Kuopio Innovation

Taking ideas further

STARTUP – from idea to business

We offer services for individuals and teams intending to start a business and for startups to help them develop their business idea and plan their business. Our business development experts provide confidential assistance with refining the business idea and starting up and developing the business.

Turning the idea into a business concept and a business plan

Giving the business a foundation for growth and boosting growth

Ongoing projects and activities:

More about Startup Kuopio:

More about Kannustamo:

More information:

Risto Koivisto
Senior Advisor
Business Development, Startup Services
Tel. +358 44 376 5583

Kalevi Voutilainen
Senior Advisor
Business Development, Growup Services
Tel. +358 50 378 5610


Ongoing projects:

  • Startup Kuopio: Startup Kuopio is a business partner for all interested in entrepreneurship and early stage entrepreneurs.
  • Kannustamo: A social media environment for future entrepreneurs.
  • Kasvu Open: Finland's biggest coaching competition for growth businesses.
  • Business Funding Advise: Support for start-up and growth-oriented SMEs to help them to find out the funding opportunities to develop the business.