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Aalto Start-Up Center

Aalto Start-Up Center

Aalto Start-Up Center is a successful, fast-developing business incubator within Aalto University. It provides start-up companies with the essential initial momentum required for success and combines the know-how from the fields of business, technology and art. Aalto Start-Up Center provides an excellent springboard to success for aspiring entrepreneurs by offering modern premises, high level business development and coaching as well as access to a wide network of business expertise and modern premises. The clients of Aalto Start-Up Center are growth-minded entrepreneurs with an innovative business idea and a strong will to succeed. The clientele consists of knowledge and technology based companies as well as companies operating in the creative field.

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Name and Mailing address
Name: Aalto Start-Up Center Web-site: Aalto Start-Up Center
Street: Otakaari 5
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City: 02150, Helsinki Phone/Fax: +358(40)8292286 / +358(40)
Country: Finland Networks:         
Communication & Contact
  Marika Paakkala
Project Director

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  Bengt Forsström
Project Manager

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  Kaisa Ahonen
Entrepreneurship Coordinator

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  Natalia Narits
international network development

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Business Incubator Services

Business Support
General business advisory
Business information
Referrals to Business Professionals
Help to enter international Markets

Office rooms for rent
Internet Access (high speed) / ICT services
Workshop / production space for rent

Incubation Program
Pre-incubation program
Incubation program (on-site)
Mentoring / coaching

Seed Capital

Networks & Synergy
General networking events
Network with other Program Clients

Training on selected business topics
The goals of the Business Incubator: Specific Target Groups:
Develop profitable companies
Commercialize research
Create jobs
Raise awareness of entrepreneurship
Raise awareness of innovation
Gender equality
Support university-based entrepreneurship (spin-offs)
Attract companies from other countries
Develop sense of competitiveness
International (clients from other countries)
All (no specific target group focus)
Type of IncubatorType of OrganizationFinancial Model
Business Incubator
Creative Industries (design, fashion, media, movie, etc.)
ICT Information and Communication Technologies
Knowledge Based Industries (consulting, legal, finance, etc.)

Business Incubator Data              Year incubator opened: 1997Year (statistic): 2017
Rental SpaceClient FirmsOn-site clients that at the same time are tenants of your incubator / parkOff-site clients that use your services without being tenants of your incubator or park
total sq.m. available in incubatorTotal number of clients servedTotal number of cleints served since beginning of incubator operation. Only clients that have been advised regarding business start-up (not, for example, counting participnats of trainings, seminars, etc).
sq.m used for incubator services/administrationNumber of client firmsNumber of client firms at this time in on-site or off-site incubation program repsectively.
sq.m. rented by client firmsNumber of employees in client firms
Incubator Staff
number of staff working in management / services
We are in regular contact with (most of) the graduated firms
Business areas of client companies
- Business services (accounting, bookkeeping, financial, legal, marketing, advertisement, training)
- Business Services, technical (consulting, engineering, manufacturing, testing services, training)
- Creative Technologies (art, design, music, photography, computer graphics, graphic design)
- Environmental Technologies / Clean technologies
- Energy Renewable (bio fuel, solar technologies, energy saving technologies)
- Fashion, Textile (clothes, uniforms, shoes)
- Health, hygiene
- ICT Information and Communication Technologies
- Internet related technologies (e-commerce, e-marketing, e-learning, content provision & management, publishing, website development, VOIP)
- Media, Multimedia (film, animation, TV, audiovisual, video)
- Services (manufacturing, engineering, consulting)
- Software development (CAD/CAM , IT Business Solutions)
- Telecommunications
- Testing Services
- Textile, Clothing
- Training
- Wireless technologies
Last Updated
January 11, 2018