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    Startup Tampere support for startups in COVID-19 situation

    Business Tampere Investor and Business forum kuvituskuva Mirella Mellonmaa 6

    Startup Team at Business Tampere does its best to organize services online, respond on new rising needs and combine information on one place. We have gathered in this news shortly the most important things about existing services and changes in the situation.

    Startup team is at your service

    If there are any questions that rises regarding COVID-19 situation, other issues or requests of some new services that is needed, Startup team is available to meet online. You can book directly online meetings with using following calendar links to schedule a suitable time for you.

    Sami Puttonen

    Tommi Uitti

    Tapio Siik (especially funding related questions)


    Funding is one of the main themes to arrange services help you with. Business Tampere offers funding helpdesk service, where it is possible to have free consultation from a finance expert online. Click here to funding helpdesk webpage. Web page is only in Finnish, but the service is offered in English as well.

    As an add-on for the helpdesk, our senior business advisor Tapio Siik provides funding clinics for startups. Clinic times can be book via this calendar link. A startup can book 1,5h long clinic to map out the current situation of the business and get suggestion of the following steps. They are half-day long training modules within following themes: 1) Planning the funding 2) Executing funding round 3) Documentation in relations to fundraising 4) Pitch training.

    Information and webinars

    Business Tampere organizes at the moment webinar related on funding which are announce in the event calendar. Next webinars are following

    Webinars are recorded and can be found from Business Tampere YouTube channel for a possibility review them later.

    Trainings and Events

    Tampere startup trainings and events have taken a digitalisation leap ant transformed on online activity. Red Brick Accelerator and Nordic Startup School have changed their program batches to continue work using digital channels. The super demo day of these programs will be held in 20th May as an online event. Possibly there will be another mentoring afternoon before summer, following the format we piloted 25th March, when 13 mentors were sparring several companies 1-to-1 online sessions during the afternoon.

    Extra material

    In general, if different impacts of COVID-19 from various approaches, we have gathered few useful links to check.

    • Business Tampere follows the situation and updates on its web page newest information which have some influence on business environment. Click to the web page.
    • In collaboration with International HUB Tampere, we gathered an information package in English aimed for entrepreneurs and startups. Check out the material here.
    • Business Tampere has established a crisis support service for businesses where you can leave your own contact request. Our staff will go through the requests and reach back to you directing you towards most suitable service for more help. Get familiar with the service via this link.
    • Startup Commons have opened their online innovation entrepreneurship curriculum courses available for free. More info on their web page
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