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Support for growth and getting you closer to funding

The most successful companies have one thing in common: they understand the most recent technology and make use of it in conquering new market areas. In the future, only the ones demonstrating special agility and ability to innovate will prevail. Startup Tampere offers support for fast business growth and expanding to the international markets. Startup mentors and our experts will help your startup to find investors, partners, customers and sparring from within our wide-ranging network. Whether yours is a startup or a growth company, we know how to help you. Contact us!

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This is how Startup Tampere helps startups

We help you find the right contacts in the world of financing

In order to grow and prosper, a company must find the right market for its products or services. In addition, a skilled team and sufficient funding are required. Once the offering and team are clear, we will help to complete the set and guide towards the right financing options. There are many options for funding, varying from private companies to public financing programmes.

Schedule a free funding clinic 

Startup Tampere organizes a funding information for businesses as a service. You can book 1,5h long funding clinic focusing to map out current status of your business and suggest next paths to follow. Continuation paths are half-day training modules from following themes: 1) Planning the funding 2) Funding round 3) Funding documentation 5) Pitch training to perform better. You can book your meeting using this link.

Startup Tampere prosessi ikoni ideointi
Explore
  • Self-funding
  • Bootstrapping
Startup Tampere prosessi ikoni validointi
Validate
  • Friends and family
  • Grants
  • Self-funding
  • Bootstrapping
Startup Tampere prosessi ikoni rakennus
Build
  • Crowd funding
  • Business Angels
  • Venture Capital (early stage)
Startup Tampere prosessi ikoni vakiintuminen
Maturity
  • Banks
  • IPO investors

Funding

  • Funding types
  • Business Finland
  • Venture capitals
  • Other funding

Training, sparring and mentoring

Do you want to develop your business together with experts? We regularly organise diverse trainings and joint meetings for startups. By following Slack, you will be among the first to know about the available mentoring and training programmes.

Nordic Startup School

In the 10-week long ambitious startup programme, we will help you set up for growth and funding.

Mentoring

We bring famous and experienced mentors to Tampere to attend various events. Follow Slack to hear about it before others.

Monthly Startup Tampere Meetup

In the monthly meetups, you will meet investors and get their practical tips. You will also meet other entrepreneurs and get peer support.

Accelerator

Tampere’s industrial-themed startup accelerator will start in autumn 2019. Leading industrial companies of the Tampere region will participate and offer pilots and look for partnerships.

Services for those considering setting up a business and new companies

Tampere offers different services and support for those thinking about becoming an entrepreneur and those who have recently started a business. You can find more information about entrepreneurship and the practical services related to setting up a business on our pre-startup pages.

News

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

StepOne Tech is motivated by making a positive impact on the world

StepOne Tech Oy is a cleantech company based in Pirkkala, Finland, and founded in 2012. The company develops solutions to replace the fossil fuels used in cars, motorcycles and other vehicles with bioethanol.

“Tampere has an active, vibrant and dynamic start-up community”

Balance point method Oy is a wellness company offering new types of body care exercises. The concept behind the Tampere start-up community has already been quoted domestically, so the next step is to expand into larger markets.

Boardio helps start-ups towards broader settings

Young companies often have potential for growth, but their own contact network is not always sufficient enough to take on larger markets. Boardio is a service that brings together companies and advisers. Business Tampere cooperation agreement allows Tampere-based companies to use the service free of charge.

Events

Do you want to develop your company’s business operations in cooperation 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
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