Business development the Oulu way
More than 100 new companies are established in Oulu annually. During its first year of operation, Business Kitchen baked 30 ideas into running businesses. In five years, Yritystakomo has served as the starting platform for more than 70 companies. Not only the companies and success stories but also the active networks serve as indicators of Oulu’s active business culture.
Get more acquainted with Oulu’s start-up community and make use of the Yritystakomo network of fellow entrepreneurs, the Business Kitchen service – a living room shared by students and entrepreneurs – and BusinessOulu’s Finnish Business Hubs and comprehensive services for start-up companies.
Butterfly Ventures Oy is an Oulu-based company specialized in the development of early-stage start-up companies and the management of capital investment funds investing in them. Butterfly Ventures Oy has offices in Oulu and Helsinki.
Kielo Business Incubator for Garage Startups
Kielo Growth is an incubator company for startups with hardware prototyping requirements. Typically these companies start from home garages or university laboratories. This is why Kielo is seen as a ”garage incubator”.
To accelerate member startups, Kielo provides premises, facilities, business services, seed funding, business advisors, networking opportunities, and startup community. Kielo builds on both knowledge of seasoned business experts in the Kielo staff and the shared knowledge pool of member companies. The goal is to build new international success stories in the Oulu region. Hot topics at Kielo are Cybersecurity, UAVs and drones, Robotics, Sensors, Measurement devices, Embedded, Games and Gamification.
Njetworking is a community of companies offering office and open work space in Oulu city centre. The premises also have sauna facilities and a fireplace room. Members of the Njetworking community may network with the help of Njetworking both at a local level and internationally in London.
Njetworking also arranges events such as Socializing Friday and Mobile Monday.