The incubator is a 12 month + 12 month-long training process for the best growth companies in the Jyväskylä region aiming towards international growth.In practice, this means that our team will coach your business regularly and comprehensively through a process customised for your company. You will also be given access to efficient tools and coaching methods, flexible facilities and a strong network.
The incubator is preceded by a pre-incubator phase where we evaluate business ideas and coach the owners of these ideas in preparation for the incubator. In the pre-incubator, your idea will be transformed into a viable plan, potential clients will be asked for feedback, alternative strategies will be looked for and a financing path will be planned and tested with financiers. The pre-incubator’s objective is to secure the right resources for launching the operations.
We have built a unique digital coaching platform which will also allow us to hold flexible remote training events wherever our customers are. The digital platform is available to our incubator customers.
We don’t just coach the business but also the people behind it. The well-being and performance programme for the core team of our client companies, Performance Program, is an integral part of our incubator concept. The programme offers coaching on three different themes: the entrepreneur’s performance, team development and the development of growth culture. We truly want to be a part of supporting and building the growth of our incubator companies and the success stories of the future!
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.