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EnterpriseEspoo and Aalto Start-Up Center will take your business forward in Otaniemi


Any service an entrepreneur needs easily available in Otaniemi

Aalto University's business accelerator Aalto Start-Up Center has been an essential part of the enterprise scene in the capital region for over 20 years. Its relocation to Open Innovation House in Otaniemi at beginning of the year took their services closer not only to the university itself, but also to the enterprise services in Espoo, as EnterpriseEspoo (YritysEspoo in Finnish) is located in the same neighbourhood. Even closer co-operation will benefit particularly the entrepreneurs themselves or people who are considering entrepreneurship.

There is a clear distinction between these two organisations: if you are planning to start your own business, you can use the services of EnterpriseEspoo by attending information sessions and booking appointments with business advisor. Whereas if you have a startup aiming for growth, you could benefit from Aalto's opportunities and know-how by using Aalto Start-Up Center's services. Both organisations direct their customers to use the services of the other, if needed. Everybody who is interested in entrepreneurship can benefit from the open events that are organized both in Finnish and English.

Aalto's entrepreneurial activities are going to be even more established next autumn, when A Grid, a new center for growth businesses, opens in Otakaari 5. "Because Aalto Start-Up Center is one of its key operators, there are going to be even stronger links between university's infrastructure, research, student activities and entrepreneurship", project director Marika Paakkala informs about the future plans.

"Together we form a strong entity in Otaniemi supporting entrepreneurs right from the start to the growth stages of startups", declares EnterpriseEspoo's managing director Erkki Pärssinen.

Find out more about the information events in EnterpriseEspoo:

You can learn more about Aalto Start-Up Center and its companies during Open Day on 23rd May, which is part of Aalto Festival: