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Welcome to the Levelup Startup Accelerator Autumn 2018 Batch Launch Party

Join us September 13, 2018 at 6:00 pm in Kotka, Finland. Come meet the Autumn batch startup teams, listen to our alumni tell their inspiring startup stories, and network over drinks & snacks in an entrepreneur friendly environment. We received dozens of great applications from startups around the world to join our Autumn 2018 startup batch. We have chosen this Autumn's participants & are truly excited to kick off with such dedicated teams! For more information & to register for the event, contact us at

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, 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 Startup Sauna.

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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