Business acceleration programs and B2B matchmaking
Central Baltic Startup Springboard supports the development of new startups in Turku, Tallinn and Riga and their cross-border collaboration. Springboard provides a supported path towards entrepreneurship by implementing three joint 10-week business acceleration programs and coaching for the most potential teams. Targeted B2B matchmaking activities will also be organised in order to support already established early-stage companies.
By combining expertise across borders, it is easier to find potential business ideas and to establish globally competitive joint teams with versatile know-how and experience. The main result of the Springboard project is an increased capacity to produce international startups in the Central Baltic region. The Springboard will achieve 15 new joint or co-operating knowledge intensive Central Baltic companies aiming for rapid growth.
Turku Science Park Ltd (FI)
Brahea Centre at the University of Turku (FI)
Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol (EE)
Tallinn University of Technology (EE)
Latvia Technology Park (LV)
Riga Technical University (LV)
Central Baltic Startup Springboard ran from 1.11.2015 to 31.1.2018. This is done with 1.078.053,02 € from the European Regional Development Fund (Central Baltic Interreg Programme 2014-2020). 81 teams with 179 team members in three cities participated in the project. The creation of a total of 18 registered cross-border co-operative companies was supported, 4 of which were joint companies. The numbers show succeeding in increasing the cross-border collaboration of start-ups and business development organisations in Turku, Tallinn and Riga.