Last day to apply is September 2, 2018, but applications will be reviewed continuously. So don’t wait for the deadline – apply now:
Are you ready to get your BusinessUp?

BusinessUp is an intensive program that offers the mentorship, education and networking necessary to jump-start growth - free of charge. The program from September 24th to November 28th, 2018 is open for startup companies, teams and applicants with a viable business idea. You will get the best mentors, training and guidance to start and grow your business. Official language will be English.
What you’ll get:

  • Systematic coaching to build your business idea further
  • Coaches’ and mentors’ support, not forgetting the peer support of other teams
  • Possibility to make international contacts and find new connections and talents to your team
  • Possibility to get office spaces after 10 weeks intensive program
What we are looking for and expecting:
  • Teams or applicants with a new business idea
  • Viable ideas with scalable growth potential
  • Commitment to the program

The BusinessUp program will coach you to develop e.g.:
  • Market analysis to know your customers and competitors
  • Business Model and Value Proposition Canvas to crystallize your idea
  • Financial calculations to verify your business
  • Elevator Pitch to convince customers, partners and/or investors


Some important timetables:

  • Application interviews during 5.-18.9. (early applicants before)
  • Start of the program: kick-off 24.9 at 3-6 p.m.
  • Meetings on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 4 p.m. (with some exceptions, e.g. 4.10. at 9-16)
  • Demo Day in November 28th at 4-7.30 p.m.
  • The additional program will be announced by 24.9.
BusinessUp will take place at SparkUp Turku: SparkUp provides two floors of 800m², 9 office rooms, 3 meeting rooms, two event spaces and hundreds of events – and all this for helping the startups and companies in the area. Stay tuned for more information at:
Next BusinessUp will start on Monday 24.9.2018. Last day to apply September 2th, 2018.