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Levelup Startup Accelerator

We help you to accelerate the development of your startup

Come meet us at Slush and XcitED 

Are you participating in Slush or XcitED? We'll be there, too! Contact us, we'd love to tell you more about our startup accelerator and applying for the Spring 2019 batch, and you can meet some of the Autumn 2018 batch startups and alumni. We'll have a booth with XAMK University at XcitED edtech event on November 4, and will be present at Slush on November 5. 

Apply Now to the Levelup Startup Accelerator Spring 2019 Batch!

Now is the time to apply for the next Levelup startup batch, join startup entrepreneurs and experienced alumni entrepreneurs on an exciting journey of business growth. Read more and apply now

Our entrepreneurs listed in Nordic Business Forum Under 25

We are proud of two young entrepreneurs on the Nordic Business Report Under 25 listing of game-changing young entrepreneurs & innovators in Northern Europe. At number 8 - and the best Latvian entrepreneur - is our Spring batch 2017 alumni, 19 year old Elviss Straupenieks of Airboardco. At number 5 - and the best Finnish entrepreneur - is 24 year old Niklas Nukari of Autollecom from our town of Kotka.

Levelup Spring 2017 alumni chosen Finland's hottest startup by Startup100

Our alumni Pomenia has been listed by Startup100 Finland in May and October, 2018 as the hottest startup in Finland. We are truly amazed and congratulate Pomenia! Their main founder is a truly inspirational lady. And mother of six. From a very small town. If she can build entrepreneurial success, so can you! Join the Levelup Startup Accelerator family.

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Who we are?

Levelup is a startup accelerator based in the Kotka Region of Finland. We bring together startups from all over the world to participate in a 15-week program that empowers entrepreneurs to develop game-changing opportunities in Finland – home to the globally renowned Slush conference and a sharing startup community attracting global investment.

Kotka, our seaside community is rooted on tradition and hard work. Restless like jazz we refuse to stay put. There’s something different about Kotka – that’s why, for instance, Google decided to put its data center in the neighborhood.

From one of the most vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystems in Europe, LevelUp welcomes you to apply for entry into our program. WE WANT YOU.


Are you up for the VERTICAL CHALLENGE?



Heidi Sjögren
+358 40 1902 547
LevelUp Start Up Accelerator
Heikinkatu 7, 48100 Kotka
Erna Gronow
+358 40 1902 558


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