Northbound Startups second accelerator is open for applications

Join us in the second phase of Northbound Startups! The application period for the next accelerator has started. The deadline for applications is 1st of August but there’s no reason to wait for that. We will review the applications continuously so apply now. Link to the application form. Switch your business to the acceleration line We … 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

Northbound Startups DEMO DAY 2021

On 3rd of March 2021 ten startups in three different countries will deliver their pitch in the grand finale of the NBS Acceleration program. We invite You to join us in hearing their story and seeing them pitch about the new concepts and applications for fashion, transportation, healthcare, recruitment, and many more. When? Wednesday 3.3.2021 at … Continued

Few seats available in the free investor training workshop

Northbound Startups organizes three investor training online workshops in January and February on portfolio strategy, investment process, deal flow, valuations and DD. All sessions are identical with a limited amount of participants and there’s still room for few more people especially in February. Our coach is Björn Larsson from Beels, the developer of the Investment Readiness … Continued

Northbound Startups free investor training workshops will begin

Time to fly together! We invite you to an investor program with the aim to make startups fly – and you with them! Northbound Startups is a project that provides a path towards entrepreneurship and supports the already existing pre-seed stage startups in Finland, Estonia and Sweden to find their first customers and investors. Now … Continued

Northbound Startups goes SHIFT

NBS will be present at the SHIFT Business Webstival next week. How cool is that! You can find our avatars at the Turku Business Region virtual booth. If you have received an invitation from us, take your chance and ask for the ticket and if you haven’t, it’s not too late to get in touch … Continued