Funding:
Business Finland
ELY Centre

Finnish Business Angels Network (FiBAN)
VC funds in Finland

For more local funding information, please redirect to Startup Tampere page: Tampere for Startups

Red Brick Accelerator
Take your business idea from prototype to your first customers! Red Brick Accelerator is an intensive coaching program for early-stage startups. Click to redirect: Red Brick.

Nordic Startup School
Nordic Startup School is designed to help you gain traction and unprecedented access to networks in the USA! You can leverage our global network of founders, investors and mentors to accelerate your business. Click to redirect: Nordic Startup School

Rapid Tampere Industry Accelerator
Rapid Tampere is the first collaboration accelerator for top high-tech startups to establish collaboration with industrial companies in the Tampere region. Click here to redirect.

Game Accelerator
Ten week course to hone your pitching skills, learn game business and get help from top gaming industry mentors! Click here to redirect.

New Factory
Currently New Factory do not run an acceleration program but work with startups case by case. New Factory is preparing a new startup incubator called Spinoutlab in cooperation with Tamlink and Tampere University. Click here to redirect New Factory.

Business Mentoring Program
Mentoring provides advice to overcome obstacles in running a business. During the mentoring period each entrepreneur receives needed guidance from a local experienced business mentor and a university student. This successful cooperative approach helps you to develop your business according to the entrepreneur’s needs. For more information, click here.

C-Lab is an 8-week sprint in which a startup team will partner with a diverse student team to get a product or service ready to launch and develop a real, implementable commercialization plan. Click to redirect: C-Lab

Demola brings together students and leading brands.  With Demola, global and local organizations challenge university students to create a better future. Read more

Pop-up info Desk
Managing taxes, searching for funding, understanding the Finnish business culture and finding reliable information are the most common difficulties identified by entrepreneurs. At the Pop-up info desk you can receive advice, guidance or get practical help on business matters. Click to redirect: Pop-up info desk

Yrittäjyysbuusti is a service for those jobseekers in Pirkanmaa area who are interested in entrepreneurship but may not have a clear business idea just yet. Read more about the TE-services entrepreneurship service entity.

Find experts that can help you establish and grow your startup in Tampere.

International House Tampere
Get advice and guidance on startup permit, Tampere startup ecosystem and moving your startup to Tampere from our startup expert, Kagan Özkan, email:

First class advice when you want to discuss your business idea with someone. Read more: Ensimetri.

The experts at Ensimetri are all experienced professionals of different fields. You can take advantage of their advice regarding your field, mentoring, point of view and experience in the beginning of your career as an entrepreneur. Click here for the: List of experts.

Startup Tampere
Startup Tampere helps companies grow and go international. Read more about Startup Tampere.

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