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Startup Kuopio

Startup Kuopio is a business partner of all interested and early-stage entrepreneurship entrepreneurs. You will find services, partners, networks and events you need. Startup Kuopio’s advisors go side by side with the entrepreneur in a long‐term commitment and help with the planning, start‐up, development and growth of the business.

  • Syyni is where the process of developing a business idea begins. In a confidential discussion, the business idea will be assessed and its commercial potential evaluated. You can also start at Savonia’s yPolku which combines entrepreneurship and academic studies.
  • Foundation Pillars is a development programme to ensure that all aspects of the business are sound and that it has a solid foundation.
  • Rahhoo helps with applying for business funding

Syyni – First point of contact

Syyni is where the process of developing a business idea begins. Syyni is the first point of contact, a workshop for evaluation and stimulation. In a confidential discussion, the business idea will be assessed and its commercial potential evaluated. The discussion will also cover the development needs of the aspiring entrepreneur in order to refine the business idea and the opportunites that Startup Kuopio can offer. Finally, a road map and details of cooperation will be agreed upon.


yPolku – Combine entrepreneurship and academic studies

Do you have a business idea or are you planning to start your own business. Savonia University of Applied Sciences’ yPolku combines entrepreneurship and academic studies. Entrepreneurship may involve students using the knowledge acquired in their own disciplines to employ themselves, right up to developing a growth business.

You can apply for the yPolku studies at any time. You only need your own idea and strong motivation to be an entrepreneur. yPolku is an open vocational study programme aimed at preparing students to start their own businesses. The courses are vocational studies and students from all disciplines can apply for them. Contact: yPiste@savonia.fi


Foundation Pillars – From idea to business idea

The determination and goals of the entrepreneur or someone with a business idea are the basis for planning and starting a business. Foundation Pillars is a development programme to ensure that all aspects of the business are sound and that it has a solid foundation.

Foundation Pillars is part of the development path for all those intending to start a business or in the early stages of being an entrepreneur. The extent and depth to which the aspects will be addressed and the duration of the programme depend on the stage of development of the idea or business and the background and expertise of the entrepreneur. During the programme, the business potential will be examined, the business idea developed and entrepreneurship training provided. The result is a viable business plan and a readiness to start the business up.

Foundation Pillars are build together with Startup Kuopio’s advisors. Yhe team of experts helps with the planning, start‐up, development and growth of the business. You can join to the Foundation Pillars programme through Syyni!


Rahhoo – Help with applying for business funding

A lack of resources, especially financial resources, is one of the main obstacles to developing a business in its early stages. Rahhoo assists with this problem. It includes funding advice and assessment of the funding opportunities (grants, loans, investments) in accordance with the needs of the business. A financing plan and improving the chances of obtaining funding involves: calculations of the funding needs, help with applications for funding, stimulation for presentation material and practice, and preparation of development projects and project management.

We can also arrange a meeting between the entrepreneur and various funding providers, where we will be present in support of the entrepreneur.


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Contact:

Risto Koivisto
Business Advisor
risto.koivisto(at)kuopio.fi
Tel. 044 718 2043

Marja-Leena Laitinen
Business Advisor
marja-leena.laitinen(at)kuopio.fi
Tel. 044 718 2044

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