Turku is a good place for startups

Klopal Startup Studio is excited by the expanding potential of the Turku startup ecosystem, one of the most important startup hubs in Finland and the Nordics. Turku is already home to dozens of organizations and companies, such as Boost Turku, that offer startup services. In addition, Turku is home to The Shift, one of the largest annual startup events in Finland.

To date, more than 300 startups started their journey in Turku and Salo, and the number of new businesses is growing year by year.

“Turku and Salo have a great and open atmosphere in which to do business. Thanks to the universities in the area, there is an abundance of skilled technical staff available and there is less competition for employees than in Helsinki or Stockholm, for instance. The potential has been spotted by startups, as well as by growing technology companies”, explains Klopal CEO, Sebastian Haapahovi.

Turku and Salo are home to various organizations geared towards startups, ranging from accelerators to support communities in universities. All offer expert assistance and networking possibilities to companies startups at an early stage, as well as those looking to expand into international markets.

“Turku and Salo have a good amount of activities for early stage startups through Klopal, Boost and Salo IoT Campus, for example. There is not that much activity for startups that are past the seed stage and we want to fix that”, Haapahovi tells.

Haapahovi plans to start building a network for more established startups with other startup influencers in Southwest Finland. The aim is to share knowledge and help startups grow faster with the support of the newly-formed regional network.

For additional information:

Sebastian Haapahovi
CEO, Klopal Startup Studio
+358 41 571 1897

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