Finnish accelerators and incubators

All of these warmly welcome international applicants unless otherwise noted.

Aaltoes Ignite – For students interested in becoming entrepreneurs. In Espoo.

Aalto Startup Center – Home and incubator for many research-based startups at the Otaniemi campus in Espoo, a short metro ride from Helsinki.

Boost Turku – An accelerator and network based in Turku.

Combient Foundry – A group of mostly Nordic corporations looking for startups to serve them as suppliers of next-gen solutions. They open several calls for innovations every year. Corporate headquarters vary, several are in Helsinki.

EIT Food & Beyond – Food & related industries. Part of the European multi-country EIT FAN (food accelerator network). Based in Helsinki and Espoo.

EnergySpin – A group of Nordic energy-related corporations looking for startups with next-gen solutions in energy. Physically located in Vaasa, Finland.

ESA BIC – Incubator for startups using space technology, including GPS. Operating next door from Aalto Startup Center in Espoo.

Founder Institute Helsinki – Part of the global network of Founder Institute and their international mentors. Their acceleration program has a monthly fee.

Haaga-Helia StartUp School – The incubator of Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences.

Health Incubator Helsinki – A no-cost incubation programme and network for health (medtech) startups by the City of Helsinki.

Helsinki Education Hub – A no-cost incubator and network for education (edtech) startups.

Helsinki Incubators – Multiple incubators and accelerators managed by or in cooperation with the Helsinki University.

Helsinki XR Center – An XR (AR/VR) incubator that co-operates with Turbiini.

Kasvu Open / Kasvun Roihu – A Finnish-language nationwide accelerator.

Kiuas – A completely free acceleration program. Their annual program takes place in June-August, and the application period in April-May. Based in Espoo, a short metro ride from Helsinki.

NewCo Accelerator – A completely free acceleration program by NewCo Helsinki, a part of the City of Helsinki. They provide coaching, partnership matchmaking and other services also outside their acceleration program.

Red Brick Accelerator – An accelerator based in Tampere.

Sampo Accelerator – A no-equity program, asking for a contribution back only if your startup makes it big. Run three times a year, starting typically around October, January and April. Based in Espoo.

Turbiini – An incubator coordinated by the Metropolia University of Applied Sciences.

Urban Tech Helsinki – A free-of-charge incubator for clean and sustainable urban solutions. They help startups turn business ideas into growth-oriented ones that focus on solving the challenges of modern cities.

Yritystehdas – The new business incubator of Jyväskylä City.

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