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Tight startup community and unique networks

Startup Tampere exists to make running a startup easier together with a network of people. As part of Business Tampere, we offer support for your business, helping it grow faster and scale up in the competitive startup industry. The strong support from our team as well as the startup mentors of the Tampere Region, international investor contacts and the tightly knit startup community speed up the growth and success of your company.


Vahva Yrittajyyskulttuuri

Strong entrepreneurship culture

Runsaasti ICT Osaajia

Large pool of ICT professionals

Suomen Paras Kaupunki Asua

The best city in Finland to live in

Varhainen Rahoitustuki Yrityksille

Early stage funding support for businesses

Startup Visa

Finnish startup permit

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Finland's most agile and fastest developing startup city

Tampere offers an excellent setting for entrepreneurship and startups. The city actively invests in young entrepreneurs, and the strong local startup culture has created countless success stories in the video game and manufacturing industries as well as health tech, to name a few. The Tampere University and its cutting-edge research constantly bring new professionals and innovators to the region, where an active startup community offers plenty of relevant events.

The Tampere startup ecosystem offers every key to growth

Strong local networks will help your company find new professionals, customers and funding for growth. The Tampere startup ecosystem connects the region’s several hundred startups with investors, startup communities, higher education institutes and services that cover a startups’ whole lifespan. Startup Tampere and the active ecosystem facilitate many kinds of collaboration, such as product development, shared workspaces, investments and events.



  • Braincare
  • Eligo Studio
  • Tripper
  • Polar Partners


  • Tampere University
  • Talent Tampere
  • Tribe Tampere


  • Business Finland
  • Ensimetri
  • ELY Centre
  • Banks


  • Link Mobility
  • Solita
  • Vincit
  • Framery
  • Gofore


  • Tampere Festival
  • Tampere Smart City Week
  • Startup World Cup
  • Kasvu Open


  • Tampere university
  • TAYS
  • VTT


  • Digirockstars
  • FIVR
  • Crazy Town
  • Startup Tampere
  • Tribe Tampere


  • Business Tampere
  • Tampere Chamber of commerce and Industry
  • City of Tampere


The Tampere Region is known for its mindset for getting things done. Startup Tampere compiles the latest startup news and success stories.

German Scalers advised how to conquer Germany

  Germany is the biggest market in Europe. So, naturally, also Finnish startup companies are interested in conquering it. German Scalers program...

Tampere attracts international startups

Business Tampere found out that every startup entrepreneur starting a business in a new country needs customized services, which are...

“If you want to score, shoot towards the goal.”

StepOne Tech Oy on Pirkkalasta lähtöisin oleva cleantech -yritys, joka on perustettu vuonna 2012. Yritys kehittelee ratkaisuja, joiden avulla autojen, moottoripyörien ja muiden kulkuneuvojen käyttämät fossiiliset polttoaineet voidaan korvata bioetanolilla.


Do you want to mingle, exchange ideas and develop your company’s business operations with experts? Join us at Startup Tampere events!

Contact us

Puttonen Sami Business Tampere

Sami Puttonen

Project Manager, Startup Tampere +358 40 540 5717
Siik Tapio Business Tampere

Tapio Siik

Senior Business Advisor, startups +358 40 568 1483
Uitti Tommi Business Tampere

Tommi Uitti

Startup community manager, Startup Tampere +358 40 587 0592

Supporting to build Startup Tampere

6Aika – Ecosystems of growth: Enabling the growth of companies through collaboration

The project aims to generate new business activities in city regions and support growth oriented companies to better access networks and innovation ecosystems that support their needs. Project is a joint effort by the six largest cities in Finland: Helsinki, Espoo, Tampere, Vantaa, Turku and Oulu, together with the Council of Tampere Region. The idea of cities having a significant role in developing and activating networks to support innovation in companies, guides project implementation.


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