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Northbound Scaleups – apply by April 4!


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Startups ahoy! Ready to scale?

We will help you, free of charge.
The Northbound Scaleups program provides an exciting opportunity to work with top-notch experts and gain valuable knowledge and skills through 8 workshop days.
We work in three cities: Turku (Finland)Tallinn (Estonia) and Gävle (Sweden), providing you hands-on support modules for developing the most essential skills for scaling up your business:
Growth mindset and processes – how to scale your company into foreign markets
  • Legal aspects of going international
  • Strategies for entering foreign target markets
  • Planning for next round investments – how to onboard foreign angels and VCs
  • Data gathering and Market Analysis
  • Identifying a first international market
  • Co-creation with potential clients/customers
  • Getting to know the target markets inside out
Discovery Missions for relevant target markets
  • Meetings with potential clients, investors and relevant players in the ecosystem.
Personal growth mentoring for each startup
  • Expert mentors support scaling up – our pool of 150 mentors covers your specific needs
  • Founder-to-Founder support
The Northbound Scaleups programme consists of 8 workshop days, starting in Tallinn on April 24–25, and the second part in Turku, May 16–17. The rest are held in August and November in Gävle. Travel and accommodation costs are covered for 1-2 participants per company for these workshop days.
This program benefits you the most if your startup:
  • is up to 5-7 years old and has already launched its products/services
  • has the initial product-market-fit domestically and first traction
  • has readiness to scale to foreign markets
  • has key personnel hired & founders onboard
  • is possibly looking for international investors
  • has previous experience from incubation or acceleration programs (which is a bonus, but not a must)
The program organizers will go through the applications that meet the criteria. A number of five startups per program country will be chosen for admittance to the program. For the participants, the program will be free of charge. The selected participants have shown a true interest in scaling their company’s business and in investing time for pursuing the program and the development process.
Please send in your application by April 4, 2023 at the latest!
More information:
Anne-Liisa Elbrecht
Service and Community Manager / Tehnopol Startup Incubator
+ 372 56 652 407,
Niko Karinen
Growth Advisor / Turku Science Park Ltd.
+358 44 7699 704,
Jini Nälsén
Project Manager / Movexum
+46 70 272 1467,