Start-Up your Business

Robocoast´s automation, robotics and AI cluster, industrial ecosystems of technology metals and the circular economy offer a perfect ecosystem for your growing start-up. The universities in the area are start-up-minded and full of potential new talents for start-ups to recruit or to find potential co-founders. And exactly where should start-up find its home in Pori region? At the Crazy Town Start-up Hub, of course, and there are other communities and locations to choose from as well.

Robocoast Cluster and Services Guide for Your Startup to New Business Opportunities

The Robocoast cluster is growing fast. The ecosystem offers unique business opportunities in robotics and AI. Robocoast is a Digital Innovation Hub and it is part of the European Digital Innovation Hub network. How can you be a part of this? Participate in one of the challenge competitions or hackathons or contact Mikko Puputti, Head of Robocoast (mikko.puputti (at) prizz.fi)  for matchmaking opportunities with the industry. Read more from here

Gamecoast is a cluster consisting of 50 companies. It is a part of Robocoast and also offers business opportunities for start-ups. Read more at www.gamecoast.fi or contact Pirita Ihamäki, Head of Gamecoast (pirita.ihamaki(at)prizz.fi) for more info.

Start-ups from Universities – RoboAI can help

RoboAI is a key player, especially when it comes to university-born start-ups. Santeri Koivisto is happy to help those aspiring to become start-up entrepreneurs. Technology combined with industry, health technology or other industries is the starting point for many innovative start-ups that are kickstarting their success from the universities in Pori. Contact Santeri Koivisto (santeri.koivisto(at)samk.fi) from RoboAI or read more at www.roboai.fi/en

Prizztech  and Finnish Enterprise Agency Are Experts in Business Registration, Taxing and Many Other Things You Need to Know When Starting Your Own Business

Enter, a Finnish Enterprise Agency in Pori, offers professional assistance free of charge for aspiring and existing entrepreneurs. You can visit the office at Prizztech or contact Enter through the website and you will receive help from a group of experts. Prizztech offers services concerning start-up grant applications, tax-related questions, and business registration, for example. Advice is also 
given on choosing your enterprise model, finding investment and information needed for  profitability calculations, and for any issues regarding buying an existing business. Read more.

Pori Entrepreneurship Society – Pori ES

Pori Entrepreneurship Society is taking the start-up scene of Pori to the next level. The Society aims to make it easier for new start-ups to launch their business by offering access to mentoring, funding, and team formation. Pori ES organizes different events where people with an entrepreneurial mindset meet each other and discover new business ideas. Interested? Contact Elias Pihala, Chairman of the Board at Pori Entrepreneurship Society (info@pories.fi) or read more.

Startup-kit – the Best Advice Before Landing in Finland with Your Startup

The Finnish Startup Permit makes it possible for international growth entrepreneurs to build a startup company in Finland and to become part of Finland's vibrant startup ecosystem. The permit is meant for innovative startup founders coming from countries outside the European Union. Read more from Business Finland.