Tampere showcases the Startup.Tampere ecosystem at Slush and is strongly committed to developing the operating environment for startups

Tampere has once again taken a significant step in strengthening its startup ecosystem. A cohesive main message, "We've got your back," has been formulated for the ecosystem and will be showcased at the Slush event on November 30th to December 1st, 2023.
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Startup.Tampere strengthens its visibility at Slush 2023.

The city of Tampere and local startup stakeholders are strongly committed to improving the growth environment for startups, creating new business opportunities, and fostering collaborative success.

– The city of Tampere is committed to creating a dynamic ecosystem where startups can thrive and grow. Our goal is to ensure that Tampere becomes a place where innovation and collaboration flourish, emphasizes Ilkka Sasi, Deputy Mayor of the City of Tampere.

– Venture capitalists have noticed the appeal of Tampere. Over the past three years, Tampere-based startups and scaleups have secured €200 million in venture capital investments, a strong indication of the potential in our region, adds Tapio Siik from Business Tampere.

The development of the startup ecosystem in Tampere is seamlessly connected to other city projects, such as the new tram traffic, the modern Nokia Arena, and the evolving Hiedanranta district. These projects not only enhance the city's infrastructure but also create new opportunities and platforms for the innovation of startups.

Tampere's robust smart city development, particularly in data and service innovation, opens new doors for startup companies. The goal is to make it increasingly easier for startups to access and test future business ideas in the smart city environment.

Startup.Tampere represents the vision of the City of Tampere and its partners to be a significant national and international startup community, providing unique opportunities for business growth and networking. Startup.Tampere embodies a shared message and vision of coordinated collaboration.

You can come and meet members of the Startup.Tampere ecosystem at booth 7A.9 at Slush. Participating member organizations include Business Tampere, International House Tampere, Platform6, Red Brick, Tampere Entrepreneurship Society, the City of Tampere, Tampere University, and TE Services. Tampere-based startups will also be presenting themselves at the booth.

Further information

Vesa-Matti Ruottinen
041 730 9258
Text: Joni Ramu, Vesa-Matti Ruottinen and Heini Jalovaara
Photos: Pasi Salminen
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