The Startup Factory’s incubator enables rapid and stable growth
Do you want to join a customized coaching program that we offer to the best growth-oriented companies in the Jyväskylä region, aiming for international growth?
In the Incubator Program, we provide coaching and support for you and your business.
Experienced coaches challenge your team in scaling your business, securing growth funding, and expanding internationally with the right tools and metrics right from the beginning.
Startups have access to the coaches' expertise for up to 24 months.
Our incubator program provides the best platform for rapid growth.
We challenge teams to focus on the right things and unleash their full potential.
Our client companies do not fall into the startup valley of death - the teams are high-performing, and the entrepreneurs thrive!
You will have access to a total of 800 m² of modern office space in the newly constructed Kankaan Arki building, completed in 2021.
Designed by professionals, the shared and private workspaces offer versatility for various activities such as sales work, meetings, and focused work.
The facilities include meeting rooms, remote and conference technology, as well as an event space for up to 50 people, which are available for use by incubator companies 24/7.
Experienced and entrepreneur-driven coaching team
Our strength lies in our entrepreneur-driven team, which has accumulated expertise over decades. The core team of Yritystehdas consists of entrepreneurs, experts, investors, and seasoned business professionals who have genuine personal knowledge and experience in entrepreneurship, international startup business, and strong stakeholder engagement.
Here is our accumulated experience so far, in numbers:
We coach entrepreneurs for success and well-being in their growth journey
The well-being and resilience of entrepreneurs is not a coincidence. That's why, in addition to business coaching, we also provide coaching for the individuals behind the business. The well-being and performance program called Performance Program is an integral part of our incubator concept for our client companies.
The program offers coaching on three key themes: entrepreneur's performance, team development, and fostering a growth culture. We genuinely want to be actively involved in supporting and building the growth of our incubator companies and the success stories of the future!
Learn more about the Performance Program!
Why should you choose our Incubator?
- We will boost your growth
- Continuous coaching
- Funding channels
- Flexible facility solutions
- Plenty of silent knowledge
Entrepreneur peers and alumni
We optimise entrepreneurs’ performance through our Performance Program
The chances of success will improve
You are welcome to the Startup Factory’s incubator if you have a scalable business idea, meaning that your company has its own product or idea that can be taken to international markets, and if you have a team behind your company and the will to grow.
We review about 1,200 business ideas every year and accept 12 of the most promising Jyväskylä-based startups with realised cumulative turnover of less than €1 million into the Startup Factory’s 12 month + 12 month incubator. An external gate jury will always choose the companies accepted to the incubator. The Growth Accelerator of the Venture Development Finland keeps a close eye on the incubator process. It offers its services to startups that have achieved cumulative turnover exceeding €1 million.
The incubator is a two-year process that selects only the most promising startups aiming for growth. Growth requires strong commitment and determination which is why our standards for admission are high. Check them out below.
Laadukas prototyyppi rakentui Tuotekehitysrahoituksen avulla
Antti Löppönen toteutti ideansa prototyypin kilpamelomiseen tarkoitetusta älyistuimesta Tuotekehitysrahoituksella.
"Koko prosessi Yritystehtaan Tuotekehitysrahoitusta hakiessa oli tehty todella helpoksi ja sujuvaksi. Tuotekehitysrahoitus antoi rohkeutta viedä homman seuraavalle tasolle, ja sinne noustiinkin sitten melkoisella vauhdilla. En usko, että minulla olisi vielä valmiina testikelpoista prototyyppiä ilman Yritystehtaan Tuotekehitysrahoitusta"
Kurkkaa kokemuksia Yritystehtaan tapahtumista!
Yritystehtaan ja yhteistyökumppaneiden koulutukset ja tapahtumat tarjoavat mahdollisuuden tulla kehittämään omaa osaamista. Rennolla, mutta raudanlujalla ammattitaidolla tehdyistä koulutuksista et tule lähtemään tyhjin käsin.