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 for the next accelerator has started. The deadline for applications is 1st 8th 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 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 premises of Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol and also online.

What’s included in the accelerator

The accelerator starts in September 2021 and lasts until March 2022. 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 March 2022. 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, 2021. Last day to apply is August 8th, 2021.

Turku Science Park Ltd
Västerås Science Park
Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol