Conquer the world with the support of our start-up community
Are you aiming at rapid growth of business operations and international markets? Are you looking for other enthusiastic and innovative partners for your team or do you want to polish your idea with professionals? Do you see yourself as a start-up entrepreneur or would you like to be one?
In SparkUp you will find Turku Science Park Ltd’s services for new enterprises as well as student-driven Boost Turku, Humak Creve incubator for creative industries, and the Junior Achievement Finland service that offers entrepreneurial education. We gather start-up companies, networks and events in the Turku region under the same roof. At our premises on the ground floor of ElectroCity (Tykistökatu 4 b, Turku) you will also find open working space.
Our idea is to provide a path from idea to teaming up, starting a business, and growing internationally – so if you are just dreaming big, have a startup or an established company (new or old) we are there for you! We want to offer you a community space where ideas and people can get together and networking is easy.
Stop Googling and come to meet us at SparkUp! Our services are free of charge and confidential.
When and where to join?
If you are thinking about StartingUp
StartingUp is a series of workshops which focus on the teaming and developing your business idea. It is designed for people who are interested in entrepreneurship. If you are dreaming of your own business, StartingUp will give you the ideal tools to begin!
If you are looking for TeamingUp
They say that starting a business with someone is like getting married. Except you will spend more time with your business partner than with your spouse. True or not, TeamingUp will help you to find a perfect team around you.
If you are ready to get your BusinessUp
BusinessUp is a programme which gives your business idea the keys to reach for serious growth. If you already have a team and the idea, BusinessUp is for you. Over a period of ten weeks specialists, mentors and consultants will go through your marketing, productization, business plan and all the other important sectors of your business. This will help you to find your way to success.
Venues and meeting rooms
SparkUp is located at the heart of Turku Science Park in ElectroCity and offers almost 800 m², 9 offices for teams, a big event space, cafeteria, and 3 meeting rooms – plus a free open office space and two open meeting rooms which do not require booking (first come, first served!) at upstairs. SparkUp is open on weekdays from 8.30–16.30, but activities and events are often arranged in the evenings, too.
At our premises on the ground floor of ElectroCity (Tykistökatu 4 b, Turku) you will also find open working space.
The following premises can be booked free of charge for activities, meetings and events associated with entrepreneurship and startups.
The event space is perfect for workshops, keynotes, lectures, demos, hackathons and for other similar events. The space is equipped with screen and audio system among all the other equipment great event space needs. The maximum capacity of the venue is 100 people.
Meeting room Silo is located at the second floor of SparkUp. The space is optimal for meetings, lectures and negotiations for groups of up to 25 people. The room is equipped with projector, projector screen and audio system.
Meeting room Trikoo is located at the first floor of the SparkUp and suits best smaller meetings and negotiations for up to groups of six. Trikoo is equipped with television and a whiteboard. Sulo is located at the first floor of SparkUp and is equipped with an tv and a whiteboard. The meeting room accommodates up to four people.
Bookings and questions: firstname.lastname@example.org