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Finland has seen an increasing number of accelerators, incubators and entrepreneurship programs emerge for startups and entrepreneurs to gain exposure, become more productive, or make connections.

It is still hard for Finland startups to get noticed by VCs, but these programs are proving to be extremely useful for startups looking for capital and other help.

That's why we've compiled a list of the 12 best accelerators and incubators in Finland.


12 Accelerators and Incubators in Finland

1) Business Finland

1) Business Finland

Business Finland is the government's provider of innovation funding as well as internationalization and tourism development services.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Helsinki
  • Started in: 2018
  • Number of investments: 54
  • Number of exits: 6

You can find their website here.

2) Ääkköset Oy

2) Ääkköset Oy

We put money into innovative ideas that are led by actual entrepreneurs. Let's speed up the productization process so we can have a global influence.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Oulu
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Jani Kenttälä, Joachim Viide
  • Number of investments: 4

You can find their website here.

3) Nordea Accelerator

3) Nordea Accelerator

The Nordea Startup Accelerator is a three-month intensive program designed to help you develop your business idea.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Helsinki
  • Started in: 2016
  • Number of investments: 3

You can find their website here.

4) First Round

4) First Round

First Round invests in seed, startup, and early-stage firms that are focused on advertising, distribution, technology, and marketing.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Riihimäki
  • Started in: 2007
  • Industries: Consulting
  • Number of investments: 5
  • Number of exits: 2

You can find their website here.

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5) Accenture Accelerator

5) Accenture Accelerator

Accenture Accelerator is a startup accelerator.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Helsinki
  • Number of investments: 1

You can find their website here.

6) Kiuas

6) Kiuas

Kiuas is Finland's leading startup accelerator, assisting more than 50 firms per year on their journey from concept to income.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Helsinki
  • Started in: 2017
  • Industries: Financial Services, Incubators

You can find their website here.

7) xEdu

7) xEdu

xEdu is a startup accelerator that works with educational startups to develop disruptive learning solutions.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Helsinki
  • Started in: 2015
  • Industries: Education, Social Entrepreneurship
  • Number of investments: 1
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 10

You can find their website here.

8) Helsinki Ventures

8) Helsinki Ventures

Helsinki Ventures is a small accelerator and early-stage investor based in Helsinki, Finland.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Helsinki
  • Started in: 2013
  • Industries: Asset Management, Business Development, Financial Services
  • Number of investments: 1

You can find their website here.

9) OP Lab

9) OP Lab

Customers of OP Lab can take use of reward programs as well as banking, asset management, and insurance services.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Helsinki
  • Industries: Finance

You can find their website here.

10) Nordic XR Startups

10) Nordic XR Startups

Nordic XR Firms provides equity investment, coaching, workspaces, and back-office services to participating startups.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Helsinki
  • Started in: 2017
  • Industries: Banking, Financial Services, FinTech, Venture Capital
  • Number of investments: 2

You can find their website here.

11) EnergySpin

11) EnergySpin

They propel energy corporations to new heights.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Vaasa
  • Industries: CleanTech, Energy, Energy Storage, Power Grid, Renewable Energy, Solar
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 8

You can find their website here.

12) Venture Gym

12) Venture Gym

Venture Gym is a company that specializes in the development and management of business operations and services around the world.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Kotka
  • Started in: 2010
  • Industries: Business Development, Incubators, Management Consulting

You can find their website here.

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