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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.

Tampere

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.

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Startups

  • Braincare
  • Eligo Studio
  • Tripper
  • Polar Partners
  • Ultimate.ai
Osaajat

Talents

  • Tampere University
  • Talent Tampere
  • Tribe Tampere
Rahoitus

Funding

  • Business Finland
  • FIBAN
  • Ensimetri
  • ELY Centre
  • Banks
Yritykset

Corporations

  • Link Mobility
  • Solita
  • Vincit
  • Framery
  • Gofore
Tapahtumat

Events

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

Research

  • Tampere university
  • TAYS
  • VTT
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Mentors

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

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

News

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

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Inquiry about local startups and growth companies

During the summer Business Tampere carries out an inquiry that aims to clarify trends of development of local startups and growth companies. Findings of the study will be used to develop services provided to the specific companies.
Nordic Startup School Spring 2019 Teams. Photo: Mirella Mellonmaa

Demoday celebrated the first class of Nordic Startup School

After 10 weeks of hard work, the first class of Nordic Startup School has now graduated. 11 startups finished this program run by Startup Tampere. All the participants got to pitch their ideas in Nordic Startup School’s Demoday, and eventually one of the teams was selected to be the winner of the trip to the Capital Factory in Austin, Texas.
Revonte e-bike

Revolutionary e-bike drive systems from Finland to the rest of the world

Tampere-based Revonte is one of our Nordic Startup School talents. They are looking for an international breakthrough, but they also want to encourage others towards more eco-friendly technology development.

Events

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

Contact us

Sami Puttonen

Sami Puttonen

PROJECT MANAGER, STARTUP TAMPERE +358 40 540 5717
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Tapio Siik

Project Director, House of startups +358 40 568 1483
Tommi Uitti, Business Tampere. Photo: Laura Vanzo

Tommi Uitti

STARTUP COMMUNITY MANAGER, STARTUP TAMPERE +358 40 587 0592
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Antti Vuorio

Trainee, Startup Tampere +358 40 635 9731
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