Meet the Teams vol. 2

Teams of the 2nd batch of the Northbound Startup accelerator got together the first time on September 2nd in the Tech Me Happy Revisited – event. The picture below is taken during the Stoyan Yankov’s session about the team performance. The actual program will start with a double workshop on 24-25 September and in the … Continued


Tech Me Happy International Hackathon 2nd September 2021 Tech Me Happy is back! The first hackathon for tech-dreamers was organized a year ago and now we will revisit the theme. Only this time we will do it with the superstars of our coming accelerator. Venue This is an online hackathon, just like the first one. … Continued

Northbound Startups meets sTARTUp Day and SHIFT BUSINESS FESTIVAL

What a week we’re entering into! Starting from Wednesday we can experience two great business events, the SHIFT BUSINESS FESTIVAL in Turku, Finland and the sTARTUp Day in Tartu, Estonia. The cool thing is that Northbound Startups will be participating in both events, live and virtually. You can reach us in many ways this week; … Continued

TECH ME HAPPY will be revisited

Can you remember the first Tech Me Happy event? The hack will be revisited on 2nd of September, 2021. Stay tuned!

Northbound Startups second accelerator is CLOSED for applications

Looks like we have to start online again which gives us a bit more time to collect the applications. So, you have one more week to prepare your submission for the Northbound Startups second acceleration program. Link to the application form below. — Join us in the second phase of Northbound Startups! The application period … Continued

NBS Demo Day 2021 feedback

Did you attend the Northbound Startups Demo Day 2021? What was it like? Your opinion matters. As part of the coming Northbound Startups Investor Hearing we are now gathering feedback from the Demo Day and would be most grateful for your participation. Below please find the link to a brief questionnaire.   Link to the … Continued

Investor Hearing 2021

The Northbound Startups invites all investors involved in our workshops and matchmaking events to the first Investor hearing webinar. This is the time for ✅Telling us what kind of startups you are looking for in the next batch of the NBS acceleration program✅Giving us feedback of the program for investors and hints and tips for … Continued

Did you miss the Demo Day?

Did you miss the Demo Day? Or do you want to relive the moments? No worries, the event is preserved for good and you can find it in YouTube. Just follow the link and enjoy. By the way, did you know that in the Turku Science Park YouTube channel at you can also … Continued

Cross-border Demo Day of the isolation age

The future didn’t look that bad when the Northbound Startups acceleration program started in autumn. Sure we had to start online with the workshops but we knew that when the spring comes we have defeated the pandemic, borders are open again and we can all get together for good old matchmaking and celebration for the … Continued

International Demo Day deserves international panelists

I don’t even guess how much cumulative experience of startups this panel possesses but it’s hard to imagine that anyone could get off light with them. Please meet Liina Laas, Founding Partner at The Better Fund,, Patrick Halford, Vice President for Digital Industries at Spinverse, and Björn Larsson, Founder of The Investment Readiness … Continued