Evium is a business development accelerator. Their expertise is in growing a business, ramping up operations, sales and marketing, and attracting funding. They specialize in Finnish companies that are aiming to internationalize but are planning a program for non-Finnish startups as well. They’re based in Turku, Finland.
Red Brick Accelerator is held twice a year in Tampere, Finland. Teams must attend onsite for the 12 weeks of the program. Autumn batch starts in October. Current information on application period is preliminary.
Startup Journey by Boost Turku is a free early-stage acceleration program: no charges, no equity taken. Next batch is digital. Earlier ones have been onsite in Turku, Finland, and upcoming ones may be physical with digital participation possibly an option. Most selected teams will be from Turku region in Finland as the organization’s mission is to support the local ecosystem.
They select teams (not solo founders) that have done at least some work already on the idea, e.g. competitor identification and evaluation. Teams have to be able to clearly state their solution that has some competitive advantage.
The goal of the program is to help you develop your concept and get you towards first revenue.
Their community page with mentors etc. can be found at facebook.com/BoostStartupJourney.
They have three main programs: B2B (SaaS), Cyber Security, Fintech, and a pre-accelerator for idea stage companies. The applications are ongoing, but the programs are done in batches.
Strong focus on B2B. B2B2C is possible if it’s B2B focused. B2G is possible in especially strong cases. They invest in software and marketplaces. Hardware is ok, as long as the main value in the software side.
Main acceleration programs take companies from proof-of-concept stage onwards. Idea stage companies can apply into the pre-acceleration program.
Initial ticket almost always solo, follow-on is a co-investment with possibility to lead.
Rolling applications are also reviewed all the time and the program’s open network can help in many ways even outside the official program.
For the full program, spring application period is until 30.4.2020. Autumn application period will be opened after summer.
The program is geared especially for research-based teams and founders to develop their business in the health sector. Focusing on very early stage, from first proof-of-concept or traction onwards.
Accelerator with ongoing applications. Programs start in batches. Currently everything online, but they plan to resume physical participation programs later.
Requirements: Deep tech. Significant understanding behind tech. Team of founders have to include at least one scientist and one entrepreneur. Have to be from EEA or UK or Switzerland or willing to move to Latvia. Have to establish a company in Latvia for the acceleration program.
Ongoing acceleration program, can apply at any time.
Startups have to have a legal entity in EU or willing to open it and relocate, and target market also in the EU for the first three years.
No gaming, gambling, or very sophisticated scientific products that require domain expertise to support.