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 Tampere Startup Hub hopes to attract startup tenants for Platform6 that are seeking rapid growth, internationalisation and venture capital. Image: Mirella Mellonmaa

Tampere’s budding businesses to get a head start

Representatives of local startup networks have been chosen to operate Tampere’s Platform6 startup house, which is set to open this autumn.


Tampere Startup Hub is helmed by seasoned representatives of the local startup scene, representing a coalition of Köy, Tampere Game Hub and Stream Events.

After winning a tender from the City of Tampere, the newly formed organisation is tasked with leasing the Platform6 premises to startups and organising community activities together with other organisations and companies.

Platform6 is tipped to become the focal point for an ecosystem that already houses 150 startups situated in the wider Tampere region of Pirkanmaa.

“Too many great business ideas become pipe dreams or are late for a critical time window because innovative thinkers do not receive important information or support when they need it,” said Joni Lappalainen, Tampere Startup Hub’s chairperson of the board. “The plan is to build a community and network around the startup house, which will ensure that in the future the great ideas that come from Pirkanmaa will become international success stories.”

With its doors set to open in October, Tampere Startup Hub is currently looking for startup tenants that are prioritising rapid growth, internationalisation and venture capital.

“Tampere has quickly become a very startup-friendly city,” commented Tomi Toikka of Tampere Game Hub. “We have long dreamed of a place where startups and growth companies can thrive under one roof. The office space and the planned acceleration and incubator operations will especially benefit local technology companies, such as game startups.”

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