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Startup Foundation

The purpose of the Startup Foundation is to support and enable entrepreneurship and the creation, growth and internationalization of startups in the Nordics. The foundation was established in 2012.

The foundation has ownership in the growth entrepreneurship event Slush, the hackathon community Junction, the private equity fund Wave Ventures, The Shortcut and the startup campus Maria01.







Finland is approaching a talent crisis that we keep on denying

Today, funding is no longer the biggest obstacle to growth and internationalization for startups, talent shortage is. Our growth companies are no longer able to find skilled professionals for the challenges they want to address.


Startups are the leading light for Finland

As the societal importance of startups continues to grow, current challenges must be addressed. The Startup Foundation wants to foster the emergence of diverse startup communities with new talent, science-based startups, and Helsinki's growth into an international startup hub.

11.09.2020 update underway is a set of standardized legal documents for startups. The templates include a Termsheet, Shareholders’ Agreement and Investment Agreement. An update on the documents has been prepared with the supporting community. The new release 3.0 will be available by the end of 2020.


Rising North -projektin loppuraportti julkaistu

Pohjoismaiden startup-ekosysteemiä 1,5 miljoonalla eurolla vuosina 2016-2018 rahoittaneen Rising North -projektin loppuraportti on nyt ladattavissa.