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We help you to accelerate the development of your startup

Come meet the new Levelup Spring 2019 Startup Batch entrepreneurs at Startup Boom!

The new Levelup Startup Accelerator Spring batch teams and crew will participate in the Startup Boom days at XAMK University in Kotka and Kouvola, Finland. Great speakers, international workshops, networking & fun. Check out the schedule and sign up for some of the free events, we'd love to meet you there: Startup Boom

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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