Startup World Cup Finland

Startup World Cup Finland

The Startup World Cup Finland will take place on April 26 from 5 pm - 10pm at Pakkahuone in Tampere.

The winner from Startup World Cup Finland will be invited to compete in the Startup World Cup 2018 Grand Finale Global Startup competition in San Francisco on the 11th of May 2018. The global winner will receive a $1,000,000 investment prize.

Come to meet startups, investors and business leaders from around Finland! We are inviting you to enjoy to hear what the best startups of Finland are pitching. We will offer dinner at 5pm before the program and after the official program, there is a possibility for social networking. Note that there are only 400 seats available!

Please register here to attend the event:


Startup, do you want to become the Finnish startup champion and represent Finland among best startups of the World?

The deadline to apply to the competition is the 13th of April 2018. To apply, complete the online application at

The Startup World Cup will provide airfare and two nights hotel stay for the winner to compete in the Grand Finale in San Francisco.

Startup Tampere, Finland

Event partners

Tampere Univestity of Technology
Univesrity of Tampere

Tampere University of Technology, University of Tampere, and Tampere University of Applied Sciences have joined forces in order to develop a new kind of mode of operation in the Finnish higher education. A new higher education institution will start its operations on January 1 2019. The new university will provide a unique hub for the interdisciplinary research on the economy, technology, health and society. The Tampere3 project is being prepared in cooperation with the Ministry for Education and Culture.

Y-Kampus, Tampere

In Y-kampus we believe that bringing people together to exchange ideas is the perfect ground for entrepreneurship and innovation. Y-kampus is center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Platform and support to start up a company or develop a business. For students, teachers, researchers and other university staff.

Business Tampere

Business Tampere promotes and facilitates international investments in Tampere, Finland. We assist international companies that are looking to find partners, set up research collaborations and to find top level staff in the Tampere region. We build business ecosystems and help our startups to grow and go international. Whether you’re looking for expertise, support or various networks – we can help. All free of charge and with full confidentiality.

Tribe Tampere

Engaging entrepreneurial-minded talented people, startups and startup platforms first at Tampere, and beyond - and getting people to meet, learn and benefit to become stronger together.

Crazy Town is a community of growth-oriented freelancers, solopreneurs, microenterprises and startups, who want to go further together rather than alone.

We operate three locations in Finland with more than 150 member companies in Tampere, Jyväskylä and Hämeenlinna. We believe that an essential skill for any business is the ability to cooperate with others, share resources and learn rapidly new skills.

At Tampere Startup Ecosystem we want to enable the maximum startup ecosystem growth.

Council of Tampere Region

Supporting internationalization, growth and business reform.

Assembling and enriching skills for product and business ideas and to create entrepreneurial potential.

Startup-alliance Tampere is a set up to promote the local startup ecosystem and improve the vitality and services for start-ups.

Tampere Startup Hub

Tampere Startup Hub is a Non-Profit community built by Startups for Startups. It provides a platform for Startups to grow and collaborate with each other.

New Factory is the leading platform in Tampere Region for disruptive early stage startups to accelerate and advance their ventures into better products and companies.

Maccelerator helps media startups grow faster and bigger by providing them with the relevant know how, contacts and networks.


Anna-Elina Pekonen
Project manager, Startup World Cup Finland 2018
tel. + 358 40 663 8218