Northbound Startups first accelerator is open for applications!

The application period for the first accelerator of Northbound Startups has started! The deadline for applications is 9th 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

NBS organizes two accelerators within two years and this is the first of them. We will provide you a high level, seven month acceleration program with 6 practical and exclusive training days from the experts – free of charge. The program is open for early-stage startups, entrepreneurs, researches and teams with a viable business idea and a cross-border mindset. The official language is English and events will be arranged in the Science Parks in Tallinn, Turku and Västerås and partially online. 

What’s included in the accelerator

This is a seven month program starting in September 2020 and lasting until March 2021. Ten startups will be taken into the program and we are looking for businesses from Estonia, Finland and Sweden. The accelerator consists of six modules;

  • Growth company fundamentals
  • How to develop and design products/services your customers can’t live without
  • The things you can’t do on your own – legal 
  • How to make yourself and investors happy – finances
  • Someone needs to buy this stuff – sales and marketing
  • The perfect pitch – a true masterclass

The accelerator will end at the Demo Day in mid March 2021. That event will be loaded with pitching, demos, matchmaking, competition, investor meetings and what not.

Where is this gonna happen

Northbound Startups is an international project run by the Science Parks in Tallinn, Turku and Västerås. Coaching will be given by assigned key-coaches mostly in Tehnopol, Tallinn, but also in the other locations and online. Startups will have the possibility to travel across the borders (if the public health situation allows) and meet coaches, mentors, other teams and investors in all sites.

For more information please contact Anne-Liisa Elbrecht at

The NBS accelerator will start in the beginning of September, 2020. Last day to apply is August 9th, 2020.

Turku Science Park Ltd
Västerås Science Park
Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol