“As you can guess by its name, the Accelerator accelerates the growth of startups,” says Marko Koski, Head of EnergySpin. (photo: Sami Pulkkinen)
Enterprise accelerator EnergySpin, organized for the third time, invites startup companies seeking international growth to submit their applications to join. The new accelerator program begins in September in Vaasa.
The first programs in fall 2017 and spring 2018 were a huge success and provided the companies participating in it concrete benefits for their business operations.
“As you can guess by its name, the Accelerator accelerates the growth of startups,” says Marko Koski, Head of EnergySpin. “Our goal is to quickly capitalise on innovations so that the entire cluster of energy know-how, known as EnergyVaasa, will benefit from them.”
The programme is free for the companies selected to participate
The ten-week-long Accelerator programme includes company-specific training for business growth planning, product development, commercialization, marketing and communications, and especially financing. The programme is free for the companies selected to participate.
“All startup companies in the energy sector are welcome to apply, as well as startup enterprises in fields linked to the energy sector, such as digitalization, IoT, big data, blockchain, cybersecurity and gamification,” Koski explains.
An essential part of the Accelerator training programme is meeting others in the field, networking and also guidance towards making beneficial contacts. The growth paths of the companies selected to join will be supported by business coaches. A network of mentors will also be assembled to help the enterprises thrive.
“EnergySpin offers startups a fabulous opportunity to get a real impression of the prospects of the Vaasa region energy cluster. The Accelerator also aims to strengthen an enterprise’s preconditions for creating the innovations of the future,” Marko Kuokkanen, the Key Account Manager for EnergySpin, explains.
Ten companies will be selected for the accelerator program beginning in September. Applications will be accepted until June 24th 2018.
More information: http://energyspin.fi/application/
The operations of the EnergySpin Accelerator are funded and supported by the energy cluster’s partner companies Danfoss, Wärtsilä, Yaskawa/The Switch, Vaasan Sähkö, EY, Elisa, Tieto, Viria, Citec and VNT Management. Starting the Accelerator is included in the City of Vaasa’s growth agreement with the Finnish Government, and the Vaasa Region Development Company VASEK and Technology Centre Merinova are working in collaboration to implement it. The city of Vaasa and The Regional Council of Ostrobothnia are also involved.