What you need to know

On this site we have collected information about regional operators that you might find interesting.


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Boost Turku

Boost is an entrepreneur society for young entrepreneurs and entrepreneur-minded people. Check out their interesting events or ask them anything about entrepreneurship!

VES

VES is an entrepreneurship society for students in Vasa. VES was founded in early 2015 to boost the entrepreneurial scene in Vaasa region. Our purpose is to serve the entrepreneurial minded with powerful insights, skills & connections that inspire, motivate and help them create new businesses.

Boost Start-Up Journey

A ten-week program for teams that want to make their idea to reality. Runs during the summer, apply each spring.

Creve
Creve is an incubator for internationalising startups and companies in the creative sector.

HUB Turku

HUB Turku is a co-working and makerspace located in downtown Turku. You can e.g. hire a desk, work on your prototypes or attend events.

Potkuri

Yrityspalvelupiste Potkuri wants to make entrepreneurship easy for everyone. You can get free consulting when it comes to establishing a company, internationalization, developing a business opportunities or funding.

SparkUp

SparkUp is an entrepreneurship community where Turku Science Park, Boost Turku, CREVE and many local start-ups are brought together. If you have an idea and would like to build a company around it SparkUp might be for you. SparkUp is located in ElectroCity.

Werstas

Werstas is a growing hip co-working space. Many startups and companies have their offices at Werstas.

Shift

The number one startup event held in Turku. Shift brings together startups, investors and opinion leaders. In May 2018 the event will be held in Kakola prison. Stay tuned for student tickets!

Varsinais-Suomen Yrittäjät

An interest and service organisation for SMEs. Varsinais-Suomen Yrittäjät is a sub organisation of Suomen Yrittäjät. Their task is to promote and lobby for entrepreneurship and make Finland a better entrepreneurial society.

Nuori Yrittäjyys (JA Finland)

JA Finland’s (Junior Achievement Finland) aim is to advance entrepreneurial attitude and an active lifestyle among Finnish youth. This is done by increasing the knowledge about entrepreneurship.


Finnvera

A state-owned financing company offering loans, domestic guarantees, venture capital investments, export credit guarantees and other services linked to financing of exports.

FiBAN

Finnish Business Angels Network. FiBAN is a group of private investors who provides capital for growth companies.

Tekes

Tekes is a public funding agency. If you have an established company and have intentions to go international TEKES funding might be for you. TEKES also grants funding to research and development.

Monttu Ventures

Monttu Ventuers is a venture firm funding startups and companies originating from Turku’s universities. This might be something for you!

Smart Chemistry Park (SCP)

SCP is an innovation platform and a network for startups focusing on circular, bio or cleantech industries. SCP is located in Raisio and is a unique setting of university research and business.

Life Science Accelerator (LSA)

The Life Science Accelerator speeds up the commercialization of innovations originating from university or hospital research. This new concept serves primarily innovations within pharma development, diagnostics and related areas.

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