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Accelerator programs

Want to take your company to the next level with some help of a structured program? Hold yourself accountable and meet the best advisors through early stage accelerator programs!


“Startup accelerators support early-stage, growth-driven companies through education, mentorship, and financing. Startups enter accelerators for a fixed-period of time, and as part of a cohort of companies. The accelerator experience is a process of intense, rapid, and immersive education aimed at accelerating the life cycle of young innovative companies, compressing years’ worth of learning-by-doing into just a few months.” - HBR

Kiuas - The leading startup accelerator in Finland

If you have an early-stage startup and you’re looking for support, networks, or tools to enhance your concept forward, Kiuas is the place for you! Kiuas provides startups and entrepreneurs the support they need in different phases of their paths. Kiuas offers two accelerator programs, Kiuas Start and Kiuas Accelerator, tailored for the future and early-stage entrepreneurs. Take a look at Kiuas’ services, events and content.

Go International – A Nordic international accelerator

Go International offers various Go-to-market and business development services for A-Series Startups, SMEs, and Corporations with the focus in Edutech, Healthtech and smart city solutions. GOI Finland drives cross-border market entries and the internationalization of Finnish and Nordic innovation. Look into GOI’s services and the GO-TO-Market Accelerator.

Venture Development Accelerator Finland  - A 10 + 10-month accelerator program to take your business dreams to the next level

Venture Development Accelerator is a 10 + 10-month business accelerator where companies are provided with intensive coaching, strategic input in the main areas of the company’s needs, mentoring and networking opportunities. The content of the coaching is tailored to fit the participating companies’ needs and the community formed around the program will support the companies in growth. Read more about the accelerator program.

Health Incubator Helsinki

Health Incubator Helsinki is a three-year incubator program for research-based health sector teams and start-ups. The program was initiated in 2019 by the City of Helsinki and the University of Helsinki to drive the transformation of health innovation, research findings and expertise into international business, and to attract new talent and companies to Helsinki, Finland. Read more about HIH.

Helsinki Education Hub

Helsinki Education Hub brings education innovators together under one EdTech roof. Helsinki Education Hub offers a collaboration place for creating innovative EdTech startups and strives to strengthen learning and education by improving EdTech startups' product development, innovations, and productivity. Read more about Helsinki Education Hub’s services and their 20-week EdTech Incubator Helsinki program for startups and teams.

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