Aalto University, The Startup Springboard

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Behind Aalto's energetic entrepreneurial community are both student-led activities and the university's own research and innovation hubs. Our ecosystem serves as an accelerator and a launchpad for both startups-to-be and people. 

Good research ideas turn into great business initiatives in Aalto's incubators and accelerators; many students follow unforeseeable pathways towards trailblazing entrepreneurship. Almost 100 companies are founded every year in the university ecosystem, which amounts to 50% of start-ups originating from Finnish universities annually. We like to think that they spring up like mushrooms in an Otaniemi forest!

This blog series keeps you up-to-date with what's up, what's to come and where to look from in the search of the next mind-boggling thing in the Aalto ecosystem. Welcome!

Blog posts

Urban Tech Helsinki

Urban Tech Helsinki is an unmissable opportunity for startups working with sustainable urban solutions

Urban Tech Helsinki is a business incubator on a lookout for clean and sustainable solutions for cities.

Leigh Ewin

A glimpse of A Grid with Leigh Ewin

Leigh Ewin, jack-of-all-trades at A Grid, tells the story of the recently established startup community.


Introvert's guide to networking

Networking is a concept that gets a bad rap, and for a good reason.


Space-proof protein, pocket rockets, and other stories from ESA BIC Finland

ESA BIC Finland incubates some ten new space startups each year.


Gazelle jumps and games as therapy – the latest from Aalto Startup Center and Innovation Services

Good research ideas turn into a great business in Aalto's incubators and accelerators.


The future of writing is already here: Port 6 and Flowrite

This time, we're bidding goodbye to touch screens and quintessentially boring work emails with Port 6 and Flowrite.

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