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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. 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

#startuptampere is a Slack channel for hundreds of Tampere Region entrepreneurs, mentors and investors. Here you can access and contribute to topics and discussions, be the first to know about events organised in the region and network with your peers. Joining the channel is super easy, click on!

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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.

Tampere Region startups arouse global interest

Tampere Slush Party gathered over 350 participants to hear about the massive development of the Tampere startup scene. Tampere’s strong...

“We have made enormous progress”

Medified is health technology startup founded by three medical students. The company’s rapid growth and progress are huge motivators for the entrepreneurs. The startup community of Medified’s home city, Tampere, has supported the young entrepreneurs’ journey from the start.

Tampere’s Startup Community: the power of input and output

Community is an important driver when it comes to growth. Not just personal growth, but also the growth of a business or an organization. The benefits that come with being part of a business community are various: Meeting talents, exchange of knowledge and information, building or growing your network, access to resources. 


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

Siik Tapio Business Tampere

Tapio Siik

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

Tommi Uitti


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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