Tampere offers an excellent framework for entrepreneurship. The city actively invests in young entrepreneurs, and the strong local startup culture has created countless success stories, e.g. in the gaming industry, manufacturing industry and health technology.
The Startup Tampere ecosystem brings together actors from the public, academic and corporate worlds to work collaboratively for the benefit of the regional startup community.
Tampere is the most agile and fastest developing startup city in Finland
Startup Tampere supports you, whether you are a startup, scaleup, an innovative SME taking its first steps or aiming for an international breakthrough.
Business Tampere provides support for scale-up companies, Platform6 for startups and the city of Tampere for the early stages of entrepreneurship.
What is a scaleup?
Scaleup is seeking high international growth through scalable product or service. Simply put a scaleup is a grownup startup or a SME that has made a scalable product or service innovation. Scaleup characteristics are:
- Scalable business model
- Credible, motivated and engaged (core)team
- Innovative product or service that has stable clientele
- Outside investors, funding discussions/round ongoing or verifiable investor interest
- Positive cashflow, but not sufficient to invest in international market entry; 12-24 months runway
- Organized and systematic operational model with clear roles and responsibilities
Hippometer - Credible analysis of scaleup readiness
HippoMeter depicts your scaleup’s current state on seven themes and their five respective strategic areas based on the answers of scaleup’s core team and advisors. Hippometer analysis helps you to avoid nasty surprises and pitfalls e.g., in DD-process or investor discussions. It is also a very useful tool to detect the potential improvement areas, when planning your big move to go international.
Contact us, Tero and Tapio, and let’s see where you at right now.
And hey, this is free of charge!
Time to look for funding?
Once the offering and the team are clear, it is time to look at the funding side. There are many options for funding, varying from risk capital, incl. angel and venture capital investments, to public financing programmes.
Business Tampere helps when you have questions on applying or looking for funding. We also provide sparring services e.g. when developing ideas or considering the next steps on your growth path. The services are free of charge. Make an appointment with Tapio Siik, Senior Business Advisor at the Startup Tampere team, and review your company’s situation. Tapio can give you constructive feedback on your plans and a to-do list of things you need to take over as an entrepreneur. The goal is to increase the financial viability of your company, from the perspective of investors.
What is startup?
Startup is a young growth oriented enterprise developing its first product or service. In general startup is seen to be less than five years old.
However, the young age or operating e.g., in the technology sector does not make an enterprise a startup, but the sentiment of fast growth and scalable business model.
Go and check out more about startup scene here Platform6.
What is Pre-startup?
It all starts with an idea that provides a solution to a real problem. If you have such an idea and you think it has real business potential, ask yourself the followingthree simple questions:
- does my idea solve a real known problem and it can create such a value that somebody might be willing to pay for it
- is my idea scalable i.e., can it be easily provided in vast numbers
- does similar solutions exist and how yours is different
Click on the picture to find out how to procede with your idea.
Tribe Tampere: the volunteer-driven startup community
Tribe Tampere is an open community consisting of people dedicated to serve Tampere startup and entrepreneurial ecosystem. Tribe operates as a platform. It means creation of value to organizations and individuals by making it easier for them to connect each other in a meaningful way. One way of saying it is it empowers those who try to help others achieve their dreams.
Startup Tampere brings together investors and growth companies
Startup Tampere will introduce you to the most promising startups and growth companies in the Tampere Region operating in sectors that are relevant to you. With our help you can network with professionals, expand your portfolio and invest in startups – be a part of the future success stories. We’ll help you find the best companies in the Tampere Region.
Startup Tampere helps companies to grow and go international.
Contact our Business Tampere advisors to learn more and join the startup community!
Senior Business Advisor, international relations, startups
+358 40 552 4355